Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: MarketJust a month after the Windows Store opened it contained almost 50% more applications than the longer-established Mac App Store.
on 11/28/2012 – Made popular on 11/28/2012
Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: SecurityApple might block full-function security products from the Mac App Store, but a growing number of vendors are offering their security software through the Windows Store.
Microsoft made a big push to ensure that when Windows 8 went live in October, the apps in its Windows Store would not disappoint, claiming it would have more apps than any other platform at launch, and then cracking 20,000 apps within the first month.
Featured | Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicNews reports say that the Windows Store in Windows 8 has "20,000 apps", most of which are free, in its global store, but is this really true?
HTC has, in a manner of speaking, opened a store in Hamburg, Germany. It’s not a stand alone store like a Microsoft or Apple store. It’s more of a store within a store with specially trained staff and displays. The layout is similar to the Apple section inside most Best Buy locations in the US.
Presumably designed long ago to sneakily land smack-bang on the day that the CES show in Las Vegas starts in earnest, Apple’s “Mac App Store” has finally and officially opened at last, beating Microsoft to any PC App Store punch and set to make Apple a whole lotta extra moolah, no longer just on every sale of hardware, but now on the sale of any and all software through the Mac App Store, too!
In November, paid downloads of games on the Windows Store grew 34.12 percent, while free game downloads grew a more modest 13.41 percent. In the month, the Windows Store's assortment of games saw 1,311,209 paid downloads and 16,744,484 free downloads. Microsoft has released a partial dataset for its Windows Store app platform's performance in the month of November.
According to information Microsoft provides to developers, the Windows Store marketplace for applications on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 racked up roughly 1.7 million daily downloads, both free and paid, in October, a 38.56% increase since June.
A few months ago, Samsung opened its doors to their stand-alone ‘Samsung Experience‘ store in Australia. They’ve quickly followed that up by opening another store – this one dubbed the first Samsung Mobile Store – in Paris.