Charms, Hot Corners, Semantic Zoom: These are just a few of the new features waiting to be discovered on Microsoft’s Windows 8.1. Being the tech-savvy reader that you are, you want to be up to date with all the latest and most popular apps, right? Microsoft offers plenty of its own apps, including Internet Explorer 10, Skydrive and Xbox Live Games. But there are a lot more third-party options waiting for you to download in the Windows Store. Here are our favorite apps.
Why pay for cable when you watch all your favorite shows at your leisure via Netflix? The app for Windows 8 comes with your Netflix membership, so you can watch thousands of TV shows or movies per month for a monthly price of $7.99 (base version). Plus, you can search for titles, browse a huge selection of titles and rate your favorite picks. The coolest part? If you start a movie on one device, the app lets you pick it up on any of your other devices.
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