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Best networking devices
CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
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.
Facebook (Windows Phone 8)
The slick and easy-to-use design makes Facebook for Windows Phone 8 a worthy free download, but the lack of key features will disappoint power users.
Pandora (Windows Phone 8)
Pandora's easy-to-use interface and massive music library make the app a must-download for music fans with Windows phones.
Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 for Windows 8
The Zone Touch Mouse works as a traditional three-button mouse with the added benefit of the glass touch strip for select Windows 8 gestures. We just wish the touch features were a little more precise.
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.
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
If you’re craving full Windows 8 on a tablet the size of an iPad Mini, and want a great display, the ThinkPad 8 is one of the best we’ve seen...but not by much.
Nitro Pro 8 for Windows
Nitro Pro 8 is a feature-packed PDF program with impressive performance and a dead-simple interface. And with its slim price tag, it is a fantastic option, even over the popular Adobe Acrobat.
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.
Bing Translator for Windows Phone 8
Bing Translator may have a slicker design and more jaw-dropping features, including offline support and augmented reality, but we can't ignore the fact that Google's product supports over 20 more languages.
Samsung Series 7 All-in-one (Windows 8)
The Samsung Series 7 isn't the fastest, or the most fully featured midrange all-in-one, but casual PC users should consider it for its affordability and overall polish.