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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 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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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 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.

Apr. 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.

Nov. 19, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 19, 2013
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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.

Apr. 2, 2014

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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 Editor's rating Apr. 14, 2014

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Microsoft Windows RT

Windows RT is a strange beast. On the one hand, speed, security, and the best of Windows 8 make RT a pleasure to use. But app restrictions make Windows RT confusing, and the limited availability of apps undercuts the operating system's usefulness.

Nov. 12, 2012

3 stars Editor's rating Nov. 12, 2012

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Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 is absolutely worth using, especially if you enjoy a simpler, bolder interface. However, if you need a robust app selection now, stick with the more fully formed Android and iOS.

Oct. 29, 2012

4 stars Editor's rating Oct. 29, 2012

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Seagate Backup Plus Fast

The Backup Plus Fast is an excellent choice for anyone, especially those for those needing lots of storage space or the ability to edit videos on the go.

Mar. 12, 2014

4.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 12, 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.

Jun. 6, 2014

3 stars Editor's rating Jun. 6, 2014