OneDrive for Windows 10 to be the latest UWP app to be replaced by a PWA
Microsoft has been slowly phasing out its old UWP apps in favour of more universal applications built on web technologies, and it appears the latest victim of the trend is the unloved OneDrive UWP app. Noticed by Windows developer...
Notepads is a new UWP Notepad alternative in Microsoft Store and it feels more native to Windows 10 than the o...
Developer Jackie Liu has developed a beautiful Notepad alternative. Based on UWP, the app offers exactly what every Windows 10 fan wants, and to be honest, the app feels more native to Windows 10 than the original Notepad app by M...
As Dropbox moves to an Electron app, “UWP is as alive as S Mode”
Dropbox is replacing their Windows 10 UWP app with a new app based on Electron. Dropbox notes: It’s the Dropbox you know and love, but better. It’s a single workspace to organize your content, connect your tools, and bring eve...
Microsoft finally pushing Win32 support for Windows Store and Windows 10
by Lewis White
Microsoft will fully support Win32 titles in the Microsoft Store, as of today. While the company’s “revolutionary” UWP format was designed to replace the older Win32 app format, Microsoft appears to be back-peddl...
Deathwatch for Microsoft Store starts as store Office installer now directs to web
We reported recently on a rumour by Paul Thurrott that Microsoft is set to kill UWP apps and de-emphasize the Microsoft Store. At the time the main evidence for this was Microsoft removing categories such as books and music from t...
Deal Alert: Quick Pad is currently free for Windows 10 users
Quick Pad is a NotePad replacement which is designed to quickly jot down notes. It offers features such as the ability to use Rich Text and support for emojis, but its main selling point is support for an Always On Top mode via Mi...
Mysterious Xbox Gaming Services app show up in the Microsoft Store
by Lewis White
Microsoft’s new Xbox Gaming Services application has stealth-launched onto the Microsoft Store. While currently unknown, the mysterious application is thought to be test software designed to make UWP less of a chore. Posted on T...
Report: Apple to combine iPhone, iPad and Mac app development platform by 2021
With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) that provides a common app platform on various devices that run Windows 10. The UWP offers a guaranteed core API across devices that allows developers to c...