Posts Tagged ‘Windows Store’

Why aren’t there More Microsoft Edge Extensions?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

This is a valid question … it almost makes me wonder if perhaps the user-base for Edge has turned out to be smaller than Microsoft had anticipated.

One of the big new features of the Anniversary Update was extension support in Windows 10’s default system browser Microsoft Edge. Microsoft showcased several of the extensions during development of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, and got at least some users excited about the prospect of running ad blockers, password managers and other useful tools in Edge directly. The update launched with about ten extensions for Edge that were listed in Windows Store.


Windows 10 Build 14316 Comes with Bash and More

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Apparently Windows 10 support for Bash is presently in the beta phase, but this is still an interesting development.

Microsoft pushed out a new Windows 10 Insider build to the Fast Ring channel that upgrades systems to version 14316. The Fast Ring is the cutting edge channel when it comes to pre-release builds for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. As promised during the company’s build conference, some of the new features announced during the developer conference are already included for testing.


What is wsappx and Why is it Causing High CPU load?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

If you’re running Windows 10 and it seems to be unusually slow, this might explain why …

When I launched the most recent version of Windows 10 today I noticed high cpu load almost immediately. I opened the Windows Task Manager with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Esc, clicked on the more details link and found the Windows process wsappx to be the cause (Note: the process may display as wsappx (2) or wsappx (3) as well).


Why You Need to Verify App Developers Before You Download in Windows Store

Friday, October 25th, 2013

This should probably go without saying, but it’s still good advice …

If you have worked with Windows 8 before you have likely browsed the integrated Windows Store at least once to see what is on offer there. I personally think that Microsoft missed a chance here to include a universal app manager into the system that includes desktop and Windows apps. While you do get links to some desktop apps right now, it is not the same as downloading verified virus-free programs from the store that auto-update automatically. Plus, I cannot figure out why some desktop apps are listed here while others are not.


Beware of Deceptive Apps in Windows Store

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

It turns out that we always need to be on the lookout for scams … even when browsing for apps at the Windows store …

Back in June I mentioned that Windows Store had its fair share of what I called then media player spam. This referred to dozens of media player apps that were designed to confuse and for the most part rip off users of the store. Some used official names, other icons and colors of popular tools, and all cost money to buy.


Reasons Why You Do Not Want Windows 8

Monday, August 27th, 2012

My main reason for not being interested in Windows 8, is that I’m still happy with Windows 7 …

After giving you ten reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 8, it is now time to give you reasons why you may not want to upgrade to Windows 8.  This is not a top ten list, and it does not have to be one as you do not need ten or more reasons not to switch. If there is one thing that is bothering you or keeping you from upgrading, it is sufficient. When you look around on various sites and read the comments, you will notice that you can reduce the core arguments against Windows 8 to four or maybe five different points.