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12 new games for Windows Store announced at 2013 Game Developer Conference

12 new games for Windows Store announced at 2013 Game Developer Conference

The 2013 Game Developer Conference has been underway this week, and during it a variety of games have been shown off, a dozen of which are heading for the Windows Store. Some of the games are free, and others have a moderate price tag, but regardless, a few are popular titles Windows Phone owners will be happy to see.

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Microsoft to roll out Mail, Calendar and People app updates tomorrow

Microsoft to roll out Mail, Calendar and People app updates tomorrow

Microsoft has announced that it will roll out updates for People, Calendar, and Mail in the Windows Store tomorrow, promising "big improvements" in terms of both new features and improvements to current features. The updates are touted as making it easier to organize and manage accounts and the apps across both the work and personal life spectrums, and to do so in a way that is seamless and unobtrusive.

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Microsoft’s Windows Store reaches 50,000 apps milestone

Microsoft’s Windows Store reaches 50,000 apps milestone

Microsoft has finally has over 50,000 apps in its Windows Store. According to MetroStore Scanner, there are currently 50,304 apps available from the Windows Store as of today. There have been an average of about 279 apps developed daily in March alone. March is the first month in a long time in which Microsoft saw an increase in app development. Since November, app development had been on a rapid decline.

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Twitter launches Windows 8 and RT app, get it now via Windows Store

Twitter launches Windows 8 and RT app, get it now via Windows Store

Twitter has announced the availability of its app for Windows 8 and Windows RT, which users can get now from the Windows Store. The sleek-looking app borrows its design from other Twitter apps, such as those available for Windows Phone and Android. The differences with the Windows 8 app, however, are in the details.

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TouchPal keyboard for Windows 8 now available in the Windows Store

TouchPal keyboard for Windows 8 now available in the Windows Store

Last week, we talked about a new keyboard for Windows 8 called TouchPal. It's been available for Android and iOS devices for some time now, but the company behind the keyboard just recently made it available for Windows 8 touch devices. While, the app was only available on the developer's website, users can now grab it for free in the Windows Store.

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Windows Store now accepting PEGI 18 games

Windows Store now accepting PEGI 18 games

After initially announcing that the Windows Store would not accept "mature content," Microsoft today announced that they're now accepting PEGI 18 games in the Windows Store. This means that popular games such as Mass Effect 3, Dishonored, Deus Ex, and The Walking Dead are now available for purchase directly from Microsoft's store.

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Windows Phone Store and Dev Center expanded, updated

Windows Phone Store and Dev Center expanded, updated

Microsoft has updated the Windows Phone Store and Dev Center, which includes an expansion of the Store's market and the addition of ratings requirements for games in Russia and Taiwan. This represents the latest in a string of updates that the company has regularly pushed out to both services, and, according to Microsoft, are designed to provide enhancements, among other things.

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Microsoft set to expand app labs to help Windows 8 devs

Microsoft set to expand app labs to help Windows 8 devs

Windows 8 has been available for a couple of weeks now and Microsoft is itching to get developers making apps for the Windows Store, as it should be. Earlier in the month, Microsoft teamed up RocketSpace to host the first Windows Store App Lab, which helps Windows 8 developers with making apps for the Windows Store. Today, the company announced that it will be hosting even more of these Windows Store app labs in 30 different cities around the world.

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Microsoft confirms Dropbox, PayPal apps and more coming soon to Windows 8

Microsoft confirms Dropbox, PayPal apps and more coming soon to Windows 8

In case you didn't hear, Microsoft's BUILD developer conference kicked off today in Seattle, and the folks from Redmond took the opportunity to show off some new apps. We got a first hand look at the new ESPN for Windows 8, and then they nicely shared a few details regarding what to expect in the coming months. Obviously apps are coming soon, but today they specifically mentioned DropBox, Paypal, Sports Illustrated and more.

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