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Microsoft releases new WP7 Tools & IE9 RC!

February 11th, 2011 No comments

I’m a little late on this one, but Microsoft has released Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 update recently. From their own list

The Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update includes:

  • Windows Phone Emulator Update – Exposes copy/paste functionality in the Windows Phone 7 emulator. For more information, see How to: Test Copy and Paste in Windows Phone Emulator. End users can use the copy and paste functionality only after receiving the corresponding update to the Windows Phone 7 operating system.
  • Windows Phone Developer Resources Update – Fixes a text selection bug in pivot and panorama controls. In applications that have pivot or panorama controls that contain text boxes, users can unintentionally change panes when trying to copy text. To prevent this problem, open your application, recompile it, and then resubmit it to the Windows Phone Marketplace.
  • Windows Phone Capability Detection Tool – Detects the phone capabilities used by your application. When you submit your application to Windows Phone Marketplace , Microsoft performs a code analysis to detect the phone capabilities required by your application and then replaces the list of capabilities in the application manifest with the result of this detection process. This tool performs the same detection process and allows you to test your application using the same list of phone capabilities generated during the certification process. For more information, see How to: Use the Capability Detection Tool.
  • Windows Phone Connect Tool – Allows you to connect your phone to a PC when Zune® software is not running and debug applications that use media APIs. For more information, see How to: Use the Connect Tool.
  • Updated Bing Maps Silverlight Control – Includes improvements to gesture performance when using Bing™ Maps Silverlight® Control.

WPDT Fix includes:

  • Windows Phone Developer Tools Fix allowing deployment of XAP files over 64 MB in size to physical phone devices for testing and debugging.

The BingMap updates were quite welcome too! There are two bits to this update, first grab the Windows Phone 7 January Patch, then install the Visual Studio 2010 tooling update.

Today also marked the release of Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate which brings a nice bunch of (much needed) updates to IE9 and standards in general with a cool smooth UI.  Ars has a great write up on IE9 RC too which will be far better than what I can write up.

Windows 7 x86 | x64 for the lazy few!

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Cheatings OK: (X) HTML Elements Best Practices

April 28th, 2009 1 comment

Came across a cool little gem, a (X)HTML Elements Best Practices Guide by Keryx which also has a Pdf version.

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Yesterdays Undies: Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 8!!!

March 20th, 2009 No comments

A quick note that the once mighty beast that is Internet Explorer (affectionatley also dubbed, Internet {Exploder, Exploiter etc}) has released the much awaited version 8.

Internet Explorer 8 About BoxThere’s also a review on eWeek for IE 8 and an Exclusive interview on TechRadar with Microsoft’s John Curran.

Direct download links for your platform:

Grab it while its hot and add it to your list of browsers to test, or just use SuperPreview. UPDATE: we tried it, and our initial thoughts were it was lamey, stick to BrowserShots.

Whilst its downloading, checkout the History of the Internets, everything from the days of Marquees and annoying overdone GIFs, to the days where every fscking site had a flash video, to the brighter days of today, when we all seem to walk to stalk everyone else and see what they’re up to.

I’m running Windows 7 on this lappy so unfortunately you wont be able to install the RTM if your in the same boat.

In terms of security, unfortunately IE8 was defeated at Pwn2Own but not before everyones *favourite* fruit company’s Safari went down… in seconds for the second year in a row! Not even IE8 on Win7 was left out of the carnage.

Mmm I can taste those crApples rotting on teh Safari – they should add that to the list of security features.

Late for work, enjoy.

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Google releases Chrome 1.0

December 12th, 2008 No comments

Epic news, Google has released a 1.0 release of Chrome.

We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met but our work is far from done. We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux. If you are already using Google Chrome, the update system ensures that you get the latest bug fixes and security patches, so you will get the newest version automatically in the next few days.

You can download a windows version today, the Linux & Mac OS builds are still in development.

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