The Official WinZip App is in the Store

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There Official WinZip App is now in the Store as you can see. Letop, the app aint cheap!

Description

WinZip is a powerful and easy-to-use app with the muscle needed to safely handle large files on the go. Open zipped files.  Zip files and folders for faster, easier sharing. Password-protect important info with military-grade encryption. With the strength of the world’s #1 Zip utility at your fingertips, WinZip makes it easy to securely share files from anywhere.
Use it to get oversized files or entire folders out to friends, contacts and followers through email and Facebook thanks to direct connection to ZipSend and ZipShare file sharing services. Whether sent by email, shared online or stored on your system, WinZip helps keep files safe and makes them easier to transfer.
Out to lunch but your boss wants that report ASAP? With a modern touch-friendly design, WinZip makes sending large files on Windows 8 tablets and PCs effortless.
Much more than a simple ‘unzip’ app, WinZip created WinZip with the same zip technology as its desktop version, but in a simple, easy-to-use package. Over a billion downloads to date proves users can count on WinZip to protect, store and share their important files.

Features
Open .zip and .zipx files
Secure confidential files from prying eyes, whether they are sent by email, shared online or stored on your system, with WinZip’s military-grade encryption
Easily send large files by email by zipping your attachments first or by using the integrated ZipSend file delivery service
Securely share any type of file and rich content on Facebook using seamless integration with ZipShare
Use the Windows 8 ‘Share’ charm to deliver zipped files to your contacts through email, social media or other apps
Experience super easy-to-use Windows 8-style interface with touch-friendly features
Securely send files to mobile devices with WinZip’s password protection
Compress large files, entire folders or archives for faster transfer and to save space on your system

Download via the Source Link.

Source: Windows Store

The Official Nickelodeon App is now in the Store

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Hello there Nick, welcome to the Store! All the parents have been waiting for you, what took you so long? Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the official Nick app is now in the Store. The app is one of the Top Apps Microsoft has been showing in the background each time they give a Keynote on Windows 8 since Developer Preview. All of us trackers in the Store know that its just a question of time before it arrives. Now we are glad the waiting is over. You can get your spawnlings hooked on you beautiful gadgets now. Just say bye-bye already to your precious Surface already. I hope you all like it. Smile

Like Nickelodeon says, “Everything Nickelodeon, all in one place”, they meant that. All you kids favorites and Stars are in there with everything worthy of note about them. And they watch video of these stars at leisure. Did I say SpongeBob is all over the screen again? Oh I didn’t need to tell you that. Our hyperactive cheesy little friend is back in action in this app. Here is what Nickelodeon says about the app:

Description
Welcome to the Nick app by Nickelodeon – the home of all things Nick for Windows 8! Watch funny videos from your favorite stars and special animated shorts featuring SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and others. Play tons of games, like SpongeBob’s Jellyfishin’ Mission and TMNT Sewer Run. Enjoy the latest pictures of Nick stars hanging off set and playing backstage. The whole Nick gang is waiting for you – Victorious, SpongeBob, iCarly, Big Time Rush, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Korra, Robot & Monster, and more.
Download now – let’s play!

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SpongeBob is calling, so please go download the app right now via the Source link below.

Source: Windows Store

Barnes and Noble’s Nook App is now in the Store

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And so the Nook App finally drops in the Store. I blogged this first with the Keynote of Windows 8 launch that we are getting the Nook App in the Store. My apologies for bringing the news late as the app dropped in the Store while I was at work. As to be expected of an App in which Microsoft has a personal invest, it is a superbly built app, fully featured and leaves the Kindle App in the dust. Basically the Kindle app is a joke at the moment. For an app that was built for the Metro experience, it was poorly implemented, it has the worst paging experience of any app in the Windows Store. You have to look carefully before you see you’ve turned a page. If you blink you’ll miss it. So, here is B&N showing off the Nook, my question is how much of the App was built by B&N, I will put my money on it that MS practically wrote this app. Just look at the size, ticking 15Mb, that’s a lot of feature packed into an MX App. With this app, the value of your Surface and Windows 8 devices just gone up! For the description of the App itself, I’ll leave it to Barnes & Noble as follows:

