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Facebook on Windows Phone 8.1 - which was built, and is maintained, by Microsoft - has been updated, although it appears unrelated to mobile improvements announced yesterday by the social network.
The Lumia 532 was one of Microsoft's most affordable smartphones ever when it debuted in January - but it's currently available in Australia at the unbelievably low price of just $29 AUD (~$20 USD).
Microsoft has updated its Windows Device (formerly 'Phone') Recovery Tool, adding support for HTC's Windows Phone 8X, after some handsets were crippled by the installation of an unsupported preview.
Microsoft describes its latest app, Invite, as "the easiest way to organize meetings on the go", and it's available now for iPhones - but Windows Phone and Android users will have to wait for now.
Yezz said last week that all of its Windows handsets would get Windows 10 Mobile, but it now says its Billy 4 won't get the upgrade as it has just 4GB of storage - even though the OS supports that.
Yezz, which has launched three Windows Phones in the last year, confirmed that it will upgrade those devices to Microsoft's latest OS this fall, with new Windows 10 Mobile handsets on the way.
Send is a Microsoft app that combines email and instant messaging, and following its launch on iOS in July, a preview is now available for Android - but Windows Phone owners must continue to wait.
Numerous handsets not yet supported by Windows 10 Mobile were able to install the latest preview build, causing issues on these devices that a 'dedicated team' at Microsoft is now working to repair.
The Microsoft Store now separately highlights Lumia phones eligible for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile - but several handsets that it's still selling aren't on the list of 'Windows 10 Ready' devices.
The Lumia 630 is now on sale for only £49.99 off-contract - a significant drop in price since the low-end Windows Phone 8.1 device first launched in the UK last year for around £100.
Microsoft has announced that it is ceasing support for several Lumia apps which include Storyteller, Refocus, Beamer, Panorama and Photobeamer. These apps have now been removed from the store.
Microsoft has discounted the price of its two Halo games in the Windows Store by up to 60%. Being a universal purchase, you can buy both the games for a total of $4.48 to play on your Windows devices.
Microsoft has announced that since its birth on Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview, Cortana has told more than half a million jokes. You can invoke witticism from her by saying "tell me a joke".
The latest figures from AdDuplex are in, showing that Microsoft's share of the Windows mobile platform has increased again, while the Lumia 640 is already one of the most popular devices in the US.
Straw - the polling app developed by a bunch of Microsoft employees - has launched a new web interface that works on any device with a modern browser, including Internet Explorer on Xbox consoles.
Microsoft's entry-level Lumia 435 is now on sale for only £29.99 (plus a mandatory £10 pay-as-you-go credit top-up) - which might just make it the UK's most affordable Windows Phone ever.
BLU has launched its Win JR LTE and Win HD LTE in Europe, priced from just £69/€99; and in India, starting at Rs.5,999. Both devices include 4G, dual-SIM support, and the latest Snapdragon 410 CPUs.
The Lumia 735 - which features a 4.7-inch OLED, 6.7MP camera with ZEISS optics, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, 4G LTE and more - is available in the UK for £139, but only until the end of the day.
Internet Explorer has often struggled with bugs and HP has just revealed four more, affecting only the mobile version of Internet Explorer and allowing remote execution of code on a device.
Skyscanner has confirmed that it has withdrawn its app from the Windows Phone Store in the United States, saying that in the US, only 'a very small percentage of users are Windows users'.
Advertising platform AdDuplex has published its latest statistics report for Windows Phone, showing Lumia's continued dominance of the platform, and early popularity for the new Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft has released a new app for Windows Phone 8.1, which is designed to make it easier to manage settings for incoming calls, including configuration of your call-forwarding preferences.
Microsoft's latest non-preview OS update is now available for XOLO's newest Windows Phone, the Win Q1000. Update 2 adds new features such as more granular app permissions and a revised Settings hub.
