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Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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Windows Phone chief promises file manager, improved Facebook app

While Microsoft's still focused on increasing the number of apps for Windows Phone, users are more concerned with quality, according to a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session with Joe Belfiore.

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Microsoft's Reading List, Movie Moments apps hit Windows Phone 8.1, fit right in

Reading List and Movie Moments are both great fits for Windows Phone and add to Microsoft's 'One Windows' vision.

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Windows 8 gains natural-language Smart Search, with hints that Cortana could follow

If you can ask Windows a question as a real sentence, speaking that sentence seems the next logical step. But Microsoft would neither confirm nor deny that Cortana could be coming to Windows.

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'No' to Nokia name's future, 'yes' to the Nokia X: Stephen Elop holds post-Microsoft Q&A

Microsoft's new devices chief endorses the Nokia X, and hints that new Microsoft-made phones will carry a simplified brand.

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HTC: Relationship with Microsoft unchanged after Nokia acquisition

HTC, the second largest vendor behind Microsoft of Windows Phones, says that nothing has changed after the Nokia deal closed.

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Microsoft fixes bugs with OneDrive app on Windows Phone 8.1

Remember, the new Windows Phone 8.1 is still a developer edition. Users report issues with OneDrive on the latest OS, which Microsoft solves with an update.

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Four things Microsoft needs to do now to boost Windows Phone

The hard work starts now that its Nokia acquisition has been closed

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The phone is the key to everything: Microsoft now owns Nokia's device business

Nokia's phones are now Microsoft's phones as the push towards Windows Everywhere continues

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Microsoft releases Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone

Microsoft has released a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone, although it requires the latest Windows Phone 8.1 developer version.

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It's official: Nokia's phone business will become Microsoft's on April 25

After a long wait and regulatory delays, Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone business will close on Friday, April 25.

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Universal apps herald cheaper Windows Store prices

Microsoft is wooing developers with the ability to write apps for Windows and Windows Phone alike, and wooing customers by bringing cheaper, Windows-Phone-style pricing to the Windows Store.

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How to install Windows Phone 8.1 right now

Why wait? Microsoft's developer preview is actually open to anyone who's a little adventurous.