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Windows developers: setting up and distributing Windows app promotional codes
Sep12

Windows developers: setting up and distributing Windows app promotional codes

Promotional codes are a great way to give users free access to your Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile app and beta test an upcoming version or even a brand new app that’s not available in the Microsoft Store yet to the general public. Each promotional code includes a unique URL that you can provide to your users, who can then click on the link to redeem and install your app or in-app product from the Microsoft Store. Through the...

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Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) list, with some Windows 7 and 8 classics
Jul29

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) list, with some Windows 7 and 8 classics

Alongside new improvements and features, the OS also includes a bunch of shortcuts (hotkeys). Here are just a few for Windows 10 (you can find more here): Shortcut Description Windows Show the Windows 10 Start Menu Windows + Tab Launch Windows 10 Task View Windows + C Search the web and Windows with Cortana (speech) Windows + S Search the web and Windows with Cortana (keyboard input) Windows + I Open Windows 10 settings Windows + A...

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Adding 1800Pocket/PC and Other Sites to Your News Feed in the New Disqus App
Dec06

Adding 1800Pocket/PC and Other Sites to Your News Feed in the New Disqus App

Yesterday saw the release of a brand new design for Disqus, a design that makes it easier than ever to follow the news and communities you most enjoy that use the commenting software, including 1800Pocket/PC. To those who just downloaded it for the first time, it might take a slight learning curve to find your way around the app and add your favorite news sites to it. At 1800Pocket/PC, we understand and have taken the liberty to draw...

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Microsoft’s Office Mix Will Allow You to Publish Directly to Office 365 Video from Within PowerPoint
Nov18

Microsoft’s Office Mix Will Allow You to Publish Directly to Office 365 Video from Within PowerPoint

Earlier today, Microsoft announced Office 365 Video, a new service of Office 365 that makes it easy to share video inside organizations. Microsoft has also just announced that Office Mix will let you publish to Office 365 Video from directly within PowerPoint. Office Mix has always let you export a mix to video, but now, according to today’s announcement, you will be able to structure your video in PowerPoint, author and enhance...

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Have a 8, 16 or 32GB Windows Tablet? Here’s How You Can Free Up Space for Your Favorite Software
Nov17

Have a 8, 16 or 32GB Windows Tablet? Here’s How You Can Free Up Space for Your Favorite Software

One of the most annoying things about Windows 8.1 is the inability to install modern apps on external storage, like an SD card or an external hard drive. This functionality would enable users to download an almost unlimited number of apps and would be good news for both consumers and Windows developers. Windows 8 didn’t have the ability either, but at least there was a registry workaround that was taken out when Windows 8.1 was...

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Pin 1800Pocket/PC to Your Windows, Windows Phone Start Screen for a Full Live Tile Experience
Sep13

Pin 1800Pocket/PC to Your Windows, Windows Phone Start Screen for a Full Live Tile Experience

It can get tedious to type in the web addresses of your favorite sites, so naturally, you can create a bookmark to avoid that. Even better than a bookmark, though, is a full Live Tile for Windows Phone and Windows 8 / 8.1 that gives you real time updates on new articles. This is exactly what you can get by pinning 1800PocketPC.com to your Start Screen! First and foremost, make sure you access the site via the Metro/Modern version of...

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