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Fine-tuning for Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 gets a significant refresh as part of Windows 8.1 Update 1. The Reading View button, previously only an icon, adds the word "Read" to make its function more obvious. The Tools menu, available by clicking or tapping the wrench icon, now includes an Options choice, which eliminates the need to open the Charms menu and click Settings.
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.