Imagine Cup Games Competition 2014

Imagine Cup 2014 has launched and if you build a cool game you could end up at the World Finals at Microsoft headquarters in Seattle. I have had the opportunity to visit schools across Canada, and I have seen an incredible number of students with a passion for games. Videos games are a thriving industry…

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How do you add French to an English Phone app?

The multilingual toolkit for Windows Phone allows you to support multiple languages and will even help do the translation! Hello/Bonjour! In Canada we have a specific need to support both French and English with our applications. In fact any phone developer can publish their app to countries around the world. You might be surprised to…

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Why update your app to Windows 8.1? Make money with consumables!!!

With Windows 8.1 your app can have consumable in app purchases If you are looking to make money with your app, there are a few models that can be effective: Time limited trial – this gets users to download your app, get hooked and when the trial expires users pay to continue using it Feature…

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Windows 8.1 is now available!

Windows 8.1 is here and it brings with it some amazing new features If you haven’t heard already some really big news for Windows users was announced this past week. Windows 8.1 has officially launched. When Windows 8 launched last year, it brought with it a new, modern OS that was a big change from…

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Visual Studio Tips: Selection shortcuts for lazy coders

Here are a couple of tricks you may not know for selecting and editing text with as few keystrokes as possible. Don’t forget students can get Visual Studio Professional for free through DreamSpark! Find more Visual Studio tips and tricks here Cut, Copy, Paste: Three commands programmers use every day. Let’s face it, all coders…

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Catch the Xbox One Tour in Canada!

  Xbox One is going on the road with four decked out Xbox One trucks and they are coming to Canada in October! Meet the team at one of the stops and be the first of your friends to pick up an Xbox One controller and put this beauty through its paces. Tour details are…

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