the selection and quality of the windows 10 store apps has taken a turn for the better in the last few months
Software publishers have started to load in their win32 apps in the Store
The big one is Itunes of course. I dont use Itunes per se but a program I use ( mediamonkey) requires it to be installed to sync to Ipods and Iphones
The big advantage of loading in Itunes this way is that it leaves behind all the other crud ( apple updater, Bonjour etc) and just does Itunes
But there are several others that I have used and can recommend. In some cases the author asks for a small fee for the program via the store. but you can install on any of devices hooked into your account and updates are handled thru the MS update process
Paint.net a solid paint/photoshop type program. Very good program that I have used for many years. This is the program that should have replaced MS Paint, rather than the POS Paint 3D
Libre Office full featured office suite - fork of the openoffice project solid program more like MS Office than the google office suite. One of my daughters went to school using this and wrote her PHD thesis with it.
Irfranview Lightweight handy image viewer/editor. I have used this program for over 20 years !!!! If I need to just crop or lighten an image to paste into another document, this is what I use.
Inkscape open source Vector drawing program - similar to Adobe Illustrator and visio dont use this program often but since visio isnt part of the standard office 365 package, a good program to have loaded up
Autodesk CAD Mobile Dont confuse this for a full featured CAD program , but for viewing and marking DWG files or creating simple CAD profiles, this free program works fine
Please feel free to pass along other useful items you found in the windows store
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Samsung Ativ S
Phonearena: Ativ S
Video Review: Youtube (Hands On)
Height 5.4 inches Width 2.7 inches Thickness 0.34 inches Weight 0.3 pounds Form factor Slab Color Grey / Black
Screen size (diagonal) 4.8 inches Technology Super AMOLED HD Resolution (Y) 1280 px Resolution (X) 720 px PPI 306 Touchscreen type Capacitive Multitouch Yes
GSM Yes GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850 UMTS / HSPA Yes UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850 Wi-Fi Yes Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a 802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz GPS Yes Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth version Bluetooth 3.0 NFC support Yes
Clock speed 1.5 GHz Number of cores 2
RAM size 1 GB
Internal size 32 GB, 16 GB External Yes Max external size 64 GB External type microSD
Resolution 1.9 megapixels
Resolution 8 megapixels Flash LED Video resolution 1080p
Operating system Windows Phone Launch OS version Windows Phone 8
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Capacity 2300 mAh
from The Verge
Okay so today Best Buy opened up pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 920! I hopped in my car and drove down to ours and got my self one pre-ordered.
One thing though, if you pre-order at the store, it is only the matte black one. I was really wanting the cyan one but black will do. That was my second choice.
On the otherhand, if you pre-order online, you can choose which color. Weird, I know... Colors you can choose from are: Black, Red, Yellow, Cyan, White.
As of right now, AT&T has not started pre-orders. I called and verified that with them.
1.5 GHz Dual Core
Screen Resolution (ppi):
8.7 MP PureView