Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories

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Universal apps herald cheaper Windows Store prices

Microsoft is wooing developers with the ability to write apps for Windows and Windows Phone alike, and wooing customers by bringing cheaper, Windows-Phone-style pricing to the Windows Store.

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Microsoft's easy WYSIWYG App Studio tool now creates universal Windows apps

The tool fits right it with Microsoft's new universal app initiative.

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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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Rejoice! The Start menu is coming back to Windows

Your cries have been heard, o' PC faithful.

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Microsoft details mouse-focused Windows 8.1 Update

The new update isn't as exhaustive as Windows 8.1 was itself, but it'll still bring a smile to the faces of traditional PC users.

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Researchers find cross-platform RAT for Windows, Android

A remote access tool used to commandeer a Windows PC has been found to also include an Android component, an indication that hackers are seeking cross-platform RATs for PCs and mobile devices.

Ex-Microsoft employee charged with leaking Windows RT, activation server code

Big mistake: Allegedly used Hotmail, SkyDrive to share trade secrets with French blogger

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

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Hands-on: NCAA March Madness Live, a great Windows time waster

Basketball fans who owns a Windows 8 PC or Windows Phone, this is the app to run once March Madness begins.

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Microsoft and Google aren't happy with mutant Android-Windows hybrids

Android and Windows in one device may appeal to users, but Microsoft and Google reportedly aren't happy with the idea of sharing space on the same PC.

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Nook's Windows apps halted for mysterious 'Microsoft Consumer Reader'

Buh-bye Nook, hello Nook content in a Microsoft-made native app?

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Oops! Windows 8.1 update leaked by Microsoft itself

Well, that's embarrassing.

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Windows 8.1 with Bing appears to pay for Windows... with Bing

Bing could be the revenue vehicle that will make Windows with Bing low-cost or free, according to a leak of the installer.