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Vine coming to Windows Phone 8

Vine, the trendy Twitter-owned mobile video app, is coming to the Windows Phone 8 operating system about six months after its initial launch on iOS.

One Microsoft, all the time: What Ballmer's newly unified vision could mean to you

Microsoft just overhauled its entire organizational structure to focus on a vision of ubiquity—a vision that could pay dividends to YOU down the line.

Microsoft undergoes sweeping reorg for technology focus

Microsoft consolidates power in a few major executives, as the company refocuses itself on the "devices and services" vision Steve Ballmer previously described.

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Microsoft's 'enterprise feature pack' for Windows Phone adds auto VPN

Microsoft extends the enterprise support lifecycle for Windows Phone 8, while adding a bundle of enterprise-focused features. But will carriers allow them?

Nokia Here Drive+ will add turn-by-turn navigation to Windows Phones

Nokia updates its Here Drive+ navigation app to allow turn-by-turn navigation for all Windows Phones, but installation issues prompt a hiatus.

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Microsoft spills the beans on the camera in the new Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone

If there was any doubt left that Nokia's next Windows Phone would have a greatly improved camera, Microsoft erased it with a couple of Flickr photos.

Visual Studio 2013 hints at upcoming 1080p display support for Windows Phone

Options hidden deep in this developer tool signal that Windows Phones may soon support Full HD displays. (Finally!)

Microsoft's 'MoodScope' phone software senses your mood

Microsoft Research has built a set of services that can determine if you're happy or sad, and let your friends know, too.

Eight things you didn't know your Windows Phone could do

Windows Phones may never be as cool as an iPhone or as open as an Android, but that doesn't mean they don't offer cool features, too.

Build 2013 keynote: Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1, pledges 'rapid release' schedule

Microsoft executives formally unveiled Windows 8.1 at its Build 2013 conference, pledging rapid, responsive updates will empower its developer base.

Microsoft's Bing searches for pizza

Bing voice search improves accuracy, speed

In 2012, Microsoft's Rick Rashid blew an Asian audience away with a live translation of his speech, into Mandarin. On Monday, Bing added some of that technology to Bing Voice Search.

The majority of American adults are now smartphone owners

A new poll from Pew finds that 56% of American adults now own smartphones. A variety of other demographic findings may surprise you.

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Bing translation app projects real-world translations over text, awkwardly

Microsoft ports the Windows Phone version of Bing Translator to Windows devices, complete with camera translation.