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Archive for August, 2013

GetOutOfHereSo, to continue my series on Windows 8 tips, I want to ask a fundamental question that everyone using a computer should be asking:

“How can I shut down this computer so that I can go do what I really want?”

I mean, wouldn’t you rather be outside, going for a walk/run, playing some sports, going to a game, meeting up with your friends, spending time with your family, working on your hobby, or something other than sitting in front of a computer, staring at the small little beams of light representing something that can be wiped away with a simple magnet or a power outage?

Don’t get me wrong.  I love my job.  Probably more than I should.  However, to stay sane, I need my “Ed time”.  So, let’s talk about how to shut down Windows 8 so we can get cracking on that new beer you have been brewing up, or your kid’s first game of baseball.

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MetroStudioSplash So, you are writing the newest and coolest Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 app, but you aren’t a graphic designer.  Your graphic design skillset isn’t good enough to do even the simplest icon style graphics let alone splash screens and awe inspiring backgrounds.  Sure there are tons of freelance sites out there that can fill the bill.  There are even a ton of asset sites that can get you some really great imagery for your top selling app.

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