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  • Blog Post: Making Sense of Sensor Permissions

    In this, my first Sensor and Location Team Blog post, I will discuss sensor permissions. I’ll cover: · Clearing up some confusion around sensors and devices · What are sensor permissions · What permissions permits · How the sensor platform uses permissions...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Access Denied when working with ISensor::GetState() and ISensor::GetProperty()

    In last week’s blog post we provided best practice guidance for Sensor State management in Location Sensors. At the bottom of that post we mention that SENSOR_STATE_ACCESS_DENIED is reserved and should only be used by the Platform. As a follow-on post we wanted to briefly dig into an issue that some...
  • Blog Post: Overview of Adaptive Brightness in Windows 7

    So you just got yourself a new laptop. Congratulations! Did you notice that it has an Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)? With Windows 7, we’re seeing more and more laptops coming to market with built in ALS. How does Windows 7 take advantage of this sensor? How can you tap into it? How do I see it reflected...
  • Blog Post: The Parallax Introduction to Sensors Kit

    Accelerometers, motion-sensors, distance-sensors, and compasses. What do these sensors have in common? They compose the Introduction to Sensors Kit that the Parallax Corporation sells for $79.99. Purchase this kit , a programmable microcontroller like the Parallax BS2 , a kit board , and a serial cable...
  • Blog Post: The Sensor and Location Drill Down - Part 2: The Sensor API

    We continue our overview of the Sensor and Location Platform this time focusing on the Sensor API. The Sensor API is made up of several COM Interfaces but where to start and how does it all fit together? Today we’ll answer that question. The Sensor API is used by applications that want to access sensors...
  • Blog Post: Sensor & Location Platform – The 50,000-Foot View

    The Sensor & Location platform for Windows 7 is essentially a set of COM APIs designed to interact with a variety of sensor devices in a standard manner. Rather than explain it in words, here is a neat picture that shows the 50,000-Foot view of the platform components: As you can see, there are two...
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