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Five ways to improve battery life on Windows

Having battery life problems on your Windows 8.1 laptop? These tips will help you squeeze the most juice out of your battery.

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Hail Cesium! Archos 80 Cesium is an affordable Windows 8.1 tablet

At just €130 -- about £105 or $170 -- the Archos 80 Cesium is a wallet-friendly 8-inch Windows tablet.

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Windows 8 might soon be replaced by Threshold.

Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for customers with cheaper plans, and Disney takes on Clash of Clans with a "Star Wars" game.

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Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for customers with cheaper plans, and Disney takes on Clash of Clans with a "Star Wars" game.

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Microsoft OneNote comes to Android tablets for free

Latest version of OneNote for Android is optimized for tablets and adds support for handwritten notes and text formatting.

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Facebook kills the joke, labels 'satire' links

Fooled by The Onion? Facebook is labeling satirical stories to help those who get confused by fake news. Also, Best Buy appears to have spilled the beans on the Moto 360's price and specs, and Microsoft's system update causes blue-screen crashes.

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Microsoft preps Windows 'Threshold' preview for late September

Microsoft is aiming to make a "technology preview" of Windows 9, aka Threshold, available to anyone interested this fall.

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4 essential tips for using Windows 8.1

CNET's Dan Graziano shares with you a few simple tips that can improve your Windows 8.1 experience.

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How to update Windows 8.1

Microsoft rolls out updates the second Tuesday of each month, many of them critical. How can you be sure to catch all these updates?

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Windows 8.1 August update now available

Users can now manually install the update or wait until it rolls out via Microsoft Update. Either way, the update carries with it just a few minor tweaks.

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Windows 'Threshold' to drop charms, add virtual desktop

Microsoft plans to do more than just reintroduce a Start menu to make Windows 9, aka "Threshold," more appealing to Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 users.

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9 tips every Windows user should know

It can be hard to transition to Windows 8.1 from an earlier version. These tips will help get you started with Window 8.1 and make your experience more enjoyable.

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