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windows 8.1

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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.

By April 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 14, 2014

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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.

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
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Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV

Which has the most apps? Which has the coolest features? Which one is the best? The most popular streamers all have their merits, so we'll help you decide which box is right for you.

By March 9, 2015

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Microsoft rolling out 34 unscheduled patches for Windows today

The company is shifting gears from its usual Patch Tuesday to push out optional patches. But why now, and for what reason?

By April 21, 2015

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Intel Core M systems compared: Benchmarking the 12-inch MacBook and its Windows competition

CNET Labs puts four computers with Intel's much-hyped Core M processor to the test, including Apple's new 12-inch MacBook.

By April 22, 2015

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Windows XP clings to No. 2 spot as Windows 10 gets closer

With Microsoft on the cusp of its next OS leap forward, the 13-year-old XP still is more popular than Windows 8 and 8.1 combined.

By April 2, 2015

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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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Acer is filling the summer with laptops, tablets, smartphones and gaming monitors

With a smattering of new laptops and hybrids, a couple tablets and its first smartphone in the US, Acer fleshes out its 2015 lineup for back-to-school shoppers.

By April 23, 2015

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Google to support Chrome on Windows XP until end of this year

Microsoft cut off support for XP last year, but Google promises to keep Chrome updated until the end of this year.

By April 17, 2015