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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...

Buzzkill: Yes, there’s a Lumia 825. No, that’s not Windows Phone 8.1

Buzzkill: Yes, there’s a Lumia 825. No, that’s not Windows Phone 8.1

Daniel Rubino 51

As Build enters its third and final day, there has been lots of circulating murmurs regarding Rudy Huyn’s “Wall of Windows Phones” i.e. the technological monstrosity that you see above. In other words, we’re getting a lot of “tips” on the matter and we want to knock out any hope or speculation. The wall, based off of Rudy’s earlier trick of linking together many phones to display one...

Microsoft won’t give up on Kinect for Windows; next iteration coming 2014

Microsoft won’t give up on Kinect for Windows; next iteration coming 2014

Michael Archambault 44

At Tuesday’s reveal of the Xbox One, Microsoft showed off their next generation Kinect sensor. Our friends up in Redmond don’t want you to forget that the new Kinect unit will also be heading to Windows. Microsoft released the original software development kit (SDK) in the spring of 2011 for Windows 7. The goal of the program was to expand Kinect’s usage scenario through 3rd party and...

Microsoft slashes Windows Phone developer registration fee to just $8 for 8 days [Update]

Microsoft slashes Windows Phone developer registration fee to just $8 for 8 days [Update]

Rich Edmonds 43

Microsoft has announced today plans to slash its Windows Phone developer registration fee to just $8 for 8 days in an effort to get more developers on-board with the company's mobile platform. The fee, which is usually $99, will be applied to all new registrations in the allotted time frame - the next 8 days as for as we're aware. Be sure to head on over to the Windows Phone Developer...