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Microsoft tests auto-updates to Windows RT 8.1

Some Windows RT 8.0 users will migrate to the latest version without going through the Windows Store.

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Oops! Surface Pro 3 manual confirms Surface Mini's existence

Microsoft's non-existent small tablet makes several appearances and mentions stylus support.

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5 key things Windows XP users need to know before buying a new PC

XP has just days of official support left. If you're thinking about buying a new PC, here are a few tips to help you navigate the aisles of your local electronics retailer.

Ex-Microsoft employee charged with leaking Windows RT, activation server code

Big mistake: Allegedly used Hotmail, SkyDrive to share trade secrets with French blogger

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How to clean up File Explorer's cluttered Ribbon menu in Windows 8

The Ribbon rocks in Microsoft Office. As an everyday menu, not so much. Here's how to cut it down to size and leave your most-used features intact.

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25 excellent apps to install on your new Windows tablet

From entertainment offerings to e-reading tools to apps that bask in 'One Microsoft' synergies, these are the apps you should install on your new tablet right now.

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How to turn any Web page into an impromptu Music app playlist in Windows 8.1

A hidden new addition to Windows 8.1 can create long, impromptu playlists based on any artist or topic in mere seconds.

Modern-style Viber app lands on Windows 8 and Windows RT

A mere week after launching a new direct calling service, Viber is expanding yet again.

Why Microsoft might give Windows RT and Windows Phone away for free

Maybe it's desperate, maybe it's disruptive, but nixing licensing fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT could encourage greater adoption of those platforms among hardware vendors. Whether it'll work is anyone's guess.

Battle of the Windows RT displays: Lumia 2520 shines but the Surface 2 stutters

Nokia's Lumia 2520 has the best screen that DisplayMate has ever tested. The Surface 2? Not so much.