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Windows 8

Navigate the ins-and-outs of Windows 8 with how-tos, troubleshooting, news, and reviews.

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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.

Apr. 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Apr. 14, 2014

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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.

Apr. 2, 2014

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Windows Phone 8 Update 3

Microsoft's operating system makes Windows Phone phablets a reality with a new interface fitted for humongous screens, and support for quad-core CPUs.

Oct. 14, 2013

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HP Omni 10

The 10-incher is another moderate Windows 8.1 release in HP's latest lineup of slates.

Sep. 19, 2013

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

With its powerful processor, great camera, decent screen and gorgeous, waterproof design, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone around.

Jan. 28, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating Jan. 28, 2014

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Sony Xperia Z1S

The Xperia Z1S is the most impressive smartphone Sony has ever sold on any carrier, but an inferior screen makes Samsung's Galaxy handsets better deals.

Jan. 13, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Jan. 13, 2014

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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition's insanely large size and stratospheric price make the Nexus 5 and Note 3 better options for pure Android power.

Dec. 17, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating Dec. 17, 2013

MSRP: $649.00

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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.

Oct. 17, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating Oct. 17, 2013
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Sony VAIO Signature Collection VPC-X115KX/N - 11.1 - Atom Z550 - Windows 7 Home Premium - 2 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD

Sony's bold experiment--a high-end luxury system with essentially Netbook components--makes an enviable coffee shop conversation piece, but one that includes some serious sticker shock.

Nov. 2, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating Nov. 2, 2009

MSRP: $1,499.00

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Windows Phone 8.1 features leaked by developer

What surprises await the next version of Microsoft's mobile OS? One person with access to the Software Development Kit reveals a few tidbits.

By Feb. 11, 2014