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Windows 8: Visual Quickstart Guide by Barrie Sosinsky

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7. Windows 8 Tile-Based Apps

Windows 8 brings to your phone, tablet, and desktop a new set of immersive apps that allow you to centrally organize your content inside the tile-based environment:

People is a unified visual contact database. It stores all your “who” information, along with pictures of your contacts. It organizes contacts in a manner that will be familiar to smartphone users.

Calendar stores all your events and reminders. Events are your “whens.”

Mail is a POP3 client that can display your mail from services such as Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo.

Messaging is a real-time instant messaging application ...

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