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Microsoft to formally release Kinect for Windows SDK September 15, Windows Phone team involved too?

Microsoft to formally release Kinect for Windows SDK September 15, Windows Phone team involved too?

Kane Gao 22

Let's file this under "rumors" for the time being. We know Microsoft doesn't have a great track record of keeping secrets, and China has been one major source of leaks. Combine the two factors, here comes another interesting leak. The chaps at WPDang, the Chinese Windows Phone site who has been reasonably accurate on Microsoft leaks, state that the Redmond gang will be releasing the...

Classic arcade game Jet Set Willy coming to Xbox 360 and Windows Phone this Friday

Classic arcade game Jet Set Willy coming to Xbox 360 and Windows Phone this Friday

Daniel Rubino 9

Although these are not Xbox LIVE games, the 1983 classic arcade and sequel to Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, is headed to the Xbox 360 as an Indie Arcade game this Friday. In addition, a version for Windows Phone is coming with it at or around the same time (we all know how hard it can be for timing). The game Jet Set Willy should be a lot of fun for those who enjoy some retro gameplay on...

WPCentral gets interviewed by AdDuplex on techblogging and Windows Phone developers

WPCentral gets interviewed by AdDuplex on techblogging and Windows Phone developers

Daniel Rubino 5

Me pondering what we look for from developers If you’re a Windows Phone developer and want a peek behind the current on Windows Phone Central and our process on app reviews, you’ll want to head to the AdDuplex blog. AdDuplex as many of you know powers the developer promotion network behind many Windows Phone apps (and now Windows 8) and the service’s creator, Alan Mendelevich, was...

Twitter changing how third-party apps use its services. How will it impact Windows Phone?

Twitter changing how third-party apps use its services. How will it impact Windows Phone?

robert brand 35

Twitter has announced some sweeping changes to their all-important application programming interface or just API. This API is essential plumbing to allow application developers access to the “fire hose” of data from twitter. It has been no secret that Twitter wish to tighten their grip ever more over whom can access their system. With their latest set of guidelines, they show they mean...

Microsoft fixes Marketplace certificate issue for Windows Phone. App submissions are a go.

Microsoft fixes Marketplace certificate issue for Windows Phone. App submissions are a go.

Daniel Rubino 25

Marketplace fix has been applied but it may take a day or two deploy As expected, Microsoft has begun deploying the digital certificate fix for the Marketplace that has resulted in some Windows Phone users unable to either install or update a select few apps (notably WhatsApp, NY Times and Translator). In a recent change to the Windows Phone Developer Blog, Todd Brix notes: “We fixed...

The story that wasn't. Microsoft is not banning apps with Metro in their name.

The story that wasn't. Microsoft is not banning apps with Metro in their name.

Daniel Rubino 30

One of the bigger stories to catch fire today was the idea that Microsoft were to start denying Windows 8 app certification to developers who use ‘Metro’ in their app's name.  The story originated from documentation found on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) that was quite crystal clear on the matter stating such apps will “…fail certification and won't be listed in the Windows...

SkyDrive gets new ‘modern’ look with site redesign, new features and an Android version

SkyDrive gets new ‘modern’ look with site redesign, new features and an Android version

Daniel Rubino 79

The new SkyDrive login screen Two weeks ago Hotmail became Outlook.com with a new Metro…errr..modern look to it and now it is finally time for SkyDrive to get the same makeover. Heading to www.skydrive.com you can see the new site redesign (log out and refresh if you are not seeing it) that brings it up to par with the Windows 8, Windows Phone and Outlook’s new appearance. And yes,...

Registration for the Microsoft Build 2012 opens up with new Windows Phone logo [Update: Sold out]

Registration for the Microsoft Build 2012 opens up with new Windows Phone logo [Update: Sold out]

Rich Edmonds 74

Update: We hope you reserved early because within one hour, Microsoft's BUILD event has sold out.  Microsoft has today opened up registration for its Build 2012 developer event, which is to be held on October 30th. Set to be held at Microsoft's HQ in Redmond, Washington, the event will cover not only the upcoming Windows 8, but also Windows Phone 8, Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012,...