WINDOWS 8 Posts on XDA

Dual Boot Windows 8 and Android on Your Acer Iconia W700

The Acer Iconia W700 is a perfect blend of the tablet form factor and ultrabook specs. Sure, it's a little heavier and chunkier than your average Android tablet, but that's the price you pay for having the power of a full desktop OS like Windows 8 at your disposal. Well, at least it is if you want...

Soft Modding the Xperia Z and Samsung Devices, and Windows 8 App Development Tutorials – XDA Developer TV

Get started with Windows 8 development with a handy tutorial. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article about connecting certain Samsung devices via USB Mass Storage protocol and adding a physical camera button to your Sony Xperia Z.Jordan talks about the other...

Several Standard Desktop Apps Ported to Windows RT

One of the main limitations of Windows RT is that most 32- and 64-bit applications aren't compatible. Therefore, if you are buying a Microsoft Surface and intend to install all your favorite Windows programs, then you're going to have a bad time. To remedy this issue, XDA Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has begun an initiative to get...

Securing Android with SecDroid, Fixing Touch Screen Issues on Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface – XDA Developer TV

How to increase touch screen responsiveness on the Microsoft Surface is one of the stories from this weekend on XDA-Developers. Also, you can calibrate Windows 8 touch screens with more accuracy. However, other news items happened this weekend. XDA News Specialist Jordan covers some of those stories. He talks about cleaning bloatware and adding some...

Calibrate Windows 8 Touch Screens with Greater than Four Points

Despite not being an actual mobile OS, Windows 8 has seen a surprising amount of development here at XDA. Whether it's because of the Windows App Store or the Microsoft Surface is uncertain, but users and developers alike have been adding some great content for Windows 8 users. There is now a tutorial that will...

Use the Complete Windows API in Windows Store Apps

While some have many bad things to say about Windows 8, others are doing what they can to make the experience more enjoyable for everyone. Thus, Windows 8 has received an unnaturally healthy amount of development from XDA community members and developers, despite not being a mobile OS. One limitation is that Microsoft doesn't allow...

Spare Your SSD by Installing Metro Apps to Another Drive

Since SSDs are becoming increasingly affordable and commonplace, computer enthusiasts have been adding them to their computers in greater frequency. And for those who dare, RAIDed configurations yield even more insane speeds (albeit without TRIM on all but a handful of SSD and chipset combinations). However, because they are still somewhat expensive, most buy smaller SSDs...

Unofficial XDA Portal RSS App for Windows 8

Windows 8 packs a lot of differences from Windows 7. The absent start menu is perhaps the most noticeable, and many consider it to be a misstep for those not lucky enough to be on a touch screen device. However, one of the better features of Windows 8 is the incorporation of an app store,...

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...

UnBrickable SD for the Galaxy Camera, HD2 WP8 Port! – XDA Developer TV

The HTC HD2 lives on, and more, in today's news round-up with Jordan. In this episode, Jordan talks about the HTC HD2 getting a Windows Phone 8 port. In other news, Jordan talks about the HTC Desire HD getting a source-built 4.2.1 ROM and kernel. Jordan also talks about adding your own toggles in Android 4.2...

PRadio Gives Windows 8 Full Featured Pandora Radio

Pandora Radio has become quite popular with mobile users. It's available through your browser, and there are mobile apps for at least Android and iOS. It features a simple interface, customizable radio stations, and it doesn't cost money to use it unless you want it to. Now, Windows 8 users have a dedicated app to...

More Windows 8 Apps Being Released

Some time ago, we brought you a tour through what XDA members and developers were doing on Windows 8. Since then, Windows 8 has been officially released, as has Microsoft's flagship tablet, the Microsoft Surface. Now, app devs have begun making applications for it.XDA Forum Member hulkkii starts us off by porting an application that...