Description
Get an incredible reading experience with NOOK® for Windows 8™. Choose from NOOK books, magazines, newspapers, and comics on your Windows 8 tablet and PC. Shop over 3 million titles including New York Times bestsellers, new releases, and the hottest newsstand issues. Sample any NOOK Book for FREE – or try any newspaper or magazine subscription for 14 days, including Us Weekly, O, The Oprah Magazine, National Geographic, and USA Today FREE for 14 Days.
NOOK for Windows 8 supports NOOK Comics. Read comics, graphic novels, and manga featuring popular characters like Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Archie Andrews, Naruto, and more from top publishers like DC, Marvel, Archie, and VIZ. Our latest graphic novel additions from fan-favorite Dark Horse Comics include Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and Sin City – all available on your Windows 8 tablet and PC.
NOOK for Windows 8 lets you customize your reading experience with different fonts, line spacing and themes. Turn pages with the flick of a finger or jump to any page. The app even comes loaded with free books.
And so you never lose your place, NOOK for Windows 8 syncs the last page you’ve read across your tablet or PC. No matter which device, always pick up right where you left off.
With NOOK for Windows 8, read what you love, anywhere you like.
NEWSSTAND CUSTOMER FAVORITES INCLUDE:
Entertainment & Celebrity – Us Weekly, OK! Magazine, Star
Health & Fitness – Weight Watchers, Women’s Health, Shape
Food & Cooking – Eating Well, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray
Sports & Recreation – Runner’s, ESPN The Magazine
Business & Finance – The Economist, Black Enterprise, Harvard Business Review
Family & Parenting – Family Circle, National Geographic Kids, Parents, Girls’ Life
Fashion – Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire
Home & Garden – HGTV Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Living

Features
Shop over 3 million books, magazines, newspapers, and comics at your fingertips
Free samples of books and 14-day free trial subscriptions of newspapers and magazines
Syncs the last page you’ve read across your NOOK devices and apps, so you don’t lose your place
Adjustable fonts, spacing and themes let you customize your reading experience
NOOK Channels™ offers a pioneering recommendation system that provides an easy way to discover new titles by theme

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So, how about that for a large splash. The App comes with Kitchen and Sink and you can see. If you are curious about the App, please download via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

Samsung Printer Experience App is in the Store for Sammy’s OEM Printers.

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Here is Sammy joining HP in the Store with a dedicated app for their Printer Products. I must confess I am surprised at the quality of the app. For those people complaining that Metro Apps (or MX Apps as I am recently calling them) could not be made to do anything serious, you need to have a look in the Store for Apps like this. I just twitted a few minutes ago the first OCR App in the Store for example. So we are seeing more and more serious apps as Devs are getting the hang of MX APP Development. The App is really full featured, and they are claiming it is for all Samsung Printers, no matter which model you have. So, you may be a lucky customer if you have one of Sammy’s printers. Here is the full description from the Store:

Description
Samsung Printer Experience is an application that lets users manage and control Samsung printers and MFPs. With this free application’s simple user interface, users can easily scan and print with Samsung multifunctional printers. Samsung Printer Experience brings further flexibility and convenience to users by supporting several advanced settings and status notifications, as well as ordering supplies and viewing troubleshooting guides.

Features
Monitor the status of your printers and show printer information
Features allow for troubleshooting, supplies ordering and configuring your printers
Advanced settings allow users to configure machine settings, network settings, address book (for MFP only) and maintenance.
Scan directly from your MFP and save images as JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP or PDF with useful features like rotating, flipping, or cropping, etc.
New features allow for single or multiple image selection automatically
Pin to start for quick scanning and browsing images stored on your PC.

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If you are one to the lucky ones with Sammy’s printer, go ahead and download this app via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

Vimeo App Arrive in the Store for OEMs!

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And so “we can has Vimeo too” in the Store! Vimeo has arrived in the Windows Store big for Microsoft Partners. Vimeo LLC released about 5 App in the Store all dedicated to various Hardware OEMs, strangely there none independent in the Store, It may be me, I am I missing something?

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Here is how they described the App in the Store:

Description
The Vimeo app for Windows 8 brings the incredible online video content from Vimeo to Microsoft’s fast and fluid Metro user experience. Upload and watch your videos on Vimeo, browse our expertly curated featured channels, watch user videos, share video links to other apps, and even project content to any connected external devices via our PlayTo integration.

Features
Upload your videos to Vimeo
Browse Vimeo featured channels
Search for your favorite videos

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You can download the apps now in the Store via the Source Link. Note that link is for Samsung only, for other OEMs, please do a search in the Store for “Vimeo”, it will bring up the list.

Source: Windows Store

Does Twitter Want to Kick out Tweetro from the Windows Store?

