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Tablets race toward 64-bit finish line with new hardware, operating systems

Bringing 64-bit chip architecture to the tablet space will erase one of the last advantages full-fledged PCs have.

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Microsoft dabbles in digital discounts with $20 off 'Ryse: Son of Rome' for Xbox One

“Lot of people asked for better deals on our digital marketplace, so we’re testing some,” says Microsoft exec.

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Apple tops Android in business activations, but Surface claims the workday usage crown

A pair of reports from Good Technology and Chitika Insights reveal the differences between mobile business users and the consumer market at large.

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Hands On: Nokia's Lumia Icon cuts the phablet down to size

Nokia's Lumia Icon for Verizon takes the massive Lumia 1520 and repackages it as a manageable 5-inch phone.

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Windows Phone 8.1: Everything we know so far

The first major update to Windows Phone in a year and a half shows how it's moving closer to Windows RT and even taking cues from Android.

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Askem likely to be Windows Phone's next social app

Microsoft invests in Askem, a social quiz app that has so far been released just for iOS devices.

Xbox Music to add parental advisory warnings, upcoming song info

A Microsoft MVP sends word of a new Xbox Music for Windows 8.1 update making the rounds.

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What's 1 bitcoin worth? Ask Bing

A new tool converts bitcoin to more than 50 currencies

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Xbox One software update will fix some major omissions

A centralized way to view and manage installed content leads the changes in Microsoft's February 11 update for its gaming console.

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Foursquare’s hyperlocal tips coming soon to more Windows devices near you

A partnership with Microsoft is expected to put Foursquare recommendations front and center on Windows devices and Bing search results.