Piktr is now available on the Windows Store. What is Piktr? Piktr is a third party Instagram client for the Windows Store. When I was deciding on what my next project I should be; I took a look at the state of the Windows Store and decided that a well written Instagram client was sorely lacking. What makes Piktr so special? Attention to detail. Piktr does not compromise. I took special care to keep performance, design, and thoughtful features are the core of Piktr. I’ve made it extremely simple to connect with others and stay up to date with your feeds. Piktr is now available for all to download on the Windows Store. Download by clicking here (Windows 8/RT users only): Whats next for Piktr? I will be providing a set of updates for Piktr over the next few weeks to add additional functionality and act on feedback from users. ...

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Windows blog today shared info about their latest Windows 8 customer, Toyota Racing Development. TRD has been developing racing software for teams to analyze information to improve performance and win races. Instead of old school Linux laptops,TRD worked with Microsoft to develop their apps based on Windows 8 which can be used on variety of form factors such as tablets, Ultrabooks, etc,. TRD’s Trackside App TRD’s Trackside app, running on Windows 8-powered tablets, helps deliver efficient trackside information exchanges at the track and improves the speed and accuracy of communications between the race car driver and racing team crew chief. Instead of fumbling around with a heavy laptop like most teams, drivers with teams such as RAB Racing with Brack Maggard are using TRD’s Trackside app to compare times and performance against the track layout with the tap of a finger, allowing them to immediately see where they have to ...

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Google released its search app for Windows 8 devices last month. But it didn’t support ARM based devices like Surface, now Google has updated its support for those kind of devices as well. Features: Google Search box – Type your search right from the app home screen, so you can find the answers you need more quickly. Voice Search -  Use your microphone to ask Google anything and see the answer instantly. Image search – Watch images load into a beautiful full-screen grid. Select images you like or swipe through to see more results. Search Charm – By installing the Google Search app, you can easily access Google from the Search Charm. Instant previews mode – Browse search results without having to visit each page. View Your Searches – Swipe from the top to see the sites you visited most recently, categorized by keyword. Google Apps page – Access all your favorite Google products ...

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Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd. new entertainment franchise collaboration Angry Birds Star Wars is now available in Windows Store. Game Description: JOIN THE ANGRY BIRDS IN THEIR BIGGEST ADVENTURE YET! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a group of desperate rebel birds faced off against a galactic menace: the Empire’s evil Pigtroopers! Rebel birds, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Imperial Pigs. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the PIG STAR, and are racing to deliver the plans to the rebel birds. Now they need your help! Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star Wars universe! Use the Force, wield your lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where you’ll ...

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Last month Microsoft revealed about its plan to open no.of pop-up stores in US and Canada this Holiday season. Microsoft’s own online store website has revealed that these Microsoft Holiday Retail Stores will be opened on Oct-26th. The site also hints about the Microsoft Surface availability on the same date and the device will come with Touch Cover as well. All these Holiday Stores will have a curated selection of the coolest Microsoft products for sale. Are you ready to visit a Microsoft Store? via: ZDNet ...

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Microsoft has revealed their retail plans for this holiday season. Microsoft said that they are planning to open about 32 pop-up stores across US, and Canada. These pop-up stores will be showcasing the latest and the greatest Windows 8 PCs, tablets, Windows Phones, Xbox and other Microsoft stuff. Here is the list of locations that will have Microsoft Store this holiday season, Aventura Mall – Aventura, FL Beachwood Place – Beachwood, OH Cherry Creek Shopping Center – Denver, CO Dadeland Mall – Miami, FL Eaton Centre – Toronto, Ontario Fashion Mall at Keystone – Indianapolis, IN Fashion Show Mall– Las Vegas, NV Glendale Galleria – Glendale, CA Mall at Green Hills – Nashville, TN Mall in Columbia – Columbia, MD Metropolis at Metrotown – Burnaby, BC Montgomery Mall – Bethesda, MD Natick Collection – Natick, MA North Star Mall – San Antonio, TX Oakridge Centre – Vancouver, BC Penn Square Mall – ...

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Microsoft COO Kevin Turner announced last year about the Microsoft’s plans for opening 75 new retail stores over the next two years. Currently, Microsoft owns 19 stores all located within US and they are expanding to other countries as well. According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning to open its first retail store in London in March, 2013. Apart from UK, Microsoft is also planning to open stores in Canada later this year. Microsoft Stores are clearly a best possible way for Microsoft to showcase their consumer story and I hope the expand their retail presence as fast as possible. Source: The Verge ...

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Yesterday, Microsoft India Online Store (microsoftstore.co.in) was hacked by a chinese hacker group. Microsoft took the site down with a message that site will be back in sometime. Microsoft India spokesperson sent us the following message regarding the issue, “Microsoft is investigating a limited compromise of the company’s online store in India. The store customers have already been sent guidance on the issue and suggested immediate actions. We are diligently working to remedy the issue and keep our customers protected.” But here is the email sent to all the Microsoft Store India customers who were affected by this hacking issue. Microsoft Store Customer Update We are writing to inform you that there may have been unauthorized access to some of your customer account information on Microsoft Store India (http://www.microsoftstore.co.in/). We have confirmed that databases storing credit card details and payment information were not affected during this compromise. However, exposed account ...

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Microsoft is continuing its expansion of physical retail stores across the US. According to Neowin, Microsoft is planning to open its retail store at Austin, Texas. The store will be located at  Domain shopping center in North Austin. This store will join the list of 15 Microsoft Stores around USA. Microsoft has already opened its Store at Houston, Texas and the upcoming one at Austin should further improve its retail presence in the area. via: Neowin Source: The Austin American-Statesman ...

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Microsoft announced its black Friday deals few days ago with heavily discounted laptops, Xbox 360 bundles, games, etc. As black Friday is over now and many items are sold out at Microsoft Store, they have updated their deals page with some new items for Cyber Monday deals. There are new laptops to pickup at low prices ! ! Check out them here. ...

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As every retailer does, Microsoft Store also announced their Black Friday deals. You need not visit physical Microsoft Stores and stand in line to get these deals, instead you can purchase it online. Here are the deals, Samsung RC512 Laptop – $499 . Get any new Windows Phone for free under 2 year contract. Xbox 360 with Kinect Ultimate Bundle that includes a game of your choice, Razer Onza Tournament Edition Professional Gaming Controller and more - $400 Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 – $119 Sony S137GX Laptop – $599 Acer Iconia Dual Screen Notebook- $599 Kinect Sensor with three games – $99 There are lots of other offers on various products, visit Microsoft Store for more details. Thanks to Ram for the tip.   ...

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Today Microsoft opened its 14th brick & mortar store at Tysons Corner Center, Virginia, USA. As usual there was lots of crowd gathered during the opening of the store this morning. The part of the crowd was due to the special concert by Joe Jonas Microsoft has organised for tomorrow and it was announced that the first hundred visitors to the store today will get premium tickets to the concert. Anyway, good to see a huge gathering in the Thursday morning ! ! ...

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WinRumors is reporting that Microsoft is going to open its eighth store in California on March 24th. As usual Microsoft has located its store at South Coast Plaza mall in Costa Mesa, where  an Apple Store is located in the same mall. Microsoft started opening its brick and mortar retail stores to improve brand awareness and to showcase the full Microsoft experience to the consumers with various products built by themsevles and their partners. Image Credit: Gadgetell.com ...

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