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Windows 8.1 apps don't want to close - "tombstoning" is the new cool

Windows 8.1 apps don't want to close - "tombstoning" is the new cool

Michael Archambault 87

If you are geeky as we are, you have already downloaded and installed Microsoft’s latest operating system update – Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview. As you enjoy the latest software goodies from Redmond, you might notice that the behavior of closed Windows 8 apps have changed slightly. In the past, dragging an application down from the top would completely close the application and remove...

How do the Charms work with multiple apps running on Windows 8.1? Here’s how.

How do the Charms work with multiple apps running on Windows 8.1? Here’s how.

Sam Sabri 107

While we use this weekend to recover from the whirlwind that is //BUILD/, there is still plenty of news to discuss from the past week. A preview of Windows 8.1 was released to everyone in attendance at Build and to anyone willing to try it out around the globe. Microsoft stressed that Windows 8.1 is just Windows 8, but refined. And in the short few days we’ve been playing we’re going to...

Samsung unveils super hi-resolution ATIV Q and ultra-light ATIV Tab 3 Windows 8 tablets

Samsung unveils super hi-resolution ATIV Q and ultra-light ATIV Tab 3 Windows 8 tablets

Daniel Rubino 64

Today in London, Samsung has unveiled two new Windows 8 tablets, to further push the boundaries of Microsoft’s new desktop and tablet OS. Both tablets bring some new features to the table, including the ability to run Android apps on the ATIV Q and with the ATIV Tab 3, users get an ultra-thin (8.2mm) and super light (550g) tablet running full Windows 8. Both devices also support Samsung...

First look at real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps across Windows, iOS and Android platforms

First look at real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps across Windows, iOS and Android platforms

Rich Edmonds 19

We're back at The Garage - essentially Microsoft's attempt to take Top Gear and spin it with the Office suite of products. Jeremy Chapman, Office Senior Development Lead and Amanda Lefebvre, Senior PMM of Office Web Apps both walk us through the new real-time co-authoring that's feature in the upcoming web version of Office. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as we're taking through...

Microsoft launches new advertising strategy – you might just click on it

Microsoft launches new advertising strategy – you might just click on it

Michael Archambault 25

A team at Microsoft advertising set out last year to create “a series of new and truly unique ad experiences.” Today, they are finished and are presenting prototypes from their journey. Five iconic brands including All Saints Clothing, Mercedes-Benz USA, Vans Shoes, MasterCard, and Dell are ready to strut their stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the ads Microsoft has been working on....

Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

Michael Archambault 30

Microsoft has launched a new web series, “On the Whiteboard”, to take you behind the scenes of where and how technology mixes with culture. The first episode follows our host, Pamela Woon, speaking to Oscar winner, Randy Thom, about the importance of sound in technology. Randy Thom has contributed to famous films including The Incredibles, Return of the Jedi, and Forest Gump. Randy...

Microsoft makes fun of Apple's iPad yet again, brings aboard Dell's XPS 10

Microsoft makes fun of Apple's iPad yet again, brings aboard Dell's XPS 10

Michael Archambault 142

Microsoft is once again making fun of Apple’s iPad in its latest commercial; this time, it takes on Dell’s XPS 10 Windows RT Tablet. The advertisement starts out by picking on the iPad’s home screen; specifically the fact that you can’t zoom around and see an overview of your content. The Apple tablet screams “Ouch” in protest as a user tries to pinch the view unsuccessfully. Next it’s...

Microsoft pushes a plethora of new Surface updates; still trying to improve Wi-Fi

Microsoft pushes a plethora of new Surface updates; still trying to improve Wi-Fi

Michael Archambault 130

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that new updates for their Surface tablet devices were being pushed. The updates being pushed include Wi-Fi connectivity improvements, a new Surface USB to Ethernet adapter driver, a collection of improvements for both the Touch and Type Covers, an updated LifeCam driver, and new device firmware. Microsoft has been hard at work trying to create the best...

Microsoft’s latest commercial brings your world to life – Windows is everywhere

Microsoft’s latest commercial brings your world to life – Windows is everywhere

Michael Archambault 90

Microsoft is everywhere and they want you to know that. The two latest commercials (see the second ad after the break) from the boys in Redmond show off the harmonious marriage of various services on Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. Internet Explorer, Bing, Xbox, Skype, SkyDrive, and the App store - are all touched upon. In a world where ecosystem are kings and the best devices are...

Want a brand new PC, but don't have the cash? Let other people "Chip In"! (US Students Only)

Want a brand new PC, but don't have the cash? Let other people "Chip In"! (US Students Only)

Michael Archambault 68

This week Microsoft launched a new site, WindowsChipIn.com. The site aims to help students without adequate financial resources raise money for a new Windows 8 PC or tablet via their social networks. The program is three step: First, select the Windows PC you would like. Next, create a profile and invite friends to contribute towards your new high-tech gadget. Finally, collect the...