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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.

Windows 8.1 steps up security with biometrics, encryption, and more

Windows 8.1 Preview promises a safer experience, from antivirus and malware protections baked into IE 11, to VPN and remote-wiping enhancements for business users.

Install any version of Windows using any Windows disc you can find

A free utility tweaks the Windows ISO image file, thus letting you install whatever version matches your product key.

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'Start' button devs say Windows 8.1 doesn't put them out of business

Even though Microsoft has added features that make the Windows Start page more accessible, developers like Stardock say their custom Start menus aren't going away.

What Microsoft's new product groups mean for Windows, Office, and more

Microsoft realigns groups by function rather than platform or product, aiming for a smoother development cycle internally, and a smoother user experience externally.

One Microsoft, all the time: What Ballmer's newly unified vision could mean to you

Microsoft just overhauled its entire organizational structure to focus on a vision of ubiquity—a vision that could pay dividends to YOU down the line.

Microsoft undergoes sweeping reorg for technology focus

Microsoft consolidates power in a few major executives, as the company refocuses itself on the "devices and services" vision Steve Ballmer previously described.