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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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Windows 10 may not reach you on its July 29 launch date

With much riding on the new version of its marquee software, Microsoft opts for caution and says the Windows 10 rollout will come "in waves, slowly."

By July 2, 2015

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Latest Windows 10 preview spruces up Cortana, Edge browser

New features and enhancements and no significant bugs in the new build are good signs ahead of the official July 29 release of Windows 10.

By June 30, 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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How to get the Windows 10 upgrade icon if it's missing

Run a quick script, get the missing icon.

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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How to reserve your free copy of Windows 10

A new notification prompts Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve an upgrade to the upcoming OS, due to debut July 29.

By June 1, 2015

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Windows 8.1 finally edges past XP on the desktop

Both Windows 8.1 and 7 are snagging more Web traffic, says Net Applications, while XP is grabbing less. Might this be related to the free upgrade to Windows 10?

By July 1, 2015