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Windows 8 Apps Get Pre-Launch Tweaks

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    Windows 8 Apps Get Pre-Launch Tweaks


    SkyDrive. Microsoft's SkyDrive got a new tool that will allow users to search from within the cloud storage app. There are also new functions that let users rename and move files and folders and customize sort order.


    Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging. The collaboration apps received a number of enhancements, including conversation views of inboxes, IMAP support, better search, and a function that lets users accept or decline invitations through e-mail.


    Photos. With the updated photo app, users can now crop and rotate pictures and view photos from networked locations that have been added to their Picture Library. Slideshow management is also improved.


    Bing. The Windows 8 Bing app, not to be confused with Bing.com, now yields richer results for local content and images, according to Microsoft, and a zoom tool has been added that lets users see related queries. There's also better integration with Bing Rewards.


    News.Microsoft has enhanced its News app with more content from The New York Times and other partners. There's also an enhanced article reader and a better offline reading experience, according to the company.


    Sports. Sports fans should appreciate some of the additions Microsoft has made to its Sports app. They include more slideshows, videos, news and magazine content, and access to content from soccer leagues like Major League Soccer and the Brazilian league.


    All told, Microsoft has made more than 50 tweaks to its apps, and the company plans to continue the updates up until Windows 8 launches. "For those of you who have already installed Windows 8 RTM, it is super-easy for you to get the updates from the Store app," said Aul.
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