August 14, 2013
Mark your calendars: Windows 8.1 begins rolling out Oct. 18

Starting at midnight on October 18 in New Zealand (that’s 4 a.m.PT on October 17), Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18 by market.

August 3, 2013
Security enhancements in Windows 8.1 help keep your data secure

Microsoft shared the Windows security vision and how that vision translates into new security enhancements in Windows 8.1 at the Black Hat conference this week. The upcoming Windows 8.1 update offers a full spectrum of new and improved security capabilities, from features that enables devices to be fully locked down by IT, to remote security options for BYOD devices, to safeguard for personal devices that need to access business resources outside of work.

July 30, 2013
Meet your 3D maker

In this episode of “On the Whiteboard,” Editor Pamela Woon goes to a workshop that features 3D printing and finds that with the Windows 8.1 update, it’s as easy as printing a Word document.