Send To QR Code – Data Sharing between Mobile Devices

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Here is another tool to love in the Windows Store. Just send you text or URLs to QR Code, then scan it from another device. Convenient way to share data with other mobile devices.

Description
Share text and URLs with other devices via a QR code!
Simply select “Share” from the Charms bar and click on the “Share To QR” icon.
A QR Code will then be generated that you can scan with your smart phone or other device.

Features
Generate QR codes to open links on other machines
Activate directly from the charms bar

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Download via the Source

Source: Windows Store

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Official Dell Shop App has arrived in the Store

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Well, well, hello there Dell. Welcome to the Windows 8 bandwagon. Hopefully you’re here to stay and stop that courtship with Linux Smile. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Dell with me into Windows Store. We already have HP Wares App, now we also have Dell in the Store. Like the title says, this is a window into Dell’s Webshop, buy Dell’s hardware and software, and wetware. Get latest Dell’s info and specifications on products and of course Order directly out of the application. Here Dell Inc’s description of the app:

Description
Tap into the app to find everything at Dell. With Dell Shop, you can find the perfect new Dell PC or get more from your current PC with custom-recommended electronics and accessories from top manufacturers. Using your System ID, Dell Shop can identify your Dell PC and make compatible suggestions. And even if your PC isn’t a Dell, you can still use Dell Shop to buy those must-have items. You’ll find easy access to the most popular accessories, from monitors, printers, projectors, mice and bags, to wireless routers and external storage. And if you’re looking to outfit a home theater, home office, dorm room or a creative studio, you’ll find complete solutions right here.
Creative Studio:
Whether you want to capture life’s milestones in photos and videos to share with friends and family, or you want to show an audience the world as you see it, the ideal studio will let you create like a pro.  You’ll find everything you need to capture, edit, organize, store and share your photos with Dell Shop.
Home Theater:
We’ve recommended equipment for a media room that lets you find and watch your favorite movies and shows, stream music and photos from your computer and get everyone moving with the latest games. Best of all, you’ll do it with cinematic-quality surround sound and picture, no wires and just one remote control.
Dorm Room:
A dorm room is many things: home away from home, library, lounge. You need to be able to print a 20-page term paper, then grab a game controller and whoop your roommate. Gather friends for movie night on a TV that doubles as your monitor by day. No matter what you study, with Dell’s recommendations and support, you’ll double major in work/life balance
Home Office:
Flexibility is the key to a superb home office. Whether the budget is for your business or your household. Whether the printouts are for customers or teachers. No matter if you have a small staff or a big family. Dell’s experts have selected the products that will best ensure you can handle whatever comes through the door.
Download Dell Shop today and start getting the most from your Dell PC.

Features
Shop: Find and compare top accessories, including monitors, printers, projectors, mice, bags, wireless routers and external storage.
Search: Locate a product based on specific search criteria such as keywords, model number or item number.
Get personalized recommendations: Share your Dell Service Tag ID to narrow search results to only items that are compatible with your Dell PC.
Note: Some features may not be available in all countries.

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Well, that a long and detailed description. This is actually a very good App, you can see the effort that went into it from the screenshot already. If you are a Dell customer or you want to order something from Dell, this is the app to use. I just love shopping within a Metro App, very natural. Download the app via the Source.

Source: Windows Store

Official ABC News App has now arrived in the Store

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And here is the official ABC News App for your pleasure. It comes rather packed with features, just look at its size, 14.0Mb. That is huge for a Metro App. Here is ABC News Corp’s description of the App in the Store:

Description
See The Whole Picture with the new ABC News app for Windows 8 featuring breaking news stories, video, photos and more.  Get a dynamic, around-the-clock look at content from your favorite ABC News programs including Good Morning America, World News, Nightline, 20/20 and This Week.

Features
AM, Midday and Evening Editions that make it faster and easier to browse the day’s most engaging news
Breaking news alerts
Headlines from ABC News top stories in U.S., Politics, Investigative, Health, Money, Entertainment, Technology, Sports, International and Travel
Award-winning coverage from Good Morning America, World News, Nightline, 20/20, This Week
Lifestyle & Fun section to get the day’s most intriguing news, all in one place
Trending stories to see what everyone is talking about
Swipe from story to story for easy browsing of the day’s news

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This app is looking from what I am seeing here. Download and convince yourself via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

Freda – The Quality E-Book Reader is now in the Store

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Another personal favorite App of mine has just dropped in the Store. Freda – The eBook Reader. If you’ve used the Old Windows Mobile devices and latter Windows Phone devices, you would at least heave heard of Freda. Now we are glad they have released the Windows 8 version before GA as promised by the Author when I contacted him a few weeks ago.

