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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.

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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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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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Windows Phone 8 Update 3

Microsoft's operating system makes Windows Phone phablets a reality with a new interface fitted for humongous screens, and support for quad-core CPUs.

By Oct. 14, 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 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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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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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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Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 glitches in February update

An optional update resolves several nagging snafus, from orientation issues on a Lenovo ThinkPad to problems with Netflix video playback.

By Feb. 12, 2014

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Hands-on with the Windows 8.1 Update (pictures)

We installed the Windows 8.1 Update and went through the various new features of Microsoft's latest OS.

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