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Microsoft's 2014 new year's resolutions (our suggestions)

2013 was a busy year for Microsoft, from Ballmer's retirement announcement to product action involving Windows, Surface, and Office 365. Here's what to do in 2014.

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Motorola Solutions buys IP push-to-talk vendor to span PCs, phones, radios

Twisted Pair’s Wave PTT system isn't not limited to one carrier or type of technology. It’s designed to let workers in offices and in the field join the same instant-calling groups.

11 must-have apps for your new Windows Phone

Got a new Windows Phone for the holidays? These apps will start you off right.

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Xbox Video, Xbox Music finally arrive on Windows Phone

Xbox Video arrives with a bonus for Windows Phone users: you can save movies to your phone for offline viewing.

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5 fab phones that rocked our socks in 2013

If you're looking to buy a new phone, these should be at the top of your list.

Why Microsoft might give Windows RT and Windows Phone away for free

Maybe it's desperate, maybe it's disruptive, but nixing licensing fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT could encourage greater adoption of those platforms among hardware vendors. Whether it'll work is anyone's guess.

Windows Phone scores wins but still faces challenges

Microsoft's promotion of Windows Phone has recently seen success in the U.S. and Europe amid continued problems in China.

Report: Microsoft linking Windows, Xbox, phones via 'high value activities'

Are we headed toward a unified Windows OS? Eventually. But the first steps in that direction are making certain apps common among the various Microsoft platforms.

Microsoft exec: 'We are not going to have three' Windows platforms

Windows RT, Windows Phone, or Windows 8: Not all will survive. But which versions of Microsoft face the axe in the future?

Task masters: 5 apps that tackle your to-do list

These smartphone secretaries can anticipate your every need.