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Quick look at New Apps in Windows 8.1 Preview


Its going to be a week now with the release of the Windows 8.1 Preview in Build 2013 conference held at San Francisco on June 2013. As we explore the product on the latest features and enhancements (refer to the article on the Top features that are introduced in Windows 8.1 Preview). Microsoft has patched few apps with this release of Windows Blue
(Windows 8.1 Preview). This post give you a glimpse of the 7 new apps that comes out of box while we upgrade our environment to the Windows 8.1 preview.    [more]


7 New Apps in Windows 8.1 Preview:

Below are the list of 7 new application that comes out of box with Windows 8.1 preview. These apps are going to be really much used and covers all the basic requirements in our day to day activities. The apps include

1) Alarms

2) Calculator

3) Food & Drink

4) Health & Fitness

5) Sound Recorder

6) Reading List

7) Scan

These apps are just few out of the major apps that are going to be released in the final version of the Windows 8.1 release which is planned in the late 2013. If we are correct, sources from Microsoft says we will be having a New Mail application, 3D Print tool application and Powerpoint RT with much more enhanced features. Let us see the apps that are right now available with the Windows 8.1 Preview.

Application 1 - ALARMS:

The alarm application has options to set alarms, option to use timer to countdown and a Stopwatch.




Application 2 – Calculator

This application has 3 sections as well with a basic calculator and a scientific one for advanced users. Additionally an inbuilt convertor is provided to do the conversion in app.












Application 3 – Food and Drink

This application is for food enthusiast who get all about the recipes, drink recipes along with creating your meal plan and scheduler to keep yourself on diet. The app also shows recipes in detail and we get out of the daily food we consume and keep track of every information to make the life healthy.  One nice feature that is implemented in this app is the free hand over navigation with the help of the webcam.

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Application 4 : Health & Fitness

This app is a must one for each and every individual to take care of the health, the app covers all the health related tips and information along with the diet planner, Health Tracker, Exercise tracker, Exercises and tips, Symptoms and drugs for illness etc. The app is developed keeping in mind what all required to be noted to keep track of a health file.

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Application 5 : Sound Recorder

This app is a perfect sound recorder and player which can be used to record voice and save it locally or use it for other purpose for setting tones etc.

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Application 6 : Scan

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Application 7 : Reading List

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About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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Charlesetta Earheart
Charlesetta Earheart
11/27/2013 7:13:46 PM #

how do you change your Blogger background into a picture?

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