Category Archives: Windows 8

Trivia Monkey is now Open Source!

GitHub Link – Here ! To try out the working app, you can download it from the Windows Phone App Store. A while ago, I built Trivia Monkey as a way to get familiar with C# and mobile development for Windows Phone. … Continue reading

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Windows 10 – We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing changes

Similar to windows 8.1 update issues, it appears the new Windows 10 does occasionally have the same problem. With such problems, your PC may restart repeatedly showing the message below. We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing changes. Here are some steps to … Continue reading

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Truly Free SD Card Data Recovery Tools

Many situations can result in data/file loss (deletion). In such cases, well, the data files that have been deleted need to come back. I recently had an SD card full of travel pics, inserted it in my office PC – … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8 Panorama vs Pivot – Evolution of Trivia Monkey UI design

I have previously written a brief post on why I think Panorama’s are overrated. In this post, I outline the evolution of the Trivia Monkey UI, highlighting the move from the design choice of panorama to pivot.

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5 Reasons to Add Scoreloop to your Mobile Game App

Existing studies frequently identify two significant motivators for game play –  social and self improvement motivations among others. People will play more when they play with others (or feel that they are playing or competing with others) , and when … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 – How to fix Updates failed, Undoing Changes Error

Im not sure how often this occurs, but after downloading updates on my new Windows 8.1 installation and restarting, the update process just froze up and windows could not start up. One (costly) solution is to just re-install the operating … Continue reading

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