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Better notifications management, please
The good news: Windows 8 apps can pop up a notification to let you know about important things like appointment reminders, incoming Skype calls, and new messages in your email inbox or your Twitter DM column. The notifications (you control which apps are allowed to interrupt you) pop up over the Start screen, over Windows 8 apps, over the desktop, even over the lock screen.
The bad news: Those notifications go away after a few seconds. If you step away from your desk for a few minutes, you might not know you had several people urgently trying to reach you via Messaging or that you’re running late for an appointment.
Windows 8.1 really needs a way to tell you that you’ve missed some notifications along with a way to review them.
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