John Paczkowski

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Windows 8.1 Ships in October

windows_8_1Windows 8.1, the next major update to Microsoft’s latest operating system, now has a hard release date — a pair of them, actually.

The OS will roll out as a free update for Windows 8 users around the world via Microsoft’s Windows Store at 4 am PT on Oct. 17, and will arrive at retail on new devices beginning Oct. 18.

Unveiled during Microsoft’s Build conference in June, Windows 8.1 includes a number of enhancements and tweaks intended to address early criticisms of the next-generation OS: The return of the Start button to the desktop, a “boot to desktop” option, improved multitasking and a new Smart Search function.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik