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remixedcat    2,765

Inrix Traffic is cool!!! Lots of havock in columbus,oh! Hope it clears up before I go to microcenter in a few weeks!!!

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grayscale    237

The expected surge for launch week is starting. The worldwide total is now nearly 8000 and at this rate we could be at 15000 apps for GA. Pretty cool apps starting to pop up too.

Damn, I'm still seeing just around 4500

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Subhadip    36

Damn, I'm still seeing just around 4500

Yes, that is how much you would see for US, as there are many regional apps. Consider that the number was 3600 on Sunday, so that's nearly a thousand apps added in 30 hours or so!

Anyway, some huge apps starting to come in, notably Google.

Music got a major update too. It's looking awesome now, particularly with the Xbox Music integration. My only complaint is it doesn't play FLAC yet but I am aware I am in the very small minority who use FLAC.

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PGHammer    207

Just ignore him. This is supposed to be a thread for sharing Win8 apps, not another To-Win8-or-not-to-Win8.

OP: News Bento: I think this has a lot of potential. Great RSS reader but doesn't have Google Reader integration yet. The page switching could use some help as well.

Also, the Skype Windows 8 app is available for those of us running the RTM. And *yes* it does support remaining running in the background - it actually requests that in the setup phase.

Additional feature - it merges existing Skype accounts into Microsoft accounts (yay - Single Signon comes to Skype).

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aniv    32

Also, the Skype Windows 8 app is available for those of us running the RTM. And *yes* it does support remaining running in the background - it actually requests that in the setup phase.

Additional feature - it merges existing Skype accounts into Microsoft accounts (yay - Single Signon comes to Skype).

I am running Win 8 Pro x64 RTM. I dont see the Skype app yet. How did you get it?

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firebelly    41

there should be a way to search for apps

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~Johnny    394

Here's an app of mine. A 25-key mini piano backed by a synthesizer. Doesn't do multitouch yet, since I don't have a tablet to test yet.

http://apps.microsof...42-1a96ec3ab4ce

So you know, it does actually support multitouch, to the extent that you can touch and interact with multiple keys and attempt to do the same with the dials.

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+Ryster    557

there should be a way to search for apps

<facepalm>

Have you been living under a rock since Windows 8's most basic features were demonstrated? Try clicking the search charm when in the store, or click it from anywhere and choose store from the list of apps to search.

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grayscale    237

there should be a way to search for apps

What do you mean? Search is on the charms bar (or win+q if you want to use the keyboard)

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123456789A    4,708

I don't have Windows 8 yet and I don't know if it comes installed, but the Solitaire app from Microsoft looks like a lot of fun.

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Shane Nokes    739

I don't have Windows 8 yet and I don't know if it comes installed, but the Solitaire app from Microsoft looks like a lot of fun.

It is actually...it was infuriating at first...until I remembered how to play Spider Solitaire. I'd forgotten the rules on that one...so a daily challenge was causing me rage until I was like...duh /facepalm

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grayscale    237

I don't have Windows 8 yet and I don't know if it comes installed, but the Solitaire app from Microsoft looks like a lot of fun.

It does not come pre-installed but it's free. The Daily Challenges shows a 20-30 second ad but not every game. I don't mind it though since there are no ads on the game itself.

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PGHammer    207

I am running Win 8 Pro x64 RTM. I dont see the Skype app yet. How did you get it?

If you bring up the link from the Neowin article concerning Skype, it will auto-launch the Store's link (it did in my case - via Waterfox).

I am running Win 8 Pro x64 RTM. I dont see the Skype app yet. How did you get it?

If you bring up the link from the Neowin article concerning Skype, it will auto-launch the Store's link (it did in my case - via Waterfox).

I have it snapped to the left of Waterfox as I type this.

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-Himanshu-    122

Hey, is the store not accepting payments currently or is there something wrong on my side?

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brlmedia    1

for anyone on office 365, or in small business, the new Lync metro app is out, looks great!!!

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remixedcat    2,765

I don't have Windows 8 yet and I don't know if it comes installed, but the Solitaire app from Microsoft looks like a lot of fun.

Thought you would....

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Cereal Bawks    15

I've submitted an update, enabling multitouch (apparently you could exploit the pinch emulation in the simulator to test it) and sustaining keys (note keeps playing when you keep the key pressed, applies only to the new variable ADSR envelope). I had some sales, figure at least one of you guys is amongst it, so I wanted to let you know.

Hope it clears certification fast.

Here's an app of mine. A 25-key mini piano backed by a synthesizer. Doesn't do multitouch yet, since I don't have a tablet to test yet.

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http://apps.microsof...42-1a96ec3ab4ce

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Cereal Bawks    15

So you know, it does actually support multitouch, to the extent that you can touch and interact with multiple keys and attempt to do the same with the dials.

The coming update does do multitouch on the keyboard. The dials don't. Internally, when hitting a key, it constructs a graph, sets the values of the dials to the objects and then passes that graph to the mixer. Changing the values won't change a playing note, so multitouch wouldn't work here. This is something for one of my upcoming projects, which is a fully modular synthesizer, where I'm using the Doepfer A-100 as inspiration during development.

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~Johnny    394

The coming update does do multitouch on the keyboard.

It's doing multitouch right now on my machine at any rate, I can happily touch multiple keys at the same time and it'll play em all on top of each other.

It's a nice application, though I would say the dials are a tad confusing to operate initially especially on a touch device. I was trying to change the values by sliding along the arc itself, rather than up & down.

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knightracer    2

Shazam

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Matthew_Thepc    59

well, ofc I'd have to first recommend my own app, Pinner. It lets you save the websites, pictures, and more that you come across in Windows 8 through the Share charm.

other than that, the Netflix app is great, and so is the Skype app

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djdanster    594

well, ofc I'd have to first recommend my own app, Pinner. It lets you save the websites, pictures, and more that you come across in Windows 8 through the Share charm.

other than that, the Netflix app is great, and so is the Skype app

Looks good, although WHY U NO UK?!

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Matthew_Thepc    59

Looks good, although WHY U NO UK?!

Oh, sorry, I completely forgot about non-US English-speaking countries :blush:

I'll put out an update, you should expect to see it in the Store in about a week :)

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spudtrooper    335

I can't seem to find the Ms games on my surface, solitaire, minesweeper and all. Are those only x86 right now or am I issuing something?

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