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Microsoft has released a Windows 8.1 version of its Kodu app, designed to offer kids a way to make games, after previously releasing a desktop and Xbox 360 version of the tools.
Microsoft has launched a new TV ad designed to promote many of the third party apps that can be downloaded for Windows 8.1 and confirms a $25 gift card offer when buying a new Windows 8.1 touch PC.
Facebook has released yet another big update for its official Windows 8.1 app with many new features, including tagging support, improvements for its Live Tiles and more.
Microsoft has quietly released a version of its revamped Windows 95 game 'Hover' as a stand alone Windows 8.1 app, after previously releasing it as a web browser game.
Microsoft has announced that starting on Oct. 18th, the launch date for Windows 8.1, it will take no more than five days for a Windows 8.1 app to pass certification for posting in the Windows Store.