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Updated WinBeta app for Windows 8 released, now advertisement free

WinBeta app for Windows 8

We’ve just rolled out our updated WinBeta app for Windows 8, removing the advertisements in the process. We felt that it was pointless to have advertisements in the app. On top of that, we also addressed a few bugs and adjusted the color scheme to match our new design.

We rebuilt our Windows 8 app from the ground up and it is now faster than before, better looking than before, and much more responsive. This app is a great way to read up on our news while on your Windows 8 device. But remember, since we removed advertisements from the app, we will not be making any ad revenue from the app. In return for having no ads, we hope you visit our site and partake in discussions or at least leave a comment. This app is intended to be a compliment to our site.

The update to our app also addresses the issues that came up when we upgraded our site recently. The app should be working fine now. Hit the download link below to snag the app. We recommend uninstalling our previous app (WinBeta News Reader) and using this app (WinBeta) from now on. We have also updated the link to our new app at the footer of our site. Enjoy! If you have feature suggestions or bug reports, let us know in the comments below!

Note: When launching the app for the first time, make sure you allow the app to run in the background. This allows for the Live tile on your Start Screen!

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