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#151 Cereal Bawks

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:41

It's doing multitouch right now on my machine at any rate, I can happily touch multiple keys at the same time and it'll play em all on top of each other.

Wait, what?!

Well, actually, I shouldn't be surprised after implementing it properly today. I've expected multitouch to require some special handling, but apparently it just fires the regular event handlers and issues a pointer ID. That said, it's good to know, one may actually be able to break the dials with multitouch, I'd wager reminding myself of the code involved. I have to look into this (still waiting for my Surface RT).

Either way, this time around, multitouch is implemented properly, especially because in the coming update, you'll be able to actually sustain keypresses, and it'll make the visual key presses and releases work properly (right now, I'd figure releasing one key resets all graphically).


#152 McKay

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:48

Trackage is a sweet little app that helps track packages, Metro-style. Even has live tiles. Its actually pretty nifty and well done.


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I guess it's not available in the UK.

#153 Eric

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:50

I can't seem to find the Ms games on my surface, solitaire, minesweeper and all. Are those only x86 right now or am I issuing something?


They are, indeed. Minesweeper, Solitaire and Mahjong all say "More achievements and ARM support coming soon!" on them.

#154 freak180

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:27

Radiant Is a very addictive retro game to play!
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Hulu - They need to update the app because it doesnt display episode numbers :\
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#155 Subhadip

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:51

I don't like "casual games" much, but man, Jetpack Joyride is a blast! Angry Birds Space is online for those interested.

We are about to cross 10,000 apps worldwide, probably Monday or Tuesday.

#156 +djdanster

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 19:32

Oh, sorry, I completely forgot about non-US English-speaking countries :blush:
I'll put out an update, you should expect to see it in the Store in about a week :)


Fantastic, thanks :)

#157 Auroka

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 19:38

Anybody find a good podcast manager? It's a shame that Xbox Music can't manage podcasts. :/

#158 spudtrooper

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:53

Anybody find a good podcast manager? It's a shame that Xbox Music can't manage podcasts. :/


Yeah, I hope MS adds on some podcast toolsuite or some 3rd paty comes in and kicks ass with a nice podcast aggregator/subscription/management tool

#159 Subhadip

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:44

For podcasts, Slapdash has been around since Release Preview. It is pretty good and syncs with the Windows Phone app too. You might have to manually add some podcasts though.

#160 shockr

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:11

If you're looking for a decent RSS reader, check out ClassicRSS.

Link: http://apps.microsof...09-992a49bfa25c

#161 Dashel

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 18:55

Anyone tell me how to set the Messenger app as default for IMs in the People app? Skype has apparently taken over the Messenger links.

#162 Matthew_Thepc

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:02

Yeah, I hope MS adds on some podcast toolsuite or some 3rd paty comes in and kicks ass with a nice podcast aggregator/subscription/management tool

Anything specific you'd like in a podcast manager app? I'm thinking of making one :)

#163 +Brandon Live

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 00:56

What do you mean? Search is on the charms bar (or win+q if you want to use the keyboard)


Or just type :-)

(from the Store home page)

#164 grayscale

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 00:59

Or just type :-)

(from the Store home page)

I see. I didn't know about that. I got used to launching the Store by searching for '*' :p

#165 SuperJediMedia

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:27

Are there any 'Naughty' apps? ;)