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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 2. Using Windows 8.1 apps

Windows 8.1 supports a new type of app designed for modern, mobile, and touch-enabled PCs. This new type of app provides many benefits:

  • Integration with the Windows 8.1 user interface for settings, sharing, and notifications

  • Background apps automatically suspend to maximize performance and battery life

  • Full-screen user interface maximizes desktop space

  • Support for ARM computers running Windows RT 8.1

  • Persistence through a PC refresh

Using and managing these apps requires very different skills. The Windows Store completely changes the way you find, download, and install apps. Familiar tasks, such as changing app options, are ...

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