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Microsoft promised a new streamlined web browser in Windows 10 that will effectively replace Internet Explorer. It's codenamed Project Spartan, and the first version is now available in the latest build of the Windows 10 technical preview. Here's a look at what to expect. Read More
For its first two generations, Microsoft released "Pro" and standard (RT) versions of the Surface. You also may have noticed that Microsoft ditched the RT and focused exclusively on the Pro with last year's Surface Pro 3. Today the company is revisiting the cheaper model, but without resurrecting Windows RT from its early grave. Read More
This latest build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview released last week to members of the Windows Insiders program doesn't offer many notable new features compared to the previous release, build 9926. But it does introduce a handful of UI changes, and some new features, like improved virtual desktops, Start menu tweaks, and Cortana for desktop finally comes to the UK, China, Spain, and more. Here's a look at where Microsoft is with its future OS. Read More
If you have a spare Windows 7 PC sitting around, why not put it to use to see what's in store for the future of Windows? Using Windows Update to upgrade to Windows 10 is much easier than doing a clean install and allows you to keep your settings, personal files, and most apps. It is worth noting that you can do this with Windows 8.1 too – just don't do it on your primary machine as Windows 10 is still in the technical preview, or beta stage, and it will be buggy. Here's a look at the steps involved. Read More
Most of us thought a MacBook Air with Retina Display would have arrived long before 2015, but that's how long Apple took getting this bad boy ready. How does Apple's new MacBook ("Air" and "Retina" in everything but name) stack up next to the Surface Pro 3? Let's compare their features and specs. Read More
Microsoft has two new smartphones on display at Mobile World Congress 2015, each offering some compelling specs at competitive price points. The handsets follow the established Lumia design language while offering 720p displays, quad core processors and optional LTE. Read More
Windows 8 was a nightmare for many consumers from day one, and largely still is. Microsoft took a risk by releasing Windows 8 hoping to lead the touch-based device market into the future. However, it was met with resistance from most users, even after the release of three major updates for the OS. Here's a look at the annoyances of Windows 8 that are gone and won't be missed in Windows 10. Read More
The 2015 Samsung Ativ Book 9 shows us what Intel Core M laptops will be able to do: squeeze high-end specs into ridiculously light and thin packages with long battery life. How does it compare to one of the best Windows devices, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3? Let's line them up. Read More
When you get a shiny new Ultrabook, desktop, or convertible Windows computer, you'll be tempted to dive right in and get to work or play. However, there are some important steps you need to take to ensure it's clean of crapware, is secure, and filled with your favorite apps so it's ready to use. Read More
Microsoft released the first technical preview of Windows 10 for phones last week for members of the Windows Insiders program. While the beta isn't available to all Windows Phone models, we were able to install it on a Lumia 635 and here's a look at what's new and some of what you can expect. Read More
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