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Windows Phone hands-on: Lumia Camera make snaps crackle and pop, but Hey Cortana disappoints

With Lumia Camera for Windows Phones, Microsoft adds a comprehensive suite of features designed to ensure you'll rarely miss a photo. On the other hand, the new "Hey Cortana" feature missed way too much.

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Is Windows RT dead? Microsoft stops making Nokia Lumia 2520

With Windows 10 looming, it could mean an end to Windows RT, for real.

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Windows 7 and Windows XP show no signs of dying

While Microsoft's Windows 8.1 OS showed modest gains for January, the market share of both Windows 7 and Windows XP show no signs of dying off anytime soon.

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Any Bing-loving Android users out there? Check out Microsoft's Picturesque

Microsoft takes another stab at the Android lock screen, this time with images, news, weather, and search from Bing.

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Office Online vs. Office 365: What’s free, what’s not, and what you really need

Free Office Online is a great deal, but paying for an Office 365 subscription gives you some hard-to-beat perks. We’ll help you decide which way to go.

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Outlook app for Android and iOS boosts Microsoft's mobile comeback

Even if Windows Phone never cracks the 5 percent mark in market share, Microsoft could end up reaping rewards.

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Microsoft plans stable Windows 10 transition for businesses

Microsoft will offer a very reasonable means for businesses to transition to Windows 10, as conservatively or aggressively as they choose. But Microsoft's "Windows as a service" offering will still be pay-to-play.

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Microsoft said to invest in Android maker Cyanogen

Cyangoen's CEO, who said last week he intends to take Android away from Google, may have a new ally today.

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Office for Android exits beta with new Outlook apps in tow

Microsoft steps up push to get its software on to all tablets and smartphones.

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Bill Gates tells Reddit about his mysterious 'personal agent' project at Microsoft

If it isn't Cortana, then what is it? The man who built Microsoft didn't elaborate, but he did have some cautionary words for the development of artificial intelligence over the next 30 years.