Best Windows 8 Apps This Week

The game ships with several puzzle collections and offers free and paid downloads of others. There is also an option to create a puzzle from a photo on the device or to create a puzzle from camera so that you should not run out of puzzles as you can always create new ones using those two options. Microsoft Jigsaw features the usual Xbox Games features such as awards, leaderboards and statistics that you may find useful or motivating. Other apps The Bridge ($6.99) The Bridge is a beautiful looking puzzle game that features its own art style. It is like Newton meeting Escher in a world where you can manipulate the laws of physics. The goal of The Bridge is to walk through a door in each level. What may sound easy at first can be quite difficult at times thanks to the structure of levels andthe laws of physics. Holy War ($1.49, free trial available) Conquer all enemy locations on each map to proceed to the next level. To do so, you direct energy from an area under your control to a neutral or enemy controlled area. Locations have certain strategic values depending on type. Generators are for instance the only locations where new energy is being created. If you control those, you can make use of a steady flow of energy while your opponent may run dry over time.
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Microsoft buys InMage to boost Azure Site Recovery – Computerworld

InMage’s software continuously captures changes in data in real time to help enterprises immediately recover data to local systems or fail over to remote sites. Microsoft plans to integrate the company’s flagship Scout product, which is available both on appliances and as a cloud platform, with the Azure Site Recovery service. Azure Site Recovery, formerly called Hyper-V Recovery Manager, was introduced last month and is designed as a cloud-based alternative to enterprises building and maintaining their own remote sites for disaster recovery. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, will help to make Azure the best disaster recovery site for all types of IT environments, including Windows and Linux, physical and virtualized, and Hyper-V and VMware, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Takeshi Numoto wrote in a blog post . In the future, customers will buy Scout through Azure Site Recovery, but existing InMage customers can continue to use the company’s products, Numoto wrote. Microsoft will continue to work with InMage’s current service-provider partners. Privately held InMage is about 10 years old and is based in San Jose, California. Its technology is used in disaster recovery services offered by partners including Hewlett-Packard and Sungard. Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @sdlawsonmedia . Stephen’s e-mail address is
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