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5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: March 20, 2015

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With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there. For that reason, every Friday we showcase some apps that have piqued our interest.

They may have been in the news recently, they may be new to the Windows Store, or they could simply be old apps that we just stumbled upon.

They are the 5 Intriguing Apps of the Week.

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1 year ago

Microsoft Store selling the Lenovo Flex 2 15 for just $499

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1 year ago

Popular mobile shooter Overkill 3 is heading to Xbox for Windows and Windows Phone

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Game Troopers appeared out of nowhere mid-last year with a mission to bring quality mobile titles to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with full Xbox integration. Thus far, the team have published cutesy top-down shooter Tiny Troopers and the addictive virtual money generator Make it Rain.

Not content with stopping there, Game Troopers have today announced that they are working with Craneballs and Plunge Interactive to bring popular Android/iOS shooter Overkill 3 to Windows and Windows Phone.

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1 year ago

You can now stream your Microsoft Band sensors to the web for remote monitoring

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The Microsoft Band is one of those super fascinating accessories that has a ton of potential. Venetasoft is one of those companies, experimenting with the Band and even teaming up with hospitals to use the wearable with patients.

Today, Venetasoft's app Band Sensor Monitor goes to version 1.2.7.0 and with it comes the ability to stream your Microsoft Band's sensors to the web for remote viewing. This app is a super neat implementation of the Microsoft Band, your Windows Phone, and Azure cloud computing.

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1 year ago

More details revealed about Cortana and reading mode in 'Project Spartan'

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1 year ago

How to pin settings to the Start screen with Windows 10 Preview build 10041

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The latest build of Windows 10 Preview, 10041, lets you pin settings to the Start screen. It's quite simple, and it reminds us of a new feature on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which also lets you pin individual settings to the Start screen. Whenever you are in a settings page like System, Network, or Time & language, take a look at the top right corner. You should see a pin icon. Tapping it creates a shortcut on your Start Screen. Need visual aid? Watch our quick how-to video.

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1 year ago

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff may not be updated anymore for Windows and Windows Phone

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1 year ago

Tubecast is now a Universal App for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

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Tubecast for Windows Phone is one of our top YouTube apps. But not only can it handle various levels of playback quality it can also 'cast your videos from your phone to your Xbox One, DLNA device, Chromecast or Apple TV (and soon Roku). That feature is super handy when you want to share a video with the room and not have to type on the TV.

Today, we are super excited to announce that the Windows 8.1 version of the app is now live in the Windows Store!

The developer behind the app, Stephane, tells us he spent "5 months doing the migration from Silverlight to WinRT, was not easy at all" to make it a universal app. Now that the job is done though, things are smooth sailing. Heck, it is even Windows 10-ready.

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1 year ago

Fedora Reader for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone updated with new features

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1 year ago

HTC One M8 anti-glare screen protectors on sale today for only $8.95

1 year ago

VLC for Windows Phone updated with partial hardware decoding and more

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1 year ago

Diorama - a very simple tilt shift app for Windows Phone

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Diorama is a relatively new Windows Phone photography app that hopes to appeal to your need for quick and simple solutions. The app creates a tilt shift effect to your images by blurring portions of the top and bottom areas of a photograph. The result can make the images of large images look more like model dioramas

The Windows Phone app also has the ability to adjust an image's color saturation and has an in-house camera app to capture new images to use with the tilt shift effect. In tinkering with Diorama over the past few days, while there is room for improvement, the app comes across as a simple and quick way to create unique photos.

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1 year ago

Xbox head re-affirms commitment to Phantom Dust following gameplay footage leaks

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Yesterday, footage of the upcoming Xbox exclusive Phantom Dust leaked online, following a shift in game's developmental studio. Phantom Dust was a card-builder / JRPG hybrid released for the original Xbox. The in-development reboot was revealed at last year's E3 via a CGI trailer.

Phantom Dust's original developer Darkside Games were removed from the project, leading to the closure of the company. It's unclear exactly what happened, especially considering that the footage below looks quite decent.

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1 year ago

Peter Chou steps down as HTC CEO, Chairwoman Cher Wang to take over

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1 year ago

Microsoft Translator for Windows Phone picks up support for Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian

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