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windows 8.1


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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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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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

Microsoft's new Windows phones: They'll have to do for now

Analysis: A pair of newly unveiled Lumia phones are Microsoft's flagship mobile devices, but they're not the marquee products Windows fans have been waiting for.

By October 7, 2015


Microsoft Surface Book vs. Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Pro 3 vs. MacBook Pro

Which Surface makes the most sense for you? Here's how they stack up against one another, and against the Apple competition.

By October 6, 2015


Windows 10 Mobile rollout to begin in December

The new software will appear on two new Lumia smartphones in November. After that, it starts to land on older Lumias.

By October 7, 2015


Get the old Windows volume mixer back in Windows 10

It's a minor detail, but if you want your vertical volume mixer back in Windows 10, here's how to do it.

By August 24, 2015


Windows 10 inches up slightly in desktop OS market

Microsoft's new OS clipped off a 6.6 percent slice of desktop OS traffic in September as measured by Web tracker NetMarketShare, just a small increase from August.

By October 1, 2015


How to enable 'Hey, Cortana' on Windows 10

There's a switch you'll need to enable before you can get Cortana's attention from across the room.

By July 30, 2015


​What options do Windows XP and Vista users have in a Windows 10 world?

Still holding onto a computer running Windows XP or Windows Vista? It may be time to upgrade to Windows 10.

By July 29, 2015