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  • Um, so how do you register to become a Windows 8 (Widows Store) developer?

    I haven't done it, but this looks like the correct place to start.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/

    Then click Dashboard

  • Jamie should be happy...

    @MasterPie: you know they both exist already don't you? Shift + Right click.

     

  • Mango Volume Setting

    ,AndyC wrote

    *snip*

    You do realise that by tapping the ring/vibrate icon to the right of the volume you can switch the phone to vibrate independent of the current volume level.

    Yes, this was how I started to use the phone to begin with. I now have it on about 6 all the time which is good for video/audio/games, but I want the alarm to be as loud as possible.

    For me at least, it's the alarm volume that should be individually set, everything else can be the the default.

  • Mango Volume Setting

    I'd like to know this too.

    I like to keep ringing on silent/very quiet but I need a very loud alarm clock!

  • What's your favorite video screen recorder software?

    Expression Encoder is free and works well.

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24601

  • Learning C# for career development

    I have to say not doing a CS degree was probably the worst decision I made and I regularly kick myself for it. Although I have a perfectly good job where I do get to learn new things occasionally I really feel I don't know enough about the fundamentals/processes/patterns to really advance much beyond the stuff I do now, although I do keep trying.

    I know you said you've already done a masters, but perhaps doing a masters conversion in CS (rather than IT) or even just the taught part of it might be worth some thought?

    I've been considering doing that for some time, and I think one day I will have to, if I want to get much further and have any chance at getting the sorts of jobs I'd like to be doing.

  • First few weeks with WP7

    I've had the Trophy for about 5 weeks now, overall I really like it but I too have a few issues.

    Like others the capacitive buttons are a pain, I dislike the vibrate, I dislike hitting them when I don't want to and it would be nice to wake the phone from those buttons. The LG device was horrible, and I believe all the others are capacitive (at least partly).

    The camera is poor, but I knew that's what you get with HTC.

    The alarm clock is useless, although I'm not sure who is to blame here, HTC or Microsoft. It's too quiet and would never wake me, also if it's left to run more than once without being dismissed the phone crashes and needs a restart, should be a quick software fix. The marketplace app seems to crash occasionally too.

    My disappointments are largely hardware related, it's a real shame there is no one making really great quality hardware (Zune HD/iPhone 4 like build & design with Sony Ericsson camera/lens). I hope this will change, but I fear not, the same is true for Android, I don't understand why no one gets this.

    I don't have an issue with the app list, I think it works suprisingly well, a quick swipe and a tap to stop. I only have 30 extra apps installed so far but I find it quick to get to things.

    I love the way the software feels, its fast & smooth and not full of candy buttons and gradients that 1995 wants back. The tiles are great, the people hub is great, email is great, IE is good, maps is great but I'd like to see birds eye view too. I love the hardware camera button to unlock and the swipe right to see photos, Zune is great so far (not used it much though).

    So overall a thumbs up, with some niggles.

     

     

     

  • Special Event with Steve Balmer. 5th October

    What's the event?

  • Microsoft outside the US

    daSmirnov said:
    CreamFilling512 said:
    *snip*

    In Britain we get Sky, (pay for satellite TV for those not in the know), but we still need to pay extra to get it on the Xbox 360, even if we have a Sky subscription.

     

    I'd much rather have BBC iPlayer on the Xbox 360.  Luckily both the Wii and PS3 support it instead.  But it's still annoying to turn the PS3 on just to stream some TV off iPlayer when the Xbox is used for everything else including Media Center and recorded TV.

    I seem to remember there were rumors of this and that the BBC said no because Microsoft wanted to develop a custom UI to fit in with the Xbox. I don't know if there's any truth in this though.

     

    Are there apps for the ps3 & wii now or is it still through the browser?

  • Scrolling in Inactive Windows

    SlackmasterK said:
    webmonkey said:
    *snip*

    What I want is for taskbar previews to scroll when they get full instead of switching to a list view.  I'd much rather scroll through 50 previews than try to remember a window's or tab's title.

     

    Seriously, how often do you look at a page title?

    I think I'd rather they went onto another row and formed a grid.