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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.

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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.

Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey's smart search for new apps

All new Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey’s smart app search to help users discover new apps--without knowing exactly what the users are looking for.

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Mobile World Congress: Will the Windows ecosystem be relevant in Barcelona?

There won't be a lot of huge phone and tablet announcements in Barcelona, and Microsoft's own presence will be dialed back. But there are still interesting developments on the horizon.

What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2013

Apps that act as a second screen, connected cars, tech to get you in shape, and countless tablets and phones will be on display at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.

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The complete guide to Windows Phone 8 settings

We explain the ins and outs of your Windows Phone 8 handset.

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