WINDOWS WEEK: 5 Windows 8.1 apps to keep you entertained

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People entertain themselves in different ways, some like a night out on the town, others prefer cosying up on the couch at home or family outings. No matter what your taste is, we’ve got it covered with these 5 entertaining Windows 8.1 apps.

What’s On

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Looking for entertainment around your city? What’s On is your go-to app. What’s On shows you events that are happening today, tomorrow and on the weekend under different categories including Comedy, Arts and Culture, Music and more. Get details on an event such as it’s description, venue, price, dates. What’s On also redirects you Computicket so you can book tickets. Other features include a 3-day weather prediction, competitions, event photo galleries and blogs.

Rating: 3/5

[symple_column size=”one_half”] [symple_box style=”boxsucces”] “Locate good fun near you[/symple_box] [/symple_column][symple_box style=”boxerror”] Get it from the Windows Store [/symple_box]



MyEdit is a fairly new local entertainment app that was launched late last year. It curates content from a wide range of your favourite local magazines and newspapers such as YOU, Drum, FinWeek and Beeld, as well as international news, blogs and websites. Once you’re a regular on MyEdit, the app will suggest articles suited to your likes and tastes according to content you read the most.

Rating: 4/5

[symple_column size=”one_half”] [symple_box style=”boxsucces”] “Your favourite mags in one[/symple_box] [/symple_column][symple_box style=”boxerror”] Get it from the Windows Store [/symple_box]

Comics by ComiXology

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Comics by ComiXology is like walking into a virtual comic store filled with more comics than you can count. The app brings you over 30 000 from various publishers such as Marvel, DC, Boom! Studios and more. Comics range from around $0.99 to around $19.99, with a few comics free of charge. Once you buy a comic, you can read it anywhere, anytime, offline, so it’s yours to keep.

Rating: 4/5

[symple_column size=”one_half”] [symple_box style=”boxsucces”] “All the comics you can get[/symple_box] [/symple_column][symple_box style=”boxerror”] Get it from the Windows Store [/symple_box]


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If you’re looking for popular blockbuster movies, then SnagFilms is not ideal for you, but more suited to those who are into indie or feature films and doccies. SnagFilms offers independent movies that you can watch from the app for free (you do of course need to have strong internet and lots of it). You can save your favourite films and watch them again, but because you’re not downloading, you can’t watch offline.

Rating: 4/5

[symple_column size=”one_half”] [symple_box style=”boxsucces”] “Discover new films[/symple_box] [/symple_column][symple_box style=”boxerror”] Get it from the Windows Store [/symple_box]


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Entertainment wrestling may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but the WWE universe is quite large and it’s fans will really appreciate the WWE app. Fans can get news, videos, interviews, photos from WWE’s biggest franchises: Raw and Smackdown, catch up on any of the action they’ might have missed, check out the WWE Hall of Fame, alumni superstar bios and past event highlights.

Rating: 3/5

[symple_column size=”one_half”] [symple_box style=”boxsucces”] “Get the latest from WWE[/symple_box] [/symple_column][symple_box style=”boxerror”] Get it from the Windows Store [/symple_box]