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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Windows 8.1

All time
# Review
Has Microsoft designed its best budget smartphone yet?
Microsoft has focused more on making its phones cheaper than on flagships, but is the Lumia 640 its best budget phone yet?
# babel fish
Now anyone can use Skype's real-time video chat translator
Four spoken languages – English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin – are supported by the service and is available to anyone with Windows 8.1 or above.
# cheap and cheerful
Review: Is this the budget Windows tablet you've been looking for?
With a low price, the Linx 8 wants to be your Windows tablet of choice, but how well does it balance price and expectations?
# Third Time Lucky
Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 3 as 'the tablet that will replace your laptop'
The 12-inch tablet weighs 800g and will be released in Ireland at the end of August.
# quick update
Microsoft says goodbye to XP by releasing Windows 8.1 update
Although Windows 8.1 users will only have a few weeks to install the update if they want to receive future security updates.
# Updates
Microsoft brings Siri rival Cortana and an updated look to Windows Phone
The new update should arrive in a couple of months, although new phones with Windows 8.1 installed will be available sooner.