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Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer doomed by Activision

Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer doomed by Activision

Just a heads up: you may not want to buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on PC through the Windows Store. For some reason, Activision has decided to make the Windows Store version of the game incompatible with other PC platforms. This means that if you have a Windows Store copy of the game, you won't be able to play multiplayer with those who purchased their game on Steam.

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Windows Store is now 100,000 apps smaller

Windows Store is now 100,000 apps smaller

Microsoft’s Windows Store hasn’t exactly been the largest of three major app markets, and now it is smaller than ever. According to reports, Microsoft has shaved off almost a hundred thousand apps from the Italian Windows Store alone, reducing that number by a third. Those apps, however, weren’t just removed on a whim but, due to a lack of response from developers, have been deemed non-compliant with new age classification requirements as well as being practically dead.

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Quantum Break DRM bug turns your character into a pirate

Quantum Break DRM bug turns your character into a pirate

Different companies have different ways of dealing with piracy. Some will try to lock a game down with harsh DRM, which can sometimes backfire and prevent the game from being played by paying users. Others will simply use an Easter egg to shame pirates into (hopefully) purchasing a copy of the game. Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment went with the second option, but it looks like it still managed to affect legitimate game owners.

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Developers upset over broken Windows 10 store search function

Developers upset over broken Windows 10 store search function

One of the main functions of having an app store in a desktop environment is so that people can quickly and easily find the programs that they're looking for. It also ensures that the apps listed adhere to some sort of standard. But what happens when you've got a store full of apps that no one can find?

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The Windows 10 Store experience will be less confusing

The Windows 10 Store experience will be less confusing

If there's a single common theme that permeates the upcoming Windows 10 release, it would probably be "unification". Continuum unifies the once disparate worlds of "Modern" UI and traditional desktop. The OS itself aims to provide a unified platform to develop "universal" apps that will work across all devices, be it desktop, tablet, or even smartphone. Now, Microsoft will unify the app store experience as well. Actually, "app" store might no longer be appropriate, as the new version of Windows Store will embrace all types of digital content, including music and videos.

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Kinect for Windows v2 shipping July 15

Kinect for Windows v2 shipping July 15

Don't want to buy an Xbox One but want to use the second generation Kinect for your Windows PC? Look no further and wait no longer. Microsoft has just updated their pre-order page for Kinect for Windows v2, showing that the highly popular sensor will be heading out to buyers starting July 15

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Microsoft Windows Phone “WebApps” latest subtle invitation to developers

Microsoft Windows Phone “WebApps” latest subtle invitation to developers

Microsoft has created a bevy of "WebApps" for Windows Phone based on almost 50 popular and commercial websites like Southwest Airlines, Cars.com, TV.com, Listverse and Billboard. The WebApps live on the homescreen with the rest of the apps, but they are essentially the same as the websites they correspond to. The apps do not simply scrape content from the websites, but they do render the same website data in-app.

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Microsoft reportedly to merge Windows Store and Windows Phone Store into single offering

Microsoft reportedly to merge Windows Store and Windows Phone Store into single offering

Microsoft will reportedly merge its Windows Store and Windows Phone Store into a unified app store, something that has been anticipated for a while now. While details are sparse, the sources who provided the information say it was made in an announcement to Microsoft employees earlier today by Microsoft's operating systems group's head Terry Myserson.

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Windows Stores enter Best Buy for Apple and Samsung store battle

Windows Stores enter Best Buy for Apple and Samsung store battle

Best Buy seems to be the go-to place for many companies to feature their products, which isn't too surprising since Best Buy is one of the most popular electronics retailers in the US. Both Apple and Samsung have set up shop in a number of Best Buy stores, and now Microsoft is moving in to become roommates with the two other companies.

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Photoshop Express rolled out in the Windows Store

Photoshop Express rolled out in the Windows Store

Tablets can be handy little photo-editing devices, particularly for photographers or media workers who need to tweak an image on-the-go without pulling out a laptop. For that reason, Adobe launched an app version of Photoshop for Android and iOS users called Photoshop Express, which offers some of the editing capabilities found in the regular desktop variety of the software. It has been available for most mobile users for awhile now, but starting today it is also available for Windows users.

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OneNote updated with finger painting in Windows Store

OneNote updated with finger painting in Windows Store

Who doesn't enjoy drawing with their fingers? And such an ability becomes essential in the absence of a stylus, whether because you need to dash out something very quickly and don't have one on you or misplace it when you need it most. Such an ability was requested by many users for OneNote on their touch-enabled Windows 8 and RT devices, which is now possible thanks to an update Microsoft pushed out.

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Windows Store rolls out the MLB.TV app

Windows Store rolls out the MLB.TV app

It's baseball season, and to celebrate MLB.TV has arrived in the Windows Store, making it easy to watch whichever Major League Baseball game you want on demand or live. The service is only available to those who have an MLB.TV subscription, but it provides another convenient way to get your baseball fix from the comfort of your Windows device, whether its your laptop, tablet, or Windows Phone.

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