Friday, 11 April 2014

Microsoft working to make Windows Live Tiles more interactive and useful

Microsoft is working to make its signature Live Tiles much more interactive and capable. Today, the tiles mainly exist to provide glanceable information for popular apps across Windows 8 and Windows Phone. They'll tell you how many email messages are waiting for you, or display a comment someone's posted to your Facebook wall. But the company clearly has bigger plans for the future, according to a video from Microsoft Research.
In the clip, we see a new "interactive tile view" concept that makes it much easier to respond to specific notifications. For example, rather than just tapping on the Outlook tile to pull up the app, you can scroll through your inbox and tap on a specific email to view that message — all from the Live Tile. The...
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