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The new Alarms app makes a serviceable alarm clock. It also provides stopwatch and countdown functions. The wheel based time controls are an improvement over clunky lists.
Food and drink, weights and measures
The new Bing Food and Drink app is the kitchen counterpart to previously available apps like Travel. In this screenshot I’ve snapped the new Calculator app to its side and used its converter functions to solve some common problems.
A sorely needed revamp to Xbox Music
If you uninstalled the original Xbox Music app from Windows 8 out of sheer frustration, you’re not alone. This completely redone app is worth a second look. It’s fast, easy to use, and it focuses on your collection instead of steering you to a store.