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.

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Reckless Racing Ultimate – Xbox Game for Windows

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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

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

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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Download via Source.

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

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