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NU.nl Official App is now in the Store for the Dutch

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Here is something for my Dutch followers. NU.nl is one of the most popular sites in The Netherlands, if its not the topmost that is. The site needs no intro to any Dutch person that uses a computer, so their Official App is a welcomed addition to the Windows Dutch Store. Here is a full description of the app, sorry, its in Dutch:

Description
NU.nl is Nederlands grootste nieuwssite op mobiel en web. Snel, betrouwbaar en overzichtelijk: 24 uur per dag, 7 dagen per week. Lees het laatste nieuws van NU.nl in deze gratis officiële nummer één nieuws app van Nederland.
Inhoud:
- Lees altijd het laatste nieuws
- Actuele nieuwsdossiers
- Lees op katernniveau ook eerdere artikelen
- Foto’s, slideshows en video’s in HD beeldkwaliteit
- Weerbericht met regenradar
- Actuele file-informatie en meldingen
- Actuele beurskoersen
Heb je feedback, vragen en/of opmerkingen laat het ons weten via: mobielsupport@nu.nl of via #nunl

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Lees altijd het laatste nieuws
Actuele nieuwsdossiers
Lees op katernniveau ook eerdere artikelen
Foto’s, slideshows en video’s in HD kwaliteit
Weer, file en beursinformatie

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Download the app via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

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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

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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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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Download via Source Link

Source: Windows Store

The Official Al Jazeera App is in the Windows Store!

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Ok, somebody give me a pinch now. I think MS is on the roll here. Just a minute ago I blogged the release of JPL’s App, now another knocker has just dropped. The Official ALJAZEERA App has just graced the Store. This is a News App done right. Kudos to the Devs who put this together. The app gives you latest news, and News Categories. Follow the world news, or view one of their schedules. Aljazeera Media Network describes the app as follows:

Description
Al Jazeera brings you all the latest news and live broadcast of Al Jazeera English, free of charge.
The 24-hour news and current affairs channel is the first international English-language news channel to broadcast across the globe from the Middle East.
Al Jazeera’s global footprint continues to grow and now broadcasts to more than 260 million households on six continents in more than 130 countries.

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All the latest news, features, spotlight, opinion and blogs from Al Jazeera English
Programmes videos and information for the latest shows
Watch the LIVE broadcast

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So, yet another quality app is here to stay. Download this app now and follow Middle-East news from the natives’ perspective. Please download via the Source link.

Source: Windows Store

MSNBC releases Breaking News App in the Store

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MSNBC has just released the Breaking News App to the Public. If you follow @BreakingNews on Twitter you know what I am talking about. If you really want to keep abreast of what is happening all around the world, this is the App for you. Here is the description of the App in the Store from NBC Inc.:

Description
Breaking News tells you what’s happening right now, straight from the source. See breaking stories appear in real-time, verified by the same journalists who power @BreakingNews on Twitter.

Features
Scan the latest updates in seconds from news sources across the globe
Get 4X more updates than @breakingnews on Twitter
Watch updates refresh at the top automatically
Share stories using the windows 8 sharing charms

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Download this app from the Source link below.

Source: Windows Store

News Bento News Reader Updates in the Store

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This is possibly old news to some of you already using News Bento, but for those of you that didn’t know, the vendors published an update Wednesday or Thursday this week, I had no time to inform about it due to job pressures.

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Startup Slideshow

The first thing you’ll notice on starting the app after the update is the Slideshow feature of your favorites feeds. There is a rolling slides of the latest news from the sites and pictures featured in the news as you can see above. If you stay on the slideshow screen you can keep up to date with the latest news without dropping into the app proper.

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Content Tiles

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Add New Feeds

Once you get enough of the slideshow and you dropped into the app you won’t notice much difference, you are greeted with the usual Content screen with your feed Tiles showing the latest news. It is when you press the Add button (the big + button) that you notice a difference, there is a Search icon at the top-right corner and Google Reader login link to the upper-left and the usual list of pre-defined category list to the center-right. Category list is still limited and you still can’t add your own category, but luckily now you can define your own source via the Google Reader and Search Sources. Sorry, I don’t use Google’s products, ok except YouTube, but I have deleted my Google accounts with the change to their policy earlier this year. So I can’t test that Google Reader feature.

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When you click on the Search button, the Windows 8 Search Charm is opened and you can search for your favorite sites. You can enter the URL as search item, or if you know the RSS feed link, you can paste it here and your feed is found after a few seconds of searching. You can also search by keywords. This search feature is still flaky at the moment, it can return a lot of fluff that is absolutely useless and difficult to recognize your desired feed . I hereby plead with the vendors to allow direct pasting of the rss link instead of searching that return lots of garbage. Also add the feature to specifically name the News addition to something recognizable. And while we are busy at it, let me add Custom Category that is saved to my SkyDrive storage, so when I install this app on other devices I can easily load my feeds instead of starting over.

