Forza 6 Apex landed on the Windows Store om the fifth of May, and I gave it a test drive! What do I think? I think it is an amazing, free-to-play, single player game. It is a great racing simulator and a fun one at that. Assuming your PC meets the system requirements, this isContinue reading “Let’s Play Forza 6: Apex – First Impressions”
Summary: This is not like the Mac App Store. In the mac, if I make an app, I can distribute it both on the app store and other places. YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN WINDOWS 10. I can’t make a UWP game and put it on Steam! UWP is the way forward. It’s the foundationContinue reading “Tim Sweeney is right about UWP apps being closed, thus bad for Industry”
The Internet Of Things is becoming one of the most commonly referenced technological concepts that many people still don’t understand. It’s casually referred to in ads for technological companies, and there’s limitless literature about it online that often communicates very little real detail. So how can you make sense of something that already seems toContinue reading “Understanding The Internet Of Things”
I decided to record myself paint this picture on my Microsoft Surface 3. The painting too hours, so, naturally, I sped up the time. Enjoy and let me know what you think! Video doesn’t play? Try clicking here.
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.
This is an open call for Microsoft to begin being more descriptive with their error messages in Windows. First, a quick history. Back in the old days of command line computing, errors had to be short and to the point. Most error messages were fragmented sentences but were short and concise. Example: “File not found”,Continue reading “Microsoft, Enough with “Something’s Wrong” Error Messages”
The possibilities are endless with a blank canvas, one inside which you can walk around and create anything you can imagine. Even better, you can create with little or no knowledge of programming or graphics design skills. To top it off, you can allow yourself to immerse inside your creations using a virtual reality headset,Continue reading “Create Your Own Adventures in Virtual Reality with Voxelus”
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”
I played with a build of Windows 10 for Phones using only a keyboard and mouse interface. I had no touch screen available to me at my disposal. During the process, I noticed some interesting things. Here’s a video demonstration of Windows 10 Mobile with just a mouse and keyboard.
The purpose of this post needs to be made very clear. I am not ranting or complaining about buggy software or Microsoft. I am writing this article for two main reasons. One, I want to provide Microsoft with feedback so that they can track down the issues I and others are having. Two, I wantContinue reading “My Windows 10 for Phone Tech Preview Upgrade Horror Story”
[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”