Nokia engineer hacks Windows 8 to get free games (and provides full instructions)

A Nokia engineer who has previously pointed out security holes in Microsoft’s Windows 8 has now posted a detailed step-by-step explanation of how to hack Windows 8 games. Unfortunately for those who Read More »

Tiger Direct to sell Windows 8 for $48 on Black Friday

A few days ago, we reported that Office Max would sell the boxed copy of Windows 8 for essentially $29.99 for Black Friday, compared to its normal price of $69.99. However, that Read More »

Review of best Windows 8 Applications so far

Don’t know which Windows 8 apps to download to your new touch laptop? Check out our list of the cream of the crop for both productivity and entertainment on your Microsoft gadget. Read More »

Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro tablet for $599, $300 off

While Windows 8′s new touch-centric user interface may not be particularly beneficial for someone using a traditional desktop, it has opened the doors for a new class of PCs. While there have Read More »

10 reasons why you should upgrade your system to Windows 8

A quick glance at Windows 8 will tell you that this is not Windows 7 or XP or any other Windows that you might be familiar with. The Start screen is a sharp departure Read More »

 

Optimizing ListView item rendering

For many Windows Store apps written in JavaScript that work with collections, cooperating well with the WinJS ListView control is essential for great app performance. This isn’t surprising: when you’re dealing with management and display of potentially thousands of items, every bit of optimization you make with those items really ...

Feature Spotlight: Live Tiles

Windows 8 contains powerful new technologies that Windows Store apps can take advantage of. These technologies not only provide a great user experience, but also drive engagement with your apps. Over the next few months we will feature several of these technologies, and show why they can make a difference ...

All about promises (for Windows Store apps written in JavaScript)

When writing Windows Store apps in JavaScript, you encounter these constructs called promises as soon as you do anything that involves an asynchronous API. It also doesn’t take very long before writing promise chains for sequential asynchronous operations becomes second nature. In the course of your development work, however, ...

Join the Game On Virtual Event

Games are a key class of apps in the Windows Store. If you’re looking to build a Windows Store game, we’d like to help you with this virtual game building event. The event is free and open to both new game developers and professionals. We’ll be using GameMaker: ...

Join the Game On Virtual Event

Learn how to build a Windows 8 game in record time at this free virtual event! Using GameMaker: Studio from YoYo Games, both novices and professional developers can create and publish high-quality games faster than ever before. Thanks to built-in design options and drag-and-drop tools, you don’t need to have ...

Credential Locker: Your solution for handling usernames and passwords in your Windows Store app

If you haven’t yet heard about the Credential Locker that's available for Windows Store apps, it’s time you did. Why? Because it not only simplifies the task of storing and retrieving user credentials, it stores them securely, and credentials roam with users “for free” along with their Microsoft account. ...

Helping Android developers build Windows Store apps

For those of you who are currently developing on Android, we have a lot of resources to help you bring your Google Play app to the Windows Store. On the Windows Dev Center, we have a whole section of Resources for Android developers. You’ll find everything you need to ...

Create location aware apps using geolocation and Bing Maps

By tying together a user’s location to the business logic of your app, you can easily provide app users with weather, coupons, sporting events, or concert listings for their current location. You can use the geolocation capabilities of Windows 8, along with the Bing Maps SDK, to create great location ...

Enter your app in the “Re-imagining Consumer Health with Windows 8 and HealthVault Challenge”

Healthcare is rapidly evolving, and the opportunity for developers to create apps that can help improve the lives of people around the world is bigger than ever. On May 13-14, 2013, Microsoft sponsored Health: Refactored, a 2-day conference in Silicon Valley for app builders, designers and tech experts interested in ...

Introducing a new Windows Dev Center experience

Since launching the Windows Dev Center in October, 2011, we’ve worked closely with developers and designers around the world to understand how we can provide the best guidance, inspiration, and samples for app builders. With millions of visitors and your feedback, we’ve been evaluating what’s been working well and what ...