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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Photos: Metro loses

Metro's Camera app lets you crop and delete photos. But there are no other controls such as image enhancement, slideshow playback, or sharing as on the iPad.

The Photos app is where you access your photos, which are stored in the traditional My Pictures library. To manage your photos -- for example, to place them in albums -- you need to do so in the Windows Desktop by moving them within folders you create; it's a primitive approximation of iOS's albums. The Photos app does let you play slideshows of images from whatever folder is currently open. Where it stands out from the iPad is in its ability to connect to Facebook, Flickr, and your other Windows 8 PCs, presenting photos there as separate libraries.

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