I’ve been repeatedly asked "What’s the big deal of making Windows Vista pretty?" — So I demonstrate these three cool applications that visually show the power of Microsoft’s WPF!
CINE.VIEW – Netflix for Your Desktop"Cine.View is an interactive prototype highlighting the rich rendering and animation capabilities of Microsoft’s new user interface technology, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). This desktop application provides a quick and easy way to manage your Netflix queue."New York Times Reader enhances the onscreen reading experience.
- Embrace the easy-to-read format Times Reader uses the same font and column structure you see in the printed paper. Also, there is no scrolling necessary — just use the arrow keys on your keyboard to turn the page.
- Read it offline In just about one minute you can sync up Times Reader to the Web site to retrieve the latest news and photos.
- Don’t miss a thing "What’s Read" allows you to quickly see how much of the paper you’ve read and lets you easily navigate to unread articles.
- Browse the "News in Pictures" View a slide show with all of today’s photos and click on a specific photo to read the related article.
- Make it your own Use tools to save, print and e-mail documents. You can also highlight and annotate passages within the text of articles.
- Read it anywhere TimesReader automatically adjusts to fit any screen size, from an ultra mobile computing device to a ten-foot display.NOSTALGIA – Yahoo! Flickr Browser and Photo Manager"Nostalgia allows you to search flickr remotely and create local sets from the photos you discover. It also supports local photo management and synchronizes to your flickr account, allowing you to update your online photos as well."