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Windows 8.1 Update 1: Everything we know so far

The next refresh of Windows will place more emphasis on desktop-friendliness, and it's said to be right around the corner.

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Windows 8 gains as XP wanes

Windows 8 adoption increased in December to claim almost 12 percent of all Windows systems, while users finally start to abandon Windows XP, Net Applications reports.

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CES Scorecard: the biggest misses of CES 2013

For all the solid technology shown at CES, there's an equal amount of "throw it out and see what sticks" gadgets and gizmos. Here are some products that didn't work or didn't materialize.

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Modern-style Firefox for Windows 8 pushed back to March

Previously set to launch with Firefox 27 in January, the touch-optimized browser will now arrive six weeks later with the Firefox 28 update.

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Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut

Amazon, NPD Group trumpet sales of the bare-bones laptops in 2013 to consumers and businesses

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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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Holiday cooking tip: Windows 8's Food & Drink hands-free mode keeps your screen clean

The Food & Drink app's hands-free mode will keep your Christmas ham's succulent juices from smearing your device's display.

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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.

Windows versions may be split for consumers, business

Microsoft may revisit its earlier policy of separate release schedules for business and consumer versions of Windows.