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Via @WinObs and @Surfacegeeks the news reached us a few minutes ago, that the much anticipated Project Siena is rearing its head in the Store. You ask what is this all about? It is Microsoft’s take on popular App designer sites like Ideanotion’s “IdeaPress”. Where you can just put some few modules together and voilaContinue reading “Microsoft’s Project Siena App hits the Store!”
Royal Revolt! deals with a medieval family feud that lets you play as a warrior, where you need to defend your castle, and prevent your enemies from invading your entire colony. While some aspects of the game are no different with the likes of Trenches and Swords, Royal Revolt! takes it a step higher, givingContinue reading “Royal Revolt Review – A Windows 8 Medieval Family Feud Game!”
Microsoft has silently added a handy new user interface to the Windows Store in Windows 8.1. The Windows Store in Windows 8.1 updates differently than does the other parts of Windows. This is because most of the Windows Store’s user interface is delivered from Microsoft servers. In laymen’s term, the UI for the Windows StoreContinue reading “Windows Store UI Updated With Top Categories and Subcategories”
Hello World! I am very excited to announce to you that we have a new writer for McAkins Online. Her name is Jennifer Birch. As you may already know, until now, only I and Denny McAkins have been writing on this blog, covering mostly Microsoft Technologies; but now, we’re a three person team.
Viber for Windows 8 is here ladies and gentlemen. They took their time coming, but they are finally here. Viber is the de-facto Skype competition at this moment, and it is a good thing Microsoft allows them into the Store. Sometimes I wonder how much of Skype tech is in this App. But they differContinue reading “Viber for Windows 8 is here!”
The Windows Store is filling up with more and more high quality games that are a blast to play. One of the latest in the series is called “Despicable Me: Minion Rush”. This is the latest in a series of fantastic games released by Gameloft. The game is based on the animated film Despicable Me,Continue reading “Review: Despicable Me: Minion Rush for Windows”
You’ve taken your kids to watch Frozen, now they can play the game in the Windows Store!
You asked for it, now it is here. The SlingPlayer App is now in the Windows Store! And one by one all the big names are now represented in the Store. Hopefully Microsoft detractors and “No App” singers are taking notice.
Via http://www.Windowsobserver.com the news reached us that Tweetium has been released in the Store. Tweetium is not just another twitter client. It is a unique experience that is true to the Metro principle. This is what the official Twitter app should have been as far as I am concerned.
Image Credit: http://www.geeky-gadgets.com This is an attempt to Name and Shame some of these companies that rode on Microsoft’s shoulders to greatness, but turn around to hate Microsoft’s guts. What prompted this is the news last week that Valve has joined the Linux Foundation, thus moving further away from its Windows root. I tweeted somethingContinue reading “The Name and Shame Game”
Fast on the heels of Project Spark, Microsoft sneaked Kodu past us in the Store late last Friday. Because of personal engagements, I wasn’t online yesterday so I discovered this rather late. But there it is, KODU in the Store in full glory.
Bing Maps Preview is now in the store! Your long wait is over. Microsoft dropped this on us today. I got wind of the app from @LocalJoost just this morning, and lo and behold, there it is in the Store.
[UPDATE: 2013-12-04 Microsoft has temporarily pulled this app in the Store given the complaints a lot of people are having with its usage at the moment. Please try later on if you can’t find it in the Store.] Via @WinObs and Mary Jo Foley it came to our knowledge today that Microsoft has just releasedContinue reading “Microsoft Tech Companion App hit the Store”