Here is Freda’s Description from the Author:

Description
Freda, the free ebook reader
The popular ebook reader for the Windows Phone platform (and Windows Mobile before that) has arrived on Windows 8.
Freda can read EPUB (DRM-free), FB2, HTML and TXT format books.  The app understands EPUB formatting information (bold/italic/large text, margins and alignment) and can display images and diagrams in books.

Features
Many options for cutomising text appearance and layout
Access to on-line book catalogs (Feedbooks, Smashwords, Gutenberg, Manybooks, Ebooksgratuits, Fibusta … )
Can work with the Calibre ebook library manager
Includes dyslexic-friendly settings (and the the OpenDyslexic font), to assist reading for dyslexia sufferers

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Well for those complaining of quality apps, here you go then! Download this app via the Source.

Source: Windows Store
Tip Credit: @England_Fanboy

Album Flow – An Elegant Music Player in the Store

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A simple but yet elegant Music Player.

Description
Album Flow allows you to choose and play tracks from your music library by presenting your albums in an intuitive flow of album art.
Flick to scroll through the flow of albums to choose one to play. As you change album the list of tracks will be updated, allowing you to play a track.
•  See albums in your music library
  – Album art is shown in a flow across the top of the screen
•  Find an album by scrolling left and right through the album flow
  – Smooth 2D effect when changing album
  – Albums are sorted by artist alphabetically
  – Track list with durations shown for chosen album
•  Play or Pause tracks
  – Starts tracks playing in the background
•  Integrated into charms for search
  – Search by albums or artists
  – Only matching tracks shown in the flow
•  Toast notification on track change
  – Keeps you up to date with the current track playing
•  Music Synchronisation
  – Automatic synchronisation when the app starts
  – Manual synchronisation available from the app bar

Features
Find an album by scrolling left and right through the album flow
Integrated into charms for search
Toast notification on track change
Music Synchronisation

Download via the Source.

Source: Windows Store

The Official BNR App is now in the Store for the Dutch

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And here something nice for my Dutch friends: The Official Business New Radio App.

Description

Luister live naar BNR Nieuwsradio, die door kan blijven spelen in de achtergrond wanneer je met andere apps bezig bent. Blijf op de hoogte van het laatste nieuws van BNR.nl met gerelateerde radiofragmenten. En ga altijd voorbereid op reis met het overzicht van Files & Flitsers bij de hand. Ook kun je de meest recente BNR columns beluisteren wanneer je maar wilt.
Mocht u vragen of opmerkingen hebben, mail uw reacties en/of uw ideeën naar mobiel@bnr.nl.

Features
Het laatste nieuws van BNR.nl met gerelateerde radiofragmenten;
Live luisteren naar BNR Nieuwsradio;
De meest recente BNR Columns beluisteren;
Overzichtelijk Files & Flitsers bij de hand;

 

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Source: Windows Store

ABC Family App is now in the Store

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Description
Watch your favorite ABC Family shows on Windows 8!
Download the ABC Family app to watch full episodes of your favorite ABC Family originals like Pretty Little Liars, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Switched at Birth, The Lying Game and more. Get caught up on ABC Family anytime, anywhere.*
FEATURES INCLUDE:
FULL EPISODES: Easy to find episodes updated at the same time as ABCFamily.com!
SCHEDULE: Our easy-to-read schedule means you’ll always know when your show is airing.
CLOSED CAPTIONING: All ABC Family Original Series are closed-captioned.
ABC Family full episodes are brought to you by ABCFamily.com and provided free, courtesy of our sponsors.
*Available in the U.S. only. Requires an internet connection. Show and episode availability subject to change. TV show ratings vary by episode within the application. For definitions of each TV episode rating go to www.tvguidelines.org.

