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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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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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Microsoft Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.

January 24, 2007

3.5 stars Editors' rating January 24, 2007
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Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard

The Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard is a keyboard-plus-touchpad combo for home theater PCs that is both low-cost and simple to use.

May 29, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 29, 2014
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Microsoft Surface 2

The Microsoft Surface 2 is great for getting work done, but those looking for extensive app support (beyond Office) will find top Apple, Android, and Amazon tablets to be better options.

October 20, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 20, 2013
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SimpliSafe Home Security

Home security options are evolving rapidly, but SimpliSafe is one of our current favorites. If you want a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that features live monitoring, you'll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price.

December 9, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating December 9, 2013

MSRP: $259.95

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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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Huebrix (Windows Phone)

In Huebrix for Windows Phone, 2 bucks gets you over 400 clever puzzles in a minimalistic, well-polished game.

July 30, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 30, 2014

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.

May 22, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating May 22, 2014
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Pinterest (Windows Phone)

Hardly any features mean Pinterest's half-hearted Web app for Windows Phone is not worth your time.

July 10, 2014

1 stars Editors' rating July 10, 2014

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Windows 8

Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.

August 15, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating August 15, 2012