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Report: Cortana could appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem to be set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now.

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Microsoft Movie Creator finally brings needed video features to Windows Phone

Movie Creator's still in beta, but it's already filling a need for stitching, soundtracks, and other editing features that prior apps like Movie Moments and Video Tuner had lacked.

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Spec showdown: Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

The Microsoft and Motorola smartphones are powered by the same processor, and cost about the same

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The first Microsoft-branded Windows Phone rolls out: The unremarkable Lumia 535

Microsoft's Lumia 535 drops the Nokia name. Aside from the front-facing camera (and the label), however, it's not really that noteworthy.

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Microsoft's first Nokia-less Lumia will be revealed Tuesday

The first smartphone emblazoned with the Microsoft Lumia name will be unveiled next Tuesday, but don't expect a flagship phone.

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Microsoft snubs its new Band, bundles Fitbit Flex with new Lumia phones

In the latest head-scratcher from Microsoft, Microsoft is pitching the Fitbit — not the Band — as the ideal fitness accessory for the new Lumia 830.

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This is what Microsoft's Nokia-less Lumia phones will look like

Say goodbye to Nokia Lumia phones and say hello to Microsoft Lumia handsets.

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

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Skype's new drawing feature appears on Windows Phone first

Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.

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Cortana learns to speak Klingon at your command

Microsoft's virtual assistant shows its lighter side with Star Trek integration

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Flipboard is finally available on Windows Phone

Windows Phone lands another big and much-needed app to spiff up its store. Sure it's four years after being developed for the Apple iPad, but better late than never?

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Hands on: Office Lens scanning app for Windows Phone now makes editable Word files

Most scanning apps generate a JPEG or PDF file, but Office Lens skips right to the good stuff: Word or PowerPoint files. Though some scrawls will still confound it, this is nevertheless a Windows Phone app worth bragging about—and downloading ASAP.

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Bad to the Bonn: European Harley-Davidson phone joins the Windows Phones gang

A Harley-Davidson phone exclusive to Europe leads a pack of new, cheap Windows Phones from BLU, YEZZ, and Archos, the rest of which will be available stateside.