To complete the coverage, I leave you with the following quotes from the vendor about the update:

Description
The most fluid and beautiful news reader on Windows 8!
* Now with Google Reader support!
* And immersive news photo cover page
“News Bento – The Best News Reader App in the Store” — McAkins Online

Features
Personalized news
Google Reader integration
RSS search and custom source
Beautiful magazine view
Live tile & secondary tile support
Optimized for touch and mouse

Well, so there you go, a good app deserves a good mention. I don’t blog much for app updates but exceptional app deserves an exception. Keep the good works up guys, we are looking forward to the next update.

Windows App Feature: News Bento – The Best News Reader App in the Store

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My search is over! I have found a replacement for Discourse Feed Reader. Discourse was for me the best news reader of yore, but for some very strange reason the vendor pulled the app with Windows 8 RTM, and succinctly informed on their site that there is no further plans for the app for the time being. No explanation why they pulled, no information when they’ll be back in the Store. So you can imagine the frustration with RTM when you miss your fav Reader. Well, the search for a replacement is over, “News Bento” has come to the rescue; and it may even be better in layout than Discourse. And what’s more, it is Free, for now at least.

The App was designed for Metro, it feature a layout that closely resembles the modern newspapers. It is a pleasure to the eyes, and a pleasure to read. Here is quoting the vendor Hubrious from the Store:

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Beautiful News View

Description
The most fluid and beautiful news reader on Windows 8!

Features
Personalized News
Beautiful Magazine View-
Live Tile & Secondary Tile Support
Optimized for Touch and Mouse

As you can see, the GUI is salted with chevrons to indicate actions you can take, there is a time-slider giving visual indication of the news age, links are shown visibly in the article. And once you drop into the detail view, you are not limited to that article alone, but you can pan previous or next articles by just swiping back and forth. Yes I am enjoying this New Reader tremendously, and for a preview app, I can only imagine what they’ll do with it in the future. I have already written the vendors with advice on how to make the app better, for example give option to add your own RSS Source. I have a good feeling this will be a contender for the Best News Reader title in the Store. You too?

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Download the app via the Source Link below.

Source: Windows Store

BBC News Mobile App is in the Windows Store

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We know it was a question of time before someone takes the bull by the horn and show us something of BBC, now we have it. The first BBC App in the Store. Please note that BBC News Mobile was not  written by BBC itself, it is neither clear that they commissioned the Software writer to produce this App. But still the vendor needs to be commended for a beautiful app altogether. The App is a reflection of BBC New site, with different New Categories and Sections, completed with the famous BBC’s Picture of the Day. At less than 1Mb, it is a compact app full of features. Below is a summary of the app GUI:

Filtered news view

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Description

Quickly and easily browse, read and share the latest BBC News.
Preview release, new features and tweaks coming soon.

Features

Live tile for latest news

Breaking news

With that promise of good things to come, we can only cheer this App on to greater heights. Download the app from News & Weather Category, sub-category News from the Store or via the following link: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/3b719b31-af7e-4d0d-9f3f-cdd378673adc

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MWC 2012 Highlights: Nokia 808 PureView, 41 mega-pixel Camera

Mobile World Congress 2012, ongoing in Barcelona, is currently on its’ second day – and already we are seeing some very interesting devices being unveiled. As expected, the biggest names in mobile technology are swarming like Flies to Honey as new things continue to be announced. This is truly the e3 of Mobile Devices, and as you’ll see, some of the highlights here really are ‘redefining mobile’ (as is the title of MWC). Jumping right in, I’d like to start with the Phone that appealed to me most personally; The Nokia 808 PureView…

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Want to Print out Real Objects? Now You Can with 3D Printers!

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Object printed out by a 3D printer

What if I told you that you can print out real objects? In fact, it is not as much of a fantasy as you may think. Today, we have real, usable, 3D printers that are able to print out 3D objects based on CAD (Computer Aided Design) data.

I am going to share with you this video that talks about it in detail. It demos the product, shows how it works, and gives insights on the implication these devices may have on our society and manufacturing as we know it.
Before getting started with the video, though, I would like to point out some key things. First of all, the most amazing part of this printer is that we can now download any digital data of real objects and have them print out. This is huge, as perhaps in the future, we would only need to download objects we want or spare parts we may need, rather than ordering them to be delivered to our house.
Secondly, because these printers are able to “print” out objects with intricate designs, we may see more “futuristic” designed and efficient objects that would have been very difficult or costly to build otherwise.
With that, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!