Now that you have installed the above softwares, lets see what these tools have to offer.
[highlight]Visual Studio 2010 Express[/highlight]
Visual Studio 2010 Express has its enviorment especially designed for developers. So if you are in the development team then this will be your favourite tool for development in sometime. But if you are a part of designer team this will be secondary tool after expression blend.
If you are a designer and have not used Expression Blend before you are going to love this tool as this has got lot of drag and drop design options. Also you can easily create animations, styles, templates, vector graphics, sample data without writing any code. But if have already used Expression Blend, then ido not need to brag about it. 🙂
[highlight]Windows Phone Emulator[highlight]
Windows Phone emulator will provide us with Virtual machine that emulates the Windows Phone 7 Operating System and will provide a test enviornment that is almost identical to the runtime of the Windows Phone devices.
[highlight]Also Included in download[highlight]
The following items will also be included in the download:
Silverlight 4 SDK
.NET Framework 4
XNA Game Studio 4
If youhave been in the .Net world then i do not need to say anything about the first two items. But let me tell you that XNA Game Studio framework is an alternate library for building WP7 applications but does not support layout controls and event driven inputs for line of business applications but instead uses input and graphics method useful for more complex games. If you want to learn XNA then follow the link below:
Yesterday i finally upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 and below are the changes / updates / upgrades is what i saw. I thought it would be good option for anyone to go through the features below before upgrading 🙂
The products that are compatible with this upgrade are:
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
This update will give more than 200 new features. Most of them are listed below:
Notification center gives you the flexibility to see all the notifications in one place. All you have to do is swipe from top of any screen to bottom.
New notifications will appear briefly at the top of the screen.
You can view notifications from lock screen as well.
Also sliding the notification app icon to the right on the lock screen will take you directly to the app.
After this upgrade you can send and receive unlimited text, photo and video messages with other iOS 5 users.
Message tracking with delivery receipts and read receipts
iMessage will work with both cellular network and Wi-Fi
Newsstand automatically organizes magazine and newspaper subscriptions on Home Screen
Newsstand displays the cover of the latest issue
Newsstand downloads new issues in background.
iOS 5 has reminders for managing to do lists
Reminders syncs with iCloud, iCal and Outlook
Only for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S reminders has location based reminders when you arrive or leave a location
[highlight]Twitter Built in Support[/highlight]
Once you sign in from settings, you can tweet directly from Camera, Photos, Maps, Safari and YouTube
You can add location to your tweets.
You can also view twitter profile pictures and username in contacts.
Volume up button can be used for taking the picture.
There is an option of gridlines to line up shots
Pinch to zoom in the preview screen
You can swipe to camera roll from preview screen.
You can double click on the home button when device is asleep to bring up a camera shortcut on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
Tap and hold to lock focus and exposure, iPad 2 and iPod touch (4th generation) only support exposure lock
You can crop and rotate photo.
Red eye removal.
One tap enhance.
You can organize photo into albums
You can format text using bold, italic and underline fonts
Now you have indentation control.
You can just drag to rearrange names in address fields.
You can flag messages.
You can mass mark messages as flagged, read or unread.
You can customize mail alert sounds
Year view for iPad and new week view for iPhone and iPod touch.
You can tap to create an event.
You can view and add event attachments.
[highlight]Game Center Improvements[/highlight]
You can now use personal photos for you game center accounts
You can compare your overall achievements score with your friends
Find new Game Center friends with friend recommendations and friends of friends.
You can discover new games with custom game recommendations.
[highlight]AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2 and iPhone 4GS[/highlight]
[highlight]Multitasking gestures for iPad[/highlight]
You use four or five fingers to pinch to home screen.
You can swipe to reveal the multitasking bar
You can swipe left or right to switch between applications
[highlight]Device setup, activation and configuration with Setup Assistant[/highlight]
[highlight]Software updates available over the air without tethering[/highlight]
iTunes in the Cloud
Documents in the Cloud
Apps and Books automatic download and purchase history
Contacts, Calendar and Mail
Find My iPhone
[highlight]Redesigned Music App for iPad[/highlight]
[highlight]Hourly Weather Forecast[/highlight]
[highlight]Real-Time Stock Quotes[/highlight]
[highlight]Wireless sync to iTunes[/highlight]
Split keyboard for iPad
Keyboard now has improved auto-correction accuracy
Keyboard is improved for Chinese and Japanese input
New Emoji keyboard introduced
Personal directory for auto-correction
You can now optionally create keyboard shortcuts for frequently used words.
Option to light LED flash on incoming calls and alerts for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
Custom vibration Patterns for incoming calls on iPhone
New interface for using iOS with mobility-impairment input devices