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Microsoft Store is using new pre-order bonuses via Xbox Live Rewards and exclusive game content to draw Xbox shoppers to its own retail stores this holiday season.
Google has removed another privacy app from its Play Store after it was said to violate the company's policies but the creators say that it stayed within the boundaries set by Google.
A customer is claiming that at the Apple Store in Portland, Oregon, the sales assistant printed a homophobic remark - an anti-gay slur presented as the customer's email address - on his receipt.
In just over six months the Windows Phone Store has seen an additional 100,000 apps get approved, bringing the total to just over 300,000. There's also interest from developers, a 50% growth there too
Microsoft is rumored to be opening up a new Store in New York City. According to unnamed sources, this new downtown location will be on 5th Avenue, close to Apple's iconic glass cube.
Although 3D printing has been around for awhile, Amazon is now opening it up to the masses by selling stuff online that is custom printed for each specific individual.
Following Fitbit's launch on Windows Phone 8.1, the Microsoft Store is now offering a promotional bundle, including a Nokia Lumia 635 and Fitbit Flex wristband from $148.95 - saving you around $50.
The next locations for 13 upcoming Microsoft stores have been revealed, and it shows that Microsoft is heavily committed to rolling out retail outlets all over the United States.
BlackBerry's closed Messenger for Windows Phone beta has now become available to those who were able to sign up for the program last week, but others will have to wait until it's no longer closed.
Anyone wishing to buy an Apple product from the Apple store today may have to wait a little longer, with the site being down for updates. Does this mean that new iMac's be revealed today?
Microsoft's previous-generation Surface Pro 2 high-performance tablet computer has got up to £150 cheaper in the UK on some models as pre-orders are taken for its larger successor, the Surface Pro 3.
With over 250,000 apps now in its Store, Windows Phone has certainly come a long way. But there are still gaps in the ecosystem - so tell us, which apps are you still waiting for on Windows Phone?
The popular IM program WhatsApp has been removed from the Windows Phone Store without explanation - but the good news is that the app is still working for those with it already installed.
According to analyst Charlie Wolf, sales in Apple's retail stores have declined as customers await new product categories and products, such as the iPhone 6 in the summer and possible smart watch.
Amazon has unveiled their Wearable Technology store, allowing consumers to gain a better understanding of the products available on the market; the page features videos and product information.
Leaked screenshots from a recent build of Windows Phone 8.1 have made their way to the Internet, showing a revamped user interface for the app store, features like automatic app downloads and more.
Apple was greeted by humongous crowds as it opened its retail store in Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, making it the 15th country to have an Apple store and first in all of South America.
Google's plans for a floating showroom in San Francisco Bay appear to be on hold, with construction on the barge having been put "on hiatus" shortly after an inspection by the US Coast Guard.
Some Xbox One multiplayer and online store services are currently experiencing issues in the U.S. and other parts of the world, in the first reported case of online problems with the console.
A store belonging to the Vodafone network was evacuated after an Apple iPad Air erupted in a "burst of flames", filling the store with smoke. Emergency services attended but no injuries were reported.
The Apple Store went down around three hours ago for a mysterious update that doesn't seem to align with the Oct. 22 announcements. It's expected to be up again in an hour.
Microsoft is rolling out mini-stores inside of Best Buy's all across the U.S., and Neowin visited one and took some photos to show the layout that Microsoft will be utilizing.
Microsoft has announced that its Games for Windows Live marketplace will close on August 22. Buying new games and content won't be possible after that, but the service will remain available, for now.
Itsdagram, the first fully featured Instagram app, has seen over 22,500 downloads in four days. That figure has doubled in the last few days, showing the desire for Instagram on Windows Phone.
GoPro, makers of wearable action cameras, have released their first app for Windows Phone, allowing you to control your HD HERO3 or HD HERO2 via your Windows Phone 8 device.
Tumblr for Windows Phone 8 has finally been released on the Windows Phone store. Boasting over 100 million blogs, the release is sure to please many users, both new and existing.
Apple have added an option to the iTunes Store whereby users can store purchased content in the cloud for downloading at their leisure. The feature applies to movies, TV shows and music box sets.
Microsoft recently launched a new promotion to give developers $100 for building a Windows app but the promotion is sending all the wrong messages and will not result in positive gains.
A new, and unclaimed, eBay outlet appears to be run by Apple and offers refurbished products at large discounts to Apple's official refurbished stores, hinting at a new path for the company.
Is Google planning to launch its own retail stores? A report claims the search giant will open its first stores this year, offering demos of Google Glass, and selling Nexus and Chrome OS devices.
Microsoft is handing out $100 vouchers for all purchases of PCs over $699 until February 19th; unfortunately the deal excludes the Surface range, and the voucher can't be used for Surface products
Microsoft has been building out its retail presence for a few years now and has been opening stores consistently for the past 6 months. That trend continues with the announcement of 5 news stores.
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 haven't yet got all the apps that rival platforms enjoy - but which apps would you most like to see on Microsoft-powered devices? Join in the discussion and let us know.
Microsoft has announced this morning the location of the next six Microsoft stores that will include Texas, Ohio, Florida, San Francisco, St Louis and Salt Lake City and they will open in 2013.
Microsoft's restrictions on mature content in the Windows Store have now been lifted, meaning Europeans can access PEGI 18-rated games including Grand Theft Auto IV and The Witcher 2
While Microsoft continues to build its Windows and Window Phone Stores, recent changes to the ranking algorithms could impact the smaller developers trying to get their apps seen.
With Windows 8 hitting 20,000 apps in the Windows Store, a statistic has come to light that only 12% of developers are actively producing and supporting apps for the new OS.
An interesting report from Distimo has revealed some great statistics about the Windows Store, including that it has more apps available and receives more daily downloads than the Mac App Store.
Microsoft has changed its stance on "mature" content in the Windows Store, as it will allow games rated PEGI 18 onto the Store before the end of the year so content is on par across Europe and the USA
Microsoft has opened its Times Square holiday pop-up store and it brought with it a huge crowd. We have gathered a few images from Twitter that show Microsoft has a serious crowd of its newest store.
PlayStation is planning and working on a revamp for the PlayStation store to help users to find content more efficiently. From what we can see, it looks like Sony's taken notes from Microsoft.
Windows 8's app certification requirements will prohibit any apps that contain "adult content", and while this includes any rated PEGI 18 games, their ESRB Mature counterparts are apparently fine
Machine Gun Kelly, a rapper known for his fast lyrical flow was in a Microsoft store performing last week, when things escalated for the worst. He was reportedly giving the middle finger to employees.
Microsoft is set to open its first retail store in Canada at the The Yorkdale Centre in Toronto on 16th November. Microsoft currently has 23 stores in the US, and plans to open another 44 worldwide.
After 25 years, Microsoft has updated its logo for the first time, bringing forward a design we had already seen in some promotional slides relating mainly to Windows 8 but weren't yet official.
Valve has announced that, starting on September 5th, it will begin selling non-gaming software products on the Steam service, although specific software titles have not been announced.
Thanks to a Facebook tip off, we have noticed that the popular Whatsapp Messenger for iPhone can be downloaded for free right now, we aren't sure how long this deal lasts, so grab it while you can.
New screenshots from Windows 8 build 8250 (rumored to be the Consumer Preview) show a fully operational Windows Store that reveals more of the layout and included applications