POSTS TAGGED: Windows 8

Spare Your SSD by Installing Metro Apps to Another Drive

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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 and a larger storage HDD. With the release of Windows 8, came the Windows App Store. This by default installs Metro Apps to the main drive. This can fill up a SSD rather quickly, and now there is a method to get around it.

XDA Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has written up a tutorial on how users can get Metro Apps to install to a differen. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial XDA Portal RSS App for Windows 8

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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, which allows users to more easily obtain applications in a manner similar to Android, Mac OS, iOS, and of course most distros of Linux. Now, there is an app for Windows 8 devices that gives you quick access to the latest and greatest on the XDA Portal.

XDA Forum Member kuartz developed a quick and simple application that gives Windows 8 users quick access to the latest content on the XDA Portal. It goes without saying that this is one of ou. . . READ ON »

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SNES Emulator Released for Windows RT, Microsoft Surface

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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 Windows Store:

Description
Snes8x is a Super Nintendo emulator for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The app is based on Snes9x, a free and portable SNES emulator.
Features
Play Super Nintendo games
Support for virtual touch controls and keyboard input

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

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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 Quick Settings.

Jordan talks about being able to restore the internal SD card after a bootloader unlock on the Galaxy Nexus. Also, Jordan mentions UnBrickable SD for the Samsung Galaxy Camera by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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PRadio Gives Windows 8 Full Featured Pandora Radio

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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 get Pandora Radio.

XDA Forum Member hsalps posted a thread that outlines the various features of the radio app. It’s called PRadio, and it’s an essential app for Pandora Radio fans. Some of the features include:

* Add radio stations via the search charm
* Search for Genre, Album, Artist and Songs
* Delete radio stations via the app bar
* Pin radio stations to start menu
* Play/P

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More Windows 8 Apps Being Released

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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 Android and WP7 users already have called CamSpeed. For those who don’t know, CamSpeed is a camera benchmark test that measures how fast and quick the camera is. Here’s what it measures:

- Focus Time. Time from focus call to successfull focus event.
– Capture Start/Shutter Time. Time from capture call to the moment when the capture sequence has started.

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Unlimited Multitasking Mod for Galaxy Note 2, Nexus 4 Android 4.2 System Dump – XDA Developer TV

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Recently, we at XDA have been releasing more Android and Windows Phone news updates than you could possibly keep up with. Luckily, Jordan is here to help you get caught up on any news you may have missed. Jordan mentions the PACman Rom‘s release for the Samsung GT-I9100 and GT-I9100G. Jordan talks about the exciting Windows 8 news, like the articles on the HTC 8x RUU and the Windows Phone 8 SDK.

In Android 4.2 news, Jordan mentions the Nexus 4 System dump. In other Nexus 4 news, Jordan mentions the article on possible build quality issues. Finally, Jordan talks about adding unlimited apps to the Galaxy Note 2 multi-window feature. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Enable Flash in Metro Browser on Windows 8 and RT

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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 Browser’s Flash restrictions on certain websites. As Marvin_S explains:

As we all know Windows RT/8’s IE Metro browser has limited flash support based on a whitelist. However a lot of sites are not (yet) whitelisted and hence do not work as desired

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Create Your Own Tiles in Windows 8 with OblyTile

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Theming has been as popular on XDA as ROM cooking and development in general. The ability to customize the appearance of our devices is always an appealing concept for many of our members. One thing that we learned out of Windows Phone 7 is that Microsoft does not want us to do any of this, and wants to jam their set-in-stone Metro UI with no background and static colors down our throats. Windows 8 is no different, as it does not give you too many options to customize its look and feel. Having said that, there is always a bright, colorful light at the end of the tunnel when our devs are into these things. And this time around, the light bearer goes by the name of XDA Forum Member Argony-OT.

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