14. Internet Explorer 10

No application better exemplifies Windows 8 than the brand new version of its browser, Internet Explorer 10 (IE10). Internet Explorer is one of the few native applications that have both a tile-based interface and a Desktop, or legacy, interface.

When you open the tile-based version of Internet Explorer, the browser opens full screen to give you an immersive experience. Since you are navigating primarily with touch, actions such as scrolling, page turns, settings, and so forth are kept operationally simple. The tile-based IE was clearly meant ...

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