All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Metro’

Mozilla Ends Firefox Metro Development

In March 2012, Mozilla announced that it was developing a version of Firefox for Windows 8’s Metro UI. The non-profit included Firefox for Metro in its Nightly distribution starting February of last year. If you became a fan of Mozilla’s touch friendly Firefox in that time, you’ll want to make your peace now. Mozilla announced this morning that development of …

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Metro Last Light Trailer Explores The Depravity Of Man

Metro 2033 is one of the best shooters of the past five years. It was a delight to learn last year that the game was getting a sequel. The uncertainty surrounding the game’s former publisher – THQ – was a little unnerving though. Thankfully, Metro Last Light found a home at Deep Silver, and will be released later this year. …

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Metro: Last Light Delayed Yet Again, Releases on May 17

When THQ entered bankruptcy and auctioned off its game properties and studios piecemeal it wasn’t certain that all of the projects would survive. In particular, it was odd to see the Metro series land in the hands of Koch Media, the parent company of Dead Island publisher Deep Silver. Today, some good news has come for Metro fans. Deep Silver …

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Touch Friendly Firefox For Windows 8 Now Available

Mozilla was one of the first browser vendors to announce support for Windows 8 in March of last year. At that time, the company said it would be take advantage of the Metro UI to create a touch-enabled version of the popular Web browser that conformed to Microsoft’s Metro design principles. It’s been almost a year since then, and Metro …

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Skype to Get New Windows 8 Look and Video Messaging

It appears that Skype will be getting quite an overhaul this holiday season. The Verge is reporting that the popular video calling software will be getting a visual update to fit in with the new Windows 8 OS. Citing unnamed “sources familiar with Skype’s plans,” The Verge states that Skype is now testing a new UI for all platforms. The …

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Microsoft Renames Metro Apps To Windows Store Apps

Microsoft ran into a little problem last month when they realized that the Metro name was already owned by a store in Germany. The company had been using the Metro branding for over a year to sell Windows 8 and they were suddenly left without an identity. In the interim, Microsoft said developers should just call it the “Windows 8 …

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Windows 8 Gets The Start Button Back With This App

A lot of people, including yours truly, don’t like Windows 8 all that much. Most of our frustration comes from the fact that the newest OS forces you to boot into the Metro Windows 8 UI. It also got rid of the start button because Microsoft wanted to save space. Well, a new open source app will make all your …

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Microsoft Really Wants Desktop Users To Hate Windows 8

Windows 8 is coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Microsoft obviously thinks it’s a good idea, but who else excited for it? Some desktop users are pretty pleased with it, but there is one small issue – Microsoft’s insistence on forcing users to go through the Metro Windows 8 UI upon start up. Now that Windows …

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Microsoft Ditches “Metro” Name For Windows 8 UI

Ever since Microsoft revealed Windows 8 to the world, we have referred to the new interface as “Metro.” It was assumed that the name would stick since we’re this close to launch and Microsoft haven’t announced a change yet. That assumption has turned out wrong. The Verge got a hold of an internal memo that said the Metro name would …

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Is Putting Windows 8 On The iPhone A Capital Offense?

Windows and Mac OS X are two sides of the same coin. Just because they’re both similar in many instances does not mean that they should ever meet though. Some intrepid, and possibly insane, designer has taken it upon himself to create the Windows 8 Metro UI for the iPhone. Before you get out your pitchforks and whatever else Apple …

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Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8, Snubs Current Windows Phones

Microsoft today revealed its future smartphone platform: Windows Phone 8. The announcement came as part of the Windows Phone Developer Summit currently taking place in San Francisco. Joe Belfiore, head of the Windows Phone division at Microsoft, took to the official Windows Phone Blog to lay out all of the details. In the blog post he states that Windows 8 …

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Windows 8’s Confusing Metro Interface Inspires Parody Demo

The new scrolling tiled look of the Windows 8 start screen might be a bit of eye candy waiting for users each time they sit down at their computer, but the unfamiliar terrain of the new Metro-designed interface is being met with some frustration and confusion by users of the operating system’s pre-release version. The new touchscreen-friendly interface of Windows …

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