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Topic # 115353 22-Mar-2013 20:42
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For those with Surface RT's what are some good apps? 

My favourites so far are:

Netflix,

MetroRadio which lets you log in to your Pandora account

Tunein which lets you listen to hundreds of stations around the world

Multimedia 8 which is a bit like Windows Media Center 

PC Monitor which you can use to monitor up to 5 computers once you have the client software installed





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  Reply # 785693 22-Mar-2013 21:18
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Does it have pulse and angry birds

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  Reply # 785696 22-Mar-2013 21:26
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Curious, as a developer how many RT apps are out in the marketplace at the moment?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 785704 22-Mar-2013 21:41
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joker97: Does it have pulse and angry birds


Pulse News? If so, yes 

And has Angry Birds Space but it costs. 





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  Reply # 785706 22-Mar-2013 21:45
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khull: Curious, as a developer how many RT apps are out in the marketplace at the moment?


I can't answer that with a definite answer, but there are quite a few. I change region setting in control panel so I can get apps from different countries. Changing back to NZ region still lets Netflix work as an example. 



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  Reply # 785714 22-Mar-2013 22:31
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NB these apps can be used on any windows 8 machine - not just "surface RT" machines...

Pandora just released their WP8 app, i'm sure a "windows store app" is not far behind: http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/21/pandora-makes-its-windows-phone-8-debut-gives-users-ad-free-music-through-the-end-of-the-year/

I like the NZ herald app for reading news, my kids *love* the "wheres my water/wheres my perry" disney apps that i got free during some promo period.

If i had Sky TV, i'd rate their app... but i don't.

Xbox Smartglass is awesome if you have an Xbox. Unfortunately you can only use it with one xbox...




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Twitter, ESPN Cricinfo, CNN, NZHerald, Skype.

@Regs I can control both my Xbox's with SmartGlass? They both get listed in the app. This was a while ago I tried but worked to push movies to it.




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  Reply # 786434 24-Mar-2013 22:04
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billgates: 

@Regs I can control both my Xbox's with SmartGlass? They both get listed in the app. This was a while ago I tried but worked to push movies to it.


did you find a way to log in to both with the same windows live id?




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  Reply # 786439 24-Mar-2013 22:21
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I have the Windows 8 Twitter app. Good $deity, that's awful. I am using a HP ElitePad 900 here... There's a Twitter notification so I tap that - the app opens and there's nothing to show, because the app itself doesn't download the latest mentions or messages. Sometimes I have to pull down three or four times to get all mentions - for example tonight I had a long discussion with a couple of people and sometimes each refresh would bring two or three replies, out of five or ten.

Seriously broken...




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  Reply # 786443 24-Mar-2013 22:28
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Regs:

did you find a way to log in to both with the same windows live id?


I cannot log into both Xbox's at the same time as the xbox live system automatically log off the last xbox it see's me logs into. But I have my gamertag saved on both consoles. So I can log in depending on which room of the house i am in.




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freitasm: I have the Windows 8 Twitter app. Good $deity, that's awful. I am using a HP ElitePad 900 here... There's a Twitter notification so I tap that - the app opens and there's nothing to show, because the app itself doesn't download the latest mentions or messages. Sometimes I have to pull down three or four times to get all mentions - for example tonight I had a long discussion with a couple of people and sometimes each refresh would bring two or three replies, out of five or ten.

Seriously broken...


Yeah the latest update for the twitter app which was pushed couple of days ago has broken few things for me as well. I logged off the app and logged back in and that fixed few things for me.




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  Reply # 786458 24-Mar-2013 22:56
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khull: Curious, as a developer how many RT apps are out in the marketplace at the moment?


I can't answer that with a definite answer, but there are quite a few. I change region setting in control panel so I can get apps from different countries. Changing back to NZ region still lets Netflix work as an example. 




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  Reply # 786459 24-Mar-2013 22:57
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freitasm: Thanks, will try that...


or try one of the many other Twitter apps in the Store while Twitter Mobile fix issues with their app

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  Reply # 786901 25-Mar-2013 20:37
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FYI - bought a Windows Surface RT 32MB with touch cover at JB HiFi for $849 today - does not have 3G, was wondering if a 2degrees mobile data USB would work on Surface RT or would you need special Surface RT app / software to get it working?

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  Reply # 786902 25-Mar-2013 20:39
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Skillie: FYI - bought a Windows Surface RT 32MB with touch cover at JB HiFi for $849 today - does not have 3G, was wondering if a 2degrees mobile data USB would work on Surface RT or would you need special Surface RT app / software to get it working?


currently there are no drivers available for that

so your best bet is to WiFi tether/Internet Sharing, there are devices around similar to MiFi type units that will charge themselves off USB

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