When I first used the Windows 8 App Store, the most confusing thing I found was the ability to search apps. Usually, app stores come with a search bar for searching apps by entering relevant keywords. A good example of this functionality can be found in Google Play or the Apple App Stores. However, the Windows 8 App Store does not offer a built-in search bar, as the functionality is Continue Reading →
With the introduction of the Windows 8 Modern UI, there has also been the release of a number of Microsoft and third-party Modern Apps (Metro Apps). While many Windows 8 users regularly use these applications, they might not be aware of the fact that these applications periodically receive updates that can be installed to benefit from newer versions. Let’s take a look at the process involved in updating these Metro Continue Reading →
Ever wanted to add a weather widget or stick note on your Windows 8 lock screen? TuneUp IncrediLock is a free Windows 8 application that provides numerous options for customizing the lock screen, including the option to add widgets and change the lock screen image. TuneUp IncrediLock is available at the Windows Store and seems to be in early stage of development. However, it is still good enough to allow Continue Reading →
The famous IM+ Web Messenger has recently released its multi-messenger app for Windows 8. This web service already has applications for desktop (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux) and Mobile (Android, iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry) platforms, which can be used to sign to multiple messaging services simultaneously, including Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, Gtalk, Skype, ICQ, Jabber and others. The IM+ messenger is also widely used to directly login to instant messaging Continue Reading →
While the Windows Store is filling up with new and interesting apps every day, searching application across the store can be a nuisance. At the moment there does not appear to be any search functionality in the Windows Store and even if it is added later on the chances are that we will see a lot of issues in searching for apps. This issue is sometimes even be faced by Continue Reading →
Metro Commander is a Windows 8 Metro UI (Modern UI) based file manager. If you are wondering what might be the utility of this application, it is worth pointing out that the Windows Metro UI is not the easiest to use for performing normal file management functions. This is where a sleek and stylish app like Metro Commander can be of immense utility.
RSS feed readers are used by people who like keeping an eye on daily news and updates from various online sources. Many people use Google Reader, Netvibes, RSSOwl and other types of feed readers. As we all know, the Windows Store was launched with Microsoft’s Latest Windows 8 operating system and the available applications at the Windows Store are increasing quite rapidly. If you are looking for a Metro app Continue Reading →
Disk Falcon is a disk analyzer for Windows 8 that has been based on the Ultraviolet Dawn’s game engine. This application displays a pie, bar or doughnut chart to display hard disk usage stats. Furthermore, you can also remove unwanted files after getting your disk analyzed.