Features
Watch your favorite ABC Family shows
Find when your favorite show is on

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Source: Windows Store

London Bus Checker App is here

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Description
It’s here – the UK’s best-selling travel app brings Live Bus Countdowns for London to your Windows 8 Device!
• As featured on BBC Click, Telegraph Online, The Independent, Wired UK, The Sunday Times App List & more ! •
“I’m not surprised this app has leapt to the top of the UK travel charts since its launch” – Kate Russell, BBC Click
Now you can carry live bus arrivals times in your pocket, wherever you are – for all of London’s 20,000 bus stops.  No more sprinting down the road then finding the bus is ten minutes away! So that’s more time at home. Or in bed.
What’s more, Bus Checker doesn’t use a timetable – it gets the real, live information for each bus as it moves around London; meaning it’s both accurate and reliable.   Plus, Bus Checker shows you street-level route maps for all London’s 700 bus routes, while allowing you to search by place name or postcode.. ..perfect for planning a journey somewhere new.
★★★ DOWNLOAD TODAY – SPECIAL WINDOWS STORE INTRODUCTORY PRICE  ★★★
Download Bus Checker today – and never miss that last bus of the night again! Although if you do, we’re not picking you up from the taxi rank in Morden.*
Data provided by Transport for London.
* – Note to tourists: Morden is at the very bottom of the Northern line on the London tube – and frequently where late-night travellers find themselves waking up.

Features
Live countdown display of bus arrivals at any stop in London
Real-time map of all London’s 20,000 bus stops
Full route maps for all London Bus Routes – see exactly where your bus goes.
Live service information – diversions/closures/cancellations.
Favourite the bus stops you use regularly and add as Live Tiles to Start Menu.
Tap on bus numbers to filter the list: see screenshots.
Map/route number display – find the right bus to get you home!

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Source: Windows Store

The Wall Street Journal App is now in the Store

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Description
Experience The Wall Street Journal’s award-winning coverage, blending the best of print and digital. Get everything you love about the Journal including: What’s News, Opinion, Marketplace, Money & Investing, Personal Journal, and more. Also featuring WSJ Live: original on-demand video programming directly from 2,000 reporters across the globe.

Features
Content from What’s News, Opinion, Marketplace, Money & Investing, Personal Journal, and WSJ Live
Free content from WSJ for all users
Premium content accessible via your WSJ.com subscription
Inline videos, slideshows, and photos
Share articles to friends

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Dowload via Source Link.

Source: Windows Store

The New York Times App is now in the Store!

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Description
The New York Times app for Windows 8 is free to download and includes free access to the Top News section. Subscribers get full access to over 25 sections plus unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device.  Existing subscribers with NYTimes.com + Tablet Apps or All Digital Access can simply log in to get full access to this app as part of their existing subscription.
Try a Times Digital Subscription* for just $0.99 for your first 4 weeks.
For access to this app, your subscription options include:
• NYTimes.com + Tablet Apps: Unlimited access to NYTimes.com and NYTimes tablet apps. 
• All Digital Access: Unlimited access to NYTimes.com and NYTimes smartphone and tablet apps.
* Does not include Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. Other restrictions apply. Your subscription will be renewed automatically, and you will be charged in advance of each billing cycle unless you cancel.
If you have any problems or have comments or suggestions for improving our app, please contact us at nytmobile@nytimes.com, call  1-800-591-9233 , or find us at @NYTimesMobile on Twitter and we will do our best to assist you. Your feedback is important to us.

Features
Experience our world-class multimedia with video and slide shows within articles and in the dedicated Video and Photos sections.
Pin sections and blogs to your Windows 8 Start Screen using live tiles.
Save articles or blog posts to the app’s Saved section and you can enjoy your saved articles on other devices.
Share articles through e-mail and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter via People App.

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Source: Windows Store

ABC Player App is now in the Store

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Description
Your Favorite ABC Shows – now available on Windows 8!
Download the ABC Player app to watch your favorite ABC shows for free on Windows 8 wherever and whenever you want to watch. View full-length episodes of Nashville, Last Resort, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Happy Endings and more.
EPISODES
It’s easy to find the episodes you’re seeking. You can find videos several ways including by Most Popular, Most Recent, and Evening vs. Daytime.
SCHEDULE
When is your favorite show on? Now you know!
CLOSED CAPTIONING
Closed captioning is available on all shows/episodes. You’ll see a “CC” icon in the player controls to turn it on/off.
ABC full episodes are brought to you by ABC.com and provided for free, courtesy of our sponsors.
U.S. based Internet connection required. Show and episode availability subject to change. TV show ratings vary by episode within the application. For definitions of each TV episode rating go to www.tvguidelines.org.

