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egzthunder1 · Sep 18, 2014

Windows Developers Rejoice! Dev Program’s $99 Yearly Fee is No More!

Microsoft rule in the mobile market, much like the giant dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth several millions of years ago, is nothing but a distant memory with remnants of fossils scattered across the globe (for those of us who still have working Windows Mobile devices). At some point, Microsoft decided to try and avoid extinction by trying to evolve alongside a new set of species that were more fit to survive on this new era of mobile tech, and...

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Former Writer · Jan 27, 2013

RT Jailbreak Tool Lets Users Install Non-Microsoft Executables on Windows RT

This is XDA Developers, and we like our devices a certain way. We like them unlocked, rooted, and free to do with as we please. However, very few devices are ever released in this condition. Thus, our large community of dedicated developers figure out a way to do it. After all, it's happened again and again and again. When Windows RT came out, it wasn't 100% open either. There were security features in place that prevented users from installing unsigned...

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Former Writer · Jan 25, 2013

Windows RT Whitelist Tool Provides Quick, Easy Way to Enable Flash for Certain Sites

For those who don't know, Internet Explorer 10 has what is called a Whitelist. The Whitelist determines which websites Internet Explorer allows Flash for. For instance, if you went to a Flash heavy site and it wasn't on the Whitelist, none of the Flash content would load. This is a real pain for those who either enjoy Internet Explorer or have to use it due to lack of replacement browsers on Windows RT. We've previously covered a way to to...

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Former Writer · Jan 23, 2013

Comprehensive Guide to Microsoft Surface (and Windows RT) with 50+ Tips and Tricks

Development and tweaks for the Microsoft Surface have been been catching steam lately. There are a group of developers porting regular Windows applications to Windows RT. There are also a couple of ways to alter touch screen settings. However, Windows RT is still a brand new operating system, and people using it for the first time may have some trouble getting around. It is with that in mind that a comprehensive guide was released that contains more than 50 tips...

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Former Writer · Jan 11, 2013

Increase Touch Screen Responsiveness on the Microsoft Surface

When it comes to some things, platform of choice doesn't matter. Battery life is always a struggle, something will always lag, and Steve Ballmer will always be crazy. It doesn't matter if you have iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, these pitfalls are sure to remain with us for time to come. Recently, a method was released that'll help increase touch responsiveness on the Microsoft Surface thanks to XDA Forum Member tamarasu. It's not a particularly hard modification to make, as it is...

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Former Writer · Dec 28, 2012

Remove Facebook Ads on Internet Explorer 10

With Google+ getting more functional and popular than ever, there are many people wondering what they're still doing on Facebook. Despite years of development, there are still some things that have to be pointed out. However, the biggest gripe most people have is due to the ads. They're everywhere, they're annoying, and now on the Microsoft Surface, they're now avoidable. XDA Forum Member C-Lang wrote a tutorial to help users avoid those annoying ads on Facebook when using the Microsoft...

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Former Writer · Dec 17, 2012

SNES Emulator Released for Windows RT, Microsoft Surface

Android has enjoyed a myriad of emulators for quite some time now. There are emulators for SNES, NES, Genesis, PlayStation, N64, and many more. With the release of Windows 8 RT, developers have a chance to introduce the emulator goodness all over again. Microsoft Surface owners can now get their hands on a SNES emulator. XDA Forum Member Vdek has posted about a SNES emulator found on the Windows Store. Here is the brief description and feature list from the...

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Former Writer · Nov 9, 2012

How to Store Media on SD on the Microsoft Surface

With the release of the Microsoft Surface, users are getting their first real world tablet experiences with Windows 8. Of course, it's not perfect. That's why we mod things---to bring it closer to perfect. There is now a simple tutorial that gives you the ability to use your SD card to store media in Windows 8. XDA Senior Member mk1151 posted the tutorial link, and it isn't very difficult to follow. Essentially, it sets the default save locations for documents,...

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Former Writer · Nov 5, 2012

Enable Flash in Metro Browser on Windows 8 and RT

The release of Windows 8 has come and gone, and people have mixed feelings about it. Some like it; some hate it---pretty much the consensus on everything ever released. Now that it's released, though, it's time to have some fun with it. That means hacking it, making it more usable, and more fun. To start, users of the Metro Browser can now get full Flash on any website. XDA Recognized Developer Marvin_S has figured out how to get past Metro...

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