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windows 8.1

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How to buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By December 16, 2014

Blog

Windows 8

Navigate the ins-and-outs of Windows 8 with how-tos, troubleshooting, news, and reviews.

Review

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 April 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 14, 2014

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Editors' Take

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 April 2, 2014

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Review

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 October 17, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 17, 2013
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Supersize Lumia 640 XL is Microsoft's budget phablet

A 5.7-inch screen makes this Windows 8.1 phone a more economical bet for lovers of the large display.

By March 2, 2015

Article

From 'Windows Phone' to 'Windows 10': Can name change get consumers to notice?

The "Windows Phone" OS will be no more, as the version of Windows 10 tailored for smaller devices will be called simply Windows 10. Will that help improve Microsoft's lot in the smartphone market?

By January 21, 2015

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Lenovo's Ideapad Miix 300 is a wallet-friendly Windows tablet (pictures)

Lenovo's 8-inch tablet is coming this summer and gives you Windows 8.1 for just $149.

13 Images By March 1, 2015

Article

How to create a system image in Windows 10

System image is still alive...for now, anyway.

By March 1, 2015

Article

Microsoft's Elop says flagship smartphone coming with Windows 10 debut

Microsoft unveiled two budget smartphones at Mobile World Congress, but a flagship smartphone remains elusive.

By March 1, 2015

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Microsoft offers preview of Windows 10 for phones

The first public preview build of the mobile version of the operating system is available for Windows Insider testers, but it only runs on certain devices.

By February 12, 2015