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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.

April 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.

October 17, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 17, 2013
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Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300

The 13.3-inch device features a detachable keyboard and easily switches OS with the simple push of a button.

January 6, 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.

April 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 14, 2014

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​How to make folders private on a Windows 8.1 family PC

Choosing File Explorer's "Stop sharing" option doesn't prevent other administrator accounts from accessing your default folders for pictures, documents, videos, and music. Here's how to privatize your personal folders on a multiuser PC.

By May 9, 2014

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How to shut down Windows 8.1 in the new update

The Windows 8.1 Update launched on Tuesday adds yet another way to shut down or restart your PC.

By April 9, 2014

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Sharp Mebius Pad

Sporting a brilliant 2,560x1,600-pixel display, the 10.1-inch tablet makes its first appearance outside of Japan.

June 3, 2014

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How to switch your Windows 8.1 log-in to a local account

Using a Microsoft account to log in to Windows 8.1 offers some advantages over using local accounts. If those advantages don't appeal to you, you can switch back to a local account.

By March 14, 2014

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Toshiba Encore 2 (8 inch)

The Encore 2 starts at $200 and comes in 8- and 10-inch flavors, but they offer largely identical features.

May 27, 2014

MSRP: $199.99

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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.

February 28, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating February 28, 2014

MSRP: $399.00