Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

CNN App for Windows 8 and RT Arrives

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Here’s an interesting Windows 8 App that should appeal to all of us news junkies …

If you are a news junkie like me then Windows 8 offers you some tantalizing features. The new Start screen has an ever-growing supply of apps available in the Windows Store, and a good number of those are news. Now, the popular U.S.-based 24 hour cable news network CNN has thrown its hat into the game.


New Mozilla Design Mockups

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Here’s a sneak peak at what the upcoming version of Firefox might look like …

Last month’s Firefox design mockups highlighted several upcoming key features of the browser. This included important changes to the brower’s click to play functionality, a new HTML5 video player, user feedback popups and new shots of the Firefox Metro version.


Reasons Why You Do Not Want Windows 8

Monday, August 27th, 2012

My main reason for not being interested in Windows 8, is that I’m still happy with Windows 7 …

After giving you ten reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 8, it is now time to give you reasons why you may not want to upgrade to Windows 8.  This is not a top ten list, and it does not have to be one as you do not need ten or more reasons not to switch. If there is one thing that is bothering you or keeping you from upgrading, it is sufficient. When you look around on various sites and read the comments, you will notice that you can reduce the core arguments against Windows 8 to four or maybe five different points.


Microsoft Fix-It to Disable Gadgets in Windows 7 and Vista

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

It’s hard to tell if they’re doing this to improve security, or if they’re just trying to push users towards the Metro interface …

Rumor has it that Microsoft is going to kill gadgets in Windows 8, and while nothing has been confirmed yet it seems like a move that aims to get users to work with the Metro interface and the apps it provides. There could be another reason though, and it comes in form of a security advisory for Windows Vista and Windows 7.


We’ll All be Using Metro in 2020? Gartner Analysts Think So

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Why does Microsoft spend so much time trying to shape the way that we use our computers to conform with their sales plans, instead of just responding to our needs and supporting the way that we want to use our computers? It’s almost like they’re trying to chase customers away.

According to Gartner analysts, the release of the Windows 8 operating system by Microsoft will mark the beginning of the end for the NT platform, and the beginning of the WinRT (Windows Runtime) era. The shift towards the new platform will not be abrupt by any means, with Gartner predicting that Windows users will run traditional desktop applications for at least another ten years.


Internet Explorer 10 Tech Improvements

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Looks like there’s a new version of IE on the horizon. Hopefully, they didn’t mess with the interface too much …

Microsoft is currently working on the next iteration of its Internet Explorer web browser, IE10, which the company aims to ship with the Windows 8 operating system that is said to be released in the fourth quarter of 2012. Internet Explorer 10 at that time will be integrated into the operating system in two different versions, a regular desktop browser and a Metro browser that is limited and minimalistic. The browser furthermore will also be available for the Windows 7 operating system.


2 Ways to Block Windows 8 Users from Uninstalling Apps in Metro

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Here are a couple of helpful tricks for admins who will soon need to manage user access on Windows 8 machines …

With apps making the core of the Metro user interface in Windows 8, come new challenges for system administrators, organizations and businesses to control what users are allowed to do, and what they should not do when it comes to these new features.


Windows 8 Tips for Professionals

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Why is it that Microsoft insists on so drastically changing their interface every time a major, new revision comes along? Do they actually think that we users enjoy struggling with an unfamiliar, new interface every couple of years?

Even if you are a tech savvy user, it will take some time before you understand the workflow and functionality of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system. The change from a desktop-orientated system to a Metro and desktop hybrid may throw you off at first as basic features have been changed in the operating system. This guide looks at those features from a professional perspective.


Windows 8 Consumer Preview Coming February 29th

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I’ve read a couple of different reviews that labeled Windows 8 as, “Son of Vista” … it will be interesting to see if Microsoft responds to customer concerns or not.

The beta “Consumer Preview” version of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system could be released on Wednesday 29th February.  Microsoft have announced a “Windows 8 Consumer Preview event” in the city, that is also home to the Mobile World Congress expo that week.