Tweetro LogoLet me just start by saying that I am very disappointed in Twitter. Well, we know that with Twitter’s updated version of the API, new developers are limited by Twitter’s new and strict API rules. As I understand it, the new API only allows up to 100 thousand user tokens, after which a program trying to access additional user tokens must consult twitter for permission. This means for third party twitter clients, it can only have up to 100 thousand registered users without needing Twitter’s approval. The latest victim of this new enforcement appears to be the very popular Windows 8 app, Tweetro. Continue reading

Total App Count – 2012-11-11

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[Data per  2012-11-11]

Current Total App Count in Windows 8 RTM Store = 9385
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App Stats:
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App Class:
Total Paid Apps: —
Total Free Apps: —
Total Desktop Apps: –

Localization:
Total English Apps: —
Total Localized Apps: –

Accessibility:
Accessible Apps: —
Non-Accessible Apps: –

Store News:

Here is another run of the News from the Windows Store. First my sincere apologies for missing the news run last weekend, I just couldn’t catch a break, had to go native and please the family. Coupled with an absorbing project at my day job you can understand my spottiness also online, via Twitter etc.

So here we are two weeks after General Availability, as Microsoft love to call their public deployment of their wares, and the Store is still waxing strong. As you can see from the Stats above, we grew 3656 apps in two weeks. Divide that by two and you have the per week number. Question is can Microsoft keep this momentum up? Time will tell. You can also see the exponential growth on the graph. Funny thing is, there are bonehead bloggers out there bad-mouthing the new platform for lack of apps. There you have almost 10000 apps, and how many does an average person have on their device again? Of course you can argue most them are chaff, yes, so it is with all App Store that I know as of today. Its all about Quality Apps. There are quality apps in the Store right now and more are still coming.

I will not burden you by listing all apps that debuted these past two weeks, but the Quality ones you will see I have already blogged on this blog, and the other that are worthy of mention are listed here below. I am sure you’ll find something for yourselves in the list. In the category of news is the return of the Trackage app in the Store, it was pulled for some reason, now it is back. Also HP has decided to make their Windows 8 Introductory Demo app available to everyone. You can now download the app in the Store on all devices and not only on HP devices anymore. Flixster also made news this week by releasing a major Update that fixed most issue with the app. I refused to blog/mention the app because of various issues with the app. Now, the app is fully usable so you can go download it. My personal favorite this two weeks have to go to the two Apps released by Telerik in the Store. Please see my post about them on this blog.

Talking of Chaff in the Store, have you also noticed that our friends from India own the Windows App Store? There are more Apps from India than every other localized countries combined in the Store. The Windows Store is in this way of much more value to someone from India than any other part of the world. This should be an incentive for other countries to catch-up. Let kids learn to code for crying out loud! Anyway, the number of apps now in the store has reached an impossible level that it is humanly impossible to be mentioning each app. I am now very selective in what I blog or mention, so if you see me blog an App here on this site, you can be sure it will be worth your money. That doesn’t mean I will not miss some apps, so please I welcome your suggestions if you think I have missed some killer app that you really love.

Back on the Stats. Have you noticed Entertainment and Education Categories left Games in the dust the past weeks? Simply incredible if you ask me. Education takes the crown, seconded by Entertainment and Game came on a measly third. The Education increase can be attributed to a few companies releasing books as Apps filling the Store like there is no tomorrow. Good for number chest-thumping for Microsoft, but makes it difficult to see the forest from the trees in the Store. I am still watching the Store like a hawk for the big Apps announced in the GA Keynote. ESPN is still not in the Store for example. I’ll keep you posted. Pardon me that I didn’t have time to collate the Paid/Free Apps numbers this week, I owe you one on that for next week.

On that note, I’ll leave you with these Notable Apps that I didn’t have time to blog but worthy of your attention:

Users Recommendations:
Radiant Defense
WeatherBug

That is it for this week, I hope to be back next weekend with collated news from the Store. In the meantime, be good to one another, and have a great week ahead.

[Got a tip for me? Or noticed anything out of place? Wrong URL maybe? Hit me on Twitter (@McAkins) to let me know. Thanks already.]

- McAkins

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 Source: Windows Store

Disclaimer:
All data and Information provided in this report is provided AS-IS! It does not warrant any commitment neither from me nor from Microsoft. The data is tallied from the information Microsoft made visible to the outside world, and is subject to change at any time. Applications are constantly being submitted and pulled from Store, and also subject to Store Cloud propagation, which means the data you see here may not be current at any time, and possibly different from your part of the world. Errors in this report are mine  and not Microsoft’s and does not constitute any binding agreement.

