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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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OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you?

If you're ready to take the plunge into storing your files, photos, and more in the cloud but need help deciding which service is right for your needs and wallet, we've got you covered.

By February 19, 2014

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Microsoft downplays new report of Windows flaw

Researchers say a new variation on an old flaw could allow hackers to steal log-in credentials from users of every version of Windows. Microsoft doesn't seem too worried.

By April 13, 2015

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Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which streamer should you buy?

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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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

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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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Microsoft puts kibosh on Kinect for Windows sensors

It's ceasing to make Kinect for Windows sensors and instead is advising developers and customers to use those for built for Xbox One.

By April 2, 2015