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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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Leaked video shows Cortana, Windows Phone's smarter Siri clone, in action

Cortana wants to know all about you so she can help you better, leveraging her buddies Bing and Foursquare, among others.

on pcworld.com

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Leak reveals Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1's mashup of Siri and Google Now

New screenshots show the settings and 'face' of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri challenger.

on pcworld.com

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Nokia Lumia Icon review: The best Windows Phone so far

Nokia's latest flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia, is a very good phone, period, albeit with one significant flaw.

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Windows Phone 8.1's long-awaited notification center caught on video

Windows Phone's finally getting a notification center in Windows Phone 8.1, and it looks pretty snazzy.

on pcworld.com

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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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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.

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Facebook for Windows Phone gains secondary Live Tiles

The Microsoft-authored Facebook app now allows you to monitor specific pictures or posts.

Microsoft gifts Windows Phone users with 20GB of free SkyDrive storage

Ho ho ho! Microsoft's getting into the holiday spirit—but the gift of SkyDrive has a few strings attached.