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8 things I hate about Windows 8.1

I have some complaints for new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (Photo by Brian Smale/Microsoft via Getty Images) I have a confession: I am the lone primary Windows user at The Switch. It’s not so much out of loyalty as habit. I grew up with DOS, ’95, and ’98 then managed …

Review: Downton Abbey, Season Four – Businessweek

If I were to ever search for logic, I would not look for it among the English upper class,” says Downton Abbey’s quippy conscience, the Dowager Countess Grantham (Maggie Smith), in the third episode of the show’s fourth season, which premieres on Jan. 5 on PBS. Three-and-a-half months after airing in …

Surface 2 review: It needs apps, better software.

I’ve spent the past week testing out a Microsoft Surface tablet. While testing out the Surface, I kept thinking of something Microsoft’s head of communications, Frank X. Shaw, recently wrote. In a blog post defending the Surface and attacking Apple’s iPad, he said, “Let’s be clear—helping folks kill time on …

Windows 8.1: Everything You Need to Know

Microsoft has revealed many of the new features, improvements and, yes, do-overs coming in Windows 8.1, the first major upgrade to Windows 8. Formerly called “Windows Blue,” Windows 8.1 has three main themes: making the user interface more friendly, adding new abilities and — perhaps most important — including support …

Gadling Gear Review: Kindle Fire HD | Gadling.com

There is no doubt that tablet computers have had a dramatic impact on travel over the past few years. These lightweight and versatile devices provide us with all kinds of entertainment options while keeping us in contact with friends and family back home. Of course, the iPad is the 900-pound …