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This app is a fast RSS news aggregator that makes keeping up with lots of feeds a breeze. Its familiar 3-column format makes it good to see a lot of RSS feed information at a glance.
Drilling down to individual news items is a simple screen tapping exercise. It presents a lot of information in a format that can be used quickly to cover hundreds of news items.
Feed Reader integrates with NewsBlur and syncs instantly with that service.
Feed Reader -- $2.99 in the Windows 8 app store
Tablets are good for listening to music in the background while doing other things, and that can mean streaming radio programs with TuneIn Radio. This app handles stations from all over the world in every music genre imaginable. There is a simple preset system for saving favorite channels, and a local function that displays all radio stations in your particular area.
Favorite radio stations can be pinned to the start screen for easy access.
Free in the Microsoft Store
The ESPN app is an example of how to build a good Windows 8 app. It is chock-full of sports video and the top sports news of the day.
The information the app presents can be personlized to include your favorite teams and sports. Real-time scores are pushed to the live tile to keep users informed of current games/matches.
Free in the Microsoft Store.