 

Telerik delivers AppMock App in the Store for Devs.

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Here is another Reference App from Telerik in the Store. For those of you that doesn’t know Telerik, they are a company that caters to the needs of Devs all around the World, most especially in the area of Metro (MX) App Developments. They have specialized controls that will make your app shine. And when Telerik deploys an App in the Store, you ought to take a look, if only to see how they put the app together. This app is not for general consumption of the populace, this time, the app is to assist Devs in brainstorming on how their apps will look like by mocking the user interface elements. Let op, this is not a Storyboarding app in the sense of it, but just to help shape your app and decide how it will look like. Here is a full description from the Store by Telerik:

Description
Telerik AppMock allows you to quickly and easily create prototypes of your Windows Store applications. Providing a rich set of Windows 8 Style tools and components, conveniently grouped in galleries and categories, you can simply drag and drop UI elements onto the design surface to arrange the layout and flow of your application. You can organize the prototypes in pages (called sheets) and projects and in the end you can run the projects to see all that in action, by navigating through the pages using preset links (hot-spots).

Features
Create/Save/Open projects
Create pages/sheets
Drag and Drop shapes onto the design surface
Rich Galleries – Interactivity, Buttons&Links, Text&Input, Data Visualization, Media, Layout, Editors, Loading indicators, Data&Scheduling, Navigation, Gestures, Comments, Flow Charts, etc.
Customize the shapes – cut/copy/paste/resize/rotate/bring to front/set text/font-size/links/etc.
Undo/Redo
Multiple Selection of shapes
Navigate between pages/sheets
Run projects and use links between the pages/sheets
Search and Share via the charms
Pin projects to the start screen
Export projects

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If you are a budding Dev, you’ll love this app. It is free, so you don’t have to leave it for the price. Download now via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

Get this Free YouTube Downloader App now from the Store! Recommended

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OK, here is another app I’ll recommend to any of you Video Addicts out there. If you spend your better part of the day on YouTube watching the same videos over and over again. You might as well download it locally and watch it till you drop without incurring the wrath of your ISP or pay through your nose with 3G Data cost. The little gem works as advertised, I was a bit skeptical initially so I decided to give it a spin before I recommend it to you guys. What do you know, it actually downloaded all my favorite K-Love Music Videos I threw at it without a glitch. It queues them up nicely and downloads them on the background so that when you even switch away from the app, the download still continues. I suspect it is using BITS transfer service. Awesome. You can choose you favorite file format to download, *.mp4, *.webm etc.

The app is not much of a looker, but that is not why you’ll download it right? As long as it gets the job done, you’ll be doing the looking in your video player trust me.

The App is free of charge, supported by unobtrusive ADs. So go ahead, download the app now and add it to your toolset via the Source Link.

Source: Windows Store

Why Developers are Developing for Windows Phone 8 rather than Windows Phone 7

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It appears as though developers, especially those of the “big name” apps, are developing apps for Windows Phone 8 rather than Windows Phone 7, but why? This question may or may not come as a surprise, depending on how you look at the scenario. Any apps developed for the Windows Phone 7 platform will automatically, and natively, run on Windows Phone 8 devices; however, the converse is not true. That is, any apps developed for the Windows Phone 8 platform will not run at all on devices running Windows Phone 7.

At the time of this writing, millions of Windows Phone 7 devices has been sold over the last couple of years, but Windows Phone 8 devices are just starting to be sold now. Indeed, Windows Phone 7 has a greater market share, and thus more audience, than does Windows Phone 8. Given that apps developed for Windows Phone 7 can run on both versions of the Windows Phone OS, it only makes sense for developers to code for the lowest common denominator to reach the broadest audience, right? Or does it?

With the launch of Windows Phone 8, many big name developers have committed to developing on the platform, most of which did not appear to have any plans to mingle with Windows Phone 7. We have popular mobile game engine companies, like Havok, Unity, Audiokinetic, Autodesk, etc. developing their engine for Windows Phone 8. We also have big name developers, like Rovio, releasing apps for Windows Phone 8. In fact, Rovio went as far as releasing their latest, and hottest, product, Angry Birds Star Wars, on Windows Phone 8 at the same time as on iOS and Android. How does this make sense? Windows Phone 8 wasn’t even generally available when Rovio was developing the game. Why didn’t they make this game for Windows Phone 7? That would allow the game run just as well on Windows Phone 8 and broaden the audience. This is where it gets interesting; so, bear with me.

