Stardock has carved out a name for itself when it comes to UI customization on the Windows platform. Its WindowBlinds software in particular has enjoyed great success over the years. The program offered users of Windows XP the ability to apply a variety of different themes that altered the look and feel of the...

The Aero interface that came with Windows Vista and Windows 7 was a defining look for the past two version of the Windows operating system. Windows 8, obviously, moved far away from Aero UI. A large portion of users still have hearts for Aero, and some even signed petitions like this asking Microsoft to bring back the...

The Aero user interface (yeah, the glassy one from Windows 7) had an interesting end. Months before the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft ripped it off by confirming that they had moved beyond it. In fact, Redmond went so far as to state that Aero was cheesy. Yeah, that’s the word they used. But now users are asking...

You and I know that Microsoft constantly innovate to come up with better solutions to existing products. Metro touchscreen interface is yet another effort by Microsoft to prove that Windows 8 has a better and optimized GUI compared to its predecessors. I attended their build conference and decided to take some notes...

Microsoft released Windows 8 Developer Preview with the sole intention of introducing developers with the tools and techniques needed to develop applications for Metro UI. So far, Microsoft has only discussed about using Visual Studio Express to build applications for Windows 8 but you can expect a large number of...

So this is a very cool development. It’s being reported that Windows 8 will support 3d monitors natively. Now this to me is a very big deal because in conjunction with the Kinect or Kinect 2, this could be a substantial game changer. Windows8-stereoscopic-display If people can play 3d games from their PC’s with native...

There might also be a “Webcam Capture Application.” The new application appears to use Microsoft’s Metro UI: There aren’t many details (obviously) right now but there is some indication that this may be coming.. Source

One of Windows 8’s new features will be the ability of Aero Glass to automatically adapt to the colour of your desktop background, but if you can’t wait for its release then you can get similar functionality now. Aura is a little tool whose sole job is to calculate the average colour of your desktop background or – if...

Paul Thurrott is reporting that a new feature in Windows 8 will be the ability to have aero elements automatically configure their colors. Quote: To make this change, you visit the Personalization interface, which is basically unchanged since Windows 7, and then click Window Color. As you can see below, there’s a new...