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PCs see surprising gain in US as global decline slows, but Apple slips

PCs are seeing surprising strength, especially in the US, according to IDC. Are some tablet models starting a slow fade?

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Microsoft Surface Mini could launch this summer -- report

The rumored mini-me edition of Microsoft's Surface tablet is back in production, claims veteran leaker @evleaks.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Good news, bad news

After two weeks with the Surface Pro 3, the good and the bad come into sharper relief.

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IE11 syncs Web passwords across Windows, Windows Phone 8.1

Password sync, now on IE11 on Microsoft's newest operating systems, makes moving among PCs, phones, and tablets easier. It's also handy for Microsoft to keep customers in its ecosystem.

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Bigger is better

Microsoft made good design decisions for the Pro 3. That's important, because prior versions always seemed like interesting placeholders till a more fully realized concept came along.

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Intel's next-gen processor, Broadwell, is (mostly) a 2015 thing

If you're waiting for a redesigned Mac or Windows 8.1 device with Intel's latest and greatest silicon, chances are you will have to wait until 2015 to got to a store and pick one up.

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Apple Retina rivals emerge: Asus display goes 4K, Sharp 8K

Asus is getting ready to market a 15.6-inch laptop with lots of horsepower and a 4K display. Should Apple be worried?

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Windows 8.1 patches won't install without April update

To snag Microsoft's June patches and later ones, Windows 8.1 users better make sure they've installed the April update.

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How to sidestep Microsoft, Google and do a dual Windows 8.1-Android tablet

Asus figures out a way to get around objections from Microsoft and Google and do a hybrid that runs Windows-8.1 and Android.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 goes horizontal in first ad

The Surface Pro 3 is a tablet that can transition from bed to office without skipping a beat -- that seems to be one of Microsoft's new messages.

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Microsoft promises lower prices on Windows tablets, phones

Tablet prices will fall to the $100, $200, and $300 range, a Microsoft vice president tells the Wall Street Journal.

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<p>For those who checked out the Windows 7 beta or release candidate, you'll remember the default desktop featured a betta fish. The final desktop shipping with Windows 7 showcases the Windows logo and some swirly accents, instead.</p>

Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

Friendlier to PC users than its prececessor, Windows 8.1 continues to eke out a higher share while Windows 8 slips downward.

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