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In Pictures: 15 Windows 9 features we want to see ...
Action Center for notifications
After years of promoting the idea that Live Tiles are just as functional as traditional notifications, Windows Phone 8.1 embraced reality and introduced a new drop-down Action Center. Here you can view unread notifications and tinker with quick-access options for Wi-Fi, VPN details, and more.
Windows 9 needs to face the facts as well. Windows 8’s system-wide app notifications are handy indeed, but Windows 9 needs a central notification center (preferably supporting both Metro apps and traditional software), and it needs to be in a location accessible in both the desktop and Metro interfaces. The Charms bar or the newly universal taskbar scream out as potential homes
In Pictures: 15 Windows 9 features we want to see in Microsoft's next OS