What’s missing in Windows 8 apps

Splitting the screen between two apps is neat, but it won't make up for a lack of core in-app features in Windows 8.

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Windows 8 ships with some absolutely gorgeous apps. Navigating through News, Travel, or Weather, it’s hard to deny the rich and colorful depiction of content. While its four core productivity apps are equally pretty, they’re woefully inadequate in their current state for getting things done.

First off is the all-important Mail app. This is not an service-specific tool for grabbing only your Microsoft mail but a wide net to cast for juggling all your e-mail. It currently supports Microsoft’s Hotmail and Outlook, as well as Google accounts and “Other” for non-Webmail accounts It’s a great idea for the neophyte operating system, to encourage people to think of its default apps as capable of handling more than just Microsoft.

Master the Windows 8 basics (screenshots)

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giveaway / August 28, 2012 / Software
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