We have a quick public service announcement to let you all know that a new Windows 10 Technical Preview build is due in a few weeks. The information comes from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who works in the Windows Division to help make Windows 10 a reality. He notified one user via reply that a newContinue reading “PSA New Windows 10 Build in few Weeks”
In Windows 10, Microsoft seems to be extending the modern media playback controls to desktop apps. In Windows 8, if you changed your PC’s volume using a hardware volume button on you device or on the keyboard, you got an on-screen volume control display. If you had a modern (Windows Store) application playing a mediaContinue reading “Windows 10 Media Controls for Desktop Apps”
With Windows 10, Microsoft will bring dynamic context menus to the desktop. In Windows 8.x and earlier, context menus on the desktop and desktop apps are too small to tap with the finger comfortably. In modern apps in Windows 8.x, the context menus were large enough to tap, but some might have found it tooContinue reading “Windows 10 Will Bring Touch Friendly Context Menus to the Desktop”
Windows 10 preview build 9860 was released to the public for testing on October 21, 2014, and it includes a lot of hidden gems. Today, I’ll talk about a couple of neat features that people might have not yet discovered. There are new touch features in Windows 10 that makes the desktop much easier to use withContinue reading “New Windows 10 Touch Features in Build 9860”
Microsoft announces games, including Halo Masterchief Collection. OneDrive app for Windows 8.1 gets updated with more goodies for non-touch users, and there are a lot more happened on the week of June 9, 2014.
We kicked off our information about Windows 8.1 Update one with new taskbar features coming to Windows Store apps, namely the Jumplists and media controls. Today, I want to share with you another neat feature I uncovered. Windows Store (metro) applications running in multiple Windows show up in the taskbar as multiple windows. This behavior isContinue reading “Windows 8.1 Update 1: Multi-Window Taskbar Thumbnails for Windows Store (Metro) Apps”
Microsoft yesterday published a new blog post discussing new features and user interface updates to Microsoft Office Word Web App. As you know, this is the web version of Microsoft Word, offered free of charge to everyone. The update includes a fresh new look and feel, footnotes, and even a new way to interact with WordContinue reading “Microsoft Talks about New Office Word Web App Features and UI”
Microsoft has silently added a handy new user interface to the Windows Store in Windows 8.1. The Windows Store in Windows 8.1 updates differently than does the other parts of Windows. This is because most of the Windows Store’s user interface is delivered from Microsoft servers. In laymen’s term, the UI for the Windows StoreContinue reading “Windows Store UI Updated With Top Categories and Subcategories”
Image Credit: http://www.geeky-gadgets.com This is an attempt to Name and Shame some of these companies that rode on Microsoft’s shoulders to greatness, but turn around to hate Microsoft’s guts. What prompted this is the news last week that Valve has joined the Linux Foundation, thus moving further away from its Windows root. I tweeted somethingContinue reading “The Name and Shame Game”
Fast on the heels of Project Spark, Microsoft sneaked Kodu past us in the Store late last Friday. Because of personal engagements, I wasn’t online yesterday so I discovered this rather late. But there it is, KODU in the Store in full glory.
Bing Maps Preview is now in the store! Your long wait is over. Microsoft dropped this on us today. I got wind of the app from @LocalJoost just this morning, and lo and behold, there it is in the Store.
This one slipped in under our radar from Microsoft Studios. Sesame Street Touch and Learn TV needs no introduction to must of you with Kids. So now you know this companion app is now in the Store to teach and entertain your young and bright spawning.
With the introduction of Windows Store gift cards, you can now put money in your Microsoft account balance and use it to get paid apps in games in Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, or the Xbox Store. Well, did you know that Microsoft is giving everyone FREE gift cards? It’s True! All you have toContinue reading “Get Paid Apps and Games for Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Xbox for FREE!”
Microsoft has quietly updated the Windows Store in Windows 8.1. The update is server side. That is, you will not need to update your operating system to see the changes; it is automatically available for all users of Windows 8.1. What is the update, you might ask? Basically, the screenshots in the app landing pageContinue reading “Microsoft Updates Windows Store to Show Really Large Screenshots”
Hi folks! It’s Nazmus here, reporting to you that we have updated the official McAkins Online app. The update (now at version 126.96.36.199) is in certification with Microsoft and should be rolling out to you in the next few days. If you are running Windows 8.1, you will get the latest version automatically. If you areContinue reading “McAkins Online App Updated With Improved UI”