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Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 Update with emphasis on mouse and keyboard use

Microsoft is updating Windows 8.1 to make it a bit easier to use for people using a notebook or desktop with a mouse and keyboard. While the last few versions of Windows have been designed explicitly to make the operating system more touchscreen-friendly, Microsoft has been a bit criticized for changing the user interface so […]

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 released a little early (and then retracted)

Microsoft plans to launch a significant update to Windows 8.1 in April, and the company has already reportedly released the update to manufacturers so they can load up computers that will hit the streets next month. Don’t want to wait that long? Microsoft seems to have prematurely made the software available through its Windows Update […]

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Lilbits (3-04-2014): Is Apple CarPlay gunning for Google Now?

This week Apple introduced CarPlay, a system that lets you pair your iPhone with a vehicle featuring CarPlay support to make calls, listen to music, view maps, and access other data without touching your phone. You can just tap the screen or use voice commands. But CNET notes CarPlay might be more than a way […]

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Lilbits (2-05-2014): Google’s Android app updates

Google has rolled out updates for 6 of its Android apps, including Google Search, Google Drive, and Google Maps. The updates bring new features including support for re-routing your directions when a faster route is available and viewing animated GIFs uploaded to Google Drive. The new version of Google Search also gives the stock Launcher […]

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Windows 8.1 update leak shows a more desktop-friendly experience

Microsoft is expected to introduce an updated version of Windows 8.1 in March, and a leaked pre-release build gives us an idea of what to expect: An operating system that’s a bit easier to use with a keyboard and mouse. Starting with Windows 8, Microsoft has offered two different user interfaces with its flagship operating […]