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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.

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,...

Microsoft reportedly moving away from Metro name on trademark claim

Microsoft reportedly moving away from Metro name on trademark claim

Daniel Rubino 171

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...

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

Daniel Rubino 28

In a new study just released tonight, Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 3,632 'Appcelerator Titanium' developers from May 11-18, 2012 on their plans for app development now and in the future. Though not a survey of consumer demand the data is but one piece of the bigger picture of how Windows Phone (and Android, iOS, BlackBerry and webOS) is fairing amongst developers. For that reason, it...

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

Daniel Rubino 35

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...