For the past few months, as I have been lucky enough to get a new hi-end Microsoft Visual Studio Edition, Windows 8, and Azure Hosting as well as a bunch of other great deals from Microsoft being a BizSpark Startup… I have made an App that I hope will cause people to see Windows Phone Apps can have originality and bundled services in one. I deal with a lot of [...]
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As many know by now, my Startup Wearing Digital has built a Smart Watch aka Glorified Notification Center. Please help support the company by sharing the URL: https://angel.co/wearing-digital. Please check back often on how YOU can start enabling your App’s to work with the WEDA!
Recently CAS was adopted by ISP’s to try to combat IP (Intellectual Property) aka Copyrighted content but unfortunately it is extremely broad and not clear on how they know what you’re stealing or not. For instance, if I give you one of my programs and I copyrighted the name, what says you’re not “stealing” it and cause that ISP to give you a strike? None! The whole system is flawed and [...]
At the World Mobile Congress Nokia revealed the 520 and 720 Lumia Windows Phone 8 device’s that make the Lumia a device the Chinese and Indian Markets can afford at $184. Obviously I am a huge Nokia fan and Windows Phone fan. I am trying everything I can to boost the name and recognition of the devices as I truly believe in it. It seems Nokia believes in WP8 too, [...]
I’ve worked more and more on Hardware and getting my devices to work with my WP8 but usually no support. I’ve been working on a product for education and possibly retail that will combine every OS to use the Hardware and everything 100% Open Source. So, I made a project that’s now on GitHub that has the Arduino and Windows Phone 8 Projects. Go check it out and build your [...]
As you may know, I am a HUGE fan of the Raspberry Pi and have been playing, making a lot of videos recently around it. One thing I found out and love is Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi. I made a script that will Download, Extract, and Run the Minecraft executable on its own. It even uses WGET for resuming a failed download as some people report losing connections to [...]
As you’re probably fully aware, Twitter has come out with a new App through a separate venture called Vine. Basically Vine is an animated GIF with sound, OK a MOVIE with Jump cuts. The idea is, you get basically 6 seconds to piece together a short video and upload it to Twitter because it is Twitters friend? You can actually watch them in your Twitter feed, sorry InstaGram (a brand [...]
Someone asked me if the Raspberry Pi could use external sensors and items like the Arduino Microcontroller, which it is completely possible. Especially since the PI has headers much like the board of an Arduino. The good news is, if you plan to get serious with your Raspberry Pi and wish to even integrate it with your PI, LadyAda and the gang over at AdaFruit.com make it VERY possible! In [...]
As many of you know, MySpace was the giant we didn’t think would ever go away and way before Facebook come along and killer of Friendster and other social networks that came around at the same time. MySpace was so large and well-known that they had events they ran and to think you could build a social network that could get you Millions of “Friends” like Tila Tequila and amazing [...]
As you may or may not know, Kids Corner is a new feature in Windows Phone 8 that allows parents to let their kids use their phones without sending odd texts or accessing content they shouldn’t be (e.g. “Daddy’s special websites”). The idea is, you [the parent] can choose which App’s, Games, and even Multimedia your son/daughter can have access to. So when you’re begged 100 times to use your [...]
As you may or may not know by now, the new Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS by default has an option called “Lens” and it by default offers you “Bing Vision” or others available via web. What is Bing Vision? This is basically what already exists in Windows Phone 7, Barcode/QR Codes; Text Scan to Translate; Microsoft Tag’s and so forth. Now, who else has Lens out the gate? CNN [...]
Did you know Windows 8 has a bunch of little Easter Eggs? I think in this recent TechMeShow video I made is proof. I’ll show you how in seconds to turn the Task Manager in to a Performance Monitor that can just stay in the top of your screen to anywhere you drag it! Make a Performance Monitor from Windows 8 Task Manger (TechMeShow).
I was recently responding to a thread on XDA Forums as someone wanted to make a button in their project and have a transition/fade to another “Page”. So, thought I would share that quick little snippet below. <Button x:Name=”btnNameHere” Content=”My Button” Margin=”0,15,0,15″> <Button.Transitions> <TransitionCollection> <EntranceThemeTransition /> </TransitionCollection> </Button.Transitions> </Button> This is intended for your XAML File, it should work with C#, C++, and probably VB Projects.
As I am currently watching the LIVE Windows Phone 8 Launch, I am beyond excited as a developer and a developer who hasn’t been able to get access to the WP8 SDK, I am getting anxious and feel I have been left behind… NEW FEATURES Live Tile Upgrade You can change sizes, 3 to be exact much like Windows 8. You can now have Tiles that look like Icons from [...]
So you’ve started to use Windows 8 and noticed the beloved Start Menu/Orb doesn’t exist, right? You’re either happy or you’re ANGRY! Well, in my recent TechMeShow video, I show you default ways of having a Start Menu-like experience OR just get an actual Start Menu back and literally in seconds and for FREE. Give Windows 8 a Start Menu in Seconds! (TechMeShow). The great part about Classic Shell, the [...]