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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 creeps even closer to landing on your PC

Microsoft makes a status change that has implications for all you Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

By February 2, 2016

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Windows 10 overtakes XP and 8.1, still lags behind 7

Microsoft's latest operating system is now a distant second behind No. 1 Windows 7, according to the latest stats.

By February 1, 2016

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Manage multiple Gmail accounts with Checker Plus

This insanely useful Chrome extension shoehorns all your accounts into a versatile, workflow-preserving drop-down menu, and even adds voice dictation.

By February 4, 2016

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Microsoft tries to ease Windows 10 upgrade process

New updates promise to smooth over glitches that users of Windows 7 and 8.1 may have experienced when trying to jump to Microsoft's latest operating system.

By December 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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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

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The Division system specs and PC features revealed

Ubisoft's RPG-shooter will offer PC gamers full mouse and keyboard support.

By January 21, 2016