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Windows Phone 8.1's awaited interactive lock screens are here, but they're rough

The Live Lock Screen Beta is nice enough, but it sure earns its beta tag.

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Uber drives into the Windows Phone Store

Because taxis suck.

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Microsoft announces the low-cost Nokia Lumia 530

With Microsoft in full control of Nokia since late April, the long-expected Lumia 530 budget phone is Microsoft's first official post-acquisition Lumia release.

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Microsoft's Android experiment is over, and so are its feature phones

The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.

Maxthon Cloud Browser comes to Windows Phone

Maxthon's Cloud Browser offers unique tab navigation and automatic syncing across devices.

Slowly, the 'Nokia' brand heads for the door

Microsoft removes Nokia name from some Windows Phone apps, but the company isn't totally letting go just yet.

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Nokia's 'Cyan' update rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 to all WP8 Lumia handsets

The huge improvements in Windows Phone 8.1 will soon be available without jumping through any hoops.

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Microsoft adopts 'challenger' mentality to win larger world of connected devices

Cheap devices and machine learning are just two of the ways Microsoft plans to stay relevant beyond PCs, the company said at its 2014 Windows Partner Conference.

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Cortana puts its perfect World Cup record on the line, as Google chimes in

The Microsoft digital assistant's pick to win the World Cup may not surprise you, but its prediction for the winner of the third-place game is a far gutsier call. And Google backs it up.

Windows Blue Rumored to be the Return of the Start Button

Microsoft's Windows Blue update coming this summer may allow users to access the desktop version of Windows.

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Microsoft debuts Video Tuner app for simple Windows Phone video edits

Microsoft executives say Video Tuner will play the same role as some of Nokia's on-phone apps.

“3D Touch” Windows Phone and Surface Mini rumors reemerge

"McLaren" handset may let users see more information by floating a finger over the screen.

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T-Mobile launching first Windows Phone 8.1 phone in early July

T-Mobile said Tuesday that it plans to launch the mid-range, Windows Phone 8.1-powered Lumia 635 just after the Fourth of July.

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Microsoft's Cortana adds World Cup predictions—it's been perfect so far

You can now ask Microsoft's Cortana to predict who will win each World Cup match—and it's 6-0 so far. But if you're wondering who is expected to win the United States-Belgium match...

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Microsoft accidentally reveals plans to bring folder support to Windows Phone 8.1

Support could arrive in July or early August as Microsoft tries to reach parity with iOS and Android.