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Report: Asustek in talks to license Windows Phone 8 for handsets

Taiwan's Asustek is in talks with Microsoft about using the company's Windows Phone 8 OS in a smartphone, according to a report.


Microsoft's HelpBridge app provides assistance when disaster strikes

The app allows you to contact your emergency contacts in bulk, to let them know whether you're OK or in need help

Skype disables People Hub in latest Windows Phone 8 release

The change means that Windows Phone 8 Skype users will no longer be able to initiate Skype calls from outside of the app itself.


Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

International CES kicks off Sunday in Las Vegas. Here's an early look at some tech trends and hot products to watch for during the massive trade show.


Microsoft app store closes to minors in South Korea

Microsoft has locked minors out of its mobile app store in South Korea since last month.


Windows Phone 7.8 coming next year, upsetting users

Microsoft's next OS update for Windows Phone 7 handsets won't be available until sometime in 2013.


Microsoft in the post-Sinofsky era: What's next?

What's next for Microsoft as it changes the guard in its Windows division?

Android turns 5 today, hits 75 percent of the smartphone market

Apple's iOS comes in with a distant second place, while Windows Phone takes the fifth spot.

Microsoft is reportedly working on its own smartphone

Asian suppliers say Microsoft is currently testing a smartphone design. But launching its own handset would require careful balance to avoid angering its partners that are shipping Windows Phone 8 devices.


Do IT managers prefer Microsoft for mobile?

Redmond will be happy to hear the results of this recent survey of IT managers.