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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.

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Translator with Speech review: Windows Phone app bridges language barriers

This app speaks translations in 54 languages, and Windows Phone's predictive texting and speech recognition makes it a snap to use.

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Windows Phones to get better gaming, battery with DirectX 12

Better gaming via DirectX 12 isn't only for PCs and consoles, Qualcomm says

Huawei won't dual-boot Windows Phone and Android after all

Phone maker says its plans have changed, doesn't explain why.