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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1's first update, with welcome new features

Windows Phone 8.1 Update, formerly known as Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, adds folders to the Start screen, the ability to sandbox apps, and other features for consumers and businesses alike.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone dilemma: Sell cheap phones or great cameras?

The camera's the thing—or is it? Rumored 'Tesla' and 'Superman' Windows Phones show two sides to Microsoft's strategy. Cheap phones may bring in some people, but the high-megapixel cameras remain the Lumia phones' primary selling point, and Microsoft shouldn't lose sight of that.

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Windows Phone's Cortana taps Foursquare to suggest nearby places of interest

The virtual assistant can now recommend restaurants, bars and points of interest based on your location.

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Fitbit narrowly misses becoming the first activity tracker for Windows Phone

Fitbit is publishing its own, first-party app for the Windows Phone platform today. But Microsoft itself beat it to the punch.

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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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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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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.

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.