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Tablet users report hassles with balky browsers

Crashes are among the top complaint from users of iPad Air, Fire HDX, and iPad Mini.

Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 2 users wait for Microsoft's firmware fix

Microsoft is urging patience for users awaiting an update that addresses tablet battery drain and use of the power-saving sleep mode.

chromebook

Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut

Amazon, NPD Group trumpet sales of the bare-bones laptops in 2013 to consumers and businesses

googleglass

Who blinks first? EU's threat to charge Google over antitrust issues is mostly bluff

Commissioner Almunia wants a deal before he leaves office next year, says expert

PC Plus Android: Microsoft to face computer makers' rebellion at CES

Windows 8.1 PCs that also run Android should 'scare the heck' out of Microsoft, says analyst

tablets

Tablets face a turning point

The PC industry takes "glimmers of hope" from market interest in more capable talents, analyst notes; but 2014 may be a pivotal year.

Windows 8.1 Preview will die soon, Microsoft warns

The free trial version expires in January, and users may not be able to access some data unless they license the paid version.

Patience, grasshopper: Microsoft's new CEO will be named in early 2014

While outsiders had expected a 2013 decision, a month or two more won't make a difference as long as the board gets it right, argues analyst

Windows versions may be split for consumers, business

Microsoft may revisit its earlier policy of separate release schedules for business and consumer versions of Windows.

mobile browsers

20% of browsing is now mobile, research finds

Traditional PCs are continuing to give up ground to smartphones and tablets.

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Mozilla updates Firefox, adds click-to-play and patches

The browser's latest update features reduced memory consumption designed to boost browser performance.

tablets

Tablets still top holiday shopping lists, researchers say

American shoppers are still eyeing tablets, but two-in-one devices may satisfy some.

build 2014

Microsoft times Build conference to fall outside Apple's shadow

The developer event moves up a couple months to April 2014.

Consumers warm to touch, if not Windows 8, study says

One out of ten laptops shipped this year support touch input, says NPD DisplaySearch

Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales, but the real deadline looms in 2014

But you can still find boxed copies if you shop around.