In Pictures: What’s new in Windows 8.1 Update

Changes to default settings, dubious new features -- if you expect something amazing to turn you on to Windows 8, you haven’t been following along

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A few IE improvements Visible changes to IE 11 in the Update are disappointing, at best.

Aside from the on-by-default address bar and tabs, the “Wrench” icon -- Metro IE’s analog to the desktop IE “Gear” icon -- now has an entry called Options. Clicking Wrench -> Options is equivalent to bringing up the Charms bar, choosing the Settings charm, then picking Options.

Do you get the feeling that Microsoft’s telemetry says many people are confused by charms? I certainly am.

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