OneNote MX mutates into OneNote in the Store

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What do you know, there is an update in the Store to my number one App: OneNote, and I missed it completely. Thanks to the Eagle-Eye of my buddy @Windows4Live who caught this in the Store and tipped me. Thanks mate.

As you can see, OneNote has dropped the MX, no more OneNoteMX but just OneNote, and it has also dropped the Preview predicate. It is now a full Metro App from Microsoft having gone through the stringent quality process of Microsoft obviously. I was using this metro version initially, but the pen on the version was not good, and I was creating artifacts on my notes arbitrarily, so I went back to the Desktop version. Now they’ve add the option to this version to turn-off the auto-zoom while using the pen. I guess they are still struggling with turning off the touch when the Pen is in the vicinity of the glass. I really do hope they fix this in the future, palm-rejection in the Desktop version is just marvelous!

In the meantime, I am taking this new version for a spin, if I notice anything new I’ll let you know in an update to this post. In the meantime I’ll leave you with the following:

Description

Take notes that save to the cloud so you have them when you need them.
Fast and immersive, OneNote has been reimagined for Windows 8. Whether you draw, type, click, or swipe, this app will shine on your Windows 8 device. On the go? Use a browser or one of the many OneNote mobile apps to get to your notes when you need them..

Features
Make lists — Quickly write up to-do lists with check boxes.
Draw and write — Use your device’s pen to draw in your notes as you would on paper.
Take pictures — Take photos with your device’s camera to put in your notes.
Customize formatting — Organize your notes with tables, bullets, colors, and more.
Search — OneNote works with Windows 8 search, so you can always find the notes you’re looking for.
Snap view — Need to reference another app or website while taking notes? OneNote can snap to the side of your screen so you can use both apps at the same time.
Paper — Take notes on a white background or change the background of your notes to grid or ruled lines.
Share — With Windows 8 share, you can quickly email notes to friends or send information from other apps directly into OneNote.

Release notes
This update addresses some issues.

Supported processors
x86, x64, ARM

Supported languages
Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Dutch (Netherlands), English (United States), French (France), German (Germany), Hebrew (Israel), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Spain)

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If you’ve got the old version installed, first uninstall it, then download and install this new version.

Source: Windows Store
Tip Credit: @Windows4Live

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Disney comes to Windows 8 with Disney Princess Dress-up App

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Disney Inc. has joined Microsoft ambitious platform with their first Metro App: Disney Princess Dress-Up Sticker Book. This is to keep your girls busy in their favorite Disney princesses. If you’ve got young girl(s), buy this app for them, they’ll love you for it. It is rather a big app at 131Mb and you need at least 1Gb Memory to really enjoy the app. See app’s details. Here is the description from the Store:

Description
Readers help their favorite Disney Princesses prepare for magical moments in this dress-up sticker book! Includes an interactive camera feature, outfits, shoes, and stories! A royal wedding. A special celebration. An unforgettable ride on the magic carpet! The magic continues with amazing hands-on features.

Features
Read stories and dress-up 7 Disney Princesses: Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Bell, Jasmine, Tiana and Snow White!
Use the camera to make your face appear as your favorite Disney Princess!
Change outfits, shoes and accessories, add tiaras, then take a photo to save your princess dress-up!
Each new photo is a fresh round of creative dress-up play!

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The app will set you back for $4.00, but that is worth all the kisses you’ll get from little princess. So go download the app now via the Source.

Source: Windows Store

RealNetwork is in the Store with RealPlayer Express

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Hey, I wasn’t expecting this. RealNetworks Inc. has just joined Windows 8 with RealPlayer Express. I didn’t even know they are still active on Windows platform. Glad to see much competition in the Store. Way to go RealNetworks. As the app name suggest, this is a MediaPlayer form Real. Here’s how the described it from the Store:

Description
RealPlayer Express is a personalized video app that brings the world’s best videos to you.
Trying to keep track of the most popular videos can be hard. RealPlayer Express makes it easy by organizing the most popular videos into video channels. These channels, updated daily, help you navigate and watch the latest music videos, sports videos, funny videos, cat videos and more.
Looking for a specific video? RealPlayer Express’s video search feature makes it easy to search the whole web for your favorite videos. Then watch the video instantly, or save it for later with “watch later” functionality.

