Let’s take a look at the PC version of the massive Windows Store update coming with the Windows 10 anniversary update.
Microsoft is releasing a major update to Windows 10 This summer, called the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This update brings a slew of new feature, and one of them is an overhauled Windows Store. Here is a video demonstrating the new Windows Store experience. Not that this is a preview and you will notice someContinue reading “Video Demo: New Store Experience in Windows 10 Anniversary Update”
It is weekend, which means I have a few minutes to rant about my frustration on the direction MS is going concerning Mobile Apps (the so called Metro/Modern/Universal Apps) and Windows 10. As you may recall, Microsoft put out the news this week they will nix their Lync Metro App in preference of the DesktopContinue reading “For the Love of Mobile MS Apps on Windows 10”
Microsoft unveiled a nice surprise at its 2014 build conference: the third major upgrade to the Windows Store! Windows Store was introduced on Windows 8.0 as a software distribution platform. It received a major upgrade that drastically improved its usability with the launch of Windows 8.1. However, Microsoft still didn’t go far enough to makeContinue reading “Windows Store 3.0 – A Major Upgrade (with Screenshots)”
The business model for software has seen tremendous change in the last decade. Gone are the days of buying software in large boxes from retail store for a hefty price. Gone are the days when you needed to pay nearly as much to receive updates to the software you purchased. For instance, in the past,Continue reading “The Future of Software — Freemium and Subscriptions”
Click on this pic to see “Helpful” Yes/No figures. A picture they say is worth more than a thousand words. I think the picture above is a good testification of that age old adage. The picture shows what is wrong with the Windows Store review system. Here is an app that obviously is resonating withContinue reading “Skewed Review System in the Store”
I was rummaging through the Store App today, and look what I found. Microsoft has activated the Windows App Store for Gift Cards in preparation for the GA of Windows 8.1! For those of you who do not get how big this is, talk to anyone with kids and Windows devices. We’ve been clamoring toContinue reading “MS Giftcard Activated for the Windows App Store”
Yesterday we broke the news about Microsoft now making the Windows Store Searchable from the web, today we are glad to announce that the Windows 8.1 themed Webstore has gone live. The former web access in the Win8.0 timeframe only gives you limited information and the experience was limited. Now you have a web accessContinue reading “Hurrah! Windows 8.1 Web Store has gone Live!–Updated!”
This week, the App Store has turned five years old, and to celebrate, EA is giving away some of their popular paid games for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Okay, so Mirror’s Edge is one of them. I really enjoy playing this game on my iOS device. It is a touch version of the popular consoleContinue reading “Mirror’s Edge (GAME) FOR IOS FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!”
This week, the App Store has turned five years old, and to celebrate, EA is giving away some of their popular paid games for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. One of these games is Dead Space, a si-fi shooter with multiple game modes! Download Dead Space for iPhone and iPod Touch Download Dead Space for theContinue reading “Dead Space (GAME) FOR IOS FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!”
This week, the App Store has turned five years old, and to celebrate, EA is giving away some of their popular paid games for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. First up, is Peggle, a classic hit by PopCap. Download Peggle for the iPhone and iPod Touch Download Peggle for the iPad Description Shoot to clear allContinue reading “Peggle (Game) for iOS FREE for a Limited Time!”
Greetings readers! Today, we hit a new milestone. The Windows Store has over 35,000 apps worldwide. Reaching this number of apps took Windows Phone one whole year; Windows 8 has reached it in merely two months since release. According to Win Rumors, Windows Phone was released in October of 2010, and in October of 2011,Continue reading “With over 35,000 Apps, Windows 8 has in Two Months what Windows Phone had in One Year”
[Data per 2012-11-11] Current Total App Count in Windows 8 RTM Store = 9385 App Stats: 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 NewsContinue reading “Total App Count – 2012-11-11”
Well it’s not unusual to hear that Apple yanked yet another app from the Mac App Store, but it’s another thing to hear the story behind a pulled piece of software. Unfortunately, Bryan Lunduke had to end up with the inconvenience of having his app shown the way out. But the story doesn’t end there.
Apple announced its upcoming Mac OSX operating system, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It is the successor to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. It adds more features inspired by the iOS platform, like Game Center, and heavy iCloud integration. You can download the developer preview if you are in Apple’s dev program, which costsContinue reading “Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion; You Can Download it Now!”