Category: Windows

Xbox SmartGlass available on Windows 8 for some, appears to be an update for existing Xbox Companion

Yesterday I was reading some tweets that Xbox SmartGlass is available on Windows 8. Sadly it is not here in Germany, even changing region and language settings did not help to get it displayed. Thanks to a Robert McLaws (follow him!) and Bing, I was able to figure out some more information. First thing I […]


Windows 8 and Family Safety

Today my 10 year old son asked me when I will let him play around Windows 8. So I decided to set up an account for him. (This post will be a how-to mixed with my personal opinion.) First, I created an account for my son by going to control panel in the WinRT part […]


Roundup of Xbox 360 E3 Event – a huge ecosystem to come by Microsoft

Today Microsoft hosted a 90 minute event at this year´s E3. They talked about several things to come to our Xbox and even to our smart devices. First I want to show off a list of all games that were presented by Microsoft and their partners: •    Halo 4 •    Forza Horizon •    NHL Gamecenter Live •    NBA GameTime […]


Changes to Windows Live and other Microsoft services

Yesterday Steven Sinofsky blogged about the changes Microsoft is doing on the Windows Live brand name. Windows Live was launched as brand back in 2005 as “a set of personal Internet services and software designed to bring together in one place all of the relationships, information and interests people care about most, with more safety […]


Windows 8 Release Preview will be released in first week of June – W8CP used twice as much as Windows 7 beta

We all are excited about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Microsoft gave us a really fast and stable OS preview at the end of February. Announce…Windows 8 Release Preview first week of June.Here’s the announce from Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days #thankyou twitter.com/BuildWindows8/… — Building Windows 8 (@BuildWindows8) April 24, 2012 Only a few minutes […]


W8CP: Windows Store will soon accept app submissions from 33 new countries

Today I read some interesting news about the next upcoming pre-release of Windows 8. Microsoft is going to extend the ability to submitt apps to 33 new countries. Those countries are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, […]


Microsoft announces official Windows 8 edition names

In a recent blog post Microsoft informed us about the upcoming Windows 8 versions. Windows 8 is the official product name for  the next x86/64 editions of Windows. So it is not a codename any more. The improvements are wide ranged: from an fast and fluid user experience to the ability to instantly switch languages, […]