We enjoy Windows 8.1’s fixes and discuss what the update means in terms of Microsoft’s (surprisingly functional) positioning of Windows across the tablet and PC market. We run down Steam OS and consider its potential in the connected home. We round up some of the most recent OS X Mavericks troubles. We study the specs and reviews of the new Nexus 5, revisiting our thoughts about jumping between the Google and Apple walled gardens. We take a look at the most recent Skype announcements — critical to both podcasters and small businesses. And we walk you through a slick file-transfer solution we developed to push production files painlessly between offices (and countries).