Windows Phone 8 has a big advantage over Windows Phone 7. While won’t directly affect consumers, the advantage means a lot for developers, which, in turn, does affect consumers in the long run. The advantage I’m referring to is native code. Native code not only allows big game engine developer, like Unity, build a platform on top of Windows Phone 8, but also gives advanced developers a way to optimize their apps for best performance and freedom. More importantly, however, the native code allows developers to port their existing Android or iOS applications with ease by reusing a lot of their code. This was simply not possible to do easily with Windows Phone 7. This meant that for developers that already had applications on iOS and/or Android, they had to put a lot of investment in rewriting code in Silverlight and make it work on Windows Phone 7. This is no longer the case. Do you see where I am going here?

The limitations of Windows Phone 7 was especially a big deal for developers who had complex apps, like Games. Rewriting code for a complex application is no easy task. Given the relatively low market share of Windows Phone 7, why would any developer go through the hassle of doing this? For developers bold enough to go this far and actually make an app for Windows Phone 7, the annoyance was not over. Any time a major update was released for iOS and Android versions, the updates would have to be redone on the Windows Phone 7 platform. Sticking with our Angry Birds example, while Rovio did release the original Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7, it wasn’t updated to be on par with the iOS and Android version. Furthermore, last spring, we had rumors of that Rovio would not be making Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone 7. At the time, people attributed this to the fact that Windows Phone 7 had too little market share. However, at the time, Rovio was developing it for Windows Phone 8, which had no market share. So it wasn’t market share, but, rather, the ease of reusing code on the new platform.

We tend to point at one cause of a particular problem. I mean why not; we like things to be simple and straightforward. However, there are usually more than one identifiable reason for something. And in the case of apps on Windows Phone 7, the lack of native code was as important, if not more, than the market share itself. With Windows Phone 8, however, even though we are still uncertain how it will do compared to Windows Phone 7, I can tell you this: we are going to have a lot more of the big names iOS and Android apps coming to the platform really quickly.

What are your thoughts? Leave your comments below or you can let me know by twitter. I am @NazmusLabs on twitter.

Angry Birds Star Wars is now available in the Store

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And finally it lands in the Windows Store. Angry Birds Star Wars is here to stay for your pleasure, whether you are from the Dark Side, or a Wookie. There was a rumor of the app dropping today in the Store, with Roxio placing links on their web, but it wasn’t visible at the time. Now you can download it a will. Following is full description of the App from the Store:

Content rating
Entertainment Software Rating Board: Everyone

Entertainment Software Rating Board: Everyone

Comic mischief

What is this?

Description
JOIN THE ANGRY BIRDS IN THEIR BIGGEST ADVENTURE YET!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a group of desperate rebel birds faced off against a galactic menace: the Empire’s evil Pigtroopers!
Rebel birds, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Imperial Pigs. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the PIG STAR, and are racing to deliver the plans to the rebel birds. Now they need your help!
Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star Wars universe! Use the Force, wield your lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader! Can you become a Jedi master and restore freedom to the galaxy?
Time to grab your lightsaber and join the adventure! May the birds be with you!
HOURS AND HOURS OF ENGAGING GAMEPLAY – Explore more than 80 levels in iconic locations like Tatooine and Death Star. Can you dodge Imperial pigs, laser turrets, sand people, and the dark side the force to get all three stars?
NEW GAMEPLAY MECHANICS – Use lightsabers, Blasters and Jedi powers to wreak havoc on the Imperial Pigs!
LEVEL UP YOUR BIRDS – Keep playing and level up your birds to improve their skills!
SECRETS AND HIDDEN GOODIES – Can you unlock all the R2D2 and C3PO bonus levels?
FREE UPDATES – This is only the beginning of the epic saga!
Follow @angrybirds on Twitter
Watch the videos, read the comics and submit fan art at angrybirds.com/starwars
Like us at facebook.com/angrybirds and say hello!
Terms of Use: http://www.rovio.com/eula
Privacy Policy: http://www.rovio.com/privacy
support@rovio.com
LucasArts, the LucasArts logo, and STAR WARS are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd.  © 2012 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd.  and ® or ™ as indicated.  All rights reserved.   Angry Birds and the Angry Birds logo are trademarks of Rovio Entertainment Ltd. © 2012 Rovio Entertainment Ltd.

