Week in Review: April 14th

Welcome to the Week in Review, where we highlight the top stories of the week!

Windows Phone 8.1 dev preview released

Complaints about Xbox Music in 8.1 are plenty

  • The native music+videos app has been removed in 8.1, replaced by a standalone Xbox Music app
  • The app has terrible performance, cannot swipe between songs, audio controls are now smaller, etc

8.1 removes Facebook integration in exchange for app tie-ins

  • The Me tile no longer shows Facebook and Twitter notifications
  • Posting social updates requires opening the specific app, meaning that you can no longer post updates to multiple networks.

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