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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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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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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

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Create a backup Windows 8 installer (before it's too late)

Few users remember to take this important step, which can really save the day if your computer gets hosed.

By March 23, 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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Tested: Nvidia's new ridiculously expensive Titan X graphics cards set a new bar for PC 4K gaming performance

We put the latest high-end desktop PC gaming cards to the test in the CNET Labs.

By March 25, 2015

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Windows 10 Mobile on track for most Lumia phones

Microsoft's next test version of Windows 10 Mobile, expected around the first week of April, will support a lot more devices than the first one did.

By March 29, 2015

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Get an Asus 11.6-inch laptop with Windows 8.1 for $179.99

Budget specs? Yep. Killer deal anyway? Yep.

By March 24, 2015

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Windows 10 Technical Preview updated, boasts 7,000 changes and fixes

The latest build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview is now ready to download.

By October 21, 2014