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The Windows 8.1 Update: Installation Steps

The Windows 8.1 Update (Read our First Take) is almost here. If you're thinking of installing Microsoft's latest OS update, I've gathered together a quick list information and major changes so you know what you'll be getting and where to get it. 1. The Windows 8.1 Update should go live sometime Tuesday morning, April 8. Historically, updates go live at 3:00AM PST on the day of the launch (that would mean 6:00AM on the east coast of the United States). There are no guarantees for the time, so your mileage may vary. For a 3:00AM launch. Be aware that a lot of people will probably be downloading it at the same time, which may or may not cause traffic issues. If you're not having any luck, wait a little while and try again.

Samsung Galaxy S5 to get two new anti-theft features

Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.  The world’s largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” anti-theft features to protect the soon-to-be-released Galaxy 5 S.  The features that will lock the phone if there’s an unauthorized attempt to reset it will be on models sold by wireless carriers Verizon and U.S. Cellular. The phones go on sale next week.