In Pictures: 10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share

These features are too good to leave in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 alone. Mr. Nadella, tear down this wall!

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Ability to set default apps Windows 8 may not look like previous versions, but it stays true to its roots in one significant way: If you don't like the built-in apps for things like e-mail, web browsing and photos, you can set a different app as the default. Windows Phone has plenty of apps that can stand in for Microsoft's built-in ones—including Simple Calendar and MetroMail—so it'd be nice to be able to set those as the default.

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