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[NPM Tip] Error: self signed certificate in certificate chain

As a developer, if you are behind a corporate proxy that assigns an intermediatory self signed SSL certificate to every request to provide secure content filtering as part of cybersecurity measures, I am sure you might have gone through the pain to get it working when working with NodeJS. if you have Admin access to
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Windows 8 Client Hyper-V and Windows Phone 7.x emulator slowdown

Hyper-V is a great platform for virtualization and luckily Windows 8 have inbuilt/integrated support for hyper-v technologies. Windows Phone 8 SDK uses hyper-v for emulator virtualization and it works pretty good with Visual Studio 2012. Hyper-V integrated to the Windows 8 is been called ‘Client Hyper-V’. Client Hyper-V is the same virtualization technology previously available
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Making an Offline install of Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8

In my last articles I introduced you to the latest update for Windows Phone SDK to support Windows Phone 7.8. The installer available download from here, the installer package[WPExpress78_update.exe](1.10MB) is an Online/Web Installer – will download the necessary packages on demand at the time of installation, and it would take some time depending on your
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StartW8–a closer, free Windows Aero start menu alternative–for Windows 8

While searching for Third Party alternative software’s for bringing back windows start menu feel on Windows 8, I came across few interesting tools – and I introduced them in my earlier blog posts – Stardock’s Start8 (licensed version), Classic Shell, Power8 were those. [logo courtesy: AreaGuard] Today I just found another cool alternative that you
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Windows Phone 8 - Internet Explorer 10 support for Mobile Websites–UserAgent(UA) details for IE10-WP8

Earlier Microsoft has announced that upcoming Windows Phone 8 will have Mobile version of Internet Explorer 10. IE10 have lots of improvements in terms of HTML5, JavaScript/ECMAScript support etc. If you want your existing mobile websites to compatible to IE10 and you are using any User Agent(UA) detection logic to provide UA specific User Experience
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