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windows 8.1 preview

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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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Seasonal buying guide

Spring Tech Preview 2015

Maybe it's a little early to be getting in line for these gadgets, but they are the products we just can't wait to get our hands on. Here's what you should be excited about.

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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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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

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Windows 10 running on 75 million devices, Microsoft says

Less than a month after rollout, the operating system's adoption is humming along.

By August 26, 2015

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Skype for Windows app will get Translator preview built right in

Launched last year as a standalone download, the Translator feature will roll out to Windows desktop users by the end of summer, says Microsoft.

By June 9, 2015

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New Windows 10 Mobile preview includes universal Office apps

Microsoft is rolling out to testers the promised new versions of the core, touch-first Office apps to try out.

By May 14, 2015

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Access to Xbox One preview program just got more difficult

Microsoft is scaling back the volume of invitations, as the program is reaching a "near-capacity" level.

By August 25, 2015

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Jump the line and get Windows 10 right now

Don't want to wait for Microsoft to push the update to your PC? Here's how to download the new OS immediately.

By July 29, 2015

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How to prepare your PC for Windows 10

Follow these steps to ensure a smooth transition to the latest version of Windows.

By July 24, 2015