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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 Apr. 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Apr. 14, 2014

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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 Apr. 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 Oct. 17, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Oct. 17, 2013
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Microsoft repairs glitch in Windows RT 8.1 update

The update, which was causing installation issues for some Surface RT users, is back in the Windows Store.

By Oct. 22, 2013

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Microsoft Windows RT

Windows RT is a strange beast. On the one hand, speed, security, and the best of Windows 8 make RT a pleasure to use. But app restrictions make Windows RT confusing, and the limited availability of apps undercuts the operating system's usefulness.

By Nov. 12, 2012

3 stars Editor's rating Nov. 12, 2012

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Microsoft yanks Windows RT 8.1 update from Windows Store

Company temporarily pulls its recently released Windows RT 8.1 update for ARM-based devices owing to an unexplained issue.

By Oct. 19, 2013

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Nokia Lumia 930

Featuring a 5-inch screen and a 20-megapixel camera, the Lumia 930 is also one of the first handsets running the Windows 8.1 OS.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Nokia Lumia 2520 is a 10.1-inch tablet with Windows 8.1 RT

After months of speculation, Nokia has finally revealed its first tablet. Read on for all the info.

By Oct. 22, 2013

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Windows RT 8.1 yanked for now, Argos sells Surface 2 early

The Windows update has been pulled due to issues, and Argos has sold a few Surface 2 units ahead of its Tuesday release.

By Oct. 20, 2013

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Windows Phone 8.1 to support up to 10-inch screens, kill RT

Microsoft is set to smash another nail in the already well-sealed coffin of Windows RT by allowing Windows Phone to support screens up to 10 inches across.

By Oct. 9, 2013