Posts about Microsoft Windows.
ModernMix gives Windows 8 users the ability to run modern (Metro) apps on the Windows desktop. A new update was released today with several features and improvements.
New in v1.05:
- Background sound support for apps that are not the active window
- App settings page now lists all modern apps,… Continue reading
People who use Google Reader to manage their RSS feeds and use Windows 8/RT have some great options in the Windows App Store. CloudSource Reader is a Windows 8 app I missed during my last store search, but promptly downloaded after the developer reached out about their app.
I figured… Continue reading
Stardock has unveiled a new application which allows Windows 8 users to run Modern (Metro) apps on the desktop. Currently the Modern-type apps can only run full screen in the Windows 8 start screen, which can be a bit much for just wanting to see the weather app or something similar. Also,… Continue reading
If you are one of the millions using Windows 7 then you can now download Internet Explorer 10.
From the Windows Blog:
“IE10’s advancements run deep, from a 60% increase in supported modern web standards to industry leading security, privacy and reliability that makes IE the browser of choice for… Continue reading
The Windows Phone sync app for Windows 8 and Windows RT was updated today. This is one of the apps you can use to sync and manage your photos, music, etc. on your Windows Phone 8 device with Windows 8.
This update brings in the ability to sync playlists and… Continue reading
We recently reviewed Nextgen Reader for Windows 8 and it’s our favorite client for Google Reader. They have just released the 1.4 update with various fixes and improvements.
New in v1.4:
- New: Collapsible leftmost pane in 3-column view.
- Added share button to upper right corner in 3-column view.
- Improved accessibility… Continue reading
Package Tracker is one of our favorite apps for Windows 8, and today it received another update.
New in v2.1.0:
- On the details page you can switch between the map and a webview showing the carrier’s website.
- Through the webview you can see additional package information directly on the carrier’s… Continue reading
Stardock has released v1.01 of their Decor8 app today. Decor8 gives Windows 8 users the ability to change the start screen and lock screen with the included images, or images from your own library.
New in this update:
- Option to display a clock on the start screen
- Added translation support… Continue reading
The debate about the usefulness of RSS feeds is still going on with tech pundits, but for many of us they are still very useful and needed. Although social media has become the new way I get lots of news, I still have a decent amount of RSS feeds going… Continue reading