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What's your favorite metro app?

  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm liking the Backgammon game too, nice graphics.

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  2. #12


    Now that I have ALL my Google Calendars sync'ed. The Calendar is good and so is the Mail.

    Weather and Google Chrome are up there as well
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I was just playing Reversi Twist Free, and after each game, at the you won screen, I get a black box with "Bing Is For Doing" "Install it now". The Reversi screen in the background is greyed out. The only way to keep playing is to install Bing or click an X in the top right hand corner of the screen. I played two games and it did it both times. That's one app I won't be installing again any time soon.
    Any body else getting adds in their so called free apps?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It seems like some free apps need some adverting to stay free, kind of like the internet...

    But right now, my new favorite app is Noooo! Star Wars. It's simply just the classic Darth Vader Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

    Yyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
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  5. #15


    The MS Solitaire Collection.
    But, the two guys who mentioned the Backgammon. It was once my favourite Internet game and I was delighted to see it back. But. Have you won yet? I am playing the "Easy" mode. Every move I make is counteracted by a "lucky" throw from the computer. Even if I get all my chips into the last frame, first, the computer then throws a series of 4's. It hates me!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Montezuma Revenge 3 is a pretty good free game, I like it but my wife is addicted to it. Music Maker Jam is fun to mess around with also.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm going to say with stipulation, Xbox Music. The good: takes advantage of my keyboard's media controls, maybe a plus but it doesn't use traditional keyboard combos such as Ctrl P to play and so forth, has a nice little display toast, notification thing when you use the media control keys where it shows the media controls, album cover and volume; it uses the network to update album covers automatically and in My Music to look for artists, it has a little picture of the artists and bands; it doesn't ram your processor like Zune did as the processor only seems to max out around a gigahertz speed whereas Zune would be using my processors full 2.8 gigahertz, and it has a nice little live tile. The bad: NEEDS LLLLLOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSS of work still. Navigation raises questions, the UI to look through your collection is bland and just no. Zune is much better for that. The Now Playing visualizer is glitchy at best and needs to look prettier. I hate how in the Album Mosaic view of it, it has albums of artists I could care less for and it shows artists in the default Now Playing view at startup. I was not listening to clowns. Nope. But the good thing is that it's not complete yet, as there are a few features like the updated Now Playing view, Social, and Smart DJ.

    I will be waiting for the update....
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  8. #18


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Calendar, Weather, Bing, People, News, and Skydrive - which, incidentally, are the only Windows RT apps I have pinned to my start screen. Everything else I use are desktop apps.
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  9. #19


    Not a fan of bing integration at all
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  10. #20


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Me like playing Fruit Ninja at the moment..
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