Those of you that follow me on Twitter (@mcakins) know my seasonal complaint to the OneNote Team (@msonenote). That OneNote Universal (UWP App) is not in par with the iPad and Desktop versions.
It is weekend, which means I have a few minutes to rant about my frustration on the direction MS is going concerning Mobile Apps (the so called Metro/Modern/Universal Apps) and Windows 10. As you may recall, Microsoft put out the news this week they will nix their Lync Metro App in preference of the DesktopContinue reading “For the Love of Mobile MS Apps on Windows 10”
Once in while we come across Apps in the Store that we feel is worthy of mention and want to share with you all. Since most of us here at McAkins Online have our roots in engineering and Builders world, something like this is worthy of sharing with you. Machineers App pride itself is challengingContinue reading “‘Machineers’ Arrives in the Windows Store to Makers’ Delight”
Up till now we’ve seen Microsoft Windows Store provide and update the so-called Modern Apps. Although the Windows 8.1 Store provide ability to download and install Win32 or as Microsoft will have you call them these days, Desktop Apps, neither of the two Operation Systems provided means to update Desktop Apps until now.
Microsoft has been silently hammering away on Microsoft Edge, the new default browser in Windows 10. It is not only to bring it to par with modern browsers like Google Chrome but to surpass them. With each iteration of Microsoft Edge released with new builds of Window 10, we can see clearly the direction MicrosoftContinue reading “Microsoft Edge Introduces New Features”
A few minutes ago, we received a ping in our Notification bar, with that ping Microsoft announces the arrival of Game DVR on Windows 10. They’ve announced that this feature was coming, but everyone was thinking maybe around the E3 timeframe, but the feature just went live as you can see. Let op that youContinue reading “XBOX Game DVR Arrives on Windows 10”
[Update: Ok we dropped the ball on this one. With multiple feedbacks, we’ve confirmed that this feature has indeed been part of Windows Phone 8.1. Sorry for bringing it to you this late in WP development.] Today, I was rummaging through the new Settings of Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones and see what IContinue reading “Windows 10 Mobile brings App Corner”
To all our friends on McAkins.com a very Happy & Blessed Easter to you if you celebrate!
Lately there has been debates online with accompanying polls asking whether Microsoft will be able to deliver the final version of Windows 10 before the end of Summer as promised by them. Many people does not believe Microsoft will be finished with the “Final” version of Windows 10 before then. See, that is exactly theContinue reading “Explaining the Final Version Windows 10”
Yup, today another big name App is gone from the Windows Phone Store. VeVo joins the likes of Bank of America from removing their App from the Store. Windows Central broke the news a few moment ago. The burning question then on the minds of most Windows Phone users is: Why are these big nameContinue reading “Why Big-Name Apps are disappearing from Windows Store”
A tweetstorm occurred today between Paul Thurrott and Mary-Jo Foley about The Verge’s report of Battery Life of the new Dell XPS 13. It was half of 11hrs quoted by Dell according to The Verge, and of course Mary-Jo was disappointed. What followed was a storm of comments with everyone saying their piece about theContinue reading “Understanding “Battery Life” in Mobile Devices”
I’ll give you the poison pill straight away: Windows 10 cannot and will not be as Power-efficient compared to Windows 8! Not on an x86 device. On ARM, it’s another ball game. This is why MS is having issues with ARM devices and Desktop for Windows 10 generally. See, the reason here is simple, sinceContinue reading “Understanding Windows 10 TP Battery Performance on Mobile Devices”
The Sound Recorder App was one of the updated apps for Windows 10 January Technical Preview. The Sound Recorder App in Windows 8 was excellent, but it has a nasty design fault; you can’t get to the recordings unless you’re a geek that knows how to hack your device. The files then were always savedContinue reading “SoundRecorder now saves to Documents folder in Windows 10 JTP”
[Update] It seems this is a false alarm folks. You can now stop pressing the Retry button. We’ve just been informed by @GabeAul this upgrade is meant for Microsoft internal. We may eventually get it, but for now, it’s no go. Original Text Earlier this evening there was a tweet from @GabeAul that aContinue reading “Microsoft is about to release Win10 FBL_Awesome Build 9931 [Update: Nope!]”
A few weeks back we informed of a development in Windows 10 Build 9879 in which Microsoft changed the name of Network node in File Explorer to “Computers and Devices”. Well guess what, they’ve changed the name back to Network with January Technical Preview (Build 9926) as you can see in the image above.