It seems that every time I turn around Microsoft’s Windows Store jumps up another thousand or two in the app department. We now have roughly 9,000 worldwide apps via the Windows Store for those using Windows 8 or RT. Let’s take a look at a few of the new apps that are starting to show up to the...

So you’ve just fired up your fresh upgrade to Windows 8 or perhaps you ran out and bought a brand new Windows 8/RT device. What now? While there aren’t nearly as many apps in Windows 8 as there are on current competing platforms, there are still 8000 choices, which can be a little daunting. If you are just...

Microsoft invested (an unspecified amount) in Mimvi on Tuesday, a move intended to improve its app discovery capabilities for Windows Phone 8. In return, Mimvi will develop a number of products and services to complement the Windows Phone 8 apps that will be hosted on Microsoft’s Windows Azure public...

It seems the first public sector application has been developed for the Windows Store. The app is called Bay County Tax Collector and it’s made specifically for the Bay County, Florida tax office. The app is designed to let users search for property and real estate taxes in the Bay County, Florida area. The...

Superwoman Mary Jo Foley has gotten a little more clarity about what Microsoft plan to use to replace the word “Metro” in their marketing material going forward. You probably have heard of the marketing brouhaha about the use of the name Metro (owned by another company) and the desire by Microsoft not to...

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a new category of apps called the Metro apps. Microsoft also introduced Windows Store from where these apps can be installed. But what if you installed a Metro app and the app turned out to be useless? How will you uninstall that app? You can uninstall desktop apps by...

  In March I focused on plenty of great Windows 8 apps for Metro, but the fact is that the app scene has evolved quite a bit since then. During the month of March I talked about SlackerRadio, and honestly ended up using it quite a bit. SlackerRadio used web radio broadcasts and stations, which provided the...

The apps in Windows 8 Metro have evolved quite a bit since we first saw them in the Windows Store with the Consumer Preview and there is now quite a fair-sized library of apps, some big name apps and some just smaller ones. The entertainment category of the Store has seen the addition of several apps during...

Windows 8 Release Preview is now out and with it we see a very similar OS to what we saw last time, though it is admittedly a bit more refined in its design. While Aero is still there, and will be until the final release, Metro looks a bit crisper and Microsoft has given us a few new apps, three of which are...

How many times have you had a song stuck in your head and wanted to know the lyrics, but all you can remember is the same verse that plays over and over (and over) again in your head? If you are anything like me, this happens a lot. If you have Windows 8 Consumer Preview and are looking for a lyrics finding...