Posted 2 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 2 recent echos
The ability to pin Modern apps to the desktop taskbar is an interesting piece of cross environment integration in .1 Update 1. But in experimenting with the RTM version of this update, I've noticed a few additional featured I'd not seen before. Here an interesting example. If you're familiar with how taskbar pins work in Windows 7 and 8.x, you know that these application buttons can provide jump lists and live previews that show what the underlying app looks like if running, so you...
Posted 8 hours ago ago at Microsoft Research News with 1 recent echos
The data London cites is New York Citys 311 non emergency data stream, which takes as its input New York residents emails, phone calls, and text messages sent to communicate issues to city authorities. Each day, HereHere pulls 311 data for each neighborhood and identifies the most compelling, important 311 request types, and the system generates cartoons and text that represent a neighborhoods characterized reactions.Think of it as a meta status update for the day—a simplification of issues in...
Posted 6 hours ago ago at Pocket-lint with 1 recent echos
The faces at the top of Microsoft may have changed lately, but it still full steam ahead for the Xbox division. Both new CEO Satya Nadella and ex Nokia boss, now devices and studios head Stephen Elop are said to be extremely committed to the Xbox hardware and software divisions. That might seem obvious really, but previous reports suggested that Elop would consider selling the Xbox arm should he have taken over as chief executive officer instead of Nadella. He didnt, but the Xbox division and...
Posted 21 hours ago ago at WinBeta with 1 recent echos
Revenue from the ads helps us feed the over worked hampsters so we can keep bringing you the latest news! You can also donate to keep us going. In the Top Free and New+Rising section in the Windows Phone Store, Facebook Messenger is at the top with over 2200 ratings from users. In fact, the app is so popular that it already has a rating of 4.5 out of 5. The official Facebook app, which has been at the top of the list for months, is down to second place. Instagram Beta rounds out the top three....
Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos
Above is a quick video showing you some of the features of the Twitch broadcasting app for Xbox One and […]
Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 1 recent echos
Sometimes I wonder who came up with the idea of green beer… and why it ever caught on. I mean sure, green is great, but personally I prefer my beer to be . If, on the other hand, youd like your to wear the green, we do have a few themes to help you set the mood for St. Patricks Day. Our Ireland theme contains gorgeous landscapes from the Emerald Isle – and a sound scheme based on traditional Celtic music. As legend has it, if you can find the end of the rainbow, you might discover a leprechauns...
Posted 1 day ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos
Microsoft made the mistake earlier this week of allowing anyone with Windows 8.1 to download the files for Update 1thanks to a simple change in their registry. While this hole has since been plugged, this allowed many people to get the near final version of the OS update. That included some of our Neowin forum members and they have been writing up their hands on impressions of the changes in Update 1 on our message boards. In a forum post called Your observations on Windows 8.1 update 1 a.k.a....
Posted 21 hours ago ago at MaximumPC with 1 recent echos
CyberPowerPC Sinks Its Fang Gaming PC into a Battle Box CES 2014: Getting Better Acquainted with Razers Project Christine [Video] CyberPowerPC Sinks Its Fang Gaming PC into a Battle Box Microsoft will be delivering five security bulletins on this months Patch Tuesday. If youre a Windows XP holdout, what you should really be concerned about is the fact that all five security bulletins affect Windows XP. With Windows XP support scheduled to end on April 8, now is a good time to abandon the 13 year...