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Halo: Spartan Assault launches for Windows 8 and WP8 with a few 'gotchas'

The debut of the legendary Halo series on Microsoft's next-gen platforms looks fun, but be sure to read the fine print.

Tune in or tune out: How does Windows 8 stack up on a home theater PC?

Windows 8's modern interface translates surprisingly well to the TV screen, but some key software omissions could hurt HTPC buffs.

Surface RT tanks Microsoft's earnings

Microsoft reported its earnings for the June quarter on Thursday, and they were downright awful by Wall St. standards. The blame falls on Windows RT.

Lenovo drops Yoga 11 hybrid with Windows RT from its online sales

Analysts say the move is a sign that PC makers are backing away from their commitment to the struggling OS.

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Microsoft leads tech-ad spending in the first quarter with Windows 8 push

Microsoft outspent all other tech companies during the first quarter as it promoted Windows 8, Nielsen said Tuesday.

Acer's already prepping a leaner, lighter 8-inch Iconia W3 Windows tablet, report says

The 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 may have just been released in June, but a new report claims a refresh is slated for September.

Three cool ways to tweak File Explorer in Windows 8

With a couple easy changes, you can make Windows' file manager even better.

OneNote MX update makes app more business friendly

The Windows 8 app can now connect to Office 365 accounts.

Micro Express NB5720 notebook review: Performance isn't always pretty

You won't want to carry this big-boned notebook everywhere, but it'll get the job done when you get there.

Review: Instagram Explorer puts Instagram on display in Windows 8

Instagram Explorer for Windows 8 is a dedicated app for the Modern UI. It doesn't allow you to take or edit photos, but you can browse them to your heart's content.