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In light of pressure from the likes of Epic Games Store and the higher cut for developers, GOG has decided to retire the long-running Fair Price Package program on March 31 of this year.
Since this weekend, people who are still rocking Windows Phone 8.x devices have been denied the right to download and update their apps in the Windows Store, instead getting an error message.
Microsoft has introduced changes to the Microsoft store which means developers can publish changes pertaining to their app in under an hour. Updating the app will still take up to three days though.
A report today states that Microsoft is currently A/B testing a 'Departments' drop-down in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. The menu contains up to five categories for better discoverability.
Following the release of build 17110 into the Fast ring, many users reported their Store app as missing or broken. An unofficial fix has now been detailed on Microsoft's support forum for Insiders.
Microsoft has added support for subscription-based billing for Universal Windows Platform apps. Developers can now set up automatic recurring payment systems to generate consistent revenue.
Google has circumvented Microsoft's ban on any browsers that do not use Edge's rendering engine by offering an app that acts as a web wrapper for the download page for its own browser, Chrome.
Spotify for Xbox One is now listed on the Xbox Store and will be ready to download on August 8. The app is available for free and premium Spotify customers and comes with Spotify Connect.
The Store listing for the upcoming Spotify app for Xbox One has been spotted, shedding more light on its features as well as its visual appearance. The app is currently being internally tested.
It appears that some Linux distros have started making their way to the Windows Store. The operating systems are available for Insiders right now, and will be generally available later this year.
Windows 10 S is known for running only Windows Store apps, thereby excluding most legacy apps. Citrix, however, has a possible solution, allowing users to run Win32 apps via a virtual machine.
Microsoft has clarified that while Windows 10 S will only run apps found in the Windows Store, not all such "apps" will work, including the Linux distros recently announced at Build 2017.
A listing on the Windows Store indicates that along with Spotify and iTunes, WhatsApp will also be coming to the Windows Store on PC. The app will be a port of the company's existing desktop app.
At a recent Ignite session, Microsoft Fred Pullen announced changes to the way Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 will be updated in the future, with a move to using the Store as the update vector.
After originally launching carrier billing alongside Sprint in the US last year, now Microsoft is finally bringing the feature to O2 customers in the UK and Wind customers in Italy.
An analysis of the "New and Rising" chart in the Windows 10 Store, shows the apps listed there are static and by all means kind of old. This is discouraging for Microsoft and a repeat of history.
Microsoft has posted a list of nearly 300 games, Add-On and DLCs available on Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows 10 that will be available on a discount during its Ultimate Game Sale, starting tomorrow.
The Windows Store got quietly updated at some point and now allows users on the Insider builds to choose where to install large games and apps on an individual basis. This is a very welcome change.
The Xbox store is finally getting unified with the Windows 10 Store, a move that Microsoft had promised would be coming as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The new unified Store is now live.
Telltale Games has announced that it is bringing its gaming library to the Windows Store for both PC and Mobile. These games include The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, and others.
In an attempt to remove media which might be harmful for children, a government body in Germany has presumably removed 27 games from the Steam store, including the entire Postal series.
Microsoft has shared some new Windows Store insights, claiming that the store has enjoyed 6.5 billion visits since the launch of Windows 10, touting it as a profitable opportunity for developers.
As part of its Ready, Set, Summer celebration, Microsoft is offering massive discounts of various apps, games, music and movies. The deals include Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and more.
With today's Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build, the Windows Store received an update for Insiders as well. The update brings a revamped UI. Unfortunately, it's only for mobile right now.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a popular episodic puzzle adventure game published by Ubisoft has made its way to Windows 10. It is available as a free download with optional in-app purchases.
According to a credible report, the giant online retailer is looking to expand its physical presence across the country. Amazon reportedly wants to open as many as 400 stores across the US.
Microsoft has announced that it's rolling out a new age rating system for Windows Store apps and games using IARC, which will automatically generate regional certificates, streamlining the process.
According to a credible report, Apple is looking to significantly expand its retail locations in Latin America, the first step being a new Apple Store coming soon in Mexico City.
Even though Microsoft didn't publicly recognize its broken in-app purchase system across all versions of Windows, the company might have fixed the issue which was affecting a majority of users.
To jump-start the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend in the United States, Microsoft has begun "10 Days of 10 Cent Deals", offering massive discounts on a wide range of apps, games, music and movies.
Apple has apologized to six black Australian students following allegations of racism, after they were turned out from the company's store based on the possibility that they "might steal something".
Microsoft is integrating a new technology into the Windows Store which will allow it to automatically detect and delete spam reviews of applications. The issue was first raised by a developer in 2013.
Amazon, the online mega-retail store, is making itself known in the physical world with a new retail store that focuses on what made the company what it is today: books.
In a bid to improve app downloads, and in line what Microsoft showed previously, the Start Menu in build 10565 of Windows 10 will now show you suggested Store apps.
Apple has banned iFixit's developer account which consequently also removes its app from the store, citing that the team prematurely tore down the new Apple TV, violating certain terms and conditions.
New Apple products are expected soon and that includes a new generation of Apple TV devices. Aside from processor upgrades, one big feature could sell this platform to casual gamers.
Microsoft has discounted the price of its two Halo games in the Windows Store by up to 60%. Being a universal purchase, you can buy both the games for a total of $4.48 to play on your Windows devices.
Microsoft has announced that there have been "6x more app downloads per device" on the company's latest OS as compared to Windows 8. However, several big-name apps are still missing from the scene.