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Hands on: Office Lens scanning app for Windows Phone now makes editable Word files

Most scanning apps generate a JPEG or PDF file, but Office Lens skips right to the good stuff: Word or PowerPoint files. Though some scrawls will still confound it, this is nevertheless a Windows Phone app worth bragging about—and downloading ASAP.

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Microsoft invites reporters to see 'what's next for Windows' (hint: it's Windows 9)

Microsoft begins inviting reporters to see the next generation of Windows—almost certainly a preview of Windows 9.

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Cortana app reportedly heading for Windows 9

Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana, is a mainstay of Windows Phone. For Windows 9, however, she'll be "just" an app.

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Microsoft is killing the Nokia and Windows Phone names, reports say

In the future, Lumias will just run plain old Windows, according to multiple reports.

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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.

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Microsoft considering Raspberry Pi-like development boards for Windows Phone, RT

The company hasn't yet said whether it will offer the hardware boards for makers

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HTC claims the One (M8) for Windows delivers 10 percent more talk time than Android

HTC's specifications pages claim that the talk and standby times for the Windows Phone version of its One (M8) phone are significantly better than those for its Android counterpart. Does this mean Windows is more efficient, or is a different radio being used?

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Android, iOS gobble up even more global smartphone share

So do the math: If Android and iOS have more share, that means Windows Phone and its competitors have even less share than before. Less than 3 percent, according to IDC.

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Microsoft has 'paused' Windows Phone 8.1 Update to HTC phones

Microsoft and HTC said that they are working to develop a fix, however.

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Windows Phone messaging powers up with revamped Facebook, Viber, and BBM apps

Microsoft is working to increase the number apps available for its OS, but device sales are shrinking