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A new look for the Windows 8.1 Store
The revamped Store in Windows 8 is almost unrecognizable. Instead of a horizontal scrolling list of categories, you get spotlighted apps and picks, with selections powered by a smarter back end.
Apps in the spotlight
When you choose an app in the Store, the presentation is decidedly cleaner and flatter than the tabbed, busy Windows 8 version. Swipe to the right for more details.
Ratings and reviews for apps
It finally dawned on Microsoft that ratings drive app-buying decisions. As a result, the ratings for each app are more prominent in the Windows 8.1 Store, with a summary table that lets you see at a glance how the 1-to-5 star ratings are distributed.