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Well, that was quick -- after just a few weeks in preview mode, the revamped MSN homepage is rolling out to everyone. You should see Microsoft's simple, desktop-like web portal in your browser sometime within the next three days. If you're using Windows devices, you'll also see updated Bing and

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Canadians: you no longer have to jump through hoops (or hope for an early invitation) to check out Spotify. The streaming music service has finally launched in Canada, complete with an extensive collection of domestically-made tunes. As elsewhere, you can play songs for free if you're willing to p

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Microsoft's virtual assistant comes in handy for lots of things -- especially reminders. Now, thanks to a hand from SeatGeek's ticket engine, Cortana will alert you when bands you listen to on the regular have a tour stop close by. As you might expect, in addition to date and venue info, the add-o

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The image above shows the backside of British manufacturer My Go's upcoming handset, the GoFone -- no, the company likely didn't forget adding \"Phone\" at the bottom of the Windows logo. Thing is, according to an internal document leaked to the internet recently, Microsoft's dropping the \"Windows P

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Out on the town with your Lumia and eager to hook up with friends? It shouldn't be too hard to socialize after today. Skype has upgraded its Windows Phone app with a location sharing feature that lets you send your position to whoever you're chatting with, making it a bit easier to meet at the pub

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We've been wondering how Microsoft would coordinate Nokia and Lumia branding after purchasing the Finnish phone maker's handset business earlier this year. Well, according to an internal document obtained by GeekOnGadgets, we'll see changes take place soon. For starters, Nokia will be dropped from

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Right now, AT&T doesn't offer much diversity in Windows Phones. You're either choosing between the tiny and thrifty Lumia 635 or a decked-out behemoth like the Lumia 1520. Thankfully, the network has heard the calls for a mid-tier option -- it just announced that it's carrying the Lumia 830 so

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Windows Phone's Cortana assistant raised some eyebrows during the World Cup, when it accurately predicted all but one of the knockout matches (that Germany-Brazil upset caught nearly everyone off-guard). Microsoft was clearly happy with that result, as it's now applying those oracle-like abilities

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The HTC One M8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are two great tastes that (mostly) taste great together, and you'll soon have a way to pick one up that doesn't require inking a deal with Verizon or AT&T. T-Mobile revealed earlier today that it'll offer the One M8 for Windows too, though like AT&T bef

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Since Windows Phone's humble beginnings, Microsoft has been the underdog in the wireless industry. Four years later, nothing's changed -- except, perhaps, a few more percentage points of market share. Even then, it's got a long way to go before catching up to Android and iOS. Let's give the compan

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Feeling blue that the HTC One M8 for Windows is exclusive to Big Red? Good news: AT&T just confirmed that it'll carry the flagship Windows Phone... eventually. The carrier can't openly discuss details like pricing or availability yet -- likely because it can't sell the phone until the terms of

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The above picture isn't Photoshopped -- what you're seeing really is the HTC One M8 for Windows (Phone), and it's available today as a Verizon exclusive. Thanks to Microsoft's latest update, it's now possible for manufacturers to slap the third-place smartphone OS onto existing hardware (replacing

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Want to know a big reason why Android smartphones are virtually ubiquitous these days? Because many of them are very affordable, that's why. IDC's latest market share estimates show that 58.6 percent of Android phones shipped in the second quarter cost less than $200, many of them from surging Chi

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Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone hasn't always been quite as feature rich as its counterparts on other platforms -- it's just over five months old now, after all -- but the social giant is quickly trying to close that gap. Case in point: the latest Messenger update finally packs the ability to

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Windows Phone's app catalog may not be as extensive as what you'll find on Android or iOS, but you won't be hurting for choices any time soon. Microsoft has quietly revealed that the Windows Phone Store racked up over 300,000 apps as of this past June, or nearly twice what it had a year earlier. I

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