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It is still a mystery why Roxio on the Microsoft’s platform asks for more than on the other competing platform. Is it because of numbers, that there are more users on those platforms than on Windows platform? What happens then when Windows Platform explodes too? There are more potential customers on Windows platform if you ask me. Anyway, I digress.

The app is yours for $4.99, not particularly to the cleaners if you ask me. So, what are you waiting for? Download the app via the Source Link.

Source: Windows Store

Official Seismic App for Windows MX in the Store

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Wow, Seismic also threw down the gauntlet and joined the Windows 8 bandwagon. Here is the official Seismic app in the Store. The app is the front-end to your Seismic world, allowing you to access your documents and data on Seismic. Here is the full description from the Store:

Description
The Seismic App works in conjunction with Seismic.com to provide data rich, personalized and customized PowerPoint and Word documents to your Windows 8 device. 
Your company has stuff everywhere – decks, proposals, documents – with more of it being created every day.  How can everyone keep it current, relevant to the audience, on-message and on-brand? By keeping it all living and breathing with a constant feed of live info.
Seismic – Content in Context

Features
Customized, data rich PowerPoint Presentations and Word documents
Marketing regains control of brand by controlling versions, access and creating Customizable Templates

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Download the Seismic app from the Store via the Source Link.

Source: Windows Store

Western Digital Drives App debuts in the Store

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Western Digital arrives in the Store with an app WD Drives. The app is a Multi-Media player for your content stored on any WD Drives. I wonder if thy allow the app to access other OEM Drives or your library in General. Its good to see OEMs warm up to Windows 8 like this. WD describes the app as follows:

Description
Discover, enjoy and share the photos, videos and music on your external WD drives with our new WD app for Windows 8.  Media stored on WD storage products is automatically discovered, organized and presented in our easy to navigate application.  Browse photos, enjoy slideshows, watch videos and play music all within the WD app for Windows 8.
List of supported WD devices:
         • My Passport
         • My Passport Edge
         • WD Elements
         • My Book
Supported photos formats:
.jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, .tif, .png, . .jfif, .jpe, .bmp
Supported video formats:
.avi, .wmv, .wm, .asf, .mp4, .m4v, .3gp, .3gpp, .3g2, .3gp2, .mov
Supported audio formats:
.acc, .mp3, .m4a, .wma, .wav

Features
Discover, enjoy and share files on your external WD hard drives
Browse and enjoy your photos, videos and music files
Automatic discovery of all media files stored on your external WD hard drives

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Download the app now in the Store via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

Telerik Releases a Killer Task App into the Store!

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Wow, Telerik just blew every Task apps in the Store to bits with this App! So what happens when the leading MX App Controls Vendor decides  to create an app for themselves, you get this kind of gorgeous app. I am just so sorry for those Devs in the Store with a “Not too bad” kind of Task Apps in the Store, they have no chance against this piece of work. I tell you, this app has got the Kitchen and Sink for a Task App. Just see this impressive list:

Description
Put an end to the chaos in your personal affairs with the Tasks app. It will become your best friend for planning, organizing and monitoring the progress of all your projects.
Please let us know what you’d like to see in Tasks and we’ll plan accordingly. (We are looking for your feedback to create the next version).
Here’s what Tasks does for you:
- Custom categories
- Tasks parameters
    o Assign to project and category
    o Due date
    o Task priority
    o Task recurrence
        – Every day
        – Every Weekday
        – Weekly
        – Monthly
        – Yearly
    o Use Email and Phone from contacts
    o Insert URL
    o Attach photo to task
    o Attach voice memo
    o Share tasks by email
- Fast and fluid modern motion interface
- Application settings allow custom functionality adjustments

Features
Task reminders/notifications
Live Tiles
Recurrent Tasks
Voice notes
Photo notes
Snap view support
Filtering and sorting
“Search” and “Share” charm support
Option to synchronize with Microsoft Exchange Server and Office365

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For now the app is listed as free in the Store, so you might want to get it while you can. Download via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store.

Want To See Every Microsoft Device Ever Made? Here You Go

It’s not everyday that a multi-billion dollar company goes and lists every product that they ever produced. But leave it to Microsoft to be the company to do just that. Since 1975, the Redmond, Wa. based company has created hundreds of products that are used in homes and businesses all over the world. Well, the folks over at Gizmodo have compiled a thorough and complete list of all of their products thanks to Microsoft. Giz has a 2-minute video quickly showing all of the creations. If you’re not interested in that, then there is a written list for your eyes to dance on. Look for the link to the goods after the break in the source section below. Maybe you’ll see something you use in the listing. Continue reading