Microsoft is now rolling out its latest Windows 10 Mobile preview build - but handsets running the last Insider Preview, build 10080, won't be able to upgrade directly to the newest release.
Microsoft has announced that it will roll out a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, build 10136 to the Fast ring - but this latest release includes a bug that prevents upgrading from 10080.
Microsoft's Lumia 635 on AT&T is the latest handset to receive Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which includes features such as MKV video playback and Bluetooth keyboard support.
Nine months after its original release, the Opera Mini browser has exited the beta phase of its development on Windows Phone, and is now available to download as a full non-beta app from the Store.
Less than five months after its announcement, prices are already falling on one of Microsoft's most affordable smartphones - the Lumia 532, which will be available for just $39 off-contract this week.
After being available for iOS and Android for some time, the official National Rail Enquiries app is now available for Windows Phone, with a wide range of features to help you navigate the network.
Microsoft confirms that support for Windows Phone's built-in group sharing feature, Rooms, will end next month, advising that users seeking similar functionality consider "an alternative solution".
After increasing its smartphone sales in India by 20% last quarter, Microsoft has now launched its latest Windows Phone there: the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, which was first unveiled last month.
After a long wait, and numerous leaks, Verizon has finally decided to launch the low-end LG Lancet Windows Phone. The device is only $120 off-contract and comes with Windows Phone 8.1.
It's not the biggest Windows Phone ever, but with a 5.7-inch HD display, the Lumia 640 XL is still pretty huge. But is the affordable handset as good as it looks, or is big not better after all?
Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, its most affordable smartphone ever. It's now available in India, priced around Rs.5,299, along with some rather nice promotional offers.
Microsoft has released "Contacts + Message Backup", which will allow for proper backups of your messages and contacts from your Windows Phone. The app is available for Windows Phone 8.1 users.
Over a year after Windows Phone 8.1 introduced the ability to set a background image to be visible 'through' the tiles on your Start screen, Microsoft has now updated OneDrive with a transparent tile.
The Lumia 640 is now listed on the Microsoft Store as 'coming soon', priced at just $89 - a remarkably low price for a handset with a 5" 720p display, Snapdragon 400, 4G LTE, 1GB RAM and 8MP camera.
According to data from AdDuplex, Windows 10 for phones is just starting to make a mark on Windows OS market share, but it has a long way to go before it'll even beat Windows Phone 7.
Microsoft has rolled out the latest update to its Xbox Music app on Windows Phone 8.1, adding a couple of (fairly minor) new features, which the company says "addresses some top feedback" from users.
After adding support for MKV video playback to Windows 10 last year, Microsoft has now brought the same feature to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 - but that means it won't be available for everyone.
As we get closer to the release of Windows 10, Microsoft is offering app developers an analysis of current market trends based on demographics, category and monetization options.
Microsoft seems to be concentrating on the mid to low end of the smartphone recently, and today another Lumia in that category has been announced, the Dual SIM Lumia 540.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 - which debuted on the company's latest handsets, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL - will come to existing devices... but not all of them.
Microsoft has announced the launch of its new Windows Phones in the UK: the 5-inch Lumia 640, which will be priced from £99.99 off-contract; and the 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL, priced from £219.
Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 435, is now available from EE for just £24.99 with a £20 pay-as-you-go top-up, offering a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, 1GB RAM and more.
Microsoft has released the mid-range Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL in India. Both phones are the first to come with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 pre-installed which offers bluetooth keyboard compatibility.
Twitter has delivered a big update for its Vine app on Windows Phone with a redesigned UI, more camera tools and Vine messages that bring it on par with those on Android and iOS
Microsoft has sent out invites to a launch event for its new Lumia 640 and 640 XL Windows Phones in India on Tuesday April 7, with pricing rumored to start at around Rs.9,999.
Microsoft has today launched MS-DOS Mobile, a stunning new DOS-based platform designed especially for mobile phones, which aims to take productivity back to where it all started with a simple OS.