The Weekly Roundup for 12032012

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9 preview

There was no OS XI at WWDC. There was no plan to reinvent the wheel. The takeaway message at the launch event was simple: Apple is committed to OS X. With that in mind we went hands-on with Apple's newest iteration of OS X, Mavericks. Read on for our full impressions.

The Weekly Roundup for 06242013

Windows 8.1 in-depth hands-on: features, apps, impressions and screenshots (video)

The last time we wrote about Windows 8.1, we had lots to talk about, but very little to share in the way of hands-on impressions. Now, after 15 hours with the update, we're ready to give you a full, in-depth hands-on. Click the link above for all of our thoughts and screenshots of Windows 8.1.

The Weekly Roundup for 06242013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package

After Samsung's latest product push in London, we have nothing short of a Galaxy S 4 franchise on our hands. The Galaxy S4 Active, a water-resistant phone with a comfortable, attractive design, is a strong option for outdoorsy -- and clumsy -- types. But this newfound durability comes at a price. Read on for our full review.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: hands-on with a 6.4-inch Android phone (video)

The Xperia Z Ultra, Sony's newest addition to the Xperia range, follows the lines of the rest of the Z series. It has the same "OmniBalance" plane, uniform screen surface, but this time it measures in at 6.4 inches across while still running at 1080p resolution. Read our full hands-on up above.

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