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Windows 8 grabs more market share, but so do older versions

In a recent study, Windows 7 and Windows XP hold strong with users, but Windows Vista usage declines.

Three old Windows right-click tricks that still rock

Maybe you've forgotten them, maybe you never learned them. Either way, they're great little time-savers.

The 14 best Windows Store music and movie apps

Windows 8 catches a lot of flak, but it's great for full-screen entertainment. Here are the best music and video apps the Windows Store has to offer.

Microsoft to rename SkyDrive after losing trademark suit

A British broadcaster has successfully convinced a judge to require Microsoft to change the name of its SkyDrive cloud-storage service because of trademark issues.

The state of the Windows Store: How useful are those 100,000 apps?

Without key apps for productivity, image editing, social, and music, Microsoft's store is more than a few titles short of a Happy Meal.

Tablet shipments expected to at least double those of laptops and ultra-slim PCs in 2014

Tablet sales continue to increase as sales of laptops and other PCs decline.

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Why Internet Explorer 11 is the right browser for business

The latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser—IE 11—has a number of features that make it right for business.

Windows device sales aren't meeting Microsoft's expectations, Ballmer admits

In a closed door Microsoft meeting, CEO Steve Ballmer reportedly admits to disappointing Windows hardware sales. But while the company's smart to rejigger its retail efforts, Windows devices won't shine until the software is up to par.

Fresh Paint

Microsoft gives Fresh Paint a fresh coat of...

Microsoft updates its nifty Fresh Paint app on Thursday, adding watercolors to its palette. There's a catch, though; it's only for Windows 8.1 for now.

Review: Generate better-looking Windows 8 start tiles with OblyTile

Windows 8 Start tiles aren't always the prettiest. Free progam OblyTile generates better-looking tiles and automatically installs them on your Start page.