I checked on msnNow just now and was pleasantly surprised with tweets. Normally, I’m not a big fan of more Twitter anytime, all the time so to speak. For sanity sake I prefer to stay out of it and only use it when I need it. But this is nice because now I don’t need to go to Twitter for the news. I can get both search [SEO] trends. The one catch is that I need them connected for search engine optimization (SEO) and should be logged into both Bing and Twitter persistently, meaning that I check the keep me logged in checkbox when I login and connect the two in the respective governance settings. Those settings are usually on the settings menu on the top nav bar of most sites.
I was researching this ‘kill switch’ I was reading about that Apple is going to apparently include in the next iPhone.
The following article was plucked from that research:
D.A. Gascón And A.G. Schneiderman To Convene Smartphone Summit To Address Epidemic Of Dangerous “Apple-picking” Street Crimes | Eric T. Schneiderman
From reading over briefly it is also a good source for seeing what issues are being discussed at a high political and legal [policy] level.
Music app tile on the Windows 8 Start screen. Live tile is off.
There’s an interesting command I discovered several weeks ago that exposed an even more interesting and previously unused feature of the [XBOX] Music app on Windows 8. In this post, all the screenshots were taken either with the print screen key [Prt Scn] or the Start + S combo [OneNote required] to get those tight lasso shots like this next photo below.
There’s this little hyphen icon in the lower right portion of the screen in the Music app:
Mouse pointer needs to be moved to this portion of the screen to activate and display
The my music section of the Music app on Windows 8.0
Arranged by Genre
Date added is default
The arranged by drop down box in-line with the little carrot pointing downward
This is the easiest, best way to get that same record store style experience. Especially with the new touch devices. Even on a non-touch PC like my Dell it’s a nice feature. In some cases, preferable to the built-in search that you get in all metro or modern apps in Windows 8. You just type and the search kicks in. When finished typing you just hit enter. You also get that same integrated search functionality from the Start screen and you can choose which app to use to search from. For example, the Bing app.
Bing app in Windows 8
Technology news related to electronic mail on ARM [chip] touch devices.
[MSFT] Office News
Applies mainly to the touch devices. Those being the [Microsoft] proprietary Surface RT (not Surface Pro) or [3rd party] ARM devices running Windows RT.
Surface Pro (AMD/Intel) should [in theory] allow it. Haven’t checked to see if it’s free or there’s a cost.
On my Dell desktop at home running Windows 8 Professional, even with OneNote 2013 RT installed, I can still use the legacy OneNote 2013 [desktop] version installed with the Click to Run digital distribution of Microsoft Office 2013 via Office 365 Home Premium.
The biggest advantage to having an Outlook 2013 RT will be more intuitive, modern, touch user interface.
Good news for Outlook users with touch devices, such as tablets running Windows 8. I’m not sure about modern MS Office for Mac equivalent for iPads. They do have a Mac version of Office but I’m not sure about the metro UI.
Smartphone news! Click the link (URL) below to read the article.