Win 8 Apps Archive

Agonizing Decision for Microsoft: Office 2013 Apps for iPad, Android?

Exhibit Number 1: an agonizing decision that Microsoft has to make, namely to release or not release Office 2013 on the iPad and Android-based tablets. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in an interview with Bloomberg recently, had no

Windows Store Slows Down, Currently Houses Nearly 39,000 Apps

The Windows Store launched with 9,000 apps back on October 26 last year, and the next couple of months saw a steady addition to the number of apps available for download for Microsoft’s new platform. While Redmond

Microsoft: We Need More Immersive Apps For The Windows Store

The Redmond giant shared its quarterly earnings a couple of days back, and it painted a motley picture overall. Microsoft hardly shared sales figures, a few divisions bled money, but profit remained solid thanks in no small

Unofficial Windows Store App Count is Now 38,704

The unofficial number of apps for Windows 8 from the tracking website, MetroStore Scanner, shows 38,704 Windows 8 apps available. MetroStore keeps a count of Metro-style apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT and nine days ago,

Dropbox App For Windows 8 Arrives To Scathing Reviews

The question that comes up is why release something when it is very obviously not ready. Dropbox for Windows 8 was one of the most anticipated apps in the Windows Store, with the company promising smooth performance,

Unofficial Windows Store App Count is Now 37,892 – Pace Increases

The unofficial number of apps for Windows 8 from the tracking website, MetroStore Scanner, shows 37,892 Windows 8 apps available. MetroStore keeps a count of Metro-style apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT and two weeks ago,

Microsoft to Google: Please Attack Us Like You Did Apple

The war over ecosystems is widely reported on with Facebook squaring off against Google, Google in combat with Apple, Microsoft at war with Google and so on.  Ecosystems are the complementary sets of services and hardware that

When Third Party WP8 Apps Are Better than Native: 4th & Mayor, Rowi

Much of the discussion about the potential of Windows Phone 8 (and Windows 8) revolves around the number of apps available for users in the Microsoft App Store.  As the lament goes, Windows Phone 8 has about

Unofficial Windows Store App Count: 35,909

The unofficial number of apps for Windows 8 from the tracking website, MetroStore Scanner, shows 35,909 Windows 8 apps available. MetroStore keeps a count of Metro-style apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT and reportedly, approximately 400

A Look at 7 Great Windows Store Apps for Business Use

So you decided to jump into the world of Windows 8 and Windows RT? While Windows 8 users can certainly use a mixture of Windows Store apps and traditional PC programs, those with the Surface RT and