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Bing apps make the leap to Windows Phone 8

Bing News, Sports, Weather, and Finance -- already available on Windows 8 -- now come in mobile versions, as Microsoft looks to have a consistent experience between its operating systems.

Microsoft eases development for Windows Phone apps

The new Windows Phone App Studio can be used to build new apps without coding.

Rogue hotspots can steal your Windows Phone's saved Wi-Fi passwords, Microsoft warns

With a little naming trickery, attackers can coax your phone into giving up its Wi-Fi login credentials, Microsoft warns—but don't expect a patch to fix the issue.

Microsoft to rename SkyDrive after losing trademark suit

A British broadcaster has successfully convinced a judge to require Microsoft to change the name of its SkyDrive cloud-storage service because of trademark issues.

With Nokia's Treasure Tags, you may never have to dig under the couch cushions again

These little tags use NFC and Bluetooth to help you locate your keys, your wallet, your everything.

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Nokia exec vents about Windows Phone app gap

Nokia vice president Bryan Biniak shows frustration with gaps in Microsoft's app offering for the Windows mobile operating system.

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Windows device sales aren't meeting Microsoft's expectations, Ballmer admits

In a closed door Microsoft meeting, CEO Steve Ballmer reportedly admits to disappointing Windows hardware sales. But while the company's smart to rejigger its retail efforts, Windows devices won't shine until the software is up to par.

How Microsoft could beat Siri and Google Now: A modern Microsoft Bob

Don't expect Microsoft to launch a direct competitor to Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri. Instead, Microsoft envisions its Bing search engine operating quietly in the background.

Are Microsoft phones making inroads as Lumia has record smartphones sales?

Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia smartphones in the second quarter, its best yet for sales of the Windows Phone devices, but still made a net loss.

Nokia is squandering its last best chance for relevance

Windows Phone is holding back one of the most promising phone makers in the industry.

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Ballmer outlines the road ahead for Microsoft Office, Skype, 'Bing Now'

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer outlines how Microsoft plans to reinvent the future of documents, collaboration, anticipatory data, and gaming.

Windows Phones get a small update, adding CalDAV and CardDAV support

The update helps owners who use Google contacts and calendars, as well as those who like to monitor their usage of their smartphone.

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.