I am not an Android user but if there ever was one single app that could get me to switch it would have to be this one. Called Windows 8 Controller it is an app that once installed on your Android smartphone and Windows 8 computer will let you use it as a “touchscreen” for your computer. You’ll be able to navigate through Windows 8 Start Screen by using your tablet or smartphone as a remote control.
As you can see Microsoft is looking to start 2013 with a catchy tune and lots of Windows 8 loving with these two new ads that showed up on their YouTube channel today.
One of the nice things about Windows 8 is that Microsoft has finally improved the desktop experience for multi-monitor users like myself. To help show off one part of those improvements Microsoft has put together some panoramic wallpaper themes to add to their growing theme collections that you can download for free.
A much as all the know-it-alls in the tech blogosphere would like you to believe that RSS is dead and that is it only a matter of time before we wave good-bye to it the reality is that RSS feed for blogs are just as popular as they have always been. So it come as no surprise that when you go looking for an RSS feed reader in the new Windows Store that you’ll find more than a few of them.
In fact as of this writing there are 25 plus feed readers, both free and pay versions, just waiting for you to start using in Windows 8, and even better the large majority of them support Google Reader as their backend.
It has been interesting watching NASA as it tries to deal with how it does its job of exploring space and making it interesting to both the young and old alike in a time when they are facing constant budget cuts and waning political will to expand our knowledge beyond our planet.
Like a lot of people I am a big fan of Reddit even though my time spent on the site varies quite a lot, but that is about to change thanks to a really nicely done app for Windows 8 …
Okay, maybe that’s a little strong but for anyone who whiled away the day playing pinball on Windows NT (you had to search for it) or on Windows if you managed to copy it over from an NT machine it is good day when you find out that Zen Studios; in conjunction with Microsoft Games, has made their awesome Pinball FX 2 game free in the Windows 8 Store.
Just to be clear this is probably an outlier type problem since it is something that will only interest a small minority of people but for me; and others who don’t have a credit card – or don’t want to use it for online purposes – this was a nice added bonus to find out today.