Great post by Scott HanselMan on 10 New Features in Windows 8.1 Preview that saved my Surface RT.
There is now a new version of the Windows Phone desktop app for syncing your Windows Phone 8 content and includes a number of improvements.
Previously you had to visit the WindowsPhone.com site to see if there was an updated version. Now the Windows Phone desktop app has added a way to automatically check for an newer version of the application and notify you.
Other enhancements are expanded podcast support, simplified updates, flexible library selection and many bug fixes.
You can download the Windows Phone desktop app from the WindowsPhone.com site.
Microsoft will start selling the Surface Pro tablet in Japan on June 6 and it will be sold in 2 different versions as is the case elsewhere in the world, but with some noticeable differences. The storage will double to 128 GB and a 256 GB and it will include Office Home and Business 2013.
Let’s hope the rest of the world get’s these storage updates and that Office 2013 is included for free, similar to the Surface RT.
Mobile app developers don’t need to care about servers and clouds, push notification services and databases. Windows Azure Mobile Services is a cloud-based offering that provides a complete backend for mobile apps including data access and push notifications, enabling you to focus on the mobile app infrastructure and code and forget about the server management intricacies. In this talk we’ll build a backend for a Windows 8 app, an iOS app, and an Android app — all accessing the same data store and server-side triggers.
Congratulations Nokia on winning this prestigious award.
“When you take a look at the Nokia Lumia 920 it’s easy to see why it should be given the award. Not content to simply cram more processing power into an old design, the Nokia Lumia 920 brings innovation to the screen in the use of PureMotion HD+ to deliver the fastest screen refresh rates yet, while the super-sensitive technology means you can use the screen even when wearing gloves.
When it comes to innovation in camera tech, the Nokia Lumia 920 delivers Optical Image Stabilisation that is normally only found in high-end video cameras, while the use of PureView delivers stunning low-light images for an amazing experience.
Then there are the little touches, like bringing wireless charging and NFC to the mainstream, as well as the wealth of apps you’ll find from Nokia that support and expand the ecosystem.”
Good post on Response Design
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