Why you must upgrade to Windows 8.1

Microsoft's long gestating Windows 8.1 upgrade is now available for download. Designed to address the concerns of whiners and haters alike, it seems like it is one of those upgrades that is a must have now thing. And, it won't hurt one bit if it takes away the bad taste of Windows 8.

Dell declares the PC 'undead,' Windows 8.1 starts to shine

Dell really is pushing hard against the mindset that the PC is dead this week. The industry heavyweight had one of their largest PC launches ever and while tablets were a part of the launch, the devices didn’t eclipse the overall initiative. Personally, I think this is quite a strategic approach, simply because tablets haven’t been trending that well of late (particularly for Apple), and while volumes continue to rise, they are mostly tied to really cheap products.   

Microsoft: 3D Printing as Easy as File-Print in Windows 8.1

While Windows 8.1 will bring back the Start button and allow users to boot directly to the desktop, do-it-yourselfers have another feature to look forward to: 3D printing support.