Microsoft Next Lock Screen for Android: update brings weather information

With the Next Lock Screen, Microsoft offers an own lock screen app for Android that has been developed by the so-called “Microsoft Garage” team. According to their website, they’re “a community of interns, employees, and teams from everywhere in the company who come together to turn our wild ideas into real projects“. In contrast to …

Skype Qik for Windows Phone: first feature update available

About a month ago, Microsoft published Skype Qik, a “new mobile messenger for swapping videos with groups of friends”, which is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Unfortunately, none of my contacts uses Skype Qik yet, so I don’t have any personal experience with this app. Although, the first feature update (version 1.2.1.158) for …

Using Hyper-V in coexistence with third-party virtualization software

Hyper-V may be preferred to run Windows virtual machines due to its excellent 2D graphics performance and disk performance. Hyper-V is also necessary to develop Windows Phone applications. When I first tried Hyper-V, I decided I wanted to keep using it because it was so easy and straightforward to use. Problem When having Hyper-V installed on …