Guys. Stop freaking out. This app does run on mobile. It's just not public yet.
There you go. It might simply be that it's still under testing and it'll be available at a later date. So I wouldn't freak out about it only bring on PCs just yet.
So this is very cool. Adobe has released the worlds first Desktop class application made entirely using UWP and is, in fact, distributing it through the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app, and NOT through the Windows Store. Folks, this might be a living example of what Microsoft spoke of months ago about letting third party stores distribute UWP apps. Furthermore, this is the first UWP app designed for desktops with mouse and keyboards.
The app is Adobe XD (short for experience design), and it is available to download for everyone, even those who do not have an active Creative Cloud Subscription. Just install the Creative Cloud app, and you should have the option to install Adobe XD UWP app.
You can get the new UWP app through your Creative Cloud subscription and by installing the Creative Cloud app.
There are a TON of little features in this latest build of Windows 10. Let's take a look!
Major Nelson announced that the Xbox Insider Program (previously Xbox Preview Program) will be open to anybody, but if you didn’t read between the lines, you might think you are getting more than you actually are.
This is what Major Nelson’s blog post stated:
Our final change is that the Xbox Insider Program will soon be open to all Xbox users. More fans will have the ability to provide feedback directly from their Xbox One consoles. The Xbox Insider Hub will provide great opportunities to try out games, apps, and other console experiences. Note that Xbox system updates will currently be limited to those already testing them (not open to new members), as we still have a huge number of volunteers already doing a great job testing and providing feedback.
Notice that the part of the Insider program everyone care most about is still not open to anyone and subject to the same exclusivity as that of the current Xbox Preview Program.
That's too bad, but I guess it is what it is.
So I stumbled upon a video made by Adobe showcasing the Surface Studio and doing art on it in a live video demonstration.
Since the device doesn't ship until December, and no journalists have had the opportunity to review it yet, this might be the only full hands on video of this product.
Just wanted to share; thought you guys might like it.
Microsoft has made some cute videos for its Windows 10 apps and services. Most of you probably never seen them because they are not on YouTube or TV. These videos only seem to be found in the Get Started app in Windows 10. So, I compiled them for you and put it on YouTube so you can see it. Which one is your favorite?
I have been using Windows Phone daily for about three years now. I had my ups and downs, but I have a confession to make. This is, by far, the most memorable experience I had in the past three years using a Windows Phone. You guys ready? Let me know if you can relate.
Opens App. Black Screen. Resuming… Resuming… Resuming… Loading… Loading… Black Screen. Resuming… Resuming… Loading… Start Screen appears.
And that’s it! Thanks, Microsoft, for the most pleasant experience in using a Windows Phone.
P.S. This was a piece of satire, for those who are sensitive about Windows Phone. But there is some truth to what I have written.
Hi, Folks! Nazmus here, and today we go hands on with the new MS Paint for Windows 10 Redstone 2. This new paint has a ton of new features, but, unfortunately, it also has some key features from the previous versions of paint removed! But we are getting ahead of ourselves
Please watch the video demo of the new paint. It’s the best way you will get a feel for how the app behaves
One of the best things I noticed about this app is that it is very performant. It opens instantly and is very responsive. I was worried whether this would the be case. While I use Photoshop, I still like Paint’s lightweight behavior and snappy performance. Thankfully, this is preserved with the new version. Every tool functions with no lag. In fact, it even feels snappier than the current version of Paint!
Now, there are some important features removed in the new version of MS Paint. Some are crucial to how Paint functions. My only hope that these features make a return quickly. The removed features include the lack of having two colors in use, with one applied with left click while other with right-click. The ability to set a color as transparent in a selection is also missing. Also unavailable is the longstanding feature of cloning selected objects and creating a trail effect of a selected object. Drawing in a straight line using the pencil tool is also removed.
My favorite picture that’s returned with the version of Paint is the Pixel Pencil, a tool that is crucial to the pixel arts made with paint as well as the ability to use the Fill Bucket tool without any jagged edges.
Let me know what you think of the new Paint!
Today, we're talking a look at the latest build of Windows 10 from the redstone 2 development branch, released to fast ring users of the Windows Insider Program. This insider preview of the OS is currently at build 14936.
Released on September 28th, 2016, this build brings no visible new features to the operating system but does include plenty of under-the-hood changes. As part of the preview, Microsoft is also updating their preinstalled apps with new features for insiders to test out. These features are not tied to this build or Redstone 2 in particular. They are app updates that can, and likely will, roll out to users of the stable branch (Redstone 1). Microsoft is using the Insider Program and releasing the apps exclusively to Redstone 2 users for now to test out the new feature before rolling it out broadly.
Speaking of app updates, Microsoft released updates to the Windows Feedback Hub and the Windows Maps app, bringing with it a dark theme. I was unable to demo this on my last build tour video due to a problem in updating the apps from the store. So, I take this opportunity to demo the builds to you here!
Microsoft is also previewing browser extensions for its Edge browser, bringing it to the insiders to preview first before signing them off in the production builds. These extensions are usually third party extensions, though some are first party.
Examples of such extensions tested for the redstone 2 release include “Turn of the Lights”, “Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant”, and “Tampermonkey”.
Windows 10 Redstone 2 is the next feature update to Windows 10. It is slated for release in spring of 2017, according to various reports. This will make Redstone 2 the third major update to Windows 10, after Threshold 2 and Redstone 1.
Microsoft has reportedly released a bombshell this week containing a ton of new information about what to expect in the next big feature update for Windows 10 Mobile. Neowin reports that Microsoft, in a session in day two of its Ignite 2016 conference has released information on what business can expect in the next release of Windows 10 Mobile.
It should not be surprising to note that the features are mostly business and productivity focused. Microsoft’s ignite conference is for IT Professionals and businesses. So, while I do expect to see some significant new consumer related features in Windows 10 Mobile’s next release, I understand why Microsoft didn’t focus on those in this week’s conference. So, do not disperse if you were looking forward to more “fun” features coming your way. We still have a lot of time before more features get revealed. But for now, let’s take a look at what’s coming down the pike.
The biggest changes coming to mobile relate to Continuum, a feature that allow your Windows 10 Mobile phone to connect to an external display—either wirelessly or via a wired connection—and offer you’re a Windows desktop-like experience on the external display. However, Continuum had some limitations. But they seem to be getting resolved with the next update.
The first big feature is the ability to work on the external display even when the phone is locked. Currently, locking your phone also turns off your external display. Keeping your phone’s screen off to conserve battery while you work on the external display is important to many users.
Another big update is the ability to run multiple apps simultaneously on the external display, both through overlapping windows as well as by snapping apps side-by-side. Currently, you can only run one app on the external display at a time (with another running on your phone screen), and this has been a major limiting factor for most using Continuum.
Other improvements to continuum include the ability to pin apps on the Windows taskbar and the ability for the phone to connect to a wireless display when the phone gets close to it.
There were a few other non-continuum related features that were also announced. This includes the ability to bulk updated devices through USB connection and the ability to reset PIN remotely. Microsoft also noted that they are aware that the current lack of a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Mobile is a valid limitation but did say if or when Microsoft will address this by releasing a 64-bit version of its ARM-based Windows OS.
What do you guys think of this new revelation? Are you excited of what is to come?