Ping 161: Scroogled, Xbox sales, Windows Store wins, IE 10 trolls
Average: 4.75(12)Laura and Paul bring you all the top stories- but it's YOU we want to hear from! Check out the latest episode and then jump in on the conversation...don't be shy, we like you, promise. Here are some convo kick starters: Scroogled! [05:22] Xbox blowing away the competition [10:13] Windows Store has…
“Head to Toe” - Windows 8 Shopping Reference App
Average: 0Today's Modern Monday project is a nicely complete Windows 8 Shopping App and WebApi back-end example. Windows 8 Shopping Reference AppA Windows 8 Shopping App gives your customers more choices as part of a well-integrated multichannel retail strategy. A touch-first app that scales to a variety of…
Average: 0We all love to go shopping, and especially around the Holiday times. Sometimes for ourselves, sometimes for others. Whatever the case may be, I decided to head down to our largest electronics store and see what people had in their goodie bags.
Popular Price Comparison App ShopSavvy on its Way to Windows Mobile
Average: 0The über-popular price comparison application ShopSavvy, which originally made its debut on Android, is now on its way to other platforms, including Windows Mobile. For those not familiar with this application, the idea is simple. When you’re out and about doing some shopping, you can use your…
Sneak Peek of ShopSavvy App for WP7
Average: 0One of my hands-down favorite applications for mobile devices is the price-comparison app ShopSavvy, already popular on a number of mobile platforms today. Recently, the developers gave us a sneak peek of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 version of the application by way of a post on their company…
New LifeCams Have Arrived!
Average: 0Microsoft recently announced two new LifeCams that join the lineup of webcams designed for users of Windows PCs: the LifeCam Show and the LifeCam VX-5500. The LifeCam Show is an ultrathin camera with a 2.0MP sensor and three different attachment options – a laptop clip, a desktop stand, and an…
New "Minority Report" Screen Runs Windows Embedded
Average: 0Blogger Long Zheng noticed something cool at the National Retail Federation Convention & Expo this week – a digital screen that brings to mind the intelligent signage featured in the movie “Minority Report.” Many of us have long since looked to that popular sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise for…
Introducing The Microsoft Store
Average: 0Did you hear the news? Finally! There’s now a way to buy genuine Microsoft software without a trip to the store – you can now download software over the internet instead. The new Microsoft Store, available at www.microsoftstore.com sells everything you need from Xbox games to Office to Windows and…
Netbooks, Netbooks, Netbooks!
Average: 0Since I’ve attended 3 conferences over the past month and a half, I have become acutely aware for the need of a smaller, lightweight notebook. However, with 3 computers in my house (and not being made of money), it’s hard to justify the expense of a brand-new top-of-the-line desktop PC or…
Use PayPal’s IE Plugin to Pay for All Your Online Shopping
Average: 0I just saw that PayPal has an IE plugin that lets you pay for anything on the web with your PayPal account – even on sites that don’t take PayPal! I immediately thought “wow, this is cool!” - but I then realized that this could also lead to some dangerous impulse shopping. Sometimes the only…