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8.1

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Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 is the best update yet, thanks to its revamped design and modern features, but it lags behind iOS and Android.

April 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 14, 2014

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Editors' Take

Windows 8.1 Update

With new functionality for the Start button and separate experiences for desktop and tablet users, the Windows 8.1 update finally gives people what they want.

April 2, 2014

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Microsoft Windows 8.1

If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.

October 17, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 17, 2013
Review

2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat competes well in its segment for driving character and fuel economy, and checks off the right boxes for cabin tech, but falls short on driver-assistance features.

August 21, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating August 21, 2014
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Spec showdown: HTC One M8 for Windows vs. Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Nokia Lumia Icon

These three flagship Windows Phones are well matched when it comes to design and features -- which one comes out on top for you?

By August 21, 2014

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Windows Phone Store hits more than 300,000 apps

And Microsoft expects the number to get much larger with the arrival of "universal" Windows apps.

By August 8, 2014

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The pane points of Microsoft's 'one Windows'

Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to bring a single operating system to all devices that can run Windows. But if it did, there would be many interface issues to overcome.

By August 2, 2014

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BBM beta available to all Windows Phone users

The beta of version 1 is now up on the Windows Phone store, while BlackBerry is already working on version 2.

By July 31, 2014

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AT&T rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 to Lumia 820, 920 phones

Latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS brings its Cortana voice assistant and other enhancements to the Lumia 820 and 920.

By September 5, 2014

Editors' Take

Asus Zenbook UX305

Asus' new Zenbook UX305, announced at the IFA show in Berlin, is just 12.3mm thick and weighs less than 1kg.

September 3, 2014

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