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Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: which is best for you?
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Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: which is best for you?

We rate Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 in a number of key categories for professional users
5 Mar 2020
windows 10 vs windows 8 vs windows 7 review
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windows 10 vs windows 8 vs windows 7 review

Redmond operating system smack-down
18 Apr 2018
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet review
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Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet review

Dell's military-grade tablet wasn't rugged enough to survive IT Pro's Adam Shepherd
20 Jul 2016
toshiba portege z20t review
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toshiba portege z20t review

The business Windows 8 hybrid that almost gets it right
22 Jul 2015
Top 10 Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 apps for 2015
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Top 10 Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 apps for 2015

Our collection of the best and most popular Windows 8.1and Windows 10 apps to download in 2015
9 Jun 2015
Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7 – Which is best for you?
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Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7 – Which is best for you?

As Windows 10 draws nearer and Microsoft distances itself from older OS, we look at the best option for your PC
26 Mar 2015
Windows 7 mainstream support ends tonight
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Windows 7 mainstream support ends tonight

When the clocks strike midnight, no more Windows 7 software improvements will come from Microsoft
13 Jan 2015
Windows Phone & Windows 8 app numbers hit half a million
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Windows Phone & Windows 8 app numbers hit half a million

Microsoft said it has 525,000 listed on the Windows and Windows Phone app stores
17 Nov 2014
Windows 8.1 market share leaps ahead
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Windows 8.1 market share leaps ahead

Adoption of Windows 8 and 8.1 shot up in October, marking the OS’ biggest leap in market share to date
3 Nov 2014
Windows 10: 10 Features we want to see
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Windows 10: 10 Features we want to see

With the Windows 10 release date looming, here are the top features we want to see
1 Oct 2014
Microsoft tells developers to target Windows 8.1
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Microsoft tells developers to target Windows 8.1

Microsoft has released data urging app developers to target Windows 8.1 and include in-app purchases
30 Sep 2014
Windows 8 adoption rates lower than Windows Vista
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Windows 8 adoption rates lower than Windows Vista

Despite ongoing hatred directed at Windows Vista, the operating system was more popular than Windows 8
5 Sep 2014
Surface 2 price cut as Surface Pro 3 sells out in UK
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Surface 2 price cut as Surface Pro 3 sells out in UK

Microsoft has temporarily cut prices for the Surface 2 in the US, while the Surface Pro 3 sells out in the UK
2 Sep 2014
Microsoft August Patch Tuesday update offers nine updates
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Microsoft August Patch Tuesday update offers nine updates

The fixes address Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, SQL Server, and Sharepoint vulnerabilities
11 Aug 2014
Windows 9 to drop Charms bar and add virtual desktops
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Windows 9 to drop Charms bar and add virtual desktops

Windows 9 has plans to drop the maligned Charms bar while adding virtual desktops to Threshold
8 Aug 2014
Windows 8.1 Update 3 could delay return of Start Button
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Windows 8.1 Update 3 could delay return of Start Button

New leaked screenshots suggest the Start Menu will return in Windows 9, rather than Windows 8.1 Update 3
4 Aug 2014
Windows 8 trade secrets leaker given three-month jail term
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Windows 8 trade secrets leaker given three-month jail term

Ex-Microsoft employee has already served most of his sentence, and is set to be deported next week.
13 Jun 2014
Windows 8.1 users warned of June 10 deadline for OS Update 1
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Windows 8.1 users warned of June 10 deadline for OS Update 1

Windows 8.1 users have been reminded they need to update their systems now to the latest version of the OS
11 Jun 2014
Windows 8: The perfect fit for business
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Windows 8: The perfect fit for business

Windows 8 can revolutionise the way you work.
21 May 2014
Windows 8 banned by Chinese government
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Windows 8 banned by Chinese government

Windows 8 has been forbidden in Chinese government offices because of “security fears”
20 May 2014
Are your business's mobile devices secure enough?
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Are your business's mobile devices secure enough?

Businesses have never had access to so many mobile devices – nor as many ways to lose sensitive data.
14 May 2014
Windows XP has lower infection rate than Vista and 7
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Windows XP has lower infection rate than Vista and 7

Windows 8 least likely to be infected
12 May 2014
Windows 8 upgrade costs see Chinese government stick with XP
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Windows 8 upgrade costs see Chinese government stick with XP

The government is negotiating the upgrade price with Microsoft
24 Apr 2014