Windows 8 tinkering points to news, sports apps

The latest tidbit to emerge about the early version of the forthcoming Windows interface is the apparent inclusion of Metro-style apps for news, sports, and travel.

With a June unveiling fast approaching, Microsoft continues to refine its Release Preview for Windows 8.

The latest tidbit to emerge about the early version of the forthcoming Windows interface is the apparent inclusion of Metro-style apps for news, sports, and travel, according to The Verge, which cites a screenshot posted to WinUnleaked.tk (registration required). For those of you keeping track, this is from Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center Build 8400.0.x86fre.winmain_win8rc.120518-1423, according to WinUnleaked.

Last week, we learned of other tweaks and changes in recent internal builds of Windows 8, including the removal of the "app preview" title and the addition of Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging apps, the Microsoft Reader, and more.

The Windows 8 Release Preview is expected to make its debut in early June . Rumor has it that the final version of Windows 8 will come toward the end of the year.

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