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Move over, Siri: Microsoft's Cortana is cheeky too

Cortana isn't all dry facts and figures. Ask this voice assistant the right questions, and wait for the sass-back to begin.

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11 things you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

Here's your cheat sheet for the newest features and availability of Microsoft's newest mobile operating system.

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How and when to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Phone operating system. Here's how you can get it on your device right now.

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Windows Phone 8.1 now available to developers

You can now install the latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS -- but you'll need a developer's account to snag it.

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Windows Phone is better than ever, but still falls short on apps

Microsoft's mobile operating system revs up in 8.1 with the addition of voice assistant Cortana and a notification center.

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Cortana takes on Google Now, Siri

Smartphone assistants are prepped for battle! We get our hands on an early version of Cortana. Can she stand up to her foes?

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Windows Phone levels up with 8.1

Microsoft's newest version of its mobile operating system packs a revamped design, a witty voice assistant, and a notification center.

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iPhone 6 production could start as early as May

Reuters points to May as the birthday month of the new iPhone's display, and a patent for Apple's oleophobic coating on sapphire is revealed.

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Watch out, Siri: Cortana is coming to Windows

Microsoft packs plenty of personality and brains into its virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1. Learn about her abilities, as well as other updates coming to Windows operating systems.

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Watch out, Siri: Cortana is coming to Windows

Microsoft packs plenty of personality and brains into its virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1. Learn about her abilities, as well as other updates coming to Windows operating systems.

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Microsoft’s IE11 update knows which device you're using

The refresh of Internet Explorer stays in sync from laptop to tablet to phone, and features an enterprise mode for desktop as well as reading and data-saving modes for mobile.

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Microsoft Cortana will not be available in Asia at launch

Psyched about Microsoft's newest voice assistant? If you live in the Asia Pacific region, the bad news is that this feature will not be available from the get-go.

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