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Five of the best Windows 8 preview apps (so far)

People

This is a lot like the People hub on Windows Phone; it connects to multiple social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live, LinkedIn, Google) as well as to your Exchange account and lets you see what your friends are posting. It also serves as the source of contacts for the built-in Mail and Messenger apps and enables you to send email or an IM to someone directly from the app.

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