If you want one app that can play both your music and videos, the VLC Media Player might be right up your alley. The beta version of VLC for Windows 8 gives you the ability to easily add media, sort it, search it and play it.
Heat maps are a type of overlay that use different colors to show data hot spots on a map. Now a member of the Bing Maps team has come up with a solution for creating heat maps in native Windows Store apps.
Ricky Brundritt, Bing Maps Technology Solution Professional, describes in a post how he came up with the solution, and also documents the reusable library he created. Full source code can also be downloaded from the MSDN Code Samples he shares.