With tech enthusiast web sites from around the world starting to leak Windows 8 Release Preview screenshots, your intrepid “Windows 8 Secrets” co-authors offer a bit of color commentary about what you’re seeing and how these features will really work. In the second co-post analyzing these leaks, we look briefly at the new Metro-style News app. Don't forget to pre-order Windows 8 Secrets today on Amazon.com and save!
We’ve known for some time now that the Windows 8 Release Preview would include some additional Metro-style apps when compared to the Consumer Preview. And the one we’ve known about the longest is News, a new Metro-style app for, well, news. Thanks to a leak by a Chinese tech web site, we now know what this News app is going to look like.
Put simply, News looks an awful lot like the Finance app, which debuted in the Consumer Preview. It features a nice-looking, horizontally scrolling and media-rich user interface with large photos and an attractive layout.
You can customize News via an application bar, which features access to the app’s different sections, including Bing Daily (the default), My News, Trends, and Sources (which lets you pick between the many information sources used by the app).
Have you seen any other Windows 8 leaks you’d like to know more about? Drop us a line and let us know!
– Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott
PS: Microsoft just signed off on the Windows 8 Release Preview build!