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With this phone, I thee wed: How the Nokia-Microsoft union changes everything

Nokia's devices are Microsoft's now. But Nokia brings a lot more to the union, including design and app smarts that Microsoft dearly needs.

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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

"Buy once, play anywhere" comes to Microsoft's ecosystem.

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

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The future of Live Tiles could be more widget-like and interactive

The forward-looking folks at Microsoft Research demo'd Live Tiles that scroll and expand. It's still just an experiment, but it sure sounds cool.

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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.

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Why Windows is free, but not on your PC

Microsoft shakes up its business model without touching its cash cow.

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HTC and Samsung to Windows Phone users: You haven't been forgotten

Sprint has announced that it will support the Windows Phone 8.1 update for the HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo.

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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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Nokia unveils photo-centric Lumia 930, plus midrange Lumias 630 and 635

The Lumia 930 is essentially the international variant of the recently released Nokia Icon, while the Lumia 630 and 635 are both mid-range Windows Phones.

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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.