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Microsoft preps Windows 'Threshold' preview for late September

Microsoft is aiming to make a "technology preview" of Windows 9, aka Threshold, available to anyone interested this fall.

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4 essential tips for using Windows 8.1

CNET's Dan Graziano shares with you a few simple tips that can improve your Windows 8.1 experience.

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A smoother experience all around in Yosemite

With the Yosemite public beta available, CNET takes a more in-depth look each week with individual new features from the OS, this week continuing with Yosemite's redesigned interface.

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Android skins: What you should know

I'll show you how the big cell phone companies leave their mark on Android by altering the design of Google's mobile operating system.

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The many faces of Android (pictures)

For years, Android phone manufacturers have tweaked the stock operating system from Google to give it their own design. Let's take a look at what sets these designs apart from each other.

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How to update Windows 8.1

Microsoft rolls out updates the second Tuesday of each month, many of them critical. How can you be sure to catch all these updates?

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Windows 8.1 August update now available

Users can now manually install the update or wait until it rolls out via Microsoft Update. Either way, the update carries with it just a few minor tweaks.

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9 reasons to get excited about Android L (pictures)

Arriving later this year, the next version of Android promises a number of refinements and improvements. Here is a handful of reasons to look forward to the "L" release.

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Windows 'Threshold' to drop charms, add virtual desktop

Microsoft plans to do more than just reintroduce a Start menu to make Windows 9, aka "Threshold," more appealing to Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 users.

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Yosemite's new Notification features have no competition

With the Yosemite public beta now available, CNET takes a deeper dive each week with individual new features from the OS, this week continuing with the Notification Center.

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Windows 8.1 update for August to offer minor tweaks

Microsoft's latest strategy with Windows 8.1 is to roll out regular updates that refine the OS but don't deliver major new features.

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Microsoft reveals features in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

The first update for Microsoft's latest mobile OS is already rolling out to developers. What new features will they find?

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