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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

"Buy once, play anywhere" comes to Microsoft's ecosystem.

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

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HTC and Samsung to Windows Phone users: You haven't been forgotten

Sprint has announced that it will support the Windows Phone 8.1 update for the HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo.

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Nokia unveils photo-centric Lumia 930, plus midrange Lumias 630 and 635

The Lumia 930 is essentially the international variant of the recently released Nokia Icon, while the Lumia 630 and 635 are both mid-range Windows Phones.

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Meet Cortana: Microsoft announces sweeping Windows Phone 8.1 update

Microsoft revealed the grand Windows Phone 8.1 update at Build 2014, and don't let the ".1" fool you: It's a doozy.

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Windows Phones to get better gaming, battery with DirectX 12

Better gaming via DirectX 12 isn't only for PCs and consoles, Qualcomm says

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Five must-have apps for March Madness

Whether you want to stream games, watch your bracket, or find a local bar to watch your teams in good company, these apps have you covered.

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Windows Phone passes BlackBerry in U.S., comScore says

IDC reported the shift early last year.

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Clockwise Podcast 26: High on Google Glass

Nokia forks Android, but should Microsoft? Google lobbies to let you wear Google Glass while you drive. Apple's SSL bug makes us question our Internet security. And how WhatsApp will help Facebook take over the developing world.

BBM coming to Windows Phone, Nokia X

The messaging service will be available on the phones this summer

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