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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.

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Windows Phone messaging powers up with revamped Facebook, Viber, and BBM apps

Microsoft is working to increase the number apps available for its OS, but device sales are shrinking

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First Windows Phone 8.1 update rolling out now

But you'll only see it today if you sign up for the Windows Phone developer preview.

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Fitbit narrowly misses becoming the first activity tracker for Windows Phone

Fitbit is publishing its own, first-party app for the Windows Phone platform today. But Microsoft itself beat it to the punch.

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Windows Phone 8.1's awaited interactive lock screens are here, but they're rough

The Live Lock Screen Beta is nice enough, but it sure earns its beta tag.

on pcworld.com

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Uber drives into the Windows Phone Store

Because taxis suck.

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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