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Microsoft Surface: Visual QuickStart Guide by Joni Blecher

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9. Tile-Based Apps

In This Chapter

Weather

News

Finance

Travel

Sports

The Surface tablet comes pre-populated with tile-based apps that are designed to keep you connected to the world around you. These apps include Weather, News, Finance, Travel, and Sports. They are essentially Internet feeds that are updated with new information when the tablet is connected to the Internet.

Each app has multiple screens that offer more detailed information. Swipe left or right to cycle through the app screens; you can also use semantic zoom to see a list of available screens—tap one to go directly to that screen. You can use the charms in these apps to search and share information.

Weather

When you first launch the Weather app, you’ll be prompted to allow ...

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