Each software and each version brings its own bag of problems and a whole lot
of bug fixes and patches.
Windows 8.1 is no different. Recently I came across a problem which I have
not been able to solve but making all efforts to fix. This post describes the
problem and the attempts to correct it.
Recently I copied over several hundred image/video files from my Windows
Phone 8.1 Preview to my Windows 8.1 (x64 bit) Toshiba Laptop. This is when I
started noticing problems. The computer became slow and I lost access to the
properties of files / folders on the desktop. I also noticed that it
was not possible to run the command processor (cmd.exe) in the elevated mode
which I required for some diagnostics. For example, if I right click any
file, the rotating wheel would start and after a minute or so, the whole
desktop would refresh as if nothing happened.
Of course I found so... (more)
Within the next few week you will be seeing Microsoft Smartwatch in the
Two very important features that distinuguishes Microsoft SmartWatch from the
others (Samsung Galaxy Gear, Moto360,etc) are,
Twice the battery life
Being cross-platform it can sync with iOS and Android phones which is a big
feature as the phones with other OSs have a larger market share and limiting
to Windows Phone OS (<2.5% market share)will not be business-wise. Presently
it may be Windows 8 based but i the future it will be probably Windows 10,
the made-for OS across all dev... (more)
In my previous post some of the cross-platform app development tools/programs
were described in a general way. In this post I describe the Intel XDK tool
From here you can jumpstart your App development skills after downloading the
Intel XDK. You can write once and deploy to several platforms.
create cross-platform apps it is only suitable for some simple, inexpensive
apps. In order to buld more complex apps you need a single language to access
There was news today that Samsung has acquired SmartThings, a start up that
will operate all your home appliances, including garage doors, with a router
that sends out commands that you send over the Internet.
Right now SmartThings have stuff for iOS and Android only. You can buy your
stuff now to remodel your home.
Google of course started the ball rolling, buying up Nest, the smart-home
thermostat and the Dropcam via Nest to monitor homes with a Wi-Fi camera.
I believe Samsung ($200 million) made a much better deal than Google ($3.2
billion). Read this informative article on the Fo... (more)
There are lots and lots of Apps. In fact there are over a couple of million
Apps including all of the major brands, Apple, Google, Blackberry, Microsoft
with Apple at the top and Microsoft in the bottom. But this is a growing
market. The variety is truly bewildering, different size devices; different
operating systems(OS); different programming languages; and different
This post is not very recent but you can see how the various mobile operating
The ... (more)