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StageLight 1.3 Review: Groundbreaking GarageBand competitor for the PC

Ultra-affordable DAW app offers a lot of beat for the buck, but pro users may find it a tease.

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Lenovo Miix 2 8 review: A fast tablet that's short on features

Aside from its speed and long battery life, little about this 8-inch device sets it apart from its strong competition.

How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.

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Yes, Microsoft will use a popup to push users off of Windows XP

Believe it or not, this will be a legitimate message from Microsoft. Although we can't blame you if you don't click.

How to boost SMB productivity with Windows 7 and 8

Whether you've already upgraded from XP or you're still preparing to, your business can reap some solid benefits from Windows 7 and 8 by following some simple procedures. Here's how.

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Windows for free? Microsoft toys with service-stuffed 'Windows 8.1 with Bing'

The mysterious Windows 8.1 with Bing build that popped up last week is Microsoft's experiment in subsidizing Windows with services, sources say.

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The biggest PC and productivity news from Mobile World Congress

For a show that's supposed to be all about mobile, MWC packed a ton of killer stuff that should appeal to PC buffs, Microsoft watchers, and people who just like to get things done.

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Why Julie Larson-Green's 'demotion' is actually a massive responsibility at Microsoft

Julie Larson-Green is now responsible for the look and feel of Microsoft software and services—a critical role as Microsoft evolves.

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Microsoft's hardware chief shifting to services when Nokia's Elop arrives

Julie Larson-Green, who now runs Surface and Xbox, takes a lower-level job with the group responsible for Office

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Microsoft rallies Windows for price war with Android

Microsoft reduces Windows 8 licensing costs and hardware requirements to go head-to-head with Google's laptops and tablets.