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Nokia's Asha phones get music, photo improvements

The OS upgrade also includes new integration with Microsoft's OneDrive storage service.

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant to compete with Apple's Siri, Google Now

At Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco this week the company debuted Cortana, a voice assistant for Windows Phone similar to Google Now and Apple's Siri.

Nokia shows off new Windows 8.1 Lumia smartphones

Microsoft’s just-announced Windows Phone 8.1 operating system will run on three Nokia Lumia smartphones coming out this summer. Here's a closer look.

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You heard right: Halo's Cortana AI actress lent her voice to Windows Phone's Cortana

But can Microsoft's digital assistant ever match the savvy of the Halo character by the same name?

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Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets native voice call transfers and Cortana integration

Skype is getting even deeper integration with Windows Phone in version 8.1 including seamless voice call transfers and voice command video calls.

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Hands-on: Microsoft's new Cortana digital assistant

At first blush, Microsoft's Cortana gives Google Now a run for its money.

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Build 2014, Day 1: The highlights, the surprises

Microsoft made a splash on the very first day with impressive upgrades coming for Windows, Windows Phone and more.

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Cortana takes the spotlight as Microsoft updates Windows, Windows Phone, Office

Microsoft opens its Build 2014 conference by announcing everything from a rebirth of the Windows Start menu to universal apps.

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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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Meet Cortana: Microsoft announces sweeping Windows Phone 8.1 update

Microsoft revealed the grand Windows Phone 8.1 update at Build 2014, and don't let the ".1" fool you: It's a doozy.

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One cell-phone factory may delay Microsoft's Nokia buy for six months

A tax audit may hold up the entire deal until it's sorted out in the courts, according to a report.

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Microsoft's Build 2014 conference: What we know, what we expect

Microsoft's developer conference will usher in the "Spring Update" to Windows 8.1, and more news on Microsoft's touch-based Office suite.

Nokia brings Refocus camera app to all Lumias running Windows Phone 8

The Refocus app lets users take a photo and later choose what they want in focus

Microsoft shakes up Windows Phone with dual-boot Android hybrids and free licenses

Smartphone buyers may soon have a choice between Android and Windows Phone...in the same device.

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Windows Phone passes BlackBerry in U.S., comScore says

IDC reported the shift early last year.