We recently showed you how to pin your favorite Web sites to the Windows 8 Start screen. By default, the tile may use the site's favicon.ico file or just display the generic Internet Explorer icon. If you operate a Web site, that may not be good enough for you. Here's how to give your site visitors a high quality tile to pin on their Windows 8 Start screens:
Update, November 16, 2012: The method for pinning Web sites with Chrome was added to this blog post.
The Windows 8 Start screen comes prepopulated with lots of tiles, some of which you won't ever use. Instead of wasting that precious space, you can remove the tiles you don't use and pin your favorite Web sites to the Start screen for quick and easy access. Here's how:
Step 1: Open Internet Explorer from the Start screen and go to the Web site you want to pin.
Step 2: Click the pin icon in the lower right-hand corner … Read more
Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling Free is a bowling game with automated scoring and several powerups to increase your bowling skills. There is a free version of the game, with a paid upgrade to add more features and options. The game installs cleanly.
The Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling Free interface allows you to choose from two different alleys (five different alleys in the paid version), each with their own attractive graphics. To bowl, you use the mouse or keyboard to launch the bowl and add spin, controlling velocity and direction. There's an audio commentary that can be amusing at times, … Read more
There seems to be a general trend to develop apps that replace browser access to popular sites. Pin for Pinterest lets you leverage your Pinterest addiction in several new ways. Not only does this app negate the need to surf through a Web browser, but it lets you quickly access Pinterest and provides the ability to move through content easily. While there's a full version available at cost that allows you to upload content for Pinterest, the free app gives you the browsing app needed for casual surfing of Pinterest content.
Pin for Pinterest is easy to use. The … Read more
If you glance at your iPhone wish list, you may see things like longer battery life, expandable SD memory, a better flash, and an old school 30-pin connector for your shiny new iPhone 5. You can have all those things if you're willing to pledge $75 to the iExpander project on Kickstarter.
The iExpander is a jack-of-all-trades case that crams a whole lot into a relatively small size. You're still going to add 6.3mm of chunk to your sleek phone, but the trade-off is pretty tempting.
Let's start with the flashy stuff. The case has an ultrathin CAP-XX supercapacitor that powers an LED flash that can make a big difference in the quality of your low-light photos. … Read more
iPhone 5 owners who ordered one of the new Lightning to 30-pin adapters may soon have one in hand.
Apple has just starting shipping the adapter, say MacRumors readers who received e-mail notices from the company. The users chiming in so far all appear to be from Australia, but presumably buyers in other countries will be on the shipping list as well.
Apple's accessories page shows the adapter as available to ship in October, while one MacRumors reader said the e-mail notice pointed to a delivery day of October 9.
The new adapter is a requirement for iPhone 5 … Read more
Third-party versions of the new Lightning-to-30-pin adapter cooked up by Apple are now selling via Amazon and eBay.
Amazon shows generic versions being sold through two companies -- Nanotch and iTronz. Nanotch is offering the 7-inch cable adapter for $17.95, a part that Apple sells for $39. iTronz is selling the smaller stub adapter for $9.99, for which Apple charges $29.
Both items are available for preorder, with the cable adapter scheduled to be released September 30 and the stub adapter September 26. Nanotch has a 94 percent positive review on Amazon, while iTronz has scored a thumbs-up … Read more
iPhone 5 buyers won't be getting a Lightning to 30-pin adapter on the house after all.
Reports that the new phone would come with the adapter surfaced today after some of Apple's online stores listed it as packaged with the iPhone 5.
The information on Apple's U.K. iPhone 5 order page specifically said that "your phone includes a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter for connecting 30-pin accessories to devices featuring the Lightning connector."
But it seems Apple committed a bit of a gaffe here. Customers who called or chatted with Apple reps about the adapter … Read more
Apple may be adding to its lineup of Lightning adapters.
The company will sell Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters in "the coming months," an Apple spokesman reportedly told The Verge.
The two new adapters would join the Lightning to 30-pin adapter for Apple's new iPhone and iPods.
The Apple Web site does confirm that the Lightning to 30-pin adapter … Read more