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Poll: Do you use any Modern Apps?

Do you use any Modern Apps on a Desktop PC?

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#106 +beanboy89

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 18:46

Don't use any modern apps at all on either my Windows 8 desktop or laptop.


#107 bk109

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 18:55

Voted Yes - Calendar(though I miss how it could sync my Gmail account as well), Mail -mostly for notifications and casual use, TuneIn, Xbox Music and (at least for me the most important app of the bunch) - the Freda ebook reader ;), especially since it's supposed to be able to sync up books and book progress between devices.



#108 Dot Matrix

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 19:00

I know once the Facebook app is out, I'll be using that constantly.



#109 spy beef

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 19:06

I use the Desktop app that comes default on the Start Screen. Imo, best app for Win8.



#110 PGHammer

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:00

With a mouse (as I have since the Developer Preview) - that is, incidentally, the way you play it on Steam, where it has been ported.



#111 PGHammer

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:06

Why not?  I've played it (Fruit Ninja) from the beginning with a mouse (I have never used Windows 8 on a touch-screen device) - the pointer takes the place of your finger.  It's (literally) no different than running an Android VM pre-Ice Cream Sandwich (at that time, most commonly available Android VMs were based on smartphones, not tablets).  Also, the same game is available on Steam (which doesn't support touch at all) - how do folks play it on Steam?





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