I'm currently attempting to wire up to a MVC Web API that utilizes RSA encryption as part of it's authentication process. The RSA provider isn't available on a windows phone tech stack, and I'm wondering if anyone might be able to point me to some code/nugget package that handles RSA on the phone.
There is a horrible bug in Windows 8.1. Hibernation causes a desktop PC to crash. Now if you google you can find a solution, and that is to disable "allow this device to wake up the computer" in device manager for keyboard and mouse. However, this is only a temporary solution, because once you unplug either keyboard or mouse, the setting will be enabled again.
I tried looking to see if you can log a bug for Windows: no, you cannot. It seems like Microsoft know about this bug, but have no intention ever fixing it.
I'm not quite sure this is the appropiate place to start a discussion on this topic, since most posts seem to be related to programming.
I personally find the metro interface to be quite ugly even for a touch based interface.
If I compare it with my android's phone UI I find it lacks some rather basic features :
1. The ability to sort icons alphabetically , by frequency of use or according to an order I designate.
2. A quick way to switch / launch the apps I recently launched since I turned on my phone.
3. A Status bar
4. The ubiquitous navigation buttons at the bottom of the phone.
To me it feels like Microsoft is attempting to change my PC into a toy (with Metro). Which I despise, I typically embrace change in software as I'm a developer myself. But in the case of Windows 8 & Metro, I feel Microsoft was trying to hard to stay "with it", falling behind in the world of touch to Apple and Google. But guess what Microsoft basically defined what a PC is today, and you don't mess with a definition! I liked Windows for what it was, they should improve on the things that matter like performance, stability and compatibility with other systems.
I do not use ANY of the Metro apps, not even on tablets, they always seem half-baked and feature-lacking.
I find the recent changes in the Windows interface annoying and unpleasant. The biggest problem is changing both function and look in what has been defined and become commonly understood and accepted for years. This is not a new problem but keeps getting worse. I will not detail all the changes and their negative impacts but you know what I mean.
New is fine for those who are new and those who choose to change when they are ready. Forcing change on others is not good customer relations. Sometimes backward compatibility is provided to a certain extent but instead of being normal for previous users you have to search for it. This is NOT good customer relations!
I do not find the interface appealing as a new interface either! Treating a 4 inch display the same as a 30 inch display is STUPID! Forcing a desktop to work like a handheld is STUPID!
So many details! (heavy sigh) So much confusion...
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