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Through Insteon, Cortana gets to the smart home before Siri

The updated Insteon app for Windows Phone 8.1 includes a variety of voice controls.

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AT&T rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 to Lumia 820, 920 phones

Latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS brings its Cortana voice assistant and other enhancements to the Lumia 820 and 920.

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Meet the slimline Asus Zenbook UX305

Asus' new Zenbook UX305, announced at the IFA show in Berlin, is just 12.3mm thick and weighs less than 1kg.

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Unlike Siri, Cortana plays well with others

Commentary: Microsoft's virtual assistant has the ability to hand off voice commands to mobile apps, a welcome compromise that could benefit users and developers.

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Microsoft's Cortana disses Siri in new video spot

Running on the new HTC One M8 for Windows Phone, the Cortana voice-activated assistant touts its superiority over Apple's Siri.

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HTC President of Americas Jason Mackenzie introduces the HTC One M8 for Windows in New York City in August 2014.

Piggyback tech: Winning tack for Nook and Windows Phone?

Commentary: Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have both brought key software to alternative devices that have a solid footing. But just one has a clear-cut edge.

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Archos 40 Cesium Windows Phone smartphone costs just £79 or $99

Available in September, the 40 Cesium is an affordable smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone software.

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HTC's One M8 takes Windows Phone for a spin

HTC's popular flagship, the One M8, has a new variant with the Windows Phone OS. But it retains all the top-notch specs, including a quad-core processor and dual rear-facing cameras.

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Verizon's HTC One M8 for Windows Phone should have Nokia worried (review)

Package all there is to love about Windows Phone 8.1 in a luxurious HTC handset, and you'll get this great One M8 variant.

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HTC's One M8 cozies up with Windows Phone (pictures)

Though HTC's popular flagship, the One M8, looks the same on the outside, a new variant for Verizon runs Windows Phone 8.1 inside.

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How Microsoft will ride Android hardware to save Windows Phone

The HTC One M8 for Windows marks a new tack Microsoft hopes will lead to greater popularity for Windows Phone. The basic idea: Let handset makers reuse high-end Android hardware.

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How to improve battery life on any mobile device

Poor battery life is a problem that affects all mobile users. This guide could help you better understand what is draining your battery.

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