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Microsoft has another reason to celebrate as the number of apps available for download from the Windows Phone Store has reached a new milestone. More than 300,000 apps have already been developed and approved for the Windows Phone platform that can run on smartphones and tablets as of June 2014.

I am very excited about this new feature on the App Store, it really opens a wide array of AAA titles that can finally be added to the site. Developers can benefit by being able to tap into the largest Canadian App store. But really, when it comes down right to it, It’s the users that really benefit the most! A whole new world of content is available to them that used to be exclusively available only on Google Play.

And for game makers, knowing that a certain number of players had already committed to a certain length of gameplay might make planning the resources for future game updates a more exact science. At a zero price point, acquiring users is easier but keeping them — especially in a casual game — is tough.

Utterly shameful. Real people, many of them children, are dying in Gaza. Many of those who haven’t been killed face life with debilitating injuries, bereavement and without homes. Their suffering is as real as yours or mine, and to make light of it like this speaks of your essential failure as a human. Shame on the creators of this game, and those who ‘play’ it.

The Windows Phone Store is growing at a fast rate but it’s interesting to see how it will reach the million-apps mark like the iOS store and the Play Store. It seems Microsoft’s call for developers and give them cash rewards have succeeded. Aside from the rewards, Microsoft also launched an incentive program for Unity developers to bring games to the Windows Phone mobile OS.

Many of the top Android app stores such as 1Mobile and Getjar do not allow developers to upload data files. Amazon does allow people to upload OBB files but makes them self-host them, which can amount to hefty data costs. This puts us in a very unique position among all of the other Android App Stores out there.

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I think the only other Google services and apps I use on my Android phone that I don’t see on the iPhone are Google Keep and Google Wallet. Chromecast support is provided in iOS through some Google services.

Camera Awesome: Most photography apps these days seem to be exclusively focused on sharing, or adding stupid filters to your pictures (hint: the worst offender rhymes with Minstertram). Camera Awesome is a breath of fresh air. Rather than ruin those ever-important photos of your meals, Camera Awesome is dedicated to making them better. Let’s face it, phone cameras aren’t always that great, but they’re a darn sight easier to carry around than a DSLR — any way to improve those photos is essential. [£1.87]

Tiny Death Star: A full-scale rebellion may be taking place, but that doesn’t mean an end to the galactic economy. In Tiny Death Star you can join forces with Palpatine and Darth Vader to build a brand new Death Star and fill it with profitable businesses. All proceeds go towards eliminating the rebel scum. [Free]

It’s a good idea to keep your apps up to date on your smartphone or tablet to get the latest levels or important bug and security fixes. However, it’s always ideal to just let them update without your permission.

GPS Voice Navigation: Pretty much everything you need from a GPS app. Real time tracking, estimated arrival times, turn-by-turn directions, and speed camera/police trap warnings. Useful if you don’t yet have a decent GPS on your phone, especially since it lets you choose which map service you want to use: Google, Bing, or MapQuest. Hurry, it’s only free for a limited time. [Free]

4OD: Ah, on demand services, what would we do without you? Well, probably invest in DVRs, but I digress. 4OD is now available for you Windows users so that you can catch up on the latest in Channel 4′s programming wherever you are (data pending of course). Whether it be last night’s Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD, or a terrible piece of faux reality TV, then this is the app for you. [Free]