In the Appreneur Challenge Microsoft are giving away some amazing prizes simply for making some apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.
Prizes include 25 Xbox One console and a major prize of a Surface Pro and “Money-can’t-buy experiences”.
With higher conversion rates and some awesome hardware and these awesome prizes, there really is no excuse for not having a go at making some awesome apps for the Windows platform.
The guys over at Motorola, now a part of Google, want to make a phone that can be cusomtised and changed by plugging modules together to form a phone.
“We want to do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software: create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, lower the barriers to entry, increase the pace of innovation, and substantially compress development timelines.” says the Motorola Blog entry
Here is a taste of some of the early designs:
Interesting concept, and looks like it will be fun to play with but I wonder how practical it may be.
The Nexus 5 isn’t exactly new news but it is a new phone that is eargerly awaited by many mobile device enthusiasts world wide.
The new Google/ASUS Phone packs some awesome features but the list of specs has been leaked so much you are left wondering exactly what it is going to pack.
We have a new leak now thanks to WIND Mobile who revealed the full spec list.
Screen: 4.95″ 1920×1080 display (445 ppi) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Cameras: 1.3MP front facing 8MP rear facing OIS
Dimensions: 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm
Weight: 130 grams
Operating System: OS Android 4.4, KitKat
Chip Set: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/NFC (Android Beam) / Bluetooth 4.0
Storage / Memory / Ram: 16GB or 32GB internal storage 2GB RAM
Ports & Connectors: microUSB, SlimPort enabled, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, dual microphones, ceramic power and volume buttons
via Nexus 5 Leaks Again For ‘Pre-Registration’ With A Full Spec List | Gizmodo Australia.
Windows 8 reached Escrow staging,
The last Pre-BETA build is the 8189.0.winmain.120120-1830 (end of coding).
Now, Microsoft working on the final Beta build of Windows 8, this step is called « Escrow » and started the 23rd January,
Some builds are already compiled from this Escrow step, 8191.0.winmain.120124-1748 and 8192.0.winmain.120125-1820,
Microsoft planned to sign off final Beta build this week then show this build during an internal preview.
via WinUnleaked.tk » Windows 8 Beta « Escrow ».