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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:58

Increase in Windows Store downloads

Windows Store, a centralized repository of applications for Windows 8, was launched a year ago. According to official figures, last month Store has recorded a daily average of 1.7 million downloads of applications.

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Microsoft on their website Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced a new policy for producers of Windows applications, which are required to resolve security issues within 180 days, in order to satisfy the so-called "in-app security act" and patch the dangerous vulnerabilities because otherwise they will be ejected from the Windows Phone Store. This notice is issued by Microsoft at the time when they published the patch package for July intended primarily for Surface tablets.

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Tuesday, 02 July 2013 22:03

100.000 apps on Windows Store


Number of applications available for Windows 8 has exceeded 100,000, they proudly annouced from Microsoft. To achieve this it took them a little bit more than seven months since the launch of the new Windows.

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These days the game makers at Rubicon have joined many disgruntled developers that are less than happy with the new Windows. Rubicon is saying they have spent more than $16,000 in porting their games to Windows 8, but then posted sales of only $84. However, that's not the situation with all software developers that have tried the new OS. One example is a company called Extended Results, which in a blog post stated that their business application PUSHBI going great.

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Saturday, 24 November 2012 15:50

Microsoft’s Windows store hits 20k apps


The Windows Store has over 20,000 applications as announced by the Win App Update on their twitter feed. Of this number, according to the unofficial data, 87% are free of charge. Speaking at a London Game Conference, a Microsoft marketing manager Andrew Webber revealed another fact -  until recently the Windows Store had fewer than 1,500 games (at the time of writing the text 1,615), in the category of racing there are only 13 of them.

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Thursday, 11 October 2012 22:20

Microsoft says no to adult-rated games


Microsoft revealed in their content legislation that they will not allow any apps that are intended for older audiences. “Apps with a rating over PEGI 16, ESRB MATURE, or that contain content that would warrant such a rating, are not allowed. Metadata and other content you submit to accompany your app may contain only content that would merit a rating of PEGI 12, ESRB EVERYONE, or Windows Store 12+, or lower.”, that's what stands under section 6.2 in Windows 8 app certification requirements. This also includes video-games.

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Thursday, 09 February 2012 21:16

Windows 8 on ARM will work with Office... 15

untitledMicrosoft has actually come clean on plans for Windows 8 on ARM. It seems that despite some earlier concerns that Microsoft would cripple the OS for non-X86/64 systems it will indeed release Windows 8 with support for Office. However, before you starting thinking about Office 2007 or 2010 on that Windows 8 ARM tablet you might want to know that the Office support will only be in Office 15 (Office 2007 is Version 12 and 2010 is Office 14 Microsoft skipped over Office version 13).

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