Features
Channels of new and popular videos refreshed everyday
Search for your favorite online videos and watch them instantly
Share and tweet the videos with friends and family
Save videos for later with the ‘watch later’ functionality
Viewing history to quickly access the videos you saw recently
Instant access to the videos shared by your friends on Facebook

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If you are a fan of RealNetworks or just for pure nostalgia, go ahead and download this app via the Source below.

Source: Windows Store

Official The Telegraph App just arrived in the Store

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The Telegraph has now joined the Windows 8 bandwagon, joining the likes of the WSJ and NYT in the Store. Since the Telegraph needs no intro, I’ll just jump right into App description as advertised in the Store:

Description
The Telegraph preview edition allows you to enjoy award-winning journalism seven days a week.
The Telegraph is renowned for its outstanding news coverage, insight and agenda-setting journalism – everything readers have come to expect from the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper.
Each daily preview edition provides comprehensive news, sport and business coverage, as well as features from leading Telegraph columnists and our popular Matt cartoon. Archive editions are also available.
Note: This preview edition does not contain video, puzzles or picture galleries. These will be available in the upcoming version. Users need to register to see the full content. Without registration the app can be downloaded, and the front page summary can be viewed.

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If you are an subscriber of The Telegraph and you have a Windows 8 devices, go get the app now via the Source here below.

Source: Windows Store

Layout – A Poor Dev’s Storyboard App has arrived in the Store

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If you are young and budding Windows 8 Developer or you are Gandalf the Grey in Metro Design language, we all need a Storyboard to get our GUI right. If you think I am joking, go and see TweeTRO designers Storyboard. Coding something is C# or Java is one thing, getting the Interface right is a complete different story entirely. We know coders are almost always never Artists, we just don’t see this things that make a Lamp glow above an artist’s head Smile. So if you can’t afford a professional technical artist to put your GUI together, you can dabble yourself with Layout. You can create mock-up Screens of your app, see for yourself how it will look like in real life. Create sections of your app, link them together. At least that is what this app wants to achieve. As you can see, I have downloaded the App myself as I am working on something on the background myself. So this one come really handy, and better still, the vendor HigherCode has made it free for the time being. So go get it while you can. Following is describing the app from the Store:

Description
Layout is an application for creating interaction designs for Windows 8 style apps.
This app can be used to create a visual representation of a real world app without having to write any code. Interaction designs can be quickly prototyped, tested, discarded and redone without long development cycles.
Features
- Create projects with multiple screens
- Link different screens together to create a flow
- Design apps for multiple screen sizes
- Support for Windows 8 controls
- Get a perspective on your project via sementic zoom
- Duplicate projects/screens to quickly create variations
- Easily share you’re projects
- Pin a project on the Start screen to test your project via “Run mode”

Features
Easily create interaction designs for Windows 8 applications

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If this app work as advertised, I am sure the writers are sitting on a crock of gold. If you are curious just like me, download the app now via the Source.

Source: Windows Store

Lync for Windows 8 is now available in the Store!

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Microsoft just released Lync client for Windows 8 to further usher-in the BYOD timeframe. So you are no more bound to that old archaic office client. So, if we have Skype on Windows 8 for consumer communications, we now have Lync for Business Communications. Here is Microsoft’s description of the App from the Store:

Description
IMPORTANT:  Microsoft Lync won’t work without Lync Server or an Office 365/Lync Online account.  Also, some functionality might require an update to Lync Server or might not be available to all users.  If you’re not sure about your account status, please contact your IT department.
This is Lync reimagined for the new Windows Experience and optimized for touch: providing fast, natural, hands-on control of your communications.
Lync meets all your communication and collaboration needs: integrating voice & video calls, Lync Meetings, presence and IM in a fast, fluid, easy-to-use app.

