Windows8

  • Mint.com working on Windows 8, WP8 apps, signup now

    Innovative financial service Mint.com are creating a Windows 8 app and have a launched a signup form for early beta testers. Ironically the form sits on Google docs, they could have used an Excel form on Office Web Apps, but we’ll let that slide. For those that aren’t familiar...
  • Sony VAIO Pro is the lightest ultrabook with touch

    Sony are launching a new VAIO Pro 13, red edition ultrabook. They claim it’s the lightest 13.3” ultrabook with a touchscreen in the world. The signature red finish is achieved by a variety of painting techniques on different materials, including carbon fibre and aluminium. Multiple paint layers are individually...
  • Windows 8.1 will allow up to 4 metro apps to run at once

    Big changes are coming to Windows 8. While not called a service pack, the 8.1 release will fix a number of issues people have raised. One of the biggest changes is to the number of metro apps that can be run simultaneously. In Windows 8, apps are designed to...
  • First 8 inch Windows 8 tablet is DOA

    We’ve all seen the trend in the tablet space to the 7-8” size, moving down from the initial 10”. First Google with the Nexus 7, then Apple with the iPad mini and now comes the 8” Acer Iconia W3 shown off at Computex. While the metro UI works well...
  • Official Twitter app for Windows 8 now available, lacks multi-account

    The long awaited official Twitter app for Windows 8 is now available. Almost 6 months since the launch of Microsoft’s latest OS, the mega social network is now available. Sure there’s been plenty of alternatives to get users by in the mean time, like MetroTwit and Rowi, but some...
  • Don’t expect the Surface Pro anytime soon in Australia

    Microsoft’s entry into the tablet market was kicked off last year with the Surface RT. A lot of people held off, with the knowledge that we would see a Surface Pro early this year, complete with legacy desktop app support. Overnight Microsoft announced the online and limited retail availability...
  • Introducing Vizual, the fullscreen twitter stream for Windows 8

    Vizual is a Windows 8 app that lets you visualise your twitter stream in a simple, fullscreen mode. This app is perfect for that spare monitor or even a business display. Once you’ve signed in, you’ll see your timeline stream down the screen. There’s landscape and portrait orientation support,...
  • NewHouse release 2 adds ARM support

    NewHouse is the Windows 8 app to track your decisions as you build a new home. Initially when I published it, there was a bug preventing ARM support from working correctly, so instead release 1 supported only x86 of x64 processors. Great news this morning, release 2 of NewHouse...
  • Giveaway: Win a ticket to AppFest Sydney

    This morning Microsoft announced that they had sold 40 Million Windows 8 licences since it’s launch on October 26th. That’s an awful lot of people who are wanting apps for the new platform. AppFest Sydney is Microsoft Australia’s first developer app-building event since Tech.Ed. It’s a great opportunity to...