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Microsoft is also integrating Xbox with Windows 8, with a Metro application that looks a lot like the recent Metro update to the Xbox user interface. You can use the app to customise and edit your Xbox avatar, and stay in touch with friends and rivals.
The Windows 8 Store now has a set of tools for quickly reinstalling apps you might have uninstalled, or purchased on another PC. You can select the apps you want to download and push them onto your PC.
Although YouTube has an HTML5 UI, it's still not as capable as its Flash tools — another reason why Microsoft has had to add limited Flash support to its Metro-style IE10.
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