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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.

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Take dragons on your next road trip with Microsoft's new Dragons Adventure game

Based on DreamWorks's How to Train Your Dragon movies, the game also incorporates real-world data like weather and points of interest to create adventures that last exactly as long as your kids are in the car.

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Microsoft's Cortana adds World Cup predictions—it's been perfect so far

You can now ask Microsoft's Cortana to predict who will win each World Cup match—and it's 6-0 so far. But if you're wondering who is expected to win the United States-Belgium match...

on pcworld.com

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Skype update integrates Microsoft's Cortana in Windows Phone app

Theoretically, you can use Cortana to control Skype in the upgraded app for for Windows Phone, among other improvements. Early anecdotal tests have been buggy, however.

on pcworld.com

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Roku remote control apps hit Windows and Windows Phone

Forget about those third-party apps, Roku's official remote control solution for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is finally here.

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Windows Phone in July

BlackBerry's popular messaging service will hit Windows Phone this summer, after landing on Android and iOS late last year.

on pcworld.com

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Leaks say 'McLaren' is the next flagship Windows Phone

A report by noted tipster Evleaks says that things will get interesting for Nokia fans this fall, with the "McLaren" phone scheduled to debut from the Microsoft subsidiary.

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IDC predicts modest rise in Windows Phones by 2018

Analyst firm IDC predicts that while Microsoft's phone platform will continue to grow, it will still be a second-tier player chasing down Apple's iPhone.

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Spotify plans free option for Windows Phone users

Out of the three major smartphone platforms, only Windows Phone users must pay simply to access the Spotify app. Spotify says that will change, however.

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Microsoft's Xbox chief shoots down gaming handheld idea

Xbox chief Phil Spencer puts the kibosh on a dedicated portable Xbox console, instead implying that Windows Phone is the future.