A Refreshed Windows Store in Windows 8.1

A Refreshed Windows Store in Windows 8.1

Besides a redesign to make it easier for users to find new apps, the Windows Store in Windows 8.1 also comes with a few important new features, such as automatic app updates in the background, the introduction of gift cards, and the removal of app-roaming limit. Find out more after the jump.
Foursquare Develops First Native Tablet App for Windows 8; Windows Store Nears 100,000 Apps

Foursquare Develops First Native Tablet App for Windows 8; Windows Store Nears 100,000 Apps

At Build 2013, it was announced that Foursquare has developed a native tablet app for Windows 8 tablets. This is the company's first native tablet app. Several big-name apps are coming to the platform too, as Windows Store nears 100,000 apps.
Microsoft Offers Cash Rewards to Windows Phone 8 Developers

Microsoft Offers Cash Rewards to Windows Phone 8 Developers

Microsoft is reportedly paying up to US$100,000 to Windows Phone 8 application developers. By offering such lucrative cash incentives, the Redmond software giant hopes to bolster the offerings on its Windows store, so that people would be convinced to purchase a Windows Phone 8 device.
Rumor: Windows 8.1 to Ship August 1

Rumor: Windows 8.1 to Ship August 1

According to Paul Thurrott, Windows 8.1 will ship on August 1. The question is: Will the OS update also appear on the Windows Store on the same day?
Windows Store Now Has More Than 45,000 Apps Worldwide

Windows Store Now Has More Than 45,000 Apps Worldwide

According to MetroStore Scanner, the Windows Store currently has slightly over 45,000 apps worldwide.
SkyDrive App for Windows 8/RT Gets Live Tile Support

SkyDrive App for Windows 8/RT Gets Live Tile Support

Microsoft has announced that the SkyDrive app from the Windows Store will start showing notifications on the live tile as you add new files to your SkyDrive. Hopefully, more features like offline sync for Windows RT will come soon.
U.S. Windows Store Lists Special App Offers

U.S. Windows Store Lists Special App Offers

Looking for some apps to download this holiday season from the Windows Store? For those on the U.S. Windows Store, Microsoft has listed six apps that are on offer from now till January 31, 2013.
8 Free Windows Store App Suggestions

8 Free Windows Store App Suggestions

While Windows 8 won't officially launch until October 26, there are already plenty of good apps in the Windows Store. Here's a list of eight apps that we recommend. The good news is, they are all free of charge.
Welcome to the Windows Store!

Welcome to the Windows Store!

Launching concurrently with Windows 8 is the Windows Store, a place where you can discover and download Modern-style apps for the new OS. In this article, we highlight the key features of Microsoft's latest app storefront, getting desktop apps and managing your apps across multiple devices.
Microsoft is Updating Built-in Apps for Windows 8 All the Way to Oct 26 Launch

Microsoft is Updating Built-in Apps for Windows 8 All the Way to Oct 26 Launch

If you're running the RTM version of Windows 8, remember to check the Windows Store for updates to the built-in apps. The Redmond giant will continue to issue updates all the way to the OS' October 26 public launch.