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Windows Gets MKV Support in Newest Updates

Windows 8.1 now natively supports MKV video files, which have been supported by the Xbox One for a little while now. The update widens Windows Phones' ability to watch online on-demand video services. Read More >>

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How to 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. Read More >>

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Rumour: Microsoft is Considering a Free Version of Windows 8.1

If you can't make people buy your new OS, why not give it away for free? At least, that's what Microsoft is thinking of doing with Windows 8.1, according to rumors. Read More >>

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Report: Windows 8.1 Update May Scrap Tile Interface by Default

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

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The Best Windows Tablet Display Doesn’t Come From Microsoft

A new generation of Windows tablets has arrived with the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2, their second generation tablet, and the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia's first ever tablet. With virtually identical functionality and OS software, it is the quality and performance of their displays that really differentiates the tablets. Read More >>

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Lumia 2520 Review: Not Much More Than a Pretty Face

Up until now, pretty much your only option for a Windows RT tablet was the Surface 2. But now Nokia is giving you another choice, in the form of the Lumia 2520, a colourful line of tablets that look even larger versions of its rainbow phones. Read More >>

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Having Trouble Trying to Update to Windows 8.1 RT?

Having trouble trying to update to Windows 8.1 RT right now? That's because Microsoft had to temporarily pull it thanks to some "installation issues." It should be back soon. Read More >>

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Windows 8.1: The Complete Video Walkthrough

Windows 8.1 is a bunch of small changes that make for a big improvement over Windows 8. You can read our full review here, but Windows 8.1 doesn't really hit home until you use it, or at least see it in action. Read More >>

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The Five Best New Features in Windows 8.1

Microsoft set Windows 8.1 upon the world today, and with it a host of improvements large and small. You check out our full review here, but in the meantime, here's a look at our favorite new features. Read More >>

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Windows 8.1 Review: Little Changes Make a Big Difference

Hey remember Windows 8? How could you forget? It was the biggest upheaval in desktop computing in recent memory, and even if you're not a user, its big colourful tiles are on your radar. Now, with Windows 8.1, Microsoft is giving its flashy new OS a first facelift. The changes are minor, but they're more than the sum of their parts. Read More >>

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The New SkyDrive Might Be the Best Cloud Storage Yet

SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 has a secret weapon no one's talked very much about. It's actually pretty amazing in that small sort of way that doesn't change much, but still manages to completely alter how you use something. In fact, it might just make SkyDrive the best cloud service around. Read More >>

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What Changes Do You Most Want to See in Windows 8.1?

So, we got another peek at Windows 8.1 yesterday. That new search looks great (if you're cool with Bing), and the Start Screen looks to be a lot more functional as well. But, naturally, we still don't have answers on a lot of the deeper changes we'd really love to see, like high-DPI scaling or even simple things like putting the time and date on the Start Screen. What are some of the things you'd most like to see in the next Windows update? Read More >>

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Take a Look at Windows 8.1 in Action

By now you've probably read all about the upcoming OS update that is Windows 8.1, and come to terms with the fact that it's perhaps not the complete redesign that was rumoured, or you were hoping for. Still, this video does at least show you some of the changes you can find in action. Read More >>

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Windows 8.1: Little Fixes, Same Big Ideas (Oh, and a Start Button)

The good news: If you liked Windows 8, its first major update is going fix a tonne of the little things that bothered you. The bad news: You might not like Windows 8. And there's nothing here that will change that. At least there's a Start button! Read More >>