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Microsoft wants a bigger cut of the revenue from Windows developers

Microsoft wants a bigger cut of the revenue from Windows developers

Developers building apps for Microsoft's Windows Store could potentially earn less money starting January 1, 2015. A change to the App Developer Agreement that takes effect next year would take away an appealing incentive for developing for Windows as developers could earn less money selling apps...
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Microsoft combines Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone app policies, reveals code of conduct

Microsoft has combined its app policies for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps into one place on its website as part of an effort to make them more clear for app creators to understand. Microsoft announced the changes in a blog post, which will affect any app developer who wants to...
First public Kinect apps for Windows 8.1 launched in Windows Store

First public Kinect apps for Windows 8.1 launched in Windows Store

Alongside the launch of the new Xbox One Kinect sensor adapter for Windows 8 and 8.1 PC, Microsoft has also announced that the first public Modern apps that make use of the Kinect hardware are now available for download in the Windows Store. One of the apps, Kinect Evolution, is published by...
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Deleted Microsoft blog post claims Windows 10 to support desktop apps and more in Windows Store

A blog post from a Microsoft employee that was later deleted this week seems to confirm that the Windows Store in Windows 10 will include many more features, including direct purchase and download access to traditional desktop applications (x86/x64) and more types of content besides just Modern...
Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to address misleading apps

Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to banish misleading apps

Microsoft had recently undergone quite a bit of criticism recently for the inflated number of apps in the Windows Store, a few of which were confusing and misleading. Well, it seems that Microsoft has heard the moans of consumers and developers alike and the Windows-maker is addressing those...
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T-Mobile Lumia 635 available for pre-order again on Microsoft Store site

The US Microsoft Store website is once again taking pre-orders for the T-Mobile Lumia 635, over a week after the site pulled its previous listing for the Windows Phone 8.1 device. Now that T-Mobile has confirmed it will start selling the phone next week, it looks like Microsoft is ready to let...

Microsoft launches official #wpdev Windows Phone 8 app for developers

The best thing about being a developer in the Microsoft technology ecosystem is the terrific support that the company offers to the developers. From dedicated forums and learning resources to public events, the community feeds off this support and grows further. Microsoft has just launched an...
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Low memory devices lead Windows Phone downloads, games are most popular category

Ready to find out how the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store are doing? Microsoft has just published a report showing trends for the two platforms. We learn a lot of interesting things in the post. For example, did you know that low-memory devices, like the Lumia 520, lead in app downloads?...
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Microsoft overhauls Windows 8.1 Store, makes finding things easier (and handsomer)

This morning, Microsoft is pushing out another serious update for Windows 8.1 consumers that will greatly improve the Store experience. Although the Store was redone for 8.1, there were still many refinements needed that were missed with the spring update a few weeks back. The updates...
Laser Dodger Review

Jump into a fast paced Tron styled arcade game with Laser Dodger for Windows 8

Sometimes, the most addicting apps are the simplest. Today’s review of Laser Dodger in the Windows Store, truly adopts that motto and runs with it. This arcade style game comes in at a super small 5.8MB when downloaded and is completely free for all to play.  There is no reason that you should...