Chapter 27Adding and Managing Windows 10 Applications

The Windows Store is an online location where you can find and install Windows 10 apps. When you find an app you like, you must install it on your computer before you can start using it. This chapter explores how to access the Windows Store, how to navigate it, how to install apps, how to look for and install app updates, and how to remove apps.

Using the Windows Store

The Windows Store (shown in Figure 27.1) is a new feature of Windows 8 and Windows 10. It provides an online area where you can download Windows 10 apps for your computer, tablet, or Windows phone. Windows 10 apps are typically single-functioning applications (for example, reading and responding to Twitter feeds) designed for the Windows 10 interface and must adhere to strict application development guidelines before they're approved for the Windows Store. Users can browse the Windows Store for apps.

Screenshot of the Windows Store home page in Windows 10 interface displaying free downloadable apps.

Figure 27.1 The Windows Store available with Windows 10.

The Windows 10 interface leverages the touch-based interaction features from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. But Windows 10 is not only about touch; it's also about simplification and putting applications within easy reach. The Windows Store makes acquiring apps easy and quick. The Windows Store is available online ...

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