Items tagged with Live Tiles

Windows 8 isn’t a week old and it has already attracted a lawsuit. Software developer SurfCast is taking issue with Windows 8’s Live Tiles, which it thinks, are too similar to a tile system that it patented in 2004. The Live Tiles make up the centerpiece of Windows 8’s new interface by providing users with icons that can display up-to-date information about everything from weather to social network updates. Window 8 comes with default Live Tiles, but other applications can add tiles to your collection.   Interestingly, Microsoft also has patents relating to Windows 8’s... Read more...
With the Windows 8 launch only days away, Microsoft made official something that has been widely known unofficially for months: Skype is built into Windows 8. The move is part of Microsoft’s push to put communication center stage in the newest, heavily revamped version of the Windows operating system. The first thing you’ll notice about the Skype integration is that Skype gets its own Live Tile on the new Windows 8 Start Screen. Any Skype IM messages will appear in the upper-right corner of the Start Screen, and you can snap your Skype video conversation to the left or right side... Read more...