Screenshots of the next version of Windows 8 (MSFT), codenamed Blue, have leaked. Features...

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Screenshots of the next version of Windows 8 (MSFT), codenamed Blue, have leaked. Features include smaller live tiles, more Snap View options, and various UI tweaks meant to make the OS more touch-friendly. Separately, CNET reports Blue will feature power-saving tech meant to work with Intel's (INTC) Haswell CPUs. Intel has promised Haswell will deliver major power savings relative to Ivy Bridge, and has mandated all Haswell ultrabooks sport touchscreens. Blue is expected later this year, and reportedly is the start of a shift to an annual Windows update cycle.