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App of the Week - comparis.ch Property Switzerland
To find a flat or a room (or even a house!) is not an easy task. There are dozens of websites listing thousands of offers making it impossible to get an easy overview of what is available on the market. But with comparis.ch Property Switzerland app finding a place to live has never been easier! The...
24 Jun 2013
App of the Week - Dr. Windows for Windows 8
Hi folks! Basically today's app just acts as a newsreader like many other apps available in the Windows Store. The reason I decided to choose this app is more obviously because of it's content. Dr. Windows brings you the daily dose of Windows you won't get everywhere else. Acquired from their website...
17 Jun 2013
App of the Week - Game Dev Tycoon
I know that many of you dream of becoming a famous game developer working on the next blockbuster. Why not start to practice now? This week’s app is “Game Dev Tycoon” as very fun and addictive game where you start as an independent game developer in the 80’s working in your...
27 May 2013
App of the Week - Fotor
Hello there! Today's App of the Week is just a must have for any of your PC, Tablet, Convertible, All-in-one, or whatever device you use with Windows 8. Fotor is my absolute favorite when it comes to quick photo editing, collage creation or image styling. Fotor provides you with a huge set of image...
12 May 2013
App of the Week - Music Mix for Windows 8
Hi all, This week I was looking for a music app for Windows 8 and found several that work well. I picked one out to present you now. The app I introduce is called Music Mix. As the name already anticipate the app not only plays songs but also has a mixer. Optically the app looks really simple but...
6 May 2013
App of the Week - Jetpack Joyride
It has been a while since we last reviewed a game! Let me change that and present to you “Jetpack joyride”. It is a very fun little arcade game a discovered only a few days ago. You are playing Barry, a bored salesman that happened to steal a jetpack in a secret lab. (If you want to see...
29 Apr 2013
App of the Week - Movie Guide
Here is another entertainment App which was rewarded at the Microsoft Switzerland's App conference Shape in the beginning of April. Movie Guide is one of the Switzerland top Apps which brings you the information of over 69'000 Movies into one place on your start screen. The App lets you easily browse...
21 Apr 2013
App of the Week - Energy Radio
Hi all, Last week Microsoft Switzerland's App conference called Shape took place in Baden. As every year, the best Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps have been rewarded with the App Award . So today i like to present you one of the winners: The Energy Radio app , a Swiss Windows 8 App. Energy Radio...
15 Apr 2013
App of the Week - KahnAcademy
I have studied for most of my life. Sometimes it was fun, sometimes less but I think this experience has given me a thirst for knowledge in life in general. I found an interesting resource to refresh or even learn new things a few weeks back, namely the Khan Academy Windows 8 App . Be it for subjects...
4 Mar 2013
App of the Week - CNN
Did you know that there were “3D printing” pens? Who the Oscars winners are? Or what new phones Nokia announced? I do… after spending my last hour reading the news on CNN’s Windows 8 app (instead of actually reviewing it!) The application was one of the first on the Windows...
25 Feb 2013
App of the Week - Ausflugsziele der Schweiz for Windows 8
Today I put an app under review that shows you event places for all kinds of activities all around Switzerland. "Ausflugsziele der Schweiz" is the name of the app which is your inspiration if you don't know what to do the next weekend. Supporting a nice Windows 8 style interface using semantic zoom and...
18 Feb 2013
App of the Week - Kindle for Windows 8
For many of you holidays are ending. You come down from the mountains, back from the beautiful beaches, away from the big cities to get back to yet another semester of exiting courses, projects and exams. We’re all in it together! Coming back doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be allowed to...
11 Feb 2013
App of the Week - MUZU.TV for Windows 8
Hi all, This week I like to present you an Entertainment app I first discovered on my Xbox 360. But yesterday I also found it in the Windows 8 Store: Muzu.tv. What can you do with this nice app? Muzu.tv is an app that plays over 90’000 official music videos coming from a website with the...
4 Feb 2013
App of the Week - Network Usage
Although in Switzerland i don't need to have a very close look to the mobile data usage of my tablet, sometimes it happens that i go out of the country, and boy do the roaming prices burn! That's why i found this nifty little app that saved me from lots of additional money spending: Network Usage...
28 Jan 2013
App of the Week - Windows Phone Store for Windows 8
Hello there! Always on the scout of useful and amazing apps, our team tries to find what we think is best for you. We rummage through the marketplace every week and hope to find something interesting. Today I'd like to present you an app that lets you do the same what we do - looking for great apps....
20 Jan 2013
App of the Week - Zattoo for Windows 8
Hi Folks, Today I gonna present you a live tv app called Zattoo. I think many of you already know Zattoo from ist web Player but now they also have an app for Windows 8. What is Zattoo? Zattoo is a live tv Player that works in web browser, on mobile phones and now on Windows 8 with an app. You...
7 Jan 2013
App of the Week - Draw a Stickman for W8
Apps are still on our mind in the eve of the new year. For this week’s post I found a rather addicting game for the Windows 8 platform called Draw a Stickman. The graphics is fresh and fun and creates a really entertaining environment. The game asks of you initially to draw your own character...
31 Dec 2012
App of the Week - Informatik Tutorials for Windows 8
Today I present you a nice App out of the productivity tools category called ‘Informatik Tutorials’. The name, as it says, pretty much stands for itself. As but ‘Informatik’ is more a German name you might already fear of a lack in international spoken content, I can calm you...
24 Dec 2012
App of the Week - VMetro for Windows 8
VMetro is a news aggregator of another kind. It doesn't aggregate RSS feeds as the usual news app does, it summarizes news to topics you are interested in by presenting you with videos from across all the major video sharing platforms. VMetro offers a new and interactive way of accessing your news...
17 Dec 2012
App of the Week - Swiss Snow Report for Windows 8
If you spent your week-end buried under snow just like me you must be thinking about only one thing : SKIING ! The ski resorts are just about to open and this App of the Week is here to help you have the best winter season ever. Let me walk you through “Swiss Snow Report” for Windows 8...
8 Dec 2012
App of the Week - Fresh Paint for Windows 8
Hi folks, After a short pause with our blog series we're back again and full of energy :-) As Windows 8 is out since some weeks there are a lot of new apps to discover. That's why I choose for this week a Windows 8 App. And the winner is... Fresh Paint. When you now are thinking back to the old...
4 Dec 2012
App of the Week - Instacam
For the longest time I was envious on iPhone users for one sole reason: Instagram. I do have to admit to this is one small guilty pleasure: Hi, my name is Andreia and I enjoy making “hipster” photos… The good news is that my “suffering” and iPhone “jealousy”...
19 Nov 2012
App of the Week - Booking.com
Booking.com is a very well-known hotel booking website. With over 240’000 hotels in 177 countries, it has become the website to go to when planning holidays or a business trip. With their new Windows 8 application, searching for hotels has never been easier. When launching the app you are presented...
29 Oct 2012
App of the Week - TouchDevelop
If you ever had an interesting app idea but not a lot of mobile app programming experience or if you wanted to use your mobile phone sensors in an easy manner or just experiment with the capabilities of your Windows Phone, I have a real gem for you to make the magic happen. TouchDevelop comes with...
22 Oct 2012
App of the Week - eBay
Hi folks, This week I like to introduce you a useful app for Windows Phone 7 you all now from online website - eBay. After downloading you first have to login with your eBay account. Then you can make/change several settings like: set up the country website where it takes the data from ...
15 Oct 2012
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