In Windows 10, you have the option to install and run classic desktop software as well as Modern Windows apps (aka. Modern apps). When you install Windows 10, Microsoft installs a lot of Modern Windows apps for you. You may not want them all but a few are useful. Over the time you may also install various third-party Windows apps from the Windows Store. If you are wondering how to keep Windows apps updated, follow the quick tutorial we have described below.
Windows Apps may fail to automatically update if you have disabled Windows Updates or if you have turned off automatic updates in Windows Store. In these situations, it is recommended to manually check for app updates. Read on to find out how to manually keep your Windows apps up to date through the Windows Store.
Great news for Windows Phone users! Disney games and Marvel games came up with a very good deal for all Windows Phone users. Last time here, we covered Disney’s latest game based on its movie Maleficent. Now, Disney has released three more games for casual gamer using Windows Phone. Along with the new releases, starting today Disney and Marvel is giving you a chance to grab the games at just $0.99 each. The sale will run through June 2, 2014. Love playing casual games? Go buy the Windows Phone games from the Windows Phone Store today. The games are also on sale for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 users available from the Windows Store.
Do you or your kids love the games released by Disney? Without doubt almost all the puzzle games released by Disney are very enjoyable both for kids and grown-ups. The games inspired by Disney’s movies are good too. Last time, when Disney released the movie Frozen, it came up with a puzzle game titled Frozen Free Fall inspired by the movie itself. It’s still available for download from the Windows Store. Now, Disney came up with a new game inspired by the upcoming epic live-action film Maleficent. Best of all, the game aptly titled Maleficent Free Fall is available for free from the Windows Store and from the Windows Phone Store!
Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch PC and laptop users. The Windows 8.1 update builds a solid bridge between the Modern UI and Desktop environments. With the changes that this update is brings make Windows 8.1 easier to use, especially for non-touch users. According to the official announcement, Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 Update 1 to the public via Windows Update, Windows Store and Microsoft Download Center on April 8, 2014. Most Windows 8.1 users will be automatically update through Windows Update (For those who are interested, Windows 8.1 Update 1 is KB2919355). If you want to manually install the update, you can visit Windows Store on April 8 and download Windows 8.1 Update 1 manually.
Windows 8.1 Update brings few much wanted changes for its users. Changes includes return of the Start button, more personalization options, ability to boot to desktop, multi-tasking improvements, and few user interface tweaks to make the operating system easier to use for both touch and non-touch (keyboard and mouse) users with much less frustration. You don’t have to rely on all those third-party tools and hacks to properly use Windows.
Microsoft has released an update for all machines running Windows 8.1 RTM just ahead of the official launch of the new operating system.
The software giant has updated all the built-in Windows Metro apps; Finance, Travel, Sports, Video, Windows Calculator, Movie Moments, Weather, Reader, News, Windows Scan, Mail, Calendar, and People, Music, Windows Sound Recorder, XBox 360 SmartGlass, Bing Heath & Fitness, Skype, Games, Windows Alarms, Windows Reading List, Bing Food and Drink and other apps.
Microsoft has announced the official launch date of Windows 8.1, the next Windows version. Windows 8.1 is all set to be launched on October 18. All Windows 8 users will be allowed to update to Windows 8.1 as free update from the Windows Store.
Making the announcement on Microsoft’s official Blogging Windows website, the company’s Brandon LeBlanc confirms that Windows 8.1 will be available in mid-October, and that Windows 8.1 RTM is set to be reached this month, as it was initially planned.
Windows 8.1 Preview, code-named “Windows Blue,” will be unveiled on June 26 at the Microsoft BUILD developer conference. Microsoft will deliver the public preview of Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store on the same day. If you are thinking about installing it on your system, well think twice before proceeding.
ZDNet has published a report that states users who are installing Windows 8.1 preview version will not be able to upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM release along with their installed apps. All installed Windows apps and desktop apps will be deleted, although data and user accounts will be preserved, when upgrading from the preview version to Windows 8.1 RTM release. Upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 RTM will be similar to what we’ve seen in Windows 7, at least with user settings, data, and apps. However, more information about upgrading to Windows 8.1 will be revealed later this month by Microsoft. Windows 8.1 RTM is expected to be out in August or September.
Microsoft has some fresh new updates about its upcoming next Windows update titled Windows Blue. Microsoft’s Tami Reller (Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Windows), while speaking at the JP Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, announced that the upcoming next Windows version previously called Windows Blue will be officially called Windows 8.1. It will be a free update for Windows 8 consumers and will be available through the Windows Store. She also announced that there are now more than 70,000 apps in the Windows Store.
In addition, Windows Blue, now officially Windows 8.1 will be coming to Windows RT as well. Earlier, we shared that the update may either a free upgrade or will be available for a low fee. With the official announcement all these rumors can be put to bed as Windows 8.1 update will be free to Windows 8 consumers.
If you are using Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 or Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 on your Windows 8 system, you may be excited to know about Kaspersky Now. Kaspersky Now is a free Windows 8 app developed by Kaspersky to keep its customers up to date with the latest security news, threat alerts and expert views. Other than keeping you up to date with the latest happenings, it will also let you do common tasks like quickly see your computer’s security status, scan your computer with KIS 2013 or KAV 2013, update KIS 2013 or KAV 2013 database, etc without leaving Windows 8 Modern UI. You can also renew the license for the two security software products.
Are you a music-freak? Here comes a new app that stores and satisfies your soul with music for your different moods. You know one thing, from morning till night you are always in different moods and in another day you are in a different mood but music helps you re-energize yourself easily. What about if you could listen to music according to your different moods without creating custom playlists?? With Smart Music app for Windows 8 you can do the same; its built-in player enables you to stream the right song directly on to your Windows 8 computer device and thus helps you re-energize yourself without the hassle of creating playlists.