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Mostly Mobile Reviews: Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse & Keyspan PRO3

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In today's episode of Mostly Mobile Reviews, Todd Ogasawara takes a look at the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse. Also, Jon Westfall discusses the Keyspan PR-PRO3 Presentation Remote. Video ...
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How To Find Windows Media Player in Windows 8.1 [gallery]

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Yes, Virginia, Windows Media Player still lives. Here's Brian Burgess with the easiest way to find WMP in Windows 8.1 -- and set it as your default. Find a short review on the Xbox Music player here, too. That's where WMP is hidden. Now you know ... How To Gallery.
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Windows 8.1 Update Issues, Snafus and How to Tell If You Have It at All

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Windows 8.1 Update Issues, snafus abound. But Sandy Berger says the worst one is that it's hard to tell if you have the update at all. Error messages will say you don't -- when you actually do. Here's how to navigate the insanity.
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Microsoft Office for iPad: Here’s the Catch [review]

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Microsoft Office for iPad is impressive -- but there are some major drawbacks. Our Sandy Berger has good news and bad news in this in-depth review ...
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Here’s What’s New in Windows 8.1 Update (gallery tour)

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On the same day it halted support of Windows XP, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update. Here's what's new -- a gallery tour showing what's changed and what still needs fixed. Brian Burgess reports.
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John C. Dvorak: Build 2014 and the New Slovenly

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John C. Dvorak reports from the Microsoft Build 2014 conference. He wonders why everyone from the CEO on down looks so ... slovenly. More here.
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Microsoft Build 2014: What To Expect

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Microsoft Build 2014 is here. What does Microsoft have up its sleeve for consumers and developers? Ant Pruitt's analysis gives us a view into what to expect.
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John C. Dvorak: On Color, Value and the Evolution of Logos [infographic]

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John C. Dvorak tends not to like infographics -- but he found the evolution of logos infographic here to be interesting, informative and cool. Do you agree?
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Sleep! How To Make Windows Stay Asleep All Night Long (tip)

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A cat jostles your mouse or keyboard and, boom, your sleeping Windows PC wakes up and stays up. Here's How To make Windows stay asleep all night long. The latest How To tip from Brian Burgess.
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Windows 8.1 Update 1: What to Expect (gallery)

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Our Brian Burgess previews Windows 8.1 Update 1. Here's what it's got. And what it's missing.
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How to Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 (gallery)

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In advance of the Windows 8.1 upgrade coming soon, definitely update Windows 8 first. Then do the upgrade to 8.1. Here's how to do both. Gallery.
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FBI NSA PRISM: How Much Content US Nabs via Microsoft, Google, Yahoo Accounts

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In a settlement with the DOJ, major tech companies now are able to reveal how many online accounts were affected by FBI and NSA PRISM secret court order ...
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Sanity At Last: Windows 8.1 Boot to Desktop Update Is All Good

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At least. A Windows 8.1 update that will let users bypass the Start Screen and boot to desktop by DEFAULT is all good. And it's headed to Win 9, sources say.
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How To Make Microsoft Word 2013 Publish to Blogs — Easily ( gallery)

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The latest from our Brian Burgess. Here's the Microsoft Word 2013 Publish to Blog ultimate guide -- made easy. How To Gallery.
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Mad Catz: Xbox 270 Degree Force Feedback Wheel, FREQ9 Headset (preview)

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Mad Catz' next-gen FREQ9 noise-cancelling headset and Xbox One Force Feedback Racing Wheel -- 270 degree turning -- blew the doors in! Here's a preview -- and a video interview with Mad Catz' madcap spokesman, Alex Verry. Enjoy.
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Windows Experience Index: Utilities That Bring It Back in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft removed the handy Windows Experience index utility in Windows 8.1. Here are three utilities that bring the functionality back. How To gallery.
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Microsoft to Non-US Customers: Store Data Offshore, Off NSA Grid (analysis)

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Microsoft breaks rank, becoming the first tech company to offer non-U.S. users the option to store data outside the U.S. -- and outside the reach of the NSA.
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Log In Much? Windows 8.1 Tips for Faster, Safer Access

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Logging in to Windows has always been tedious. Here are more Windows 8.1 tips from our Brian Burgess to help you set your system for faster, safer access. How To gallery.
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How to Add the Hibernate Option to the Windows 8.1 Power Button

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Microsoft has made Windows 8.1 easier to shut down, but there still a glaring omission -- the absence of the Hibernate option. Here's how you get it back.
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XBox Sign Out: XBox One Call of Duty: Ghosts Trolling (video)

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With the success of Microsoft XBox One comes inevitable trolls. Here's the Xbox Sign Out gag from one user -- and a solution for you. Video.
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