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Windows 8.1 Update 1

Another day, another set of screenshots of an upcoming update for Windows 8.1. Update 1, which is set to debut in April this year is currently in development and is set to align API's with Windows Phone for developers to easily code apps for each platform. Microsoft are yet to publicly talk about Update 1, but leaks have already told us of its existence.

Today, more screenshots of a more recent build of Update 1 leaked onto the web. For those who are using Windows 8.1 Update 1 build 9600.16581 (which most likely isn't a lot of you as it is yet to leak), an update is available which will bump the build up to 9600.16593. Now, it doesn't look like a lot has changed in this update, however we do know it was compiled on January 3rd 2014.

Recent rumors have suggested that Windows 8.1 Update 1 would introduce a new Mini Start to bring back functionality of the Start Menu, however with the leaking of these screenshots, that's seeming less and less likely. Instead, Mini Start may make an appearance in a future update for Windows 8.1, or maybe in Windows 9 in 2015.

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