Extras: The Week in Tech #1, Apple Earns and Microsoft Builds

Extras: The Week in Tech #1, Apple Earns and Microsoft Builds

By Rich W Woods Extras: The Week in Tech is going to be a weekly YouTube video that recaps the week’s tech news. This is the first one. I would love to get some feedback on it, as well as feedback on the name. The name is really just something I thought up. That being said, there was a lot that happened this week. Apple announced earnings, Google wants to buy your patents, LG announced…

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Microsoft Releases Band SDK to Developers

Microsoft Releases Band SDK to Developers

By Rich W Woods The long awaited Microsoft Band SDK is now available. There are three different SDKs, one for iOS, one for Android, and one for Windows Phone, which is just a bit disappointing, as we saw so much at Build this week about being able to develop once and port it to all three platforms. Who knows though? I honestly can’t say for certain that one doesn’t work with the other. But I…

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Microsoft Announces Continuum Mode for Windows 10 Phones

Microsoft Announces Continuum Mode for Windows 10 Phones

By Rich W Woods Today, at Microsoft Build, Microsoft’s yearly developer conference, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 for phones would have a continuum mode, effectively allowing users to plug their Windows Phones into a monitor and turning the phone into a PC. Continuum mode is something we have already seen on tablets, allowing users to switch between a desktop and a tablet with the click of a button. This is something really cool. Continuum on…

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Microsoft Edge (Project Spartan) will Support Extensions

Microsoft Edge (Project Spartan) will Support Extensions

By Rich W Woods Today, Microsoft made a whole bunch of announcements at Microsoft Build, Microsoft’s yearly developer conference. They announced that .NET Framework and Visual Studio Code will be available on Mac OS and Linux. They announced that web apps, .NET and Win32 apps, Android apps, and Objective-C apps will be able to be submitted into the Windows 10 Store. They even announced a name for Project Spartan, which will be Microsoft Edge. Finally,…

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Project Spartan will be Called Microsoft Edge

Project Spartan will be Called Microsoft Edge

By Rich W Woods Today, at Microsoft Build, Microsoft’s yearly developer conference, Microsoft finally announced a name for their new browser in Windows 10, and it’s Microsoft Edge. I’m not sure why they didn’t just call it Edge. After all, it’s not Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari. I suppose it’s ok, but we’re all just going to call it Edge. Edge comes with three functionalities that other browsers do not. Users can mark up…

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Windows 10 will Support Apps Written in Objective-C

Windows 10 will Support Apps Written in Objective-C

By Rich W Woods Today, Microsoft announced four new ways for developers to submit apps to the Windows 10 Store. The first was web apps. For example, you can submit a web site to the Store and it will run as an app. The second was .NET and Win32 apps, which is huge, since that’s how most Windows apps are written. They also said that Android apps can be ported, reusing most code. Finally, they…

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Android Apps will Work on Windows 10 Phones

Android Apps will Work on Windows 10 Phones

By Rich W Woods Well, it’s official. Microsoft announced that developers will be able to reuse most of their Java and C++ Android code as part of their Windows 10 Phone app. They didn’t explicitly say that Android apps will run; however, it certainly seems that way for now. This comes alongside news that developers will be able to submit web apps into the Store as well as .NET and Win32 apps. The other way…

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.NET and Win32 Apps Can Now Be Part of Windows 10 Store

.NET and Win32 Apps Can Now Be Part of Windows 10 Store

By Rich W Woods This is big. One of the biggest problems with Windows 8.1 was that existing apps couldn’t be used in the Store. They had to be full screen Windows apps. Why would anyone make an app for the Store when only 14% of users have access to the Store and they could make a Win32 app that 100% of Windows users have access to? Microsoft’s own apps, such as Office and Visual…

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Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Code for Mac and Linux!

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Code for Mac and Linux!

By Rich W Woods At Build today, Microsoft seems to be talking a lot about cross-platform development. They announced that the .NET Core would be available for Mac and Linux and now, Visual Studio Code for Mac and Linux. Visual Studio Code is a code editor. It doesn’t have drag and drop GUIs like full Visual Studio. After all, there’s only so much they could have put together since last year when they announced the…

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