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Old 07-29-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Post Microsoft's latest batch of apps

Well as ducktape conveniently pointed out a short while ago, Microsoft has FINALLY released some new apps, and an update for Twitter! Well let's check them out, shall we?


First we have the Twitter update. When I tested out Twitter, I didn't notice much had changed, but what hit me was the fact that everything is now a lot smoother. Just last week I was using the app and it was constantly telling me that it couldn't find things and was being slow about everything. So it's safe to say that this was merely a performance update.


Animalgrams is a simple word game that has an animal theme. You use letters from the animal's name and spell out as many words as possible within the time limit. It doesn't seem like much was put into the game, but nonetheless, it'll probably give me something to do in the car. I give this one a 3/5.


MSN Money is the app we were teased about a short time ago in a Zune Insider podcast. Along with the Twitter update and Animalgrams, MSN Money has finally been released as well. What does it do then? Not only can you convert currency, but you can also read many business articles pulled straight from the internet. It has information on the stocks and a lot more as well. This app is actually more than I thought it would be. It gets a 5/5.

Well that's a wrap for the latest apps for the Zune HD. And once again, MANY thanks to zB regular, ducktape for tipping me off about this

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:44 PM   #2
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lol it is the zune insider podcast! but finally the pipeline as been unclogged!
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Number 72 right?



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Old 07-30-2010, 12:40 AM   #4
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YEAH NEW APPS. What time did they realese them i checked at like 2 yesterday.





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Actually it was at about 9:30 or later.



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Old 07-30-2010, 12:46 AM   #6
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I guess we have to behappy with what they give us. So thanks Zune team!!





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The MSN Money app is actually more convenient than I expected it to be o.o



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Both run very smoothly and are well done. Hopefully Microsoft can return to their schedule of a few apps a month.

Can't figure out what's new in Twitter. Mine feels the same speed. Maybe just a tad bit faster when loading more tweets at the bottom.

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Awesome beans. I was hoping for more.. but awesome beans.



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you gave me the urge now to get out of my bed and walk over to my zune to download the apps...





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Old 07-30-2010, 06:28 AM   #11
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Twitter app doesnt double reply anymore.. thank goodness!



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Old 07-30-2010, 06:32 AM   #12
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wow...3 months and we get this? i guess its better than nothing. all i have to say is thank goodness i have an android phone. i am done with the HD. gimme the flash based OG zune and i will be good.



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If people are going to get pissy about free apps, then don't post.



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Old 07-30-2010, 09:37 AM   #15
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I take vacations to other countries sometimes and this will help me convert the money over to local currency. Also, I will enjoy being able to read articles.




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Yum... MSN money is a really good app.




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Nice, i will have to check them out when i get to the hotel. Can't connect my zune to the internet through my rooted Sprint htc hero, only my laptop can.



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Old 07-30-2010, 11:29 AM   #18
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ehh it's decent i guess they are working on windows mobile 7 more anyways





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Old 07-30-2010, 11:37 AM   #19
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I'll take your HD if your done with it
not just going to GIVE it away.....but i will take some offers. comes with headphones, HDMI dock with HDMI cable and DLO jam jacket.

and i wasn't really bitching....like i said, i have a droid, so apps on the HD are not a big deal to me any more. i would usually be excited to see something, but now i could care less...i just was thinking after 3 months wait, there would be something other than these apps.



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I think Microsoft did good this time around. And we'll probably be seeing more apps after 4.7 is released, and they get done making stuff international.



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