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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1's first update, with welcome new features

Windows Phone 8.1 Update, formerly known as Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, adds folders to the Start screen, the ability to sandbox apps, and other features for consumers and businesses alike.

on pcworld.com

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PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One to 3D Blu-ray movie playback

Not long before Microsoft is expected to release an update to the Xbox One loaded with 3D movie playback, Sony started its 3D playback push on Tuesday.

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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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Xbox Entertainment Studios is doomed, original online programming efforts are not

Don't expect the likes of Yahoo and Amazon to follow the lead of Microsoft as it abandons efforts to produce original online shows.

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Microsoft OneNote lands in Amazon App Store ahead of Fire phone release

It's just the latest stop in Microsoft's new mission to get its services across an array of devices, Windows-powered or otherwise.

on pcworld.com

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Don't panic! Microsoft isn't killing its Video and Music stores

A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.

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Microsoft announces the low-cost Nokia Lumia 530

With Microsoft in full control of Nokia since late April, the long-expected Lumia 530 budget phone is Microsoft's first official post-acquisition Lumia release.

on pcworld.com

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Lumia 635 review: Could this be the low-priced future of Windows Phone?

Two weeks ago, we would have written the Lumia 635 off as a middling device you'd probably pass over. After the last week's events, it might be the new direction of Windows Phone.

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Microsoft's Android experiment is over, and so are its feature phones

The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.