08/07/2013, It was rumored back in March that Best Buy would be hosting several pop-up Samsung stores within its own retail stores. We did see that, a Samsung store within a Best Buy store, the Korean giant did it around the time it was releasing the Galaxy S4. Soon after that we heard that Microsoft was looking over the possibility of opening its Windows Store within Best Buy stores, some 500 […]
07/10/2013, Microsoft now will require its Windows developers to submit patches within 180 days.
07/02/2013, Microsoft announced its Windows Store has reached 100,000 apps.
05/02/2013, Skype has been on a roll recently. They are making a lot of improvements to the service in order to make it easier for users to connect with people that they need to. Just last week, Skype was integrated with Outlook.com, allowing users to make calls directly from their email inbox. This integration with Outlook.com is due to the fact that Microsoft now owns Skype. Recently the video messaging feature was […]
03/25/2013, The native Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows 8 were criticized as they lacked functionality. Microsoft has addressed all those issues and starting tomorrow, it will release a major update for the aforementioned built in apps for Windows 8. Users will be able to download these updates from Windows Store. Microsoft says that these apps have been designed to seamlessly manage communication between Windows tablets and PCs using multiple […]
03/24/2013, The Windows Store has finally crossed the 50,000 mark. It is now home to over 50,000 applications for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Despite that it is being reported that the number of apps being submitted to Windows Store is declining each month. Reportedly app submissions have slowed down substantially ever since Windows 8 was launched back in November 2012. To put things in perspective, the Mac App Store has […]
12/17/2012, Microsoft has lifted up the Windows Store ban on 18+ rated games, which means that from now on, you are able to submit mature games for sale – assuming that the entire title has been approved for mass consumption, of course. This move comes about approximately a couple of months after Microsoft announced that they intend to maintain the PEGI 18 (“Mature” by ESRB standards) of the Windows Store, but […]
12/13/2012, Just like a brick-and-mortar store, so too, has Microsoft decided that it is about time for something to be done about their very own virtual Windows Phone store. An expansion is in line, and it also underlines Microsoft’s seriousness in making quite the impact among mobile operating systems with their latest Windows Phone 8 effort. The Windows Phone store has been expanded to 37 new locations worldwide (Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, […]
11/26/2012, It has been drummed into the heads and minds of many, that if you are using pirated software, it is as good as using stolen goods. Assuming you do not want to have any kind of goodwill with Santa this coming Christmas, you might want to find out just how you are able to crack and pirate apps from the Windows Store. It goes without saying, there is no 100% […]
11/26/2012, Earlier this month it was revealed that the Windows Store had managed to rack up close to 13,000 apps, a pretty impressive feat given that Apple’s Mac Store is only sporting 12,641 apps and has been up and running longer. In any case the folks at WinAppUpdate are back with more figures and it seems that in less than a month, Microsoft has managed to bring that number up to […]
11/07/2012, According to WinAppUpdate, Microsoft’s Windows Store for Windows 8 now has a total of 12,895 applications since yesterday. Albeit the number of apps are still relatively small when compared to the Mac App Store’s more than 10,000 apps, it ‘s worth noting that Windows 8 was just launch last month. The opposite could be true. The nearly 13,000 tally yesterday follows after WinAppUpdate revealed on Wednesday last week that the Windows Store […]
12/12/2011, The Windows Store was introduced last week, but the video demonstration released by Microsoft didn’t really let us have a good look at the store. Fortunately the folks over at Winunleaked.tk manage to get their hands on some screenshots, to show us a little bit more of how it looks like. We get a good look at how the installation and top apps screen look like and judging by the […]
12/08/2011, Microsoft and the open source movement have not exactly been seeing eye to eye over the years, but that does not mean they cannot walk hand in hand as partners. Microsoft has taken the opportunity to make a special provision for open source software where their upcoming new Windows Store is concerned, where the the “License to Customer” section of the company’s Windows Store app developer agreement reads, “Your license […]
12/07/2011, Microsoft introduced its Windows 8 app store today for the first time, and fortunately for those of us who didn’t make it to the event, a detailed write up a video introduction was posted up on the official Windows Store blog. In case you didn’t know – the Windows Store will be where consumers will find and acquire Metro-style apps. The Windows Store will feature a Metro-style interface and its […]