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Microsoft’s Edge browser comes to iOS and Android for beta testing

Microsoft's new mobile strategy? Bring as many of its services as it can to other platforms. That started with Microsoft Office and Cortana, and it's continuing with its Edge browser, which is available in beta on iOS and Android today. For now, the…
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Microsoft’s ‘Insiders’ can test Windows 10 S on any PC

Microsoft's Windows Insiders program lets interested users test future versions of the operating system before they're released to the public. While owners of Windows 10 S, Microsoft's app-based light operating system, were able to try out experiment…
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Microsoft’s Calibri font is at the center of a political scandal

Pakistan's government is in trouble. And its fate may hinge on a Microsoft font. Judicial investigators probing the financial assets of the country's Prime Minister and his family allege his daughter (and apparent successor) forged documents to hide…
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Microsoft’s design rules push Windows ‘beyond mere rectangles’

Microsoft's Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 might have an ironically uncreative name, but the upgrade itself is flush with artistic potential and useful features. It will give users a timeline to manage complex work sessions, APIs that tie all of…
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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop isn’t a Chromebook rival, but Windows 10 S threatens Google

Today was a big day for Microsoft. Google, too. An education-focused event in New York City hosted by Microsoft didn’t just involve its own future. Because of the products announced, Google will play defense until ready to go on offense again. The Surface Laptop, following in the footsteps of the Surface predecessors, is a stunning […]

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Microsoft’s wearable resurgence will begin with a commercial smartwatch

Microsoft’s return to the world of wearables won’t be a fitness tracker, but a smart wearable aimed at commercial users. The TrekStore-made device will offer advanced features for healthcare and manufacturing industries.

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Watch Microsoft’s Surface event in 10 minutes

Microsoft had no shortage of announcements at its big Surface event. The Surface Studio all-in-one was undoubtedly the centerpiece, but the tech pioneer also unveiled a supercharged Surface Book, low-cost third-party VR headsets, the art-oriented Sur…
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Flow is Microsoft’s answer to IFTTT

Microsoft enters the automation fray with a preview version of Flow, its own take on IFTTT. While it’s not looking strong enough to take on IFTTT just yet, the company houses enough talent to put up a fight.

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Lumia who? Microsoft’s latest earnings release puts cloud in the spotlight

Cloud services are bigger than ever, and Microsoft is taking advantage of that. Just don’t mention the Lumia line, where sales are so poor they’re affecting other marketable areas for Redmond.

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Microsoft’s Hololens headset may need charging every couple of hours

Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, Hololens, may only last for around 2.5 hours on a single battery charge, if you use it for power-intensive tasks. The news, along with several other new features, has been revealed by a Microsoft technical evangelist.

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Step aside Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana has entered beta on iOS

Three months after the Android version, the beta of Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana lands on iOS.

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Microsoft’s VR Kit to challenge Google Cardboard for entry level VR dominance

Microsoft might have put most of its eggs in the augmented reality basket with its Hololens headset, but that doesn’t mean it’s ignoring virtual reality. Its VR Kit is designed to offer developers