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Mint 18.3: The best Linux desktop takes big steps forward

Linux Mint isn't just the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop, period.<p>The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP …

Transform your ideas into code with this app-enabled robot

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>This little robot is the Sphero: SPRK Edition, …

Programming

Windows Template Studio 1.2 released!

We’re extremely excited to announce the Windows Template Studio 1.2. What makes this release even more special is we’ve been accepted into the .NET …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Working with Brushes and Content – XAML and Visual Layer Interop, Part One

The Composition APIs empower Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers to do beautiful and powerful things when they access the Visual Layer. In …

Software Development

Calling WinRT Components from a Win32 process via the Desktop Bridge

In today’s post, we are covering another step you can take on your journey across the Desktop Bridge: specifically migrating business logic to …

Software Development

Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.5

Today marks the sixth release of the UWP Community Toolkit – all packages are updated to version 1.5. Thanks to the UWP developer community, the UWP …

InterAct

The One Coding Guidebook Every Programmer Should Own

All the knowledge you wish you had memorized for under $30.<p>Now more than ever, it's imperative that coders have a wide array of skills under their belt. Whether you're brand new to coding or you've been doing it for years, having an understanding of today's most relevant and sought-after …

Emerging Technology

UWP and the evolution of touch development

How is programming for touch development on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) different from mouse and keyboard development in Windows Forms? This …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft's design rules push Windows 'beyond mere rectangles'

Microsoft's Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 might have an ironically uncreative name, but the upgrade itself is flush with artistic potential and useful features. It will give users a timeline to manage complex work sessions, APIs that tie all of Microsoft's services together and, notably, a …

Augmented Reality

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

Microsoft Ups The Ante In Enterprise IoT and Edge Computing

Microsoft has added new capabilities to its Internet of Things platform making it one of the first to support emerging industrial use cases such as Edge Analytics and device management.<p>Microsoft is one of the few companies to deliver end-to-end IoT capabilities covering the entire spectrum of …

Internet of Things

Windows 10: How to upgrade to run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows

A key upgrade in the recent Creators Update adds support for a new version of the Linux-based OS Ubuntu.<p>Running Linux from inside Windows no longer …

Linux

Free Microsoft Antivirus Software Finally Does Good Job

Microsoft Security Essentials, the free Microsoft antivirus software for Windows Vista and Windows 7, has always been a firm "better than nothing" …

Windows 10 Creators Update: The 5 biggest changes

Windows 10 just keeps getting bigger and better.Microsoft just announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update will start rolling out on April 11, building upon the foundation laid by vanilla Windows 10 and its subsequent “November” and “Anniversary” updates. While not every feature that Microsoft …

Final Cut

Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks

'Exo-Glove Poly' was developed by SNU Biorobotics Lab to assist people with limited hand function perform basic tasks with ease.

The Atomo Modular Electronics System is like LEGO for electronics

One of the hardest things about Raspberry Pi and Arduino is figuring out where to stick all the pieces. While both of these systems work well alone — you can have a lot of fun with just a board and an internet connection — it’s also fun to add little things like printers and screens to make fun …

Raspberry Pi

Visual Studio 2017 – Now Ready for Your Windows Application Development Needs

Visual Studio 2017 is the most powerful Universal Windows Platform development environment. It brings unparalleled productivity improvements, a …

Software Development

Free stuff from NASA! Robots, drones, satellites!

Well, not exactly, but the space agency is offering free software code that relates to all these things, so other agencies can tap its knowledge base.<p>Just because you don't work for NASA doesn't mean you can't use its code.<p>On Wednesday, the space agency released its latest online software catalog …

Freebies

How to add more file-sharing options using “send to” in Windows 10

E-mail isn’t the only way to share files with friends. Tweak the Windows 10 ‘Send to’ feature to add more programs.<p><b>Q:</b> Last year, following your …

Popular Windows development UI library goes open source

User interface controls are important to creating applications for use across different devices as they need to retain the native look and feel of …

Software

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) docs are now on Docs.Microsoft.com

I’m excited to announce the release of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) documentation on Docs.Microsoft.com. Docs.Microsoft.com is the one place for …

Software

Announcing UWP Community Toolkit 1.3

The UWP Community Toolkit continues to grow at a rapid speed thanks to the ideas and contributions from the community. Over the last period, over 82 …

Web Development

Adding UWP features to your existing PC software

With last summer’s release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the announcement of the Windows Store supporting apps built with the Desktop …

Software Development

Technology Forces Us To Do Things We’re Bad At. Time To Change How Design Is Done

Distractibility isn’t a human problem; it’s a design problem, writes usability expert Don Norman.<p>There is a widely believed myth that human error causes some 90% of car accidents. Ninety percent of all accidents are <i>blamed</i> on human error. That is not the same as <i>caused</i> by people.<p>The real cause of …

Framing

Announcing “UWPDesktop” NuGet Package Version 14393

The UWPDesktop NuGet package is here to improve the developer experience with Visual Studio when walking along the Desktop Bridge.The Desktop Bridge …

Software Development

Microsoft Focuses on UI Tools in New Visual Studio Code Update

Microsoft has revealed the latest update for Visual Studio Code. The release brings the company’s open source text editor to version 1.8. In a blog …

Just released – Windows developer virtual machines – December 2016 build

We’re releasing the December 2016 edition of our evaluation and licensed Windows developer virtual machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. The VMs come …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Windows 10 tip: Keep your laptop from waking up in your travel bag

Everyone who owns a laptop knows the feeling of reaching into a travel bag to discover that your PC woke up unexpectedly at some point, chewing …

Windows 10

The Best Burger in Shenzhen

The city is known for its world-building factories. Now it's cultivating something else entirely: a global community with an experimental spirit.<p><b>You’ve probably been to a dozen joints like Frankie’s:</b> The varnished bar runs almost the length of the restaurant, an oaken finger indicating the cigar …

UWP Experiences – App Samples

The UWP App Experiences are beautiful, cross-device, feature-rich and functional app samples built to demonstrate realistic app scenarios on the UWP …

Apps