Features
Watch your favorite ABC shows
Find when your favorite show is on

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Source: Windows Store

Skype for Windows 8 is now available in the Store

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And so the wait is over! One of the most anticipated App for Windows 8 has just dropped in the Store. Microsoft decided to release the App early obviously or someone somewhere made a mistake of pushing the wrong button. Anyway, Skype is here is full glory, and might I say, what an awesome app! As you can see, it has already garnered 28 ratings and almost at 5-Stars. For Skype itself, it deserves little or no introduction unless you’re a space wanderer. “Skype and/or Microsoft” has outdone themselves with this App. It is simply a pleasure to use. You ask why the Skype and/or Microsoft quote? Look at the publisher indicated, it seems Skype and Microsoft cannot decide who wrote the application or what they should call themselves. But that doesn’t matter now, as long as we can communicate in glorious HD, they can fight it out what they want call Skype owner.

The App itself is succinctly described as follows:

Description
Skype is the always-on app that makes staying in touch with all your contacts easier than ever.
Stay informed about what’s happening with your friends through video and voice calls and instant messaging, all from one app. So, no matter if you’re on a PC, Windows Phone, Mac, tablet, iPhone or Android device, Skype keeps you connected and always available.

Features
Once you sign in, the app is always on without draining your device’s battery, so you can take calls any time.
Exchange instant messages with all your Skype, Messenger and Outlook.com contacts.
Call any phone quickly and easily from Skype.
All Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls are free.
Your messages are delivered straight to you no matter what you’re doing.
Snap your IM or video call window left or right so you can do more things while catching up.

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The App gives you all the Standard features of Skype as you can see. So yet another communication Software in Microsoft universe. We already have MSN Messenger and Lync, oh and Yammer too! So who is going to bring order is this chaos? Who cares, as long as we can enjoy this awesome Skype app for free; let Microsoft sort itself out. So what are you waiting for, join the Windows 8 crowd and download the app via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

Adera (3)

Adera – Xbox Game for Windows

Adera Icon

Preview and Install    Install Lite Version

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Description

The best story-driven adventure game you’ve ever played!Jane Sinclaire has been on many dangerous adventures, but she’s never experienced anything like the mysterious city of Adera. Throughout her expedition, she’ll have to solve puzzles, collect artifacts, and explore the environments to reveal the mysteries of this new-found civilization.This episodic story begins when Jane receives a desperate message from her long-missing grandfather. Using nothing but her wits and a strange stone orb to guide her, Jane sets out to find her grandfather before it’s too late.


Features

  • • Explore fantastic environments for helpful items, unlock unique and extraordinary puzzles, and discover the amazing world of Adera.
  • • Experience a rich, encompassing story as it unfolds across multiple episodes.
  • • Play, Pause, Resume – start a game on any device, pause the game, and then pick up where you left off on any other compatible device.

Epicurious brings your favorite Recipes to Windows Store

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[UPDATE: This is the official app for Epicurious. Conde Nast owns the brand.]

An Epicurious App just landed in the Store, however I can’t say if this is an official app or not. But if this is not an official app, Epicurious should just pay this guys off and put their name on it. The App is superbly done! Of course if you love your food, you’ll know about this app, Epicurious is all about the best cuisine and recipes out there. You can browse recipe categories or search for keywords that meet your needs. Just from the description of this app alone, I feel the need to abandon the keyboard and take my tablet to the kitchen and try may hands out. I am only prevented by the fact that I know the neighbors will be complaining about burnt food odor within no time. Bane of us that spend too much time behind keyboards, and some of can just not cook!

If you are wizard in the kitchen unlike me, then please take this app for a spin. Here is what Conde Nast said about the App:

Description
Recipes from the award-winning food site Epicurious.com are now available for Windows 8. Search more than 30,000 delicious, professionally created recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Self, and renowned chefs and cookbooks. Save your favorite recipes and share them with friends. Plus, get access to authoritative recipe reviews from Epicurious members.

Features
BROWSE our most popular featured recipe collections, from Weeknight Dinners to Cool Cocktails. Your device will be automatically updated with all our latest recipes.
SEARCH food or drink recipes by keyword, or swipe through icons on the Search screen to filter by what’s in your fridge, what’s healthy, what’s in season, what holidays are coming up, and more.
SAVE recipes to your personal Favorites list.

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If all this talk about food is make your mouth water for that cuisine, then download the app via the Source Link right away.

Source: Windows Store

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