Archive for Windows Wednesday

Windows Wednesday: Rogers anyplace tv

I had intended to continue talking about the new look and feel of windows 8, but after Monday’s post on the Mobile Post on the City TV app. I thought I’d share the Windows 8 Rogers anyplace tv Metro app. You log in with your Rogers anyplace tv Account, which is tied to your Rogers Cable account and it gives you access to Movies and TV shows. The selection seems to be a subset of the shows available on the Rogers digital box. What I like about it is that you have access to lots of different shows in one place, even if it doesn’t include all the shows that I watch. Sure if we subscribed to the Movie Networks and HBO Canada I’d have a better selection, but as with the City TV app seems a good way to keep up with at least some of your favourite your favourite shows.

The question I have asked myself is do you need the app. Rogers already has a web site that gives access to all the content, perhaps it’s not as pretty, but you aren’t restricted to running as a full screen Metro App. Perhaps if I was using a windows tablet it would make more sense to use the app then the website.

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Windows Wednesday: A Bridge to the future

I upgraded to Windows 8 the first moment I could, with the low upgrade cost and new UI it was a no brainier. I like where Microsoft is going with windows. Sure I have some concerns but I think Windows 8 provides a better experience  even on a desktop, then windows 7. So today I’m starting a new series of posts with a focus on windows 8 and it’s new metro style apps. Each week I’ll write about a feature of windows or an application. I had planned on writing up about the simple upgrade process for windows out, but I didn’t get any screen shots while I upgraded my system, so instead I’ve decided to share my thoughts on Windows 8 and the direction Microsoft is taking with it’s monopolistic OS.

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