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Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Update, Coming on April 8

Less than six months after releasing Windows 8.1, the first major update for the operating system is set to arrive next week with many UI tweaks to please keyboard and mouse users.

Microsoft Ceases Support for Windows XP on 8 April, Launches Two Free Tools to Help Consumers Migrate

Microsoft is discontinuing support for the Windows XP OS and Office 2003 on 8 April 2014. Also, there will no more customer technical service assistance for Windows XP and Office 2003, which means that you will no longer receive the updates that help safeguard your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Windows 8.1 Update Coming in Spring; Windows Phone Sees Nine New Hardware Partners

At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft has revealed that an update to Windows 8.1 will arrive this spring. And Windows Phone has gained several new hardware partners.

Leaked Screenshots Suggest Windows 8.1 Update 1 Will Let You Pin Metro Apps to Desktop Taskbar

Screenshots from notorious Windows leaker WZor suggest that Microsoft will build in the ability to pin Metro apps to the desktop taskbar in Windows 8.1 Update 1.

HP Brings Back Windows 7 "By Popular Demand"

HP has a new solution for customers frustrated with Microsoft's Windows 8 OS: bring back Windows 7 and even offer a discount incentive for customers that opt for the older OS!

PSA: Windows 8.1 Preview Expires Today

The license for Windows 8.1 Preview expires today, January 15, 2014. If you've not yet installed the final version of Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, you should do so now to prevent loss of unsaved data.

Panasonic Unveils World's Thinnest Fully Rugged 7-inch Windows 8 Tablet

Panasonic adds to its range of Toughpad rugged tablets today with the unveiling of the FZ-M1 at CES 2014, which Panasonic is touting as the world's thinnest rugged 7-inch Windows 8 tablet.

Lenovo Unveils Redesigned ThinkPad X1 Carbon & Android-running ThinkVison 28 4K Display

Lenovo has just announced the existence of two 28-inch 4K LCD monitors, the ThinkVision Pro 2840m, and the ThinkVision 28, an 8-inch Windows 8 business tablet (with an Intel Bay Trail processor) and a new redesigned Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon business Ultrabook.

Viber Rolls Out on Windows 8 Desktops and Tablets

Designed from the ground-up for the Windows 8 platform, this latest version for desktops and tablets includes Windows 8 only features, on top of live tiles and lock screen notifications.

HP Extends Premium Line of Products with New Elite Gadgets

HP has announced new HP Elite products including the ultra-slim HP EliteBook, as well as a full-powered desktop that takes up less workspace than most office phones.