In Pictures: App wars - Windows 8 Metro vs. the iPad

Microsoft's Metro environment in Windows 8 and Windows RT takes the iPad approach to apps, but is it better?

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Instant messaging: Metro loses

The Messaging app in Metro is as limited as the Messages app in iOS. It's tied to Microsoft's Messenger service or to Facebook, leaving everyone else out in the cold. And it's text-only, like Messages. Again, you'll want a third-party app to get a real IM experience.

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