With the way Microsoft’s modern operating system targets tablet users, it comes as no surprise that news readers are among the most popular apps on the Windows Store. Intriguingly titled, Newspeye, is a rather unique solution as far as applications of these sorts go. It makes use of keywords and phrases, both...

It is mildly amusing how some of the biggest technology websites have faltered when it comes to creating apps for Windows 8. AOL might be force behind TechCrunch, but the official app still leaves a fair bit to be desired. Released not too long ago, it currently enjoys some middle of the road rating and...

Another news app? Well, why not. Particularly if it is so well designed and feature rich like this one. Already a star on other mobile platforms, the app recently landed on the Windows Store. And with some style, it must be said. True to its name, News Republic brings together all sorts of breaking news...

It is not often we cover two news apps in one week, but after highlight NBC News recently, it is time for another quality addition. The official Reuters app is now available for Windows 8.1 users. This free app brings curated content from Thomson Reuters, the popular news agency. Both the US and the UK...

Considering the close association Microsoft enjoys (or enjoyed) with NBC, it came as no surprise that an official NBC News app arrived on the Windows Store soon after launch of Windows 8. In the months and years since release, the news application has climbed to tall height in terms of usage and ratings,...

So this year the BUILD conference will be held in my former play area – San Francisco. I’ll be there for a few days to bring you the sights and sounds from the conference. As usual, I tend to ask readers of the blog what they would like to know about from Microsoft this year. I usually get the chance to speak...

Another official client has landed on the Windows Store. And this time The Huffington Post is in on the action, with an application that brings its colorful selection of articles and media, photos and videos right within the Metro environment. The design of the app is amusingly minimalistic — emphasis on the...

Discovery is another one of the companies that have taken to development on Microsoft’s new platform, and it has just launched another loaded little app for Windows 8.1. This brand new app, dubbed Discover News, provides quick access to quality science and technology content right in the Modern UI, with daily...

You would be surprised what 592KB worth of data in apps gets you these days. Take the official Flipboard app, for instance, that has finally landed on the Windows Store. It provides an elegantly optimized experience in what is an absolutely a lightweight and breezy package. The app has long been in...

Curiously named, this is a reader app that provides Windows 8 users access to the content published on the popular publishing platform, Medium. And it brings to table, everything you would expect from a third-party application. Users can use the app to read and share stories that are posted on the platform. A...