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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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Every Cyber Monday tech deal we've found so far

Saving money on gadgets without braving the Black Friday crowds: that's what Cyber Monday is all about. We're tracking the deals right here.

By November 25, 2015


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

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


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


Having touchpad issues in Windows 10? Here's how to fix them

Try these tips to fix touchpad woes before reverting back to an earlier version of Windows.

By November 1, 2015


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


Latest Windows 10 Mobile preview offers more features and bugs

The new features sound cool, but bugs still abound in each new mobile preview release, and Microsoft has to squash them all in time for the final release later this year.

By June 26, 2015