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In mid-March, we first brought you news that Microsoft and Xiaomi were looking to get Mi 4 smartphone owners the opportunity to leave Android behind and test out the Windows 10 operating system for smartphones (now known as Windows 10... Read more...
Lenovo and Microsoft have teamed up to offer Lenovo-brand PC users a smarter Cortana experience. The way they've accomplished that is by pairing Cortana with REACHit, the latter of which Lenovo designed to help users manager their files and find... Read more...
Does the world really need 76 flashlight apps? Microsoft thinks not, and it’s planning to cull the least useful apps (flashlight and otherwise) from the Windows App Store in the near future. Microsoft sent app developers a letter this week outlining... Read more...
I've always liked the feel of Microsoft's Xbox controllers, and I'm not alone in that sentiment. That also applies to the controller for the Xbox One, which retains the same general design of previous versions while adding a bunch of fancy new... Read more...
Expect to see a lot more of Microsoft Office, even if you prefer Android devices. Microsoft announced today that has struck deals with 20 OEMs to put Microsoft Office and Skype on Android tablets. That’s in addition to Dell, Samsung, eight other... Read more...
Cloud gaming is a technology that's already here, but with high bandwidth requirements and data caps still a thing that mobile users have to contend with, there's definitely room for improvement. The question is, how? Researchers at Duke University... Read more...
Microsoft seems serious about accommodating Android and iOS user when Windows 10 comes out later this year. The company announced this morning that it has an app that will help users access Windows 10 and Office features on their smartphones... Read more...
Windows 10 took a big step towards completion when Microsoft released build 10080 for Windows 10 Mobile, but a few users were left out. The mobile operating system preview didn’t support certain phones, including the HTC One M8 and the Lumia 640 for... Read more...
It seems hard to fathom, but it's been two and a half decades since Microsoft released its first true mainstream operating system, Windows 3.0. Yes, there were two major releases that preceded it, but Windows 3.0 was the first to version to strike a... Read more...
If you missed the last chance to score a white Xbox One console with the Sunset Overdrive bundle, here’s your second chance to score the rare color combination. For a limited time, Microsoft will offer its “Cirrus White” Xbox One console and... Read more...
Android phone owners can download Office for Android today. The office suite is still in preview form, but if you’re itching to give the apps a try and have backup for your important data, there’s no reason not to join the Microsoft Office for... Read more...
If you don't want to pay full price for a Surface Pro 3 tablet, then all you need is a little patience. We say this because Microsoft is pretty good about running sales and promotions on a fairly consistent basis, though some have a tendency to slip... Read more...
It doesn't happen very often, so you'll have to excuse Microsoft if it savors the moment after its Xbox One console outsold rival Sony and its PlayStation 4 system last month, according to data collected by NPD Group. The Xbox One was the best... Read more...
Google caused quite a stir late last month when it altered its search engine algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites on smartphones. Considering that mobile devices currently make up the bulk of Google’s search traffic, this move was... Read more...
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