Best of the Web for Windows Users – 13 - 19 April 2014

This week was dominated by news about Microsoft's launch of the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. Many have tested this version and a lot was written about it. Also, everybody has agreed that this is a great operating system which can finally compete with iOS and Android. To learn more about this subject and other interesting news, read this week's roundup.

The Best Tech Related News

Let's start with the biggest news of the week:

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers is now live - The biggest news of the week is the fact that Microsoft has released the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. If you are a developer or a user who wants to get it as soon as possible, read this article.

Windows Phone 8.1 review: A magnificent smartphone platform - A very detailed review of the Developer Preview for Windows Phone 8.1, published by Ars Technica. It is definitely worth reading.

Microsoft's Project My Screen app now available to download - If you have Windows Phone 8.1 and have been dying to try out the Project my Screen feature, then you should install this app.

Why the Windows 8.1 Update probably means no more Service Packs for Windows - Here's why the recent release of Windows 8.1 Update means that we will no longer have Service Packs being released for Windows.

Office 365 Personal now available–and unlocks editing and document creation on iPad - Microsoft have simplified the naming of their Office 365 subscriptions and they have released a new and affordable Office 365 Personal subscription.

Sony extends PS4's lead over Xbox One despite 'Titanfall' launch - Both Sony and Microsoft have released new sales numbers. Learn more about how each console is selling, from this article.

New Xbox One System Update Begins Rolling Out Tonight - Microsoft has released another update for Xbox One. It fixes many issues and improves several features.

ESET Says Windows XP Users Should Disconnect Their Computers from the Internet - ESET - a well known security company - advises Windows XP users to no longer connect their computers to the Internet.

That's it for this week's most important news about Microsoft's ecosystem.

The Best Tech Tips & Guides

Next, we would like to share several tips and guides from other websites in the tech blogosphere:

Lesson 10: How to View & Access What's Shared on the Network - The Windows Networking series was completed this week on How-To Geek. All the 10 lessons were written by me, in collaboration with the team from How-To Geek. Don't hesitate to browse through all the lessons in this series. You will surely learn something new about Windows networking.

What's an efficient way to change my 200+ account passwords? - An interesting discussion about the most efficient way of changing your passwords, as a result of the Heartbleed security problem which has impacted the whole Internet.

6 Killer Kindle Paperwhite Features You Should Be Using - If you own a Kindle Paperwhite, you will love this tutorial.

That's it for this week's roundup. I hope that you have enjoyed our recommendations.