An accelerometer is one of the mandatory sensors that all Ultrabook™ devices must possess. This sensor can detect motion and gravity. Use cases for this sensor are innumerable. Hard drive data protection is one such example. An accelerometer sensor gives an Ultrabook device the ability to sense that it is falling. An application could use this ability to detect the fall and lock the hard drive to prevent loss of data. Another example is application developers can use this sensor to provide a special input mechanism to their applications for a better user experience.
This article is a detailed guide on how to implement sensors on an Ultrabook® running Windows 8. There are many sensors on the Ultrabook®, but this demo will only use the accelerometer. The article will be using a demo application to help explain the details. To fully comprehend this article, please review the requirements before continuing.
This article is a detailed guide on how to implement touch on an touch enabled Ultrabook® running Windows® 8. The article will be using a demo application to help explain the details. To fully comprehend this article, please review the requirements before continuing.
Intel works with hundreds of software companies around the world to ensure that their applications run in the best way on Intel platforms. And these developers, who have not started work with Intel, might be interested what kind of opportunities they might have, marketing and engineering, hardware and software. I’d like to tell a story about our collaboration with Russian game developer company Biart.
The Windows* Runtime API, also called WinRT, is the new core API for Windows 8* Store apps. It exposes all the full new Windows 8* features to developers, in an object-oriented and efficient way.
In my previous blogs I discussed the most common pitfalls in application power consumption and how to use the Battery Life Analyzer (BLA) software to find power issues. In this blog I will explain how to use the Microsoft* Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) to determine what causes power issues.
What is WPT?
WPT includes two tools: the Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) which collects data, and the Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) which analyzes data.