Features
Communicate from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Easily switch between IM, voice, or video or use all at once.
Stay connected to your colleagues with real-time status updates, rich presence information and fast and fluid contact list search and management.
Join Lync Meetings with a single touch and easily switch between IM, group video, and content views.
Stay connected while reducing resource consumption — Lync provides background and connected standby connectivity so you never miss an important conversation.
Use Windows search to find and communicate with your colleagues.
Snap view — Need to reference another app or website while using Lync? Lync can snap to the side of your screen so you can multi-task and use both apps at the same time.

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Now if only my Office will deploy the latest Lync Server and stop living in the past. If you are one of the lucky ones with the latest Lync Sever that support this app, go ahead and download via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

Roxio MediaBook Ultimate is now in the Store

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[Update: You will need Roxio MediaBook Reader to read the output of this App, the Reader is also in the Store, just follow the link]

Corel Corp is heavily active in the Windows Store. Just type Corel in the Search Bar and see for yourselves. They are not only active for themself but have also gone in collaboration with some OEMs to deliver Corel’s Roxio’s products as built-in apps. For example, there are different versions of this Roxio MediaBook app for multiple OEMs in the Store. If you done the search above, you’ll see them in there. But then this is the Ultimate version of Roxio MediaBook. It is not tied to any OEM and you are paying $20 for it. And for all the memories this app contains, it is worth the price.

Like the name suggests, this app is empower you to create interactive eBooks from your Photos, video etc. Here is the full description:

Description
Create custom interactive eBooks using your own photos, video, text, audio and voice with Roxio MediaBook Ultimate. Choose from two design modes: let MediaBook create your book automatically, or drop your photos and videos into one of six templates for complete creative control. Personalize your eBook with stunning built-in effects and interactive smart objects, and your stories will come alive! Share and enjoy on different platforms including Roxio MediaBook Reader for Microsoft Windows 8 as well as iBooks on Apple’s iOS.

Features
Create stunning multimedia eBooks using your own photos, video, text, audio and voice
Auto-create a book: just use one of the  professionally-designed templates
Exercise total creative control by customizing each page manually. No design skills needed!
No limit on the amount of pages you can include in your eBook
Trim your videos to highlight the best segment of your clips
Add amazing photo or video effects like Sepia, Emboss or X-ray to your album with one click
Turn your picture into a puzzle, zoom, or flip through the pages
Bring your eBook alive with interactive smart objects like panorama, mosaic or filmstrip
Save your MediaBooks on your PC or upload directly to your Microsoft SkyDrive account to share with friends and family
Designed for touch, optimized for keyboard and mouse

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You can download this beautiful app now via the Source Link.

Source: Windows Store

XBox Title: Toy Soldiers Cold War: Touch Edition in the Store

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And here is another XBox Title for the Windows 8 devices. Note this is for high-end devices, see Requirements and the Size: 1.22Gb!

Content rating

Entertainment Software Rating Board: Teen

Entertainment Software Rating Board: Teen

Violence

What is this?

Description
The Cold War ignites when ’80s era action toys come alive and wage war! Toy Soldiers: Cold War Touch Edition delivers hours of intense combat combined with non-stop action strategy gameplay, now redesigned for tablets and touch-enabled PCs running Windows 8! 
Superpowers collide in this playful homage to ’80s action toys and films. Command the powerful Cold War arsenals of the USA or USSR armies, while controlling base turrets, modern combat vehicles, fighter jets, attack helicopters, and commando action figures.  When not fighting in a campaign vie for the highest scores on the mini-game leaderboards, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to BLOW EVERYTHING UP!
In addition to the main campaign, includied with the Windows 8 version are both the NAPALM and EVIL EMPIRE add-on campaigns from Xbox LIVE® Arcade.  Fight alongside your favorite Commando again while pushing into the jungles of the Viet Cong in NAPALM and join Ivan in the fight against a rising super power in EVIL EMPIRE.
Xbox LIVE® Arcade reviews for Toy Soldiers Cold War:
“”Toy Soldiers: Cold War does all of the work for you and makes those spectacular battles that you remember fighting on your bedroom floor as a child come to life.””     – Gamespot 8.5/10
“”Had we the ability to project our imagination into something real, I think the end result would have looked something like Toy Soldiers: Cold War.””     – Joystiq 4/5 star

