Today, Microsoft announced that Facebook, Flipboard, and NFL Fantasy Football would all soon have official apps. That may not be an earth-shaking revelation, but it's a sign that some big names are ready to step up and give Windows 8 the old Metro try.
Today we learned that Facebook and Flipboard will be getting "official" apps for Windows 8. Indeed, Flipboard has confirmed that an app will come out this year. Yes! But all its got to show so far is an 8 second prototype animation.
Windows 8 users will at least have stuff to read at launch; Conde Nast is launching New Yorker, Wired, etc. tonight.
Microsoft has released the details on how they plan to run the apps released through the new App Store coming with Windows 8. We have known about the store for a long time, but this is the first time we've heard about the inner workings of the apps, like the cut Microsoft plans to take.
Windows 8 is currently in its consumer preview, and aside from being g-g-gorgeous, it's also going to be home to a lot of beautiful new Metro-optimized apps through the Windows Store. Which are the best? Which do you need to download first? Here are the most essential Windows 8 apps on day one.