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Microsoft’s Debug Mode Flaw and “Golden Key” Leak Allows Disabling of Secure Boot

Windows-based OSs are no longer the default and top choice in the mobile scene. The Open Source nature of Android has found many fans in OEMs, and as a result, less and less phones use Windows these days. But if you are among those who still continue to use a Windows device in your daily life, there's...

Create Windows Apps with Microsoft’s New Project Siena

For Android users who have made the leap of faith to Windows 8 or RT, the limited number of available Modern UI apps can be quite a shock. But this shouldn't be a surprise, as the majority of tablets now ship with Android. This is then naturally reflected in user and developer contributions.It seems like...

Microsoft Doesn’t Want Three Windows OS Versions

Which company has not one, not two, but three operating systems being actively developed at the same time? Microsoft does, and they're getting tired of it.The strongest suggestion of this comes with Microsoft executive Julie Larson-Green's statement that "We [Microsoft] have the Windows Phone OS. We have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We're...

Spotlite Brings Native Spotify Experience to Windows 8/RT

If you're a Spotify user running Windows 8/8.1 or RT, you may have noticed that there's currently no official offering available in the Windows App Store. While x86 users can simply download the official client directly from Spotify's website, ARM-based users aren't so lucky.To alleviate this, XDA Forum Member hsalps created Spotlite and uploaded it to...

Grab that Crowbar, it’s Half Life on Windows RT

OK, I must admit before I write anything else that this story hits extremely close to home on the nostalgia front. Having first played the game upon release in 1998 and considering it one of the best games of any genre ever made, Half Life's single player campaign not only forged a new genre of...

How to Compile and Port Win32 Apps for Windows RT

One of the things Windows RT users have found most frustrating is the inability to run traditional desktop apps on their shiny new(ish) device. Although it was never any secret that this would be the case, it's still something that many people were hoping would cease to be an issue thanks to the development community.The...

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...

Jelly Bean 4.2.1 AOKP for Nexus Available, Free Android Backup and Kernel Config Apps – XDA Developer TV

Jelly Bean 4.2.1-Based AOKP for Nexus Devices. That and more news happened this week at XDA-Developers. Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week. Another story talks about Super Backup for your all-in-one needs. Additionally, Jordan talks about finding UART on Qualcomm variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III.Additionally, this week Jordan released three 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...

HTC HD2 Refuses to Die, Now Runs Windows RT

Let's say you have a device from 2009, and at times it seems like it's just a little bit out of date. The latest devices coming out are all competing to become "The Next Big Thing," and this device just doesn't seem to stack up to the competition. And with the latest mobile Operating Systems...

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,...