In Pictures: 10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share

These features are too good to leave in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 alone. Mr. Nadella, tear down this wall!

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Action Center Live Tiles are no substitute for a proper notification bar, where you can review all the important messages and alerts you've missed. In Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft wised up and added Action Center, accessible by swiping down from the top of the screen. In Windows 8.1, you're still stuck in notification limbo, as any pop-ups you miss simply vanish into the ether. If Microsoft were to add a full-blown notification list to Windows, the existing charms bar would be a good place to park it.

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