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Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will be making Windows 8.1 available for download for all those users out there in the wild that work now with a full version of Windows 8. This release is being tipped as being a bit of a veil for a much larger shake-up to the Microsoft desktop and mobile ecosystem, said to be merging the two into one in a massive undertaking that'll dwarf the many tiny changes to the Windows software family. This isn't just about booting to desktop.

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Windows 8.1 Preview ISO download tipped for June 26th with standard upgrade

Windows 8.1 Preview ISO download tipped for June 26th with standard upgrade

While the basic upgrade to Windows 8.1 (Blue) will be available on the 26th of June, it wasn't known until this week - or tipped, at least - that an ISO download will also be available. This update to the next iteration of Windows will be offered by Microsoft for free to those working with a real-deal standard version of Windows 8. Those hoping to dual-boot regular Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will also be able to do so with this ISO download. UPDATE: Download portals have arrived.

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Windows 8.1 shares highlights in video walkthrough

Windows 8.1 shares highlights in video walkthrough

Windows 8.1 is a big deal for Microsoft, the first significant update for the OS, and the opportunity to address some of the lingering user frustrations: not just add in the Start button. The company has shared a new video - which you can see after the cut - walking through some of the more interesting tweaks and changes to the updated software, from the changed Live Tile sizes and easier app-group management.

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Windows 8.1 Miracast tap has Microsoft join the wireless display party

Windows 8.1 Miracast tap has Microsoft join the wireless display party

This week the folks at Microsoft have let it be known that Windows 8.1 hasn't yet spilled all of its details, coming in with Miracast wireless display support standard. This is an implementation of the standard technology that Google introduced with Android 4.2, also working with Miracast, here bringing the technology to every PC able to upgrade to Windows 8.1 - with implementation of the software as made real by the manufacturer.

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Microsoft flirting with boot-to-desktop and Start button in Windows 8.1 Blue

Microsoft flirting with boot-to-desktop and Start button in Windows 8.1 Blue

Microsoft will reportedly backtrack on attempts to push the Windows 8 Start Screen front and center, leaks suggest, with the upcoming Windows 8.1 set to include the option to bypass the controversial touch-friendly UI. The so-called "Blue" refresh of Windows 8 will feature the option to boot straight to the desktop mode, sources tell ZDNet, rather than defaulting to the Metro-style interface, a much-requested feature from those not using tablet or touch-enabled PCs.

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