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Pen Showcase NYT Crossword Puzzle App Released

A while back during Surface Pro 3 launch Microsoft showcased a special Crossword App from NYT that perfectly showed why Active Pen is not a pushover on a tablet. Doing Crossword puzzle on a tablet with a pen gives such a natural feel to it. It is like writing on paper. With handwriting recognition, a technology that Microsoft leads its competition decades ahead, the app can easily transcribe your written letters and numbers into digital formats that can be used in the crossword.

Following is the App description in the Store:

The best crossword in the world is better than ever! Enjoy the same puzzles printed in the daily newspaper on the only mobile crossword app built by The New York Times.

The New York Times Crossword is free to download, and all users get unlimited access to the daily puzzle and calendar archive for 7 days. After that, subscribe for full access to The Crossword on Windows 8 and at NYTimes.com.

PLAY ANYWHERE

Your subscription now gives you access to The Crossword on NYTimes.com at no additional charge! Just connect or create an account in your account settings and Play Anywhere. Your Windows puzzle progress will be saved and available on the web and vice versa!

DAILY PUZZLE

It’s the same puzzle that’s printed every day in The New York Times newspaper. All daily puzzles are available the previous day at 10p EST with a subscription, so enjoy Tuesday’s puzzle on Monday at 10p! Practice and learn how to solve the puzzle on Monday or Tuesday or challenge yourself with even harder puzzles later in the week.

PEN

If you have a Surface tablet, you can solve the way crosswords were meant to be solved: write directly on the puzzle as you would in the newspaper!

PAST PUZZLES

Subscribers also enjoy nearly 20 years of classic puzzles from our archives.

MODERN PUZZLE FEATURES

Solve puzzles that include new tricks like rebuses, highlighted or underlined squares, and more!

Feedback? Suggestions? Issues? Please contact us at NYTCrossword@NYTimes.com or from within the app itself. Your feedback is important to us and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Please note: subscription to The New York Times Crossword does not include access to any other New York Times products, including but not limited to NYTimes.com or mobile news content, e-reader editions, Times Premier, NYT Now, or any other apps.

Given the quality of this app, I am actually surprised New York Times is making it free of charge in the Store. This is rather unexpected, except if Microsoft delivered most of the man-hours on the app of course.

If you have a Surface Pro or any Windows device with a Pen, this was made for you. I guess Dell Venue Pro is gonna become a treasure now for Crosswords addicts who own the cheap device. Although if you don’t own a pen, you can still use the app with touch or also on a desktop as usual.

Go download the app now, courtesy of NYT and Microsoft I’m suspecting. Download via the following link:

Credit: Windows Store
http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/nyt-crossword/18fde24c-e748-482a-b2c1-e5a877e017b5

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Windows Phone File Manager “Files” now in the Store

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Microsoft jumps the gun and released the Windows Phone file manager simply called “Files” today in the Windows phone store instead of waiting till June as we’ve heard earlier. Everyone knows MS is working on the file manager, there have been a few tweets even a few weeks past from top program managers informing the world, and the general consensus was this will break in June. Well here we are 30th of May a day earlier, the file manager was just tweeted by the head himself, our beloved Joe Belfiore says as follows: Continue reading

Kinectimals Unleashed

Kinectimals Unleashed in the Store as Universal App!

 

 

Kinectimals Unleashed

Microsoft brings Kinectimals to its platform as universal App! We already have Kinectimals on Xbox Live for all the while, now they’ve debuted as Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Apps. And the best of all, they are downloadable for free! Something for the whole family to enjoy on this Mother’s Day weekend. So guys, go right ahead, download this for our ladies and kids. ;-) Continue reading

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[Deal Over] Free for a Limited Time — Xbox Title Rabbits Big Bang on Windows Store

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Update: The Deal is Officially Over

As part of the weekly red stripe deals, an Xbox title for Windows 8 is downloadable for free from the Windows Store. It is called Rabbits Bing Bang. It’s a puzzle game and worth checking out!.

Here’s the neat part: this game is available in many languages! Here are the languages it supports: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese and Russian. Continue reading

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Super Polygon has landed in the Windows Store.

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We have a new kid on the block in the Store. Introducing Super Polygon for Windows 8. A game that will psyche you into stupor cause of its addictive nature. 3 days ago were were informed at McAkins Online that the newly released game for Windows Phone 8 will be coming to also to Windows 8. Thanks to the increasingly reusable codes between the two platform, the game took exactly 3 days to arrive on Win8. Which is a good thing. We hope to see more of this trend. Continue reading

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Facebook App for Windows 8 just received a massive Update

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Facebook has just released a massive update to their Windows 8 App in the Store! They’ve brought the the App up to Win8.1 level and added much requested features. I am not an iPad nor Android user, but if I’m not mistaken, the Windows 8 Facebook App has now stepped up in par with its iOS and Android siblings. Please let me know if I am right or not. Continue reading

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Nokia App Social is now live in Windows 8 Store

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Here it is, the much-anticipated App from Nokia is finally in the Windows Store. Those of you that use Windows Phone of course will know this app. It is Nokia way to make Apps Discovery much less of a pain. Who’s best to recommend you Apps? Right, your friends. Suppose there is a way to know which apps your friends friends are running right? Yes, now you have it. The more people that use it, the more usable the app gets. So go download it right now.

Here is the description from the Store:

Description

App Social: Discover, browse and share amazing apps both for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

Features

  • Browse & Download apps recommended by App Social most popular users
  • Sign up create your own profile and your own list of apps to share with your friends and the whole community
  • Get followers and climb up the leaderboard
  • Search for apps, applists and even users to save time
  • All both for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 apps to enjoy an amazing companionship experience
  • Get App Social on Windows Phone 8 from www.appsocial.nokia.com

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You can download the app now in the Store from the following Source Link.

Source: Windows Store

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Flappy Bird Flaps into Windows 8 Store

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we got’m! Flappy Bird is now in the Store!

Don’t ask me if it’s the Official Flappy Bird from the frustrated rich poor developer, we can’t see the forest anymore from the Flappy trees. But this is a quality version anyway, guaranteed to make you break your precious Surface2 or Lumia2050s in half from frustration. Not to worry though, you’ll have an advantage of high score cause for now you can play in Landscape mode! Continue reading

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Aquarium HD drops in the Store

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This is something fresh in the Store today. Aquarium HD is exactly what it purports to be, an aquaSIM app to bring you a piece of Great Barrier Reef to your tablet or Desktop. It is a full 3D Sim app, and you can spend hours on end to create your own personal paradise. Here is full details from the Store: Continue reading

For the Dutch, CBR Exam App in the Store

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For our Dutch friends, the CBR has just released a new App into the Windows Store for internal consumption of Examinators and Instructors. This is not meant for the open public, but for Driving Instructors and Driving License Examinators as they call them in the Netherlands. According to CBR, for external Instructors, this app will only be in the Read-Only or learning mode, while for CBR internal Staffs, they’ll be able to take legal driving Exams via the App. So I guess, the Dutch can download this app and have a look around out of curiosity. If you discover anything spectacular, please let us know in the comments. Thanks already. Continue reading

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Project Spark is now in the Store!

Project Spark is now in the Store!

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Here is an exclusive for you, Project Spark for XBox and Windows 8 is about to go Live! We caught Microsoft with its hands in the proverbial cookie jar as the adage goes. Microsoft sneaked this App for Windows 8 into the Store yesterday while everyone was in the Black-Friday mood. Continue reading