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Windows Phone 8 users can now use Tumblr on the go

The Windows Phone Store adds more high-profile apps, with micro-blogging site Tumblr the latest debut in a string of new offerings.


Review: Skulls of the Shogun is a fun, funny strategy game

Skulls of the Shogun offers a clever turn-based strategy experience across any platform bearing a Microsoft badge. And who doesn't enjoy crushing the occasional skull?

Microsoft is making a mistake by passing on a Surface Phone

The VP of Microsoft's Windows Phone division poured cold water on the idea of a Surface Phone this week, but Microsoft may be making a critical mistake in not bolstering an already soft platform.


Getting Started with SkyDrive and Windows Phone 8

How to get the most from Microsoft's cloud storage service

Surface Pro usage inches up, lags other Windows devices

Microsoft's premium tablet, the Surface Pro, showed some usage gains during the month, but it's still deep in one ad agency's rankings compared to other Windows 8 devices and its RT slate sibling.

Pandora lands on Windows Phone 8 with unlimited, ad-free listening throughout 2013

After a lengthy wait, a Pandora app is finally available for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, and it includes several features you won't find on other platforms.


Microsoft revives 'smoked' campaign to tout Windows Phone speed

The "smoked" campaign -- in which Microsoft shows off how quickly its phones can perform common tasks -- is back, and this time, Samsung's Galaxy S III is the target.


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Windows Phone 8 support ends in 2014. Then what?

Microsoft's published timeline for support of Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 shows the two mobile operating systems will be orphaned in 18 months or less.

Job listing points to holiday update for Windows Phone

A job listing for a Windows Phone software engineer spills the beans about a major Windows Phone update this upcoming holiday season. Could it be the platforms first fabled "Windows Blue" release?

Searching for Windows at Mobile World Congress

Microsoft didn't have a booth at the big mobile trade show in Barcelona, but that didn't stop us from spotting laptops, tablets, and phones running various flavors of Windows.