Share Link Task with Metrotube and Windows Phone 7

The LazywormApps team down in Christchurch are a Microsoft BizSpark Start-Up and are one of the most successful Windows Phone 7 development companies in New Zealand. In the first year their LazyTube application achieved 184,346 downloads. Since then after 4 months of design, development and testing they have released the incredible new Metrotube application. In…

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WebMatrix Start Building Better Websites

Since the launch of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer there have been almost 2 million downloads of the 5 most popular applications. This made me curious to find out a bit more about what applications modern web developers are using to build for the web. This afternoon I tried my hand at installing and testing…

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ASP.NET vNext

Previously Mike wrote a great editorial about all things //BUILD I’d like to re-iterate that developers who are looking to build apps for Windows 8 can check out a wealth of content on the BUILD website, the new Windows Dev Center, and Channel 9. That said, Windows 8 isn’t going to be the subject of…

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RWC 2011 By The Numbers

I was ten years old when my dad took me to watch the final of the inaugural Rugby World Cup in Auckland in 1987 in two days time I am going to go full circle and travel to the final at Eden Park to watch New Zealand do battle with France once again.   Twenty…

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How to Navigate the HTML5 Video Maze

I am constantly being asked by web developers how they can get started with HTML5 Video. My first question is normally: Why do you want to use it? What problem are you trying to solve? More often than not the answer comes back as: I want my video to play on mobile devices. When you…

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WDCNZ–HTML Media: Where We Are & Where We Need To Go

Last week I presented at WDCNZ in Wellington with Chris Double (Auckland based Mozilla Developer who works on HTML 5 video & audio support in Firefox). Back in March I delivered a presentation at the MIX conference in Las Vegas titled 5 Things You Need to Know to Start Using <video> and <audio> Today. Coincidently…

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Adobe Issues Flash Player Fix for IE9 Users Experiencing Issues

Last week Adobe broke the Internet. What they did was push an upgrade to their Flash plugin to version 10.3 that made it impossible to view and consume Flash content for Windows 7 + IE9 + Intel HD Graphics users! This affected ~80% of the computers at Microsoft New Zealand. See the screenshots below for…

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Light Up Your Website with Windows 7 and IE9

Whether you buy into the numbers or not it is promising to see that StatCounter is now reporting Windows 7 to be the most popular operating system in New Zealand with 1/3 of all NZ computers running Windows 7. In addition to this 341,804 unique users visited http://msn.co.nz this month using Internet Explorer 9, that…

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Release an App for Windows Phone 7 in 7 Days for a Chance to Win a New HTC 7 Trophy Phone

UPDATE: Congratulations to Arraybracket Limited – Fill ‘Er Up for winning the random draw! Thank you for everyone who entered the competition. A great selection of apps have been released as a result. The following 29 linked apps made it into the draw, there are currently 6 other applications that have failed certification and 5…

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The Great Kiwi Windows Azure Competition

The Problem: Lots of kiwi developers are signing up to try Windows Azure but are not actually deploying anything. To understand why this is we have talked with a bunch of local developers to get a feel for what the barriers are to getting started. The two most common responses we received are: Windows Azure…

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