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Microsoft has updated the user interface for the Windows Store in Windows 8 and 8.1, adding in features such as a persistent navigation bar on top with catagories, app sales charts and more.
"Halo: Spartan Assault" is now a universal app in the Windows and Windows Phone stores, meaning users can purchase it in either store and receive a license for the game on both platforms.
Microsoft has announced it will now provide a single set of price tiers for Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, in support of the company's new universal apps system.
Microsoft will launch yet another redesign of the Windows Store when Windows 8.1 Update is released next week and that new storefront was demoed live at BUILD 2014.
A third party website now shows that the Windows Store has finally exceeded the 150,000 Windows 8/8.1 app milestone, 17 months after the launch of Windows 8 in October 2012.
VideoLAN confirmed the long awaited VLC port for Windows 8 has passed Microsoft's certification, but the leader of the dev team tells Neowin there are still things to do before it will be released.
Leaked Microsoft slides hint at a unified app development platform with the ability to easily "create a single app that targets Windows Phone and Windows", and a move to AppX packages in WP8.1.
Microsoft has announced it has given more control to developers of Windows 8 apps over when those apps are published in the store, along with other new features.
As 2014 begins, Microsoft has over 142,000 Windows 8 and 8.1 apps published in the Windows Store, an increase of over 100,000 apps from about the same time in 2012.
A new server side update to the Windows Store in Windows 8.1 makes lists of app categories and sub-categories visible on the main pages, rather than making users right click to view them.
In a new blog post, Microsoft says that the Windows Phone Store now has over 200,000 apps and that it is seeing 12 million app transactions being generated per day.
In a new blog post, Microsoft stated that the Games category of Windows 8/8.1 apps had the highest number of downloads, while apps in the Social category have the highest ratio of downloads per app.
The Windows Store enjoyed a significant boost in paid game downloads during the month of November, up 34 percent from October. If the trend continues, it could be incentive for potential developers.
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.
A report, based on internal Microsoft data, claims that the Windows Store saw an average of 1.7 million daily Windows 8/8.1 app downloads in October, up 38.56 percent compared with June.
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The official Facebook app for Windows 8.1 has quickly become the most downloaded free app in the Windows Store. In addition the app has received its first software update.
Microsoft has announced that Windows app developers can now submit their apps made for the GA build of Windows 8.1 to the Windows Store now that it has offcially launched.
If you have Windows 8, you should now be able to download the free GA build of Windows 8.1 from within the Windows Store, which brings lots of new features and improvements.
Microsoft has now pushed out a bunch of updates for Windows 8.1 core apps, which can be installed on the RTM of Windows 8.1. The updates include fixes and enhancements since the initial release.
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.
Microsoft has now activated an option to pay for Windows 8 apps via a gift card or promotional code in the Windows Store, ahead of the release of the gift cards themselves.
Microsoft has announced that starting Oct. 9, it will allow Windows 8 and 8.1 apps to be installed on up to 81 devices on one account, rather than the current limit of five devices.
Until now there was no official way for users to search inside the Windows Store from their browser, but Microsoft has gone and implemented such a search feature on their Windows website.
Microsoft has announced that the first Windows Store retail location inside a Best Buy store will open on Wednesday in Los Angeles, with the openings continuing through September.
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The Windows Store now has 100,000 apps, after Microsoft announced the milestone today. It's taken the software giant just seven months to hit the 100K milestone, which is an impressive feat
More information has been revealed about the new SkyDrive and Windows Store features in Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8.1 update, along with additional info on downloading the free update.
Microsoft has announced the launch of the new Window Store Partner Directory website, designed to be a "one-stop" location for Windows 8 app makers to find resources to make their apps.
Vevo released its first app for Windows 8 and Windows RT on Tuesday, allowing users to stream music videos and similar content from the service. Vevo now has apps on all Microsoft's major platforms.
It looks like people who are using the leaked early builds of Windows 8.1 can now access the revamped version of the Windows Store, allowing them to download Windows 8 apps.
Microsoft has offered up more information on exactly how owners of Windows 8 PCs will be able to upgrade to the free Windows 8.1 OS, including if they will have to reinstall their Windows 8 apps.
Xbox SmartGlass remains the most popular free Windows 8 app in the Windows Store, but the recently launched Adobe Photoshop Express app has surged up to the number two spot.
Eight of the current top 10 most downloaded paid Windows 8 app in the Windows Store are games, led by Temple Run: Brave, one of the many games in the Temple Run titles.
A website designed to monitor the number of Windows 8 apps in the Windows Store shows that for the beginning of June the number of available apps reached and exceeded the 80,000 milestone.
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Inside the recent announcement for the Lumia 928 is a new piece of information: there are now 145,000 apps in the Windows Phone store, up from 120,000 apps in October 2012, but growth has slowed.
The Movie Moments app in Windows 8.1 build 9385 has been found to silently update after using Windows Update, meaning automatic installation of Windows Store apps could feature in the update
Game Dev Tycoon is now the number two paid Windows 8 app in the Windows Store, thanks to the developers releasing a "cracked" desktop version that was their unique statement on software piracy.
Microsoft's in-house Xbox Games app for Windows 8 and Windows RT has been updated today, bringing a few new features as well as the usual bug fixes and general enhancements
A website designed to monitor the number of Windows 8 apps in the Windows Store shows that for the beginning of May there are over 65,000 apps available for download.
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Xbox SmartGlass remains the most popular free Windows 8 app in the Windows Store, but the recently launched Twitter app has charged up the list to become the third most popular free Windows 8 app.
When Windows Blue finally arrives it will bring with it many new applications and the ability to have your apps updated automatically if you downloaded them from the Windows Store.
A website designed to monitor the number of Windows 8 apps available in the Windows Store shows that the number has now exceeded the 50,000 app milestone worldwide.
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