Projects
27th October 2018

What’s new in XPlat v1.4

XPlat Windows APIs version 1.4 is now available in the wild as NuGet packages for you to download to your applications or you can get the source via GitHub! XPlat…
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Projects
7th January 2018

What happened to WinUX?

For those who follow my GitHub projects, you may be aware of a project I created called WinUX, originally codenamed Croft.Core. It is a collection of libraries that were built for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) that allowed developers to take advantage of additional helpers, extensions and controls outside of the core SDK provided by Microsoft.When the project first kicked…
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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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Review
17th January 2014

Twitter overhauled with much deserved UX changes

What does everyone think to the new Twitter UI design? After some general browsing of Facebook this morning, I took to my Twitter browsing. I manage a few Twitter accounts…
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Technology
20th September 2013

iOS 7 Review: What has Apple done right?

So there are plenty of reviews online either slating or praising the latest iOS update and I'm going to join them by putting my two cents in. I'm going to…
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Technology
12th May 2013

Take a look at this Windows Phone concept, Surface Nova

I was on the Windows Phone Central app for Windows Phone yesterday when I caught eye of this amazing article for a concept Windows Phone called Windows Phone Surface Nova.…
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Windows Store Apps
7th May 2013

Must have Windows Phone apps for your new Windows Phone device

There are some great official and third-party apps showing up on the Windows Phone marketplace recently making it a great platform to compete against iOS and Android. According to Microsoft…
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Universal Windows Dev
27th February 2013

Review: Maluuba for Windows Phone 8

I hopped on by to the Windows Phone blogs over at windows.com and stumbled across a post by Michael Stroh about a new voice-activated personal assistant for Windows Phone 8. Now…
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Universal Windows Dev
27th January 2013

Why should you choose Windows Phone? Here’s why! – Review

I am an original user of the Windows Phone OS back when I got my first Windows Phone, the Samsung Omnia 7. It was all new and exciting, and was…
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Technology
25th November 2012

Connecting to University of Hull eduroam on mobile devices

I know that many students reading this will probably be computer science students and know how to connect to eduroam via Wi-Fi on a mobile device such as an Android…
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Universal Windows Dev
2nd October 2012

Reached the 10,000th app download milestone!

10000th Download While I haven't done much app development for a while with work, I haven't really checked on my Windows Phone downloads until I remembered right this moment as…
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Web Dev
19th September 2012

How to: Install the iPhone and iPad website emulators for Visual Studio

iPhone and iPad Web Emulator for Windows As I have mentioned in a previous post about working on updating Seed Software's website, I have also been creating an MVC mobile…
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