Free Online Hackathon! This is a first

Hey sign up for this free Hackathon, win prizes (as described in the link): Free Online Hackathon! Build that Windows 8 application and make big money! But I like this process, no spending long hours on Saturday in a room away from home.  You can drink your own coffee and use your own bathroom.  Nice,…

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Preparing your app for Windows 8 Launch

Looking for Great Windows 8 Apps, you got one? Make it happen Windows 8 is coming soon. You can download, use it, and even develop apps for it today. At this point in time the Windows Store is not open for everyone to deploy, but we are looking for the first wave of great applications…

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Built in antivirus on Windows 8

If you don’t have an antivirus on your Windows 8 machine, then the free security essentials will be your default antivirus. Steven Sinofsky talks about this on his blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/15/protecting-you-from-malware.aspx Sort of old news, but one that I think is important with the latest virus attacking Apple users, the “Flashback” virus. 

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App Bars, a useful tool for your UI or a place to drown your Metro Sorrows?

Don’t drink booze when you are sad.  Never a good idea, and especially don’t drink when sad and then drive.  That’s bad.  Dangerous.  Get a taxi in that case. However, App  Bars are fairly easy to use, if not to find the way to use them in the literature.  It would seem if you are…

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Scaling to different screens in Windows 8

Just finished reading one of the B8 blogs on how Windows 8 will scale to different screen sizes.  Seriously scary.  It means I might have to get new glasses since there is always the tendency to shrink the screen down to a size that nothing can be read on it. But that doesn’t appear to…

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5 top links: Security in Windows 8

Wow, Security in Windows 8 is going to move the needle.  Here are 5 of the links I Protecting you from malware Protecting your digital identity Signing in with a picture password Optimizing picture password security (Keep your screen clean if you use this one!) http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/Security-Sample-42013a3b Nice.  Looks like a lot of work for all…

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