Back in January we reported on Microsoft’s Windows Phone app contest, Next App Star. For those that don’t remember, basically it was a special contest that would give away $45,000 in prizes and even included a grand prize of letting the winning app be featured in a national Windows Phone TV commercial. They aren’t...

Alright, we get it, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 don’t have the same number of apps at this point as other major mobile platforms. The good news is that Microsoft isn’t letting things stand still and seems more dedicated than ever to push app development forward. For both everyday consumers and enterprise users, having...