Chapter 6. Working with New Windows Apps

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Most of the productive and fun things you do on your computer are done with applications, sometimes called apps. An app is a software program that performs one or more functions.

Some apps are work related, others provide useful information, and still others are more entertaining in nature. For example, the Weather app lets you check current weather conditions and forecasts; the Mail app lets you send and receive email messages over the Internet.

There are actually two kinds of apps in Windows 8.1. Newer Modern-style apps, developed specifically for Windows 8/8.1, run full screen from the Windows Start ...

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