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A generic term for any product, especially a manufactured product. It is used in text books and academic papers to provide an example without using specifics.
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Microsoft has always used Live Tiles for its apps, and the new Live Folders feature simply allows Windows Phone users to drag a tile over another tile to create and name a folder, report said.
Back into favour comes the familiar desktop and Start button with the Live Tiles of the previous version now housed inside the Start menu, albeit in a smaller form.
Integration with Live Tiles enables users to pin Viber, or a specific chat, to the start menu allowing them to see notifications from Viber even before opening the app, and through actionable notifications Viber users can respond to a message immediately without exiting their current task.
The start screen is based around Live Tiles, which puts your most used information, apps, software and files in front of you when you power up.
One drawback that may put off potential buyers could be Microsoft's live tiles feature, which users who are used to Android and iOS user interface may find intimidating.
Personalization: Live Tiles with multiple sizes and color options let you pin apps, music and people to your Start Screen, so you see the information you want to see, just the way you want to see it.
The update will see the home screen have a third column of customised Live Tiles, plus a feature introduced with Windows 8.
Updated live tiles that have been redesigned with more information and new notification types to let users quickly access their most critical data to better enable them to reach their personalized health and fitness goals.
Pandora listeners on Windows Phone 8 will enjoy ad-free personalized radio at no cost, courtesy of Microsoft, through the 2013 calendar year in addition to features unique to the platform, including Live Tiles and Kid's Corner:
With this, updates will be reduced, some live tiles will be paused, and apps will be prevented from running in the background.
The newly released app embraces Windows Phone 8 features such as In-App Purchases, NFC (near field communication), lock screen notifications, and enhanced Live Tiles.
Combined with Windows 8 s touch-optimized user interface, which quickly shows the most important information via Live Tiles, the crew can spend more time interacting with customers in a unique and efficient way.