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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Metro Apps Revelead

Microsoft is currently finalizing the Metro apps that will be included in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview when it’s released this month. According to sources “familiar with the matter” the Verge is reporting that the following Metro apps will ship in the consumer preview of Windows 8 later on this month.

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Metro is here to stay

Metro seems to have caught the fancy of Microsoft, the whole company. Recently, Steve Ballmer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, touted the value and importance of this…

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Microsoft: No Custom Metro UI Backgrounds In Windows 8

If you thought that Windows 8 would improve the personalization features of Windows 7, then you are only half-right. While the operating system certainly offers its fair share of customizations,…

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Get The Metro UI On Windows 7 With Metro7

If you’re interested in trying out the new Metro UI and can’t be bothered to go through the hassle of downloading the Windows 8 developer preview, then Metro7 could be just the program you’re looking for.

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New Windows 8 Personalization Images Emerge

New images have appeared of the Start Screen personalization options in the Windows 8 beta.  In the images, posted online by TheVerge.com you can see shots from what they say is…

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How would you change the new UK Windows Phone blog?

Metro themed websites are suddenly becoming very popular.  I updated my own website (below) to Metro last month, partly because it’s Microsoft products I write about mostly, but also because…

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Windows 8 App Store and Music App Screenshots Leaked

We have a few more leaked images of the Windows 8 app store, as well as a few of the upcoming Music app for Windows 8. Hopefully we’ll get to see these features in the Windows 8 beta

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Windows 8 Special Tools – Refresh your computer

The new tool, Refresh and Reset. allows you to completely re-store Windows 8 Developer Preview to its original state including all your files.

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Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Coming December 6th

Microsoft has announced the availability for their next Xbox 360 Dashboard update for their gaming console.

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How Much Change is Too Much Change?

With Windows 8 Microsoft are moving the goalposts in user interface design considerably and there has been much debate over the relative pros and cons of taking this approach.  With…

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Make Your Browser Start Screen Look Like Windows 8 Metro UI

This browser plugin will allow you to change your browsers homepage so that it looks like the new Windows 8 Metro UI. It’s easy to install and customise and is a great alternative to the developer preview of Windows 8 while we wait for it’s official release

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MetroIE Lets You Bring Metro Internet Explorer to Windows 7

You can now bring Windows 8′s Metro Internet Explorer browser over to your Windows 7 PC in just a few short steps.

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Microsoft Answer Start Screen Criticisms

Microsoft have published a ‘very’ long blog post today explaining their justifications for the new Start screen in Windows 8, especially in regards to usability and finding and running applications. …

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Metro UI Tweaker: Tweak The Windows 8 User Interface

The Windows 8 Developer Preview that Microsoft made available to a worldwide audience less than a month ago has sparked the creation of quite a few tweaking tools to modify…

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Windows 8 UX Pack for Windows 7

This Windows 8 UX pack will let Windows 7 users experience the Windows 8 metro UI and other Aero features on their machine without actually installing the Windows 8 Developer Preview

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What Will Windows 8 Mobile Be Like?

Currently, not much has been confirmed about Windows 8 Phone, other than that its code name is Apollo. Here, we’ll look a little deeper into what’s been said so far and try to imagine what Apollo will be like.

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Will Metro and Desktop Apps in Windows 8 Divide and Confuse?

Yesterday Robert wrote about what many of use were expecting, that Metro apps in Windows 8 would only be available through the new Windows Store.  Windows 8 will support, as…

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Windows 8 Metro Apps Will Only Be Available From Microsoft’s App Store

Microsoft have said that Metro apps for Windows 8 will only be available through the Windows 8 app store. This also means that they will be taking a 30 percent cut from all developers

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