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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Is Out Now, So Here Are Some Tips

Windows 8.1 Update 1 has finally been released to Microsoft’s Windows Update servers — if you’ve got a Windows 8 or 8.1 laptop or desktop PC, you’re already able to install the most significant and important update yet for Microsoft’s current operating system. If you’re new to Windows 8, though, there are a few tweaks you can run or tips you can follow to improve your experience.


Microsoft's New 'Windows In The Car' Concept Takes On Apple's CarPlay

Microsoft’s no stranger to in-car entertainment systems; it’s been powering a number of auto-makers’ interfaces for years. But now, Microsoft is getting serious about its own, Windows Phone-centric car integration system — and it looks an awful lot like Apple’s own CarPlay.


Make The Switch From Windows XP

As of Tuesday, the venerable Windows XP operating system is going kaput. Microsoft is pulling update support for the OS, leaving it vulnerable to rapidly mutating cyber threats. There’s precious little time to make sure your computer isn’t left to the wilds of the Internet. Here’s how to make the jump to the modern era of personal computing.


Windows 8.1 Update Hands-On: Terrific Tweaks For The Mouse Faithful

Windows 8.1 did a whole bunch to make Windows 8 feel more homey by tweaking tiny fit and finish issues. And it worked great. The next Windows 8.1 update (creatively called “Windows 8.1 Update”) is pretty much the same thing all over again, but this time with mouse-users specifically in mind. And after trying it out we can say that once again, little tweaks really add up.


Microsoft Snooped On A Blogger's Email To Hunt Down A Windows 8 Leaker

An indictment filed in the US federal court today reveals that Microsoft snooped through a blogger’s Hotmail account trying to plug an internal leak of pre-release Windows 8 software. That sounds like an outrageous violation of privacy because that’s exactly what it is. Microsoft claims they had the legal right under its terms of service.


Windows 8.1's Newest Update Finally Caters To Keyboard And Mouse Users

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft made an announcement that should be music to the ears of thousands of frustrated Windows 8.1 users. In an upcoming update, it’s bringing back the Power and Close buttons to apps within the Modern (nee Metro) interface, making them much easier to use without a touchscreen.


Dell Made An Ad For A Combined Windows 8/Mac OS X Laptop

Come on, guys. Really? A cheap-looking, pie-in-the-sky Hackintosh? People are going to hate this thing. That’s what anyone with common sense should have been saying to Dell’s marketing team when they decided to release a clip of a combined Mac OS X/Windows 8 machine, but nope, it made it onto the internet anyway.


Report: Windows 8.1 Update May Scrap Tile Interface By Default

Windows 8 is an OS struggling to capture the imagination of the masses. Now, rumours suggest that Microsoft may alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1.


HP To US Customers: 'Windows 7 Is Back'

HP is bringing back Windows 7 “by popular demand” — it’s not clear from whom — and making it pretty difficult to buy a computer with Windows 8. Who needs the future when you’ve got the very recent past?


Samsung May Start Making High-End Windows Phone Handsets Again

Samsung’s biggest mobile successes have been planted firmly in rich Android soil, but it looks as though the company hasn’t given up on Windows Phone yet. A high-end Windows Phone 8 handset from Sammy looks to be on the way, after a number of details hit the web.