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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

Microsoft's new Windows phones: They'll have to do for now

Analysis: A pair of newly unveiled Lumia phones are Microsoft's flagship mobile devices, but they're not the marquee products Windows fans have been waiting for.

By October 7, 2015


Microsoft Surface Book vs. Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Pro 3 vs. MacBook Pro

Which Surface makes the most sense for you? Here's how they stack up against one another, and against the Apple competition.

By October 6, 2015


Windows 10 Mobile rollout to begin in December

The new software will appear on two new Lumia smartphones in November. After that, it starts to land on older Lumias.

By October 7, 2015


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


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


Windows 10 inches up slightly in desktop OS market

Microsoft's new OS clipped off a 6.6 percent slice of desktop OS traffic in September as measured by Web tracker NetMarketShare, just a small increase from August.

By October 1, 2015


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