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Surface RT Tablet TV Ad Shows Off Ports – New Windows Personalization Gallery Launches with Panoramic Themes

A new Microsoft Surface TV advert “Ports on Surface for recharging, uploading, and sharing” showcases the ports.

“Surface has all the ports you need for recharging, uploading, and sharing. Watch this video to learn more,” the video description reads. Check it out below:

Update: 11/03: Another, …

Custom Themes in Gmail; Google Mail Becomes Gmail in Germany; Google Apps Rolls Out Enhanced Microsoft Active Directory Integration, 2-step Verification

Back in November last year, Gmail’s new look was introduced with a number of new, default HD themes. However, the “custom themes” feature was still missing — to this end, Google today, begin rolling out a new Custom themes section to help users bring more personal touch by setting their own background to customize the …

Business Photos Program Now in Canada, Ireland and Netherlands; Recruiting More Photographers; Adds Google Translate Gadget to Blogger.com

Google on April 22, 2010, begun the pilot testing of “Business Photos” program in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and France, which gives users a virtual peek inside businesses through interactive 360-degree imagery. Starting today, this service is now available in Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands too. …

Microsoft Talks About ‘Panoramic Theme, Auto Color’ Features in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft along with Windows 8 Consumer Preview, also published a theme that showcases some of the new desktop theming features available in Windows 8. In a blog post, Jennifer Shepherd detailed Windows 8 themes features including: panoramas, auto color, and more.

Windows 8 Panoramic Themes on Dual monitorsWindows 8 Panoramic Themes on Dual monitors

Shepherd notes “themes created in the Windows …

iGoogle New Beautiful and Immersive Full-page Themes, Integrates Google+ Plugins

iGoogle today, recevied a few more improvements to look and feel that simplify the page further while offering even more personalization. “We partnered with iStockphoto to bring your favorite Gmail themes to iGoogle – just pop open our theme directory to try them out,” informs Google.

iGoogle Adds new beautiful and immersive full-page themesiGoogle Adds new beautiful and immersive full-page themes

You can now …

Smoked by Windows Phone Ads, Wallpapers Go Live!

Since CES, Ben Rudolph has been running a contest ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ challenging people to complete tasks on their phone faster than he can on a Windows Phone – with $100 at stake. Ben today released a number of materials including the cool desktop wallpaper, videos and ads.

You can get the …

Google Summer of Code 2012 Kicked Off; Google Test Revised Version of Black Nav Bar and More

Google Summer of Code 2012 LaunchedGoogle Summer of Code 2012 LaunchedAt the FOSDEM, Google Summer of Code 2012 was announced. “This is the 8th year for Google Summer of Code, an innovative program dedicated to introducing students from colleges and universities around the world to open source software development.”

Those who are not aware, “Google Summer of Code …

Windows Server 8 Build 8180 Screenshots Leaked

Microsoft has compiled a beta build 8180 of Windows Server 8 on January 9, as indicated by the build string: 8180.0.WINMAIN.120109-1245_X64FRE_SERVER.

PCBeta and WinUnleaked posted a few screenshots the build 8180 showing off that the Server Manager dashboard has been updated that replaces the white theme present in the …

Windows Phone 7.5 Out of the Box Tricks for Personalizing Your Device

Windows Phone looked fantastic right out of the box, but the following easy, built-in personalization tweaks–some of which are new in Windows Phone 7.5–will make your new phone even prettier and more fun to use:

  1. Change your colors from 10 fetching theme colors (some carriers add a couple more) to …

Custom Background Image Support for Metro Start Menu in Windows 8 Pre-BETA

Windows 8 Developer Preview lacks a feature named ‘customization of the Metro background’ that let you change the background in Metro.

“While you can easily change the theme or background of the desktop, with Windows 7 themes supported in the new desktop client, but you find yourself stuck when it comes to making …

Google+ Community Guides; Google+ badge Available to All; Gmail with Dynamic Screen Densities, HD Theme Support

Google+ logoGoogle+ logoGoogle+ badge is now out of preview and available to all users on all sites. “Today, we officially begin our roll out of that badge by making it available to Google+ platform preview group,” revealed Todd Volkert, Technical lead, Google+ badge.

“To get the Google+ badge, …

Now Customize Your Blogger.com’s ‘Dynamic Views’ Templates

Google had on September 27, introduced the new Dynamic Views to its blogging platform Blogger.com. Since, then “over half a million blogs have selected Dynamic Views as their default template,” informed Google Buzz.

Today, the Blogger team has announced of adding the ability to customize Dynamic Views, in a blog post …

Ultimatum Theme Run Your Jailbroken iPhone Like OS X Lion

Ever wished iOS was a little more like OS X, your wish has come true. Ultimatum is a new beta iOS mod for jailbreakers that attempts to bring the Mac desktop experience to your mobile. Lifehacker explains:

“Because it actually seeks to replicate much of OS X user interface, you …

WordPress Theme Customization Basics With Jane Wells

At this year’s WordCamp San Francisco, Jane Wells gave a great presentation with an outstanding Q & A to highlight some of the basics of theme customization.

Sample Code for Metro Theme for Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Released!

The LightSwitch Team has released samples in both Visual Basic and C# that contain the code for the recently released Metro Theme for Visual Studio LightSwitch.

“The sample expands upon the Help topic Walkthrough: Creating a Theme Extension, which demonstrates a simple theme that defines fonts and colors. The Metro …