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Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers get access to Facebook Login

Facebook Login lets people enter their access credentials once for the social networking site and then use the service to log into third-party apps.

Developers still think Windows 8 has potential—if Microsoft steps up

Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform has taken a lot of flak since release, but developers still think success is right around the corner—provided Microsoft steps up its game.

When Windows breaks: How to fix it, piece by piece

Your browser goes bonkers! Your firewall freaks out! No worries: Windows can repair many problems itself. Here's how.

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.

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.