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Here are Microsoft’s picks for the best Windows Phone and Windows apps of 2014

The 2014 year is about to end, and so much has happened in the past several months when it comes to the software giant. The company introduced the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system which introduced some much needed features. Furthermore, Microsoft launched a number of budget-friendly and mid-range devices to cater to the needs of its users.

Despicable Me Minion Rush receives holiday update with Xbox Live support, game content, and more

Despicable Me: Minion Rush has finally received Xbox Live support. Gru’s devoted Minions can now ring in the holidays with new game content including new missions, locations, and themes. Now that you are connected to Xbox Live, you can start earning achievements and play multiplayer using your Gamertag.

Microsoft and Google agree Wi-Fi hotspots shouldn’t be blocked by hotels

Access to the internet is increasingly becoming a necessity for most who have become dependent upon devices to get through their day. Companies like hotels and airports where large numbers of people congregate offer paid Wi-Fi access, and are trying to get the FCC to allow them to block personal Wi-Fi hotspots.

Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1 gets Azure RemoteApp improvements

Microsoft has rolled out a new update to the Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1, adding improvements to Azure RemoteApp. You can now pin apps available on your Windows Phone from Azure RemoteApp directly to your Start Screen.

Windows 10 news recap: Possible Aero return, fbl_awesome, and even more fixes

Another week of Windows 10 news is behind us, meaning there’s exactly one month until Microsoft unveil a new build for Windows Insiders. This week kicked off with Microsoft hinting at the return of Aero glass. With the software giant’s renewed focus on customer feedback with Windows 10, there is a good chance of Aero making a comeback, provided enough people vote for it that is.

VirnetX and Microsoft settle patent dispute over Skype

VirnetX and Microsoft have signed a settlement agreement and extended their license agreement over their patent infringement lawsuit regarding Skype. VirnetX is an Internet security software and technology company with patented technology for secure communications including 4G LTE security, video conferencing, VoIP, instant messaging, smartphones, and eReaders.

2014: A bumper year of ups and downs for Windows Phone, but what will the future bring?

2014: A bumper year of ups and downs for Windows Phone, but what will the future bring?
Do you think Windows Phone has had a good 2014 year?