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Windows 8.1 surprises: 25 hidden features and little extras

Tiles. Files. Apps and Snaps. The update's jam-packed with little things that add up to a big improvement over Windows 8.

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Microsoft disputes tests that suggest Windows 8.1 has a battery life problem

MacBooks continue to outlast PC laptops. But why?

Record first-quarter sales for Microsoft, but Windows OEM revenue falls

Microsoft saw record first-quarter revenues in the first quarter after drastically reorganizing its reporting structure. But excluding sales of Windows Pro, OEM Windows sales dropped 22 percent.

The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.

Dell says Xbox One will run and sync Windows 8 apps: Don't get too excited

But is the tidbit a tip of things to come, an oblique reference to features we already know about, or just plain erroneous?

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Windows 8.1 is here: What you need to know

Microsoft has released the final version of Windows 8.1 to consumers. We have all the details.

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Upgrading to Windows 8.1: Your new OS survival guide

How do you install Windows 8.1? With PCWorld's help, of course. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process, no matter which OS you upgrade from.

Windows 8.1's best new features in pictures

What you see is what you get with the new Windows 8.1 update—and you'll see a lot.

Add a PC Settings shortcut to your Windows 8 desktop

This handy hack gives you quick and easy access to Windows settings.

As businesses flee the coming 'XPocalypse,' they're turning to Windows 7, not 8

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, but even that won't spur Windows 8 adoption.