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The Windows 8 Apps (part 4) - Messaging, Music

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Messaging

You use the Messaging app to exchange instant messages with your friends. By default, your “friends” are the contacts associated with your Microsoft account’s Messenger service. However, you can also connect your Microsoft account to your Facebook account and exchange instant messages with Facebook friends who are online.

To start a new conversation, right-click the screen and then click New to open the People app. Click Online Only to see who’s available to chat, click a contact, and then click Select. As you can see in Figure 1, the main part of the screen shows the current conversation, and the left side shows a list of your current conversations. Messaging also lets you know about new messages by displaying a notification when a message arrives, and by using its live Start screen tile to display recent messages.

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Figure 1. The Messaging app lets you conduct multiple conversations with your friends.

If you want to change your status, right-click the screen, click Status, and then click an option: Online, Invisible, or Not Connected.

Music

You use the Music app to play the music that’s on your PC, or to purchase new songs or albums. The main Music screen is divided into four sections:

My Music—This section displays tiles for several of your albums, plus an extra tile that includes a Play All Music button. To see all your music, click My Music. To listen to an album, click it and then click Play. Once you have an album open, you can also click a song and then click Play to hear just that song. Click Add to Now Playing to show the current music in the Now Playing tile (discussed next).

Now Playing—This section offers previews of upcoming music. Click a tile and then click Preview Top Songs to hear snippets from the album. This section also includes a large Now Playing tile that tells you what’s currently playing in the app.

Xbox Music Store—This section offers several tiles for newly released albums. You can also click Xbox Music Store to see a complete list of new music organized by genre.

Most Popular—This section offers several tiles for the most popular albums. You can also click Most Popular to see a complete list of popular music organized by genre.


Note

To purchase music, you need to have enough Microsoft Points in your account. If you don’t have enough, the Music app will let you know and offer a Buy Points button that you can click to purchase more points. You can also press Windows Logo+I (or display the Charms menu and click Settings), click Account, and then click either Microsoft Points (to purchase points) or Redeem Code (if you have a Microsoft Points gift card).


In both the Xbox Music Store and Most Popular sections, click an album to open it (see Figure 2) and then click Preview to get a taste. If you like what you hear, click Buy Album. Alternatively, if you only want a particular song, click it and then click Buy Song.

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Figure 2. When you open an album, you can either buy the entire album or just a song.

If you can’t find what you want in the Music app (and you probably can’t), use the Search contract to find what you’re looking for. Display the Charms menu, click Search, and then type the name of the band, album, or song.

 
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