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Extra options for some pinned sites
In Windows 8, pinning a site to the Start screen from Internet Explorer 11 adds its icon in a square tile. Changes introduced in Windows 8.1 Update 1 add new options for some sites, including ZDNet and the New York Times, both shown here. For these sites, the option to use larger tile sizes, with higher-resolution icons and notifications taken from the site's RSS feed, are available.
OneDrive makes its formal debut
As part of its settlement after losing a trademark lawsuit with Britain's BSkyB satellite TV service, Microsoft agreed to change the branding of SkyDrive. The new OneDrive branding appears in the Settings for the cloud storage and sync service after Windows 8.1 Update 1 is installed.
A subtle change to Apps view
Windows 8.1 introduced a plethora of changes to the Start screen and to Apps view, the official name of the screen that shows all installed desktop programs and Windows Store apps. The Personalization options on the Tiles menu get one extra choice after Windows 8.1 Update 1 is installed. When "Show more apps in Apps view" is switched to Yes, the icons to the left of each entry in the Apps list shrink in size, allowing the screen to accommodate more entries without scrolling.