Windows 8.1 Build 9385 Leaks, Shows Off Windows 8 Lockscreen Apps, More

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Another day, another build of the upcoming Windows 8.1 gets leaked onto the Internet. Rather than offer only tweaks and bugfixes, this one brings some new tools to the table.

With Windows 8.1, it appears that Microsoft is letting users and developers choose to set different lockscreen applications including, with this build, an alarm app. Current apps won’t work with the setting, says The Verge, future ones might. 

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This new version of Windows packs in some developer-oriented toggles for Internet Explorer, as well as a kiosk mode that locks the software down to specific Windows 8 Store apps. 

Whether Microsoft has decided to officially return the Start button and desktop boot options, it’s still hard to say. The company is expected to make a final decision before their Build conference in June (we’ll be there!), where a Community Preview build of Windows 8.1 will be launched.



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