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#106 zhangm

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 21:53

No there's a clock. It's just a random troll on the Internet trying to bash Windows 8 without knowing how it works/how to use it.


Sometimes it is hard to tell from a comment whether...stupid or blind.

But yeah, there are clocks.

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#107 grayscale

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 21:57

Just ignore him. This is supposed to be a thread for sharing Win8 apps, not another To-Win8-or-not-to-Win8.

OP: News Bento: I think this has a lot of potential. Great RSS reader but doesn't have Google Reader integration yet. The page switching could use some help as well.

#108 Wyn6

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:58

No there's a clock. It's just a random troll on the Internet trying to bash Windows 8 without knowing how it works/how to use it.


Yeah. I know. I was reverse trolling.

#109 Detection

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 13:06

Another tile clock, better than the last one I posted, has weather too

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http://apps.microsof...93-d1f47f7f72b5

#110 grayscale

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 13:09

LastPass is now available. Also TrackSeries has been updated and has removed the 1/1/1 bug so hooray for TV lovers :p

#111 MiniMeSorinel

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 14:06

Damn, LastPass app doesn't work with the grid authenticator. :(

#112 Cereal Bawks

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 20:41

Well, I'm just whoring myself out right now.

This is the Depth of Field calculator of mine. If you're a photographer, you might find this handy. 7 day trial.

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Pro-Click zone: http://apps.microsof...76-2ab811535fa8

And this is something I've started today and got surprisingly far with. It's originated out of a spiteful response towards that effortless Mini Piano app I've stumbled across in the store last night, but still lacking the actual keyboard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTlUdAYIwG0

(Yeah, I've written a whole synthesizer because some app ****ed me off. :V )

#113 Subhadip

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:58

The last week or so has averaged 100 new apps per day, and more apps are dropping at an increasing rate. There would probably be about 10,000 apps in Store by October 26th, which is pretty great for a launch. Of course these numbers are meaningless, but hey, marketing is all about numbers.

The most complex WinRT app thus far is here - PowerDirector. No one's going to create professional content with this, sure, but I am pleasantly surprised just how usable and fluid it is. For home videos it is actually a quicker process than using the desktop version with mouse and they have done a pretty good job to enable precise input with touch. Heck, even for a quick Youtube video this is a pretty good solution. Tried it out with AVCHD 1080p footage from a professional camera - Sony FS100 - and I was amazed to see it play back the native footage real-time on my MSI Windpad. Really impressed overall and probably the most productive app ever released for a touch device. (Yes, I have used iMovie and Avid Studio on iPad - this is much better already)

#114 Link_of_Hyrule

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:02

I really want a NetFlix app so far haven't seen an Official one in the Store but I know they demoed it and I hope it's coming soon! Anyone know about this?

#115 SledgeNZ

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:19

I really want a NetFlix app so far haven't seen an Official one in the Store but I know they demoed it and I hope it's coming soon! Anyone know about this?


It's being worked on, one of the Netflix developers is fairly active on the Win8 dev forums.

#116 George P

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 17:46

We'll see more and more advanced/powerful apps I'm sure but those do take more time to work out than the stuff we're getting now. It'll be interesting to see where things are quality wise a few months after Win8/RT devices hit the market.

#117 Osiris

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:45

By the way, you can check out my app here:

4th & Square - A Windows 8 foursquare client.

Feedback / suggestions welcome :-)


Really like the use of metro mate, keep churning out quality apps

The TrackSeries app is nice for those who watch a lot of TV series but since it's only version 1.0, there's a lot of room for improvement. It's a pain in the butt to mark-as-viewed episodes because you have to right click it one by one. Hopefully, this will be improved on the next update :p


handy app recommendation, would love to see XBMC do a library like app for that for our digital media collections

#118 Detection

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 14:36

Didn't want to create a whole new thread for this, but those updates MS said they were updating, Mail etc have arrived in the UK

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Now my contacts are only in the people app, not synced with mail anymore and no option to sync contacts with mail either even though this is my primary and only live account

#119 grayscale

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 15:24

Someone has already created a tutorial app for Windows 8 (Learn Windows 8). This may not be needed by Neowin members but could be good for a quick 'how-to' for our friends/relatives who aren't really that tech-savvy. It can be snapped so you could view the step-by-step tutorial and do it at the same time as well. One thing I noticed though is that when it teaches how to access the charms bar, it asks the user to 'swipe' and doesn't provide the mouse||keyboard alternative way. Hopefully, this will not be geared towards touch tutorials only. Only the Charms bar, though, I haven't explored it deeply yet.

Btw, the screenshots below are part of an animation and are not separate pages.




#120 ThePitt

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 22:27

Another tile clock, better than the last one I posted, has weather too


http://apps.microsof...93-d1f47f7f72b5

Thats a "great" application. I mean, uses 20MB doing nothing and it does not update if you dont start it and keep it running on the background. What a genius idea this 'metro' applications.