#WINDOWS10 – HowTo: Use #Xbox app to perform #ScreenRecording

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In my yesterday’s post, I wrote about the set of tools I use to make some screen capture: SnagIt and Camtasia. Mostly Camtasia for screen recording, because I can encode the final video in animated GIFs format which is very useful for my blog. Is a pity that we don’t have a tool in Windows to perform this, however we can reuse some other tools with this feature.

In example, let’s do this with the Xbox app in Windows 10

– Launch the Xbox app

– Switch to the app we want to record

– Press WIN + G to open the Game Bar. First time, we’ll see a confirmation message, to validate if this app is a game.

– Go for YES. And we’ll see the Game Bar. Now we have the option “Start Recording”, also we can start the recording with WIN + ALT + R

– Recording mode is ON

The following image is the previous set of steps to make a screen recording of the Calculator in Windows 10

2015 08 04 W10 Screen Recording using XBox

And we have some customization Features available, like change the combinations of action keys, change the recorded videos folder, etc. All the settings can be changed from [Settings // Game DVR]

More Settings

Saludos @ Madrid

/El Bruno

References

– SnagIt https://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html

– Camtasia https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

– Windows 10, Delay in Snipping Tool https://elbruno.com/2015/08/03/windows10-delay-in-snipping-tool-mostly-useful-for-popup-menu/

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#WINDOWS10 – Delay in #Snipping Tool, mostly useful for popup menu

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I usually use the PrnScr key to take screenshots. For everything else, I use SnagIt, with Camtasia and IrfanView and that’s almost my complete set of tools.

I get to an article today with some new features in the Windows 10 Snipping Tool. In example: the Delay feature. It allows you to have “some time” before the Snipping Tool is executed, between 1 to 5 seconds.

So, we get this extra seconds to prepare our Environment for the screenshot. Where do I find this mostly useful? With popup menus. In example:

Saludos @ Madrid

/El Bruno

References

– SnagIt https://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html

– How to take screen shot in Windows 10 http://www.windowscentral.com/how-take-screenshot-windows-10

#WINDOWS10- Pair Heart Rate Band using Bluetooth LE to be used in a Windows Universal App

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I get this from my draft post so I can write a series of posts related to Bluetooth Low Energy and Windows Universal Apps. When you create Windows Universal Apps for Windows 10, you can deploy and use them in any kind of Windows 10 device (laptop, pc, phone, etc.).

As an starting example, I’ll write a sample post on how to get heart rate information from a heart rate sensor. For this sample, I’ll use the heart rate band included with my Polar M400 (this is a smartwatch I use for running) Even if the user manual does not go deeply in the documentation, you can easily get that this is a Bluetooth Low Energy device.

So we need to go navigate to [Settings // Devices // Bluetooth] and pair de device. Windows will automatically identify the device as a “Hear Rate device” and the device to the Bluetooth devices list.

In the next post I’ll share a simple Windows 10 Project which interactis with the device.

Saludos @ Madrid

/El Bruno

References

– Polar M400, http://www.polar.com/es/productos/improve_fitness/running_multisport/m400

– Polar Heart Rate Sensor H7, http://www.polar.com/us-en/products/accessories/H7_heart_rate_sensor

Bonus: Windows Phone and Android views of the device.

#WINDOWS10- Emparejar Heart Rate Band via BlueTooth LE para utilizarlo en Windows Universal App

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Desde hace unos días tengo pendiente escribir una serie de posts sobre cómo podemos utilizar Bluetooth LE en nuestras Windows Universal App.

Recordemos que lo bueno de las Windows Universal Apps es que, una vez que hayamos creado las mismas, las podremos utilizar en diferentes dispositivos sin apenas modificar el código.

Pues bien, para este ejemplo y como es uno de los fáciles, utilizaré la banda para detectar latidos del corazón de mi Polar M400.

En ninguna parte del manual de usuario, se comenta que utiliza Bluetooth Low Energy, aunque lo puedes ver fácilmente desde la sección [Settings // Devices // Bluetooth] en Windows 10

El siguiente paso es tan simple como seleccionar el dispositivo y emparejar el mismo. En pocos segundos Windows lo reconocerá como un dispositivo del tipo HEart Rate y lo veremos en la lista de devices.

En el próximo post explicaré como hacer una Windows Universal App que interactúe con este dispositivo.

Saludos @ Madrid

/El Bruno

References

– Polar M400, http://www.polar.com/es/productos/improve_fitness/running_multisport/m400

– Polar Heart Rate Sensor H7, http://www.polar.com/us-en/products/accessories/H7_heart_rate_sensor

Como bonus, también dejo la vista desde Windows Phone y Android

[#WINDOWS] HowTo: Crear una maquina virtual a partir de un SO real pues con Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

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A punto de partir para Berlin, me encuentro con que una tarea que hace años tardaba casi un día ahora se ha completado en minutos … gracias a unos discos SSDs my rápidos y a Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

Además tenemos un bonus que es la capacidad de convertir imágenes VMWare hacia imágenes de Hyper-V.

Es divertido esto de jugar a ser uno de Infraestructura por un rato 😀

Saludos

/El Bruno

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497