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How to close Modern UI (Metro) apps more comfortable

If you want to close Moder UI apps (Metro apps) in Windows 8 you have two ways to do so. First, you can open the Windows Task Manager with Ctr-Shift-Esc,…

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Get the Start Menu back with Classic Shell

In a recent blog I wrote about Start8, an application that provides access to “Run” and “Shutdown” and so on. While this is a useful addition to Windows 8 Release…

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Start8 for those still hankering for the Start Menu

Well the sound of fury about the demise of the Start menu in all versions of Windows 8 so far released certainly has not abated. Microsoft are resolute in their…

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New “Metro-ized” Office Icons Revealed

The new icons for Microsoft’s Office suite have leaked and they are clearly heading in the same Metro direction as the new app UI’s.

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Seems that Metro can still be disabled

Everyone’s waiting for Microsoft’s mysterious announcement later today. And while we are waiting, a tool has come to light that supposedly is doing what many Windows 8 users may want…

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Windows Store Update in Windows 8 Release Preview, What’s New?

When it comes to major changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8, the Metro user interface should come to mind first for many users who know both operating systems. But…

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Win8 Metro Testbed to Develop Metro Apps on iPad

One of the biggest complaints about Windows Phone 7 is the lack of apps, as compared to the iPhone. Sure 70,000 is a lot but iPhone has over 400,000. Now…

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Microsoft Post Windows 8 App Lifecycle Details

Microsoft in a new blog post on the Windows 8 app developer blog has posted detailed information about the app lifecycle of Windows 8 apps. If you had time to…

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Mozilla Releases First Windows 8 Metro Version of Firefox

The Metro user interface is a gamble for Microsoft, there is no doubt about that. The company bets big time on touch, and many desktop users have expressed concern that…

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Facebook Messenger For Windows 7 Now Officially Available

Facebook have now officially released their Messenger app for Windows 7. The application was leaked last year and was also available in beta mode for quite a while now and it’s not really clear why Facebook took so long to actually release it officially.

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