A Cortana Smartwatch? Yes please!

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Smartwatches are hyping now for a while, and that hype got a big boost because of Apple announcing their Apple Watch. Which led to some people thinking: “I wouldn’t mind owning a smartwatch that is compatible with Windows Phone.”
Which got me thinking: how would I want such a watch to look like?

Now, I’m certainly not a Photoshop wizzkid, but I do have some mad Paint.Net skills (ahem).Cortana says Hi! The time Text alert


Office 2013 is Optimized for Touch

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I didn’t notice this until just now: Office 2013 shows different context menu’s for mouse and touch events.
When you right click text in Word using a mouse, this is what you’ll get:

Word 2013 using a mouse


If you use your fingers, you’ll see another context menu:

Word 2013 Touch

Note that you can make a screenshot on a Surface RT/Pro by holding down the Windows button at the bottom of the device and pressing the Volume Down button at the same time. But I had to take a picture of the “touch context menu” using a camera, because this context menu disappears when taking a screenshot.

Next step: creating  a Windows desktop application that also acts differently to touch events. But I’ll need a touch screen (or Surface Pro) to test this 🙂