Windows Worlds Combine: 8.1 Update Blends Metro and Desktop

'New Apps' Alert

When new apps are installed, a tally appears at the bottom of the Metro screen. It's right next to a new down-pointing arrow that brings up a screen showing all apps sorted by name, date installed, most used or category. What's new here is the word "New," which appears next to the name of any new app until it's launched for the first time.

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