Chapter 1: The New Start Screen
Google, and others — the People app grabs all
your contacts, as well as their information, and
stocks itself automatically.
✓ Photos: Covered in Chapter 6, the Photos app
displays photos stored in your computer, as
well as on accounts you may have on Facebook,
Flickr, or SkyDrive.
✓ Reader: This handy app reads documents
stored in the Adobe Portable Document Format
(PDF). It jumps into action when you try to open
any file stored in that document. (Most manuals
available on websites come in PDF format; you
can also find them attached to some e-mails.)
✓ SkyDrive: This term describes the Microsoft
Internet cubbyhole where you can store your
files. By storing them online in SkyDrive, cov-
ered in Chapter 3, you can access them from
any Internet-connected computer.
✓ Sports: You can find sports news and scores
here, as well as a way to add listings for your
favorite sports teams.
✓ Store: Covered in Chapter 4, the Windows Store
is the only way to add more apps on your Start
screen. (Programs you install through your
Windows desktop also add shortcuts to the
✓ Travel: Resembling a travel agent’s billboard,
this app lists travel hotspots, complete with
maps, panoramic photos, reviews, and links for
booking flights and hotels.
✓ Video: This works more like a video rental
store, with a small button that lets you watch
videos stored on your computer.
✓ Weather: This weather station forecasts a week’s
worth of weather in your area, but only if you
grant it permission to access your location
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