It’s crunch time. In just over two weeks Microsoft is hosting a massive media event in New York to officially launch Windows 8 . With the clock winding down, Microsoft is working diligently to improve some of its Windows 8 apps, but there are still some big question marks remaining for Windows 8 apps.
The most prominent and obvious change from Windows 7 is the Modern UI. The colorful, tiled
interface is reminiscent of the Windows Phone interface, and Microsoft has designed it with
touch-enabled devices like tablets in mind. It takes some getting used to, but once you master tapping and swiping to get what you need the
Modern UI is actually pretty slick. Still, for traditional desktops and laptops that lack touchscreen capabilities, the Modern UI just seems like a cumbersome extra layer.