15. Mobile Computing

Mobile computing is what Windows 8 is all about. Windows 7 is a great operating system, but it wasn’t built for small screens, ubiquitous networking, on-the-fly social media, and cloud computing. In Windows 7, those were add-ons; in Windows 8 they are basic plumbing.

Windows 8’s killer feature is that it implements the core operating system across PCs, laptops, tablets, and phones. A developer creating a game on one platform has a simple port to another. The same DirectX graphics that power Angry Birds on your PC will have them flying across your Windows Phone 8 ...

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