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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and twenty four in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

Microsoft released the Windows 10 SDK tools for developers this week and an update for the Surface Pro 3 which improves the device by enabling you to disable certain hardware that you don't require using UEFI.

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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and twenty three in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

Big news this week was the release of Windows 10 Build 10041 which fine-tuned several features of Microsoft's upcoming operating system but did not ship with major changes.

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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and twenty two in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

Still no sign of a new Windows 10 Preview build but Microsoft promises that releases will be released faster to Windows Insider in the future.

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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and twenty one in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

If you are interested in the development of Windows 10, you may be interested in screenshot leaks of build 10031 and build 10022 which allow you to glimpse at new or improved features.

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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and twenty in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

The games category is without doubt the most popular category in Windows Store right now.

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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and nineteen in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

Our app of the week is Smash Cops Heat, an addictive fast paced arcade game in which you chase after criminals with your police car. Other apps and games of note include the promising Cody's App Academy which teaches basic programming concepts to children and the shoot'em up game Raijin Lite.

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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and eighteen in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

Microsoft launched the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones yesterday and if you are interested in knowing more about it or downloads, check out Mark's post here on Betanews that covers the launch.

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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and seventeen in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

Microsoft released preview versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint on systems running the latest official Windows 10 Technical Preview build. The company optimized the universal apps for touch and mobile use, and first reports indicate that they run fine on all devices regardless of screen size.

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Best Windows apps this week

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One-hundred and sixteen in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days.

Microsoft released its Q2 FY2015 this week and additional information on Windows 10, the fate of Windows RT and its cloud file hosting service OneDrive. If you are running Windows 10 already on a system you may have noticed that it ships with two stores: the old store that is also available on Windows 8.1 and a new beta store which the company plans to switch to when Windows 10 gets released.

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Best Windows 8 apps this week

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One-hundred and fifteen in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows 8 in the past seven days.

Microsoft revealed this week how it envisions the future of Windows and in particular Windows 8's successor Windows 10. You can check out a video summary here, read why Mihaita is sold on Windows 10 and what Wayne thinks about Microsoft's presentation.

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Best Windows 8 apps this week

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One-hundred and fourteen in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows 8 in the past seven days.

Microsoft is expected to release a new version of its upcoming operating system Windows 10 on January 21 to the public which should shed more light on the company's plans in regards to its Windows operating system.

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Best Windows 8 apps this week

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One-hundred and thirteen in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows 8 in the past seven days.

As far as updates are concerned, OneNote users may have noticed that they can now password protect sections in the application after its update to the most recent version.

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Best Windows 8 apps this week

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One-hundred and twelve in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows 8 in the past seven days. The number of new apps and games in Windows Store slowed down due to Christmas and New Year festivities throughout the world.

If you are interested in games, you may have noticed an increase in fake game releases this week. These look like popular games but are sold for a fraction of the price of the real ones. It is clear that Microsoft needs to step up its verification process in this regard as this is not the first time it has happened.

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The best Windows Store games of 2014

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We published our best Windows store apps of 2014 yesterday which listed great applications released for Microsoft's tiled operating system.

Today, we have a list of top games for Windows 8 that include popular releases such as Sonic Dash, Star Wars Assault Team and Taptiles.

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The best Windows Store apps of 2014

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The best apps for Windows 8 series on Betanews is almost as old the Windows 8 operating system itself. If you follow the series closely you know that it has had its ups and downs depending on what apps are released in a given week.

Things improved after the release of Windows 8.1 as more quality apps and games were released for the operating system.

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