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?

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

Loading...

Clock: iPad wins (uncontested)

Before iOS 6, the iPad had no Clock app -- unlike the iPhone. Now it does, and that's a relief for when I travel, as it gives me an alarm clock I know how to use: no more hoping I figured out the hotel's clock alarm contraption. (Because I'm paranoid, I set it on the iPhone, too.)

You also get a world clock (done very prettily), a timer, and a stopwatch. Those are less useful on an iPad than an iPhone, but it can't hurt to have them.

Metro has no clock app, so you have to use a third-party option, your smartphone, or the hotel alarm clock.

Prev Next 20/30

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Comments are now closed.

Close

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

30 images
Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?