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    Microsoft's best Windows 8 apps


    Microsoft's Windows 8 apps are a decidedly mixed bag so far. But one group of apps shows how the new environment can shine with the right software.

    I haven't been too impressed with many of the apps Microsoft has created for Windows 8. Some, such as Music and Video, are designed mostly to get you to buy stuff from the company, offering only minimal support for playing your own songs and videos.

    Others apps, such as Mail, People, and Messaging, aren't bad but still seem half-baked and in need of further refinements. Mail, for example, still doesn't support POP3 accounts. The People app throws all of your social-network contacts onto one single screen with no way to organize or separate them.

    But there's one group of Windows 8 apps that Microsoft got just right. This group includes News, Weather, Sports, Finance, and Travel. Nicely designed, easy to use, and chock full of details, these apps show off Windows 8 at its best. Their purpose is to deliver the news and other updates, much of the info based on your own location and interests. And the apps do that quite well.


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    Microsoft's best Windows 8 apps | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews

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    Best app ever, Cocktail Flow.
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    I like Movie Guide, looks pretty good and it has all the details you could ask for.
    Blueprint for games and of course all the xbox live ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wael90 View Post
    I like Movie Guide
    Movie Guide looks good, too bad it doesn't have trailers or it would have been much better.
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    solitaire is my favorite addition to the store since rtm
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    Star Chart is awesome. Pushes my rig to the limit with resources, but it's very well put together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wael90 View Post
    I like Movie Guide
    Movie Guide looks good, too bad it doesn't have trailers or it would have been much better.
    I could watch a couple trailers on 720p. 1080p would lag. You made sure you right clicked on the movie's page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    solitaire is my favorite addition to the store since rtm
    One of my favorites too.

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    [QUOTE=Brink;114253]
    But there's one group of Windows 8 apps that Microsoft got just right. This group includes News, Weather, Sports, Finance, and Travel. Nicely designed, easy to use, and chock full of details, these apps show off Windows 8 at its best. Their purpose is to deliver the news and other updates, much of the info based on your own location and interests. And the apps do that quite well.
    Agree with that part, the rest indeed still half-baked apps.

    But my favorite is still Fruit Ninja..!
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    I'll take a closer look at those. I would hope that MS will add some other good ones.
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