VLC media player to bring support for 360 degree videos across all platforms

VLC Media Player, you have to be someone who doesn’t play videos on his computer to not know the name. The app that lets you play basically any video format on practically any platform, is now about to add support for the possible future. By future I mean, 360-degree videos which are becoming more and more common, and yet, strangely, we hardly have any native apps to play them apart from the web browser.
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Microsoft finally bringing traditional Desktop apps to the Windows Store

Developers can now distribute their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10’s app store, with an update from Microsoft Wednesday. These aren’t apps that were built from the ground up for Windows 10, but software and games that can be installed on a Windows-based desktop or laptop. These programs have gone through Microsoft’s Desktop App Converter (announced at Build 2015, codename Project Centennial) to make them compatible with the Universal Windows Platform format. That means these converted Win32 programs will eventually migrate to all Windows 10 devices, including the Xbox One and Windows 10 Phone.

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Google won’t build a Google Play Music desktop app, so these guys did.

Google Play Music has been thego-to music service ever for many since its release. The free cloud storage for 50,000 songs and full access to Songza-powered radio stations make it a great music app, even without the $10/month streaming service.

The only downside is that the desktop experience isn’t as smooth as it is on mobile. As of right now, Google has not released an official Play Music desktop app. So to listen to your library, you’re stuck having to use its Chrome app, which requires you to have the RAM-hogging Chrome browser open. Even then, it’s just a shortcut to the Play Music website, so calling it an “app” is a bit generous.

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