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Microsoft Lumia Denim update goes to older phones first, snubbing flagship Icon

Is this any way to treat Windows Phone faithfuls? Microsoft's eagerly awaited update won't come to the newer, better phones until 2015.

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Microsoft's Lumia Denim release is coming for Windows Phone

Microsoft begins pushing Denim, including Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and some long-awaited camera improvements, but users in its home country won't be the first to get it.

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Microsoft's Minecraft finally arrives on Windows Phone

After buying Minecraft developer Mojang in September for over $2 billion, the popular game arrives on the Windows Phone platform.

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VLC for Windows Phone enters beta, for old-school video viewers

VLC is legendary for being able to play pretty much any video. Now that streaming services are common, however, it's more of a niche app than it used to be.

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Microsoft Movie Creator finally brings needed video features to Windows Phone

Movie Creator's still in beta, but it's already filling a need for stitching, soundtracks, and other editing features that prior apps like Movie Moments and Video Tuner had lacked.

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The first Microsoft-branded Windows Phone rolls out: The unremarkable Lumia 535

Microsoft's Lumia 535 drops the Nokia name. Aside from the front-facing camera (and the label), however, it's not really that noteworthy.

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Cortana gives voice to Fitbit’s Windows Phone app, her first in-app integration

The exclusive feature lets users add meals by voice. While the integration's not perfect, it suggests how other third-party apps could take advantage of Cortana's capabilities.

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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.