A number of new and free Windows 8 Metro apps have recently appeared for download in the Windows Store, including an official WWE app, an app for the SyFy cable channel and more.
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In a new blog post, Microsoft talks about how Windows 8 Metro app creators can allow their apps to be more productive, even while working in the background of the OS.
Symantec has released beta versions of three of its Norton 2013 security projects, all of which support Windows 8 Consumer Preview and its Metro touch screen interface.
Firefox programmer Brian Bondy has written a new update on the development of Firefox for Windows 8's Metro interface, saying the team is making "steady progress"
Avast has offered more information on its plans for a Windows 8 version of its popular anti-virus program, saying they are now thinking about "potential graphic changes" for the Metro user interface.
Avast, the maker of the popular free antivirus software, has told Neowin that Microsoft is "actively discouraging" them from developing a Metro UI version of the software for Windows 8.
A Mozilla technical evangelist has posted up what the group plans to add to upcoming versions of its Firefox web browser for 2012, saying that version numbers will become less important for users.
The team behind the popular web browser Opera has told us that it is "currently looking" at possibly supporting Windows 8 and its Metro user interface but won't comment beyond that.