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Best Windows 8 apps

Here they are - the best Windows 8 apps to download in 2013



If, after all that, the range of applications on the Windows Store just isn’t wide enough for you, then Bluestacks might be just what you need. It’s a virtual Android environment that makes it easy to both run and download Android apps from a massive range of sources, including Google’s own store, Amazon’s App Market and the default 1Mobile marketplace for free apps. By linking your Google Play account to BlueStacks, you’ll be able install apps you’ve already bought for your Android phone or tablet. You can even remotely add apps to BlueStacks via the standard Google Play website, where it’ll appear as a Samsung GT-I9100.

It’s not always an entirely smooth experience, but all our apps, including both games and utilities, successfully installed and ran. The most we had to do to ensure a smooth experience was reduce the size of our window. As all the apps are already designed to work with touchscreens, they particularly lend themselves to the touchscreen monitors that Microsoft has designed Windows 8 to work so well with.

We don’t have word on Bluestacks’ compatibility with Windows 8 RT yet, but we’ll keep you posted. AMD has also lent its support to the project and is providing a re-branded version of Bluestacks in the form of its AMD AppZone Player.

Run all your Android apps on your Windows 8 PC using Bluestacks

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