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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.

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...

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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

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,...

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Microsoft reportedly moving away from Metro name on trademark claim

Microsoft reportedly moving away from Metro name on trademark claim

Windows 8-Style UI? Ewww... Just as things were getting good for Microsoft word is coming out that the word “Metro” may be problematic for the company.  The term ‘Metro’ is reportedly being claimed as a trademark for German company Metro AG and it will no longer be used by Microsoft, effective immediately. Ars Technica is reporting that Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs team sent...

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Microsoft News Roundup – AT&T downgrades Xbox gaming, Linux gets salacious and Live services going Metro soon

Microsoft News Roundup – AT&T downgrades Xbox gaming, Linux gets salacious and Live services going Metro soon

It is Monday so what better way to start the week off than with a roundup of some of the more interesting Microsoft news? We have three more stories for you that might strike your fancy: Microsoft gets caught with juvenile coding prank in Linux AT&T and Microsoft differ on counting online gaming for broadband Microsoft’s Live services (Hotmail, Skydrive) are set to go...

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 Fast Company names Design Lead for Windows Phone as one of the most creative people 2012

Fast Company names Design Lead for Windows Phone as one of the most creative people 2012

One of the main reasons so many of us like Windows Phone is because the UI design is not only unique but equally mesmerizing. From Windows Media Center to Zune HD to Windows Phone, the Metro UI lineage is as clear as the subway signs it's based on. The popular and influential business magazine Fast Company has named the Design Lead for Windows Phone, Jeff Fong, #81 in their 100 Most...

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Senior User Experience Designer for Windows Phone, Arturo Toledo leaves Microsoft

Senior User Experience Designer for Windows Phone, Arturo Toledo leaves Microsoft

Arturo Toledo, a Senior User Experience Designer for the Windows Phone Design Studio who chose to leave Microsoft last month, has announced plans to finish the Windows Phone Design Series.  Toleda is set to turn the series into a free e-book. More good news is Toledo plans to stay involved in Metro for the future, I guess we can't get rid of superb talent that easily? The 31 “Weeks” of...

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