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Microsoft Band Keyboard and Update impressions

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


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 10 identity starting to become more clear

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by Gage Castillo No Comments

Windows 9 preview

What’s interesting about the direction Microsoft has taken towards their operating systems across platform is that each is starting to have it’s own identity while at the same time being familiar to users who operate on Microsoft mobile or tablet platforms. The “One Microsoft” experience is really starting to shape, and even more intriguing is how Windows 9 is reverting back to the traditional Start Menu for it’s desktop counterparts. This decision makes Windows OS for Desktop similar to the Legacy Windows 7 experience many thought was perfect. (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!

Podcast 13 now available on iTunes!

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Gage Castillo 2 Comments

Hey everyone, iTunes finally updated our podcast feed so we now have episode 13 available for your enjoyment! Of course, there are a few hiccups with the audio quality, being live and having very little editing done you might notice my voice quality not coming through on certain parts of the episode. I am actively working on editing out sound interference from the other end of the call, so please expect an updated version of this episode as soon as I finish editing! Also, if you have missed this episode, and happen to be at the computer, you might want to watch the video version of the podcast on youtube!

Video after the break! (more…)

Orcs Must Die 2: A Review

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by Jason Hahn No Comments

It’s been a while since I have done a review, but I am back. The game I am reviewing is Orcs Must Die 2. I didn’t play the first too much, but all the hype I was hearing about this one piqued my curiosity. So I picked it up as soon as it hit Steam. Any one who is a fan of tower defense games will love this. You just face wave after wave of, you guessed it, orcs and other creatures. What’s unique about this game is traps aren’t your main defense. Your characters weapon is. Don’t get me wrong you need as many traps as possible to help you when they spawn from different locations. What’s awesome about the second one is the fact that you can play with your friends. I haven’t actually done that yet, but plan on it very soon. All in all I think the game is great and give it a 4.5/5.

Get it Here. There also is a demo.

Also, like I said I barely played the first one, so I look a little confused at the start of my video. If you plan on picking this up add me on Steam at thessjason and maybe we can take on the hoards together.