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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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The term "peripherals" is wide-reaching on purpose to include all the accessories that will surely c

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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.

By Apr. 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's 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.

By Apr. 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.

By Oct. 17, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Oct. 17, 2013
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Nokia Lumia 930

Featuring a 5-inch screen and a 20-megapixel camera, the Lumia 930 is also one of the first handsets running the Windows 8.1 OS.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2

A new version of the motion-sensing camera is coming to Windows PCs, copying the design and features of the Xbox One version.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Microsoft Cortana

The Windows Phone 8.1 new voice assistant, Cortana, is built to have better brains than Apple’s Siri and Google Now.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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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.

By Jan. 24, 2007

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jan. 24, 2007
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Hands-on with Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update

The new update to the Windows 8 OS brings improved performance for mouse and keyboard users.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Microsoft to release Windows 8.1 update on April 8

At its annual Build confab, Microsoft wants to make it clear that the update's mission is to welcome frustrated mouse and keyboard users back to Windows 8.1.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Microsoft shows off Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1

Onstage at Build 2014, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore demos the Halo-inspired personal assistant software meant both to tout Bing and push Siri and Google Now aside with its cool factor.

By Apr. 2, 2014