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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.

April 2, 2014

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Microsoft Xbox One

Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.

November 19, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 19, 2013
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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.

October 14, 2013

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Nokia Lumia 930

With its great display, brilliant camera and attractive, colourful design, the Nokia Lumia 930 has most of what you'd expect from a top-end Windows Phone device. It's battery lets it down though and with an unimpressive selection of apps still available from the Windows Phone store, a high-end Android device with a good camera will likely be a better option for many of you.

July 18, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 18, 2014

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PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now.

November 13, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 13, 2013
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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
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Nintendo 3DS XL

Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.

February 21, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating February 21, 2014
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Nokia Lumia 630

The Nokia Lumia 630 is a cheap, vibrant alternative to Android and its Windows Phone 8.1 software is easy to use. The app store is still a problem though -- if you like getting new releases when your Android and iOS-toting friends do, a budget Android phone like the Moto G is still the way to go.

June 6, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating June 6, 2014
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Microsoft to kill Games for Windows Live in July 2014 -- report

The move, which wouldn't be much of a surprise, was leaked in a support page update for Age of Empires Online.

By August 20, 2013

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Microsoft to shut Games for Windows Live?

A now-deleted support message from Microsoft suggests that Games for Windows Live will be shut on 1 July 2014.

By August 19, 2013