Windows 8 has great power savings features that dim the monitor or turn it off completely based on whether or not the user is actively interacting with the device. This works great for most applications, but if you happen to be developing an application such as a movie player or book reader, the user can go for long periods of time without actually interacting with the device. For media playback and similar applications, this power saving feature presents a problem. This blog takes a look at the code involved in preventing the device display from turning off.
Sit back for a moment and reflect on just what the internet is and how it has affected you, your work, and the world at large. Feel the sweeping, awestruck sensation of there being a meta-universe that exists, not unlike the seemingly infinite neural pathways inside your brain (that picture, by the way, is not of firing neurons, but a visual fragment of the internet's interconnectivity.) Feel it? I hope so.
Today was the second week of the IUEE@CGCC in Chandler, Arizona. We are learning how to create an HTML 5 app from the business plans our teams formulated during our first week of the program. The format of the App Academy portion is that of a hack-a-thon.
While I miss having Hannah and CJ leading our group (WORD!!! CJ, Hi Hannah!) I am very excited for the chance to learn from Paul, Tom, and all the other App Academy mentors. I am very appreciative of this chance to experience this entire program.
On May 23rd we held another Intel AppLab at the Microsoft Technology center. We had developers from top Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, banking, materials, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. The event was held in a large classroom style facility. Presentation from local Microsoft and Intel presenters received high marks on our survey from the participants. We also had a presentation from UX/UI specialist Dr.
Since new Ultrabook™ devices provide an interactive, visually-engaging platform with both touch and keyboard controls, developers have been developing new and innovative apps for Ultrabook systems. A&R has capitalized on the powerful capabilities of Ultrabook systems to create educational game with its "Learning is Fun" collection for children.
For being something new to all of us, doing this Virtual Hackathon last weekend varied between going very smoothly and throwing problems at us that no one expected. Just as everyone put a lot into hacking up project code, a lot went into making the Virtual Hackathon possible.
This was a great hackathon. We learned things we might not have without the hackathon. I know for sure I did. I was never able to setup Apache with PHP in the past because of reasons, but the hackathon had me tackle the problem until it was solved [for the entire 1st day].