Bing Maps
Review
25th March 2015

Exploring Windows 10 SDK: New Map Control

With the pre-release of the Windows 10 SDK, I thought I'd have a go with it to see what's new, what's changed and how I can use this knowledge in…
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Windows 10 Family
Tips
23rd March 2015

Developers can get their hands on the Windows 10 Preview SDK

If you're as excited to get your hands on the development tools for the new Windows 10 platform, which will focus on bringing universal Windows applications to desktop, tablet, phone…
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Cortana
How To
19th March 2015

How to: Get your apps Cortana ready

Cortana is now at the center of Windows Phone user's day-to-day lives and as we see more integration with Microsoft's other platforms, its going to be essential for developers to…
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Microsoft Band
How To
2nd March 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Sensors

In this post, I’m going to cover the basics of getting your WinRT (Windows Store and Windows Phone) apps reading the sensors from your Microsoft Band with the Microsoft Band…
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Microsoft Band
How To
25th February 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Getting Connected

In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of getting your WinRT (Windows Store and Windows Phone) apps set-up with the Microsoft Band SDK and getting you connected to…
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Review
22nd February 2015

Using Codealike to track your software development productivity levels

If you've ever wanted to track your work pattern when developing software, Codealike is the tool for you. (more…)
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Posting to your Facebook wall from your app
How To
8th February 2015

How to: Integrate Facebook Graph API in your universal Windows Phone app

A while ago, I posted a blog post which described how you could integrate a Windows Phone 8 Silverlight application with the Facebook Graph API. This is an update to…
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New Windows 10 Lockscreen
How To
26th January 2015

How to enable the hidden lock screen in Windows 10 Build 9926

With Microsoft's new update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, a lot of features that people were expecting have started arriving. Some however are hidden from most users but can…
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Holographic Computing
Events
21st January 2015

Welcome to the Future. Created by Microsoft. Enhanced by you.

Technology is a funny industry. We see the raising and falling of what could be great advances in technology with the vast amounts of research carried out by the most…
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How To
17th January 2015

How to implement local storage in universal Windows apps

Those unfamiliar to Windows Store development will be both confused and relieved by the implementation of local storage in universal Windows apps. (more…)
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Windows Phone 8.1 Transitions
How To
7th January 2015

How to: Utilize page transition animations in universal Windows Phone apps

Windows Phone 8 developers will be familiar with having to either make their own page transitions or using third-party kits like WPToolkit or Telerik's RadControls to offer transition effects when…
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Microsoft Band
Review
6th January 2015

Microsoft Band review: All-in-one fitness smartband

The Microsoft Band took many by surprise when it was unveiled late last year. Although a smartwatch was rumoured for release, there were no leaked images nor was there any…
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