Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Lumia 4k Video Sample

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Gage Castillo No Comments

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With the recent Denim update hitting this month to various Lumia smartphones, Flagship devices such as the 1520 and 930 (Icon) have received a nice bump from 1080p to 4k video recording. In addition, some of the other camera updates greatly improve the image algorithms for low light conditions, The Lumia camera app also has a quicker launch time, that allows a much faster response, with a 1.5 second pocket to picture capture time (for those photo moments that always seem to come at random). (more…)


Microsoft Band Keyboard and Update impressions

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Gage Castillo No Comments

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The Microsoft Band hits the headlines today as it gets a decent update with several welcomed features, the largest change being the keyboard. In this quick video impression, we will look at the messaging functionality, which allows you to reply to text messages in a quick and more detailed manner, than the pre-defined messages that it had prior to this update. I personally think this feature works really well, and opens up new paths for developers to take advantage of going down the road. (more…)


Windows 8.1 Preview is around the corner

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by Gage Castillo No Comments

Seeing that Windows 8 has had a very mixed reception, and probably complained about more than Windows Vista. the team over at Microsoft listened and will be implementing the much needed changes to the groundbreaking operating system that has attempted to bring a more touchscreen mobile-like experience to our desktop. Some of the much demanded features include bringing back the traditional start menu, booting to desktop, multiple screen support to metro apps, and many other features that enhance start menu. Trust me, a lot of these features make sense, and when you think about it, you kind of wonder why it didn’t make original launch ( like offline file access on SkyDrive).

Anyway, Windows 8.1 Preview is set to be available later today. I’ll keep you updated on availability, I personally can’t wait to get my hands on it!


IE9 Site Pinning Adds Browser Specific Goodies

Posted on: October 31st, 2011 by Gage Castillo No Comments

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I won’t lie when I say that I am madly in love with Microsoft’s latest browser IE9. It used to be shameful for someone to admit that in the past, but I assure you with IE9 that it is now acceptable! Above is a little video overview of what IE9 can do to help us developers achieve a more unique experience on the web. (more…)