Tag Archive: metro

May 28 2013

Fitbit Dashboard Receives Metro Styling

A while back I wrote about how Fitbit developed a Metro app for Windows 8/RT which, in my opinion, did a fantastic job of aligning with the design language whilst still retaining the Fitbit identity. I think it is a great way to check my Fitbit stats without having to fire up and login to …

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Aug 21 2012

How to Close Metro Apps in Windows 8

Since Windows 95, it’s been widely known that to close an application you click on the X in the top right corner of the application window. Over time, the presentation of that X has changed somewhat but the functionality has remained the same. With the introduction of full screen Metro apps in Windows 8 it …

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Jul 13 2012

Windows Server 2012 Essentials – The New Windows Home Server?

This week, Microsoft pretty much announced the end of Windows Home Server as we know it after two versions. The first being the original Windows Home Server followed up by Windows Home Server 2011 based upon Windows Server 2008 R2. With the onset of Windows Server 2012 and its various flavours I can only think …

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Mar 19 2012

Internet Explorer 10 x 2 = ?

Here’s something else to bear in mind for people trying out Windows 8 and the two different versions of Internet Explorer 10. If you don’t know already there are two versions of Internet Explorer 10: the Metro-style app and the traditional desktop app. More confusingly, these two instances of Internet Explorer 10 are not named …

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Mar 05 2012

Search for Apps Quickly in Windows 8

Here’s a short and sharp tip tonight for those cutting their teeth on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. While the full screen Metro interface looks pretty you could potentially find yourself overwhelmed when trying to find an app when you have many more installed as time progresses. You can group applications into logical groups but there will …

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Feb 14 2012

MetroTwit – Get a Taste of Twitter, Metro Style


Here’s a software pick for those looking for a Twitter client for Windows other than TweetDeck. MetroTwit is a Metro styled Twitter client for Windows. For those that don’t know, Metro is the interface found on Windows Phone 7 and will also be the interface for Windows 8 tablets. The Metro design language basically gives …

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Feb 11 2012

Windows on ARM Comes with Office 15 Baked In

For people seriously considering a Windows 8 tablet as their next tablet OS here is something that might sweeten the deal a bit. While the iPad has built in viewing capabilities for Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slidepacks the ability to edit them as part of the base operating system is absent. The …

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Jul 27 2010

The Future is Metro Transport

About six hours ago I arrived in Denmark after going via Hong Kong and Helsinki. Needless to say I am a little frazzled but nothing insurmountable. Anyway, the missus came to meet me at the airport and instead of taking a car or taxi we hopped on the metro. The metro is a driverless train …

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