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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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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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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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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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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 upgrades from pirated predecessors won't be legit

Microsoft clarifies its statement about Windows 10 by noting that you can upgrade from a non-genuine version of Windows 7 or 8.1, but that doesn't mean you now have a legitimate version, according to Ars Technica.

By March 20, 2015

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The new Windows 10 notifications will follow you everywhere

Windows 10 has a new notifications center for your apps -- even the ones from your Windows Phone.

By March 23, 2015

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Microsoft's Spartan and IE11 browsers get some under-the-hood separation

When the two browsers launch along with Windows 10, the future-focused Spartan will have a clear edge over the legacy-minded Internet Explorer 11.

By March 24, 2015