Universal Apps Trickle into the Windows Store to Save You Money

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Microsoft only announced that it’d be introducing Universal Windows Apps at its BUILD 2014 conference earlier this month, but already users are starting to see them flow into the Windows and Windows Phone Store. Updated listings for Halo: Spartan Assault and Skulls of the Shogun appeared overnight, with both of their pages now indicating that […]

Path Arrives on Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is gaining another must-have social networking app that potential buyers will need before switching to the platform. Starting today, Windows Phone 8 users can download path from the Windows Phone Store. Announced today, Path’s Windows Phone Store page indicates that the app has most of the features current users of […]

How Windows 8 Gets More Apps: Microsoft’s Project Siena

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Debuting with Windows 8, the Windows Store is the only way that Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT users can download apps designed for the new Windows Start Screen and app platform. That’s why Microsoft’s newly released Project Siena is such a big deal. In theory, Windows 8 users should see a serious uptick in available apps thanks to the […]

Microsoft Looks to End the App Gap by the end of 2014

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There are long bets and there are long bets. You have to give Microsoft some credit for being stubborn when it comes to the big steps it took when it decided to change up the faces of Windows, beginning with Windows Phone and extending that to its desktop and mobile efforts. Microsoft has taken a […]

Facebook Arrives in the Windows Store

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After more than a year of suffering with opening Facebook from a web browser or using temperamental third-party clients, Windows users finally have a native application to post their status updates and place new friends requests. The new application debuted in the Windows Store this morning along with the Windows 8.1 update that’s now rolling out […]

Windows 8.1 Release is Here: Free Update in Windows Store

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Windows 8.1, the free update that enhances much of the core functionality in Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, is now available to download from the Windows Store. This update comes just a year after Microsoft shipped Windows 8, and marks a shift in the way the company creates and distributes updates to users. Previous updates […]

Microsoft, Unity Teaming Up to Battle Game Development Complexity

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Microsoft and game development tools company Unity have announced a partnership to deliver a cross platform development experience for the Xbox One and Windows Phone 8. According to Unity, soon game developers can expect an add-on that will allow them to publish Windows Store applications using the Unity Pro 4 engine for free. That same […]

Windows Store Coming to Best Buy

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Microsoft will launch Windows Stores inside many of the Best Buy locations scattered across the United States in an effort to bolster their direct outreach to consumers. The move, which was announced this week by Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc on the company’s Blogging Windows area of the Windows website, will make its way to 500 Best […]