Features
• NAPALM and EVIL EMPIRE campaign add-ons from the 360 version are included in the Windows 8 Touch Edition.
• 17 Campaign levels , each with 5 levels of difficulty – Casual, Normal, Hard, Elite and General.
• 5 Survival maps with 5 different modes provide endless waves of enemies; the ultimate test of your mettle on battlefield.
• 8 unique Minigames – Dominate your friends’ scores on the leaderboards for each minigame!
• 32 different usable turrets and vehicles – take control of any turret or vehicle to change the tide of the battle in your favor.
• “Wavelist Rewind” checkpoints allow you to rewind the battle to replay a previous wave and destroy all of your foes.

Recommended hardware
Min Spec (Tablet): Graphics: DirectX 10 graphics device with WDDM 1.2 or higher driver, System Memory: 2 GB for OS + 2 GB for Game Application
Min Spec (Tablet): Storage: 2 GB for Game Application, Screen: Touch screen supporting a minimum of 5-point digitizers and resolution of at least 1366×768.
Min Spec (Tablet): Screen:  The native resolution of the panel can be greater than 1366 (horizontally) and 768 (vertically). Minimum native color depth is 32-bits.
Min Spec (PC): OS: Windows 8, Processor 2.0 GHz, Memory: 2 GB RAM (32bit OS) 3 GB RAM (64bit OS), DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Min Spec (PC): Graphics: 1 GB Dedicated Graphics Card with Shader Model 4.0 or Higher, Sound: XAudio2 version 2.8 Compatible Sound Card
Recommend Spec (PC): OS: Windows 8, Processor 2.0 GHz Dual Core, Memory: 2 GB RAM (32bit OS) 4 GB RAM (64bit OS), DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Recommend Spec (PC): Graphics: 2 GB Dedicated Graphics Card with Shader Model 4.0 or Higher, Sound: XAudio2 version 2.8 Compatible Sound Card

Supported processors
x86, x64

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Well for those of you doubting the High-end game experience on Windows 8, here you go. Of course this is not for the ARM tablets and SurfaceRT, these are kind of game you play with a dedicated fan blowing on your rig. ARM processor can only dream of such a performance. So if you’ve got your rig ready, and you’re allowed to play violent game, i.e. you’re starting to grow a beard or anything above that stage, go ahead and download the app via the Source link. It’ll cost you $10.

Source: Windows Store

Angry Birds Space Has Entered Windows 8 Universe!

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Here we are with Angry Birds Space! Did anyone doubt MS will burst out on the first day with the latest Angry Birds? I never did for one second! Believe it or not, Angry Bird is the King Maker of any platform, shunning the Game is like putting a noose on your neck. So I can imagine that Microsoft have twisted a few arms at Roxio, probably a few more. The picture I see in my head here is MS just pushing money into someone’s mouth each time he wanted to open his mouth to complain. “You have to make the GA!” I heard MS screaming.

Anyway, I am glad Angry Bird is here, my kids are here Angry Bird is here, even my Cat is glad Angry Bird is here, now the kids will leave him alone Smile

Ok I wont keep you in suspense any longer, here is Roxio’s description from the Store:

Content rating

Entertainment Software Rating Board: Everyone

Entertainment Software Rating Board: Everyone

Comic mischief

What is this?

Description
ALL NEW ANGRY BIRDS GAME FROM ROVIO — the #1 mobile game of all time blasts off into space!
After a giant claw kidnaps their eggs, the Angry Birds chase it into a wormhole and find themselves floating in a strange new galaxy – surrounded by space pigs! Luckily the Angry Birds have super powers of their own…
Angry Birds Space features over 130 interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction. With regular free updates, brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!
Features:
Over 130 interstellar levels!
Regular free updates!
Brand new birds!
Brand new superpowers!
Zero-gravity space adventures!
Trick shots using planets’ gravity!
Hidden bonus levels!
Beautifully detailed backgrounds!
Join the global phenomenon as it goes galactic!
Become a fan of Angry Birds on Facebook:
http://facebook.angrybirds.com
Follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.angrybirds.com
Terms of Use: http://www.rovio.com/eula
Privacy Policy: http://www.rovio.com/privacy
Support: support@rovio.com

Features
Regular free updates!
Brand new birds!
Brand new superpowers!
Zero-gravity space adventures!
Trick shots using planets’ gravity!
Hidden bonus levels!
Beautifully detailed backgrounds!

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Platform: x64, x86, ARM

So there we have it. I see Roxio’s name as Publisher, but believe me, we could also put Microsoft Studios behind Roxio’s name as I am sure this is a collaboration of the two companies to get this out on day one. Am I happy they did, I am sure a lot of you did. So if you haven’t downloaded it, please go right ahead and download via the Source Link here below.

Source: Windows Store.
Tip Credit: @NazmusLabs

Hydro Thunder Hurricane (6)

Hydro Thunder Hurricane – Xbox Game for Windows

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Preview and Install

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Description

The adrenaline-soaked sequel to Midway’s legendary arcade racer is now available on Windows 8! Hydro Thunder Hurricane features high-powered speedboats rocketing through over-the-top themed environments, gorgeous visuals, and amazing dynamic water physics.Test your skills in 11 mysterious and dangerous race environments including Monster Island, the Bermuda Triangle and Area 51 – each one packed with massive jumps and drop-offs, secret shortcuts, destructible objects, and special events that racers trigger in-game.Unlock 20 all-new transforming speedboats as well as classics from the original Hydro Thunder like Razorback and Rad Hazard. Collect Boost powerups and fire up your on-board rockets for teeth-rattling speed. Conquer four game modes – Races, Ring Masters, Gauntlet, Championships — and race against your Friends’ best performances in the all-new Ghost Race!


Features

  •  ROLLER COASTER RACING. Fun, arcadey, over-the-top racing in 11 rich, beautifully themed interactive environments packed with shortcuts and surprises.
  •  ADRENALINE FUELD PHYSICS. Dynamic water physics delivers intense moment-to-moment gameplay on ever-changing, gorgeously rendered water-based tracks.
  •  ROCKET POWERED SPEEDBOATS. Master 20 classic and new rocket-powered speedboats with transforming boost engines, each with unique handling characteristics.
  •  FULL FEATURED EXPERIENCE. Classic arcade racing and a variety of all game modes including Gauntlet, Ring Master, and Championships.
  •  RACE AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS. Challenge yourself against your Friends’ best times in the all-new Ghost Race mode.
  •  RACE YOUR WAY. Control your speed boat with on screen touch, keyboard/mouse, Xbox Controller or tilt control on supporting devices.
  •  BECOME A TOP RACER. Earn Xbox Achievements and compete for top placement on the Leaderboards.
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Jetpack Joyride – Xbox Game for Windows

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Preview and Install

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Description

Suit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies as Barry Steakfries, the lovable hero on a one-way trip to adventure! Join Barry as he breaks in to a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of science evildoers. Rain bullets, bubbles, rainbows and lasers downwards as you fly towards higher and higher scores!Along the way you’ll collect coins, vehicles, powerups and more, all of which can be upgraded and customized in the Stash. Want to dress up like a ninja? Paint your Profit Bird gold? Grab your robot pal Flash to come along for the ride? The choice is yours!Stay alive, get funky and lose yourself in Jetpack Joyride. There’s so much to see and do, all the time in the world and more than enough jetpacks! As always, Barry Steakfries will provide!


Features

  • Huge arsenal of jetpacks and vehicles to unlock
  • Equip gadgets for special abilities in The Stash
  • Dynamic missions, objectives and rewards
  • Compete with friends and aim for the highest scores
  • Unlock achievements and share your skills online

Nook – We’ve Got an App for That

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At the launch of Windows today in New York, Microsoft confirmed what most of us watchers have been suspecting. The Nook App is coming to the Windows Store! It has been a long rumor coming, but the writing was all over the wall given the No-Shoot Joint Agreement Microsoft had with Barnes and Noble earlier this year. We were all asking if MS was going to do a Nook Surface or better still if B&N will follow Amazon footsteps and create an App for Surface a ’la Kindle. Well the answer is there for whole world to see, there is definitely no doubt anymore. “We can has Nook App”. Smile

Now watching the Store like a hawk when the App is going to drop. Trust us to be all over it when it happens. In the meantime go enjoy “Our Precious” your Surface if you’ve ordered one, or got one from Microsoft today.

Reckless Racing (1)

Reckless Racing Ultimate – Xbox Game for Windows

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Preview and Install

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Description

The ultimate edition of the acclaimed Reckless Racing top-down racer series is here and exclusive to Windows 8. Now bigger and dirtier than ever! Download the free trial today!Race on a huge selection of road and dirt tracks, single and multi-player events, modded cars and trucks, and challenging game modes. Whether it’s a muscle car in the dirt, a monster truck in gravel, or a dune buggy in the snow, if you can build it – you can race it.Tweak, upgrade and customize your car collection as you level up in your racing career. Earn your place on the Xbox Leaderboards in both Career and Arcade modes.

Challenge your friends in a variety of multiplayer modes including 1 on 1 rally racing and fastest lap. Track your multi-player invites, and results on the go right on your Live Tile.

Buckle your seatbelts and prepare to get Reckless!


Features

  • • Featuring 24 vehicles, 20 Career mode cups, 50 arcade challenges and over 150 customizable events!
  • • Physics driven handling – Drift like a champ!
  • • Play the free trial featuring 3 cup races, an arcade challenge and access to car upgrades!
  • • Beautifully rendered hand-drawn environments.
  • • Challenge your friends via Xbox Multiplayer
  • • See how you stack up against the competition with Xbox Leaderboards
  • • Earn gamerscore with Xbox Achievements
  • • Touch, mouse/keyboard and USB Xbox controller support.

Fox Now – The Third Fox App in the Store!

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Well, here I was thinking I have covered all Fox Apps in the Store, as you can see another one has just drop. Fox Now App has just been published in the Store. Again Fox is succinct on information with the app. They only supply the following:

Description
The FOX NOW app drives users to desired FOX content in less than 3 taps and gives them a clear path to navigate in and between FOX shows and use social integration to share content with other users.

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If this App is you thing, please download via the Source below.

Source: Windows Store

Fox News App is now in the Store

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This morning I blogged the Fox Business News App, now the general Fox News Apps just dropped. Of course Fox News itself need no introduction, and this app neither. This is just the app that exposes Fox New universe, bringing you up-to-date information about happenings around the world in general, and US in particular. There is not much description from Fox News Network to go with in the Store, but here are a few with screenshots:

Description
The Most Powerful Name in News™… now on Windows 8
With the Fox News app for Windows 8 – read the hottest stories of the day and watch the latest video clips from Fox News Channel!
We Report. You Decide®… On-The-Go!

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If you are Fox user, then this is the app for you. Please download via Source.

Source: Windows Store

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