Windows 10 Hands On – The Start Menu is Back, Start Screen Evolves

Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows 8 and its free update Windows 8.1 certainly upset a lot of traditional Windows fans. Aiming for the tablet world when the iPad was becoming a dominant force to be reckoned with, the Windows team made drastic changes to Windows 7 to adapt to this new world of touchscreen interactivity. In doing so, Microsoft instead alienated a lot of its users with some pretty bizarre design changes that released to the world as Windows 8.

I for one accepted Windows 8 into my life with little resistance and actually liked much of the new ‘desktop’ additions, but even I as a techie could see that there was a growing number of individuals who just couldn’t or indeed wouldn’t adapt to the changes.

Windows 10 will be released by the end of 2015 for free to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users (if you upgrade within the first year) and with this new operating system – a much more refined approach to what a modern computer interface should be.


Podcast #38 – eJay Pure – Musical Creation App with Leo Zullo of Wired Productions

Today over Skype I interviewed Leo Zullo, Managing Director of Wired Productions discussing eJay Pure – a free music creation app that has been announced via a Kickstarter campaign that is hoping to raise £150,000.


eJay is Back! Simple Music Creation Software for iOS & Android on Kickstarter

Many years ago, there was a piece of software for the PC called Dance eJay. I absolutely adored this music creation software that included various loops of drums, synths, bass and other instruments that could be easily placed together to form a piece of music.

Now after a long wait, eJay is back however this time possibly appearing on iOS and Android mobile platforms if a Kickstarter campaign to raise £150,000 by Thursday Apr 25, 8:31am BST is successful.


App Creation #50 – App Design – Planning

The more eager of us are already leaning to reach for the development tools, beginning work almost immediately before a plan has been fully realised.

Resist this temptation and instead address the following…

Know your Audience


ScummVM 1.5.0 ‘Picnic Basket’ Released – 11 Point and Click Adventures Added

Today sees the release of ScummVM version 1.5.0, which includes a large selection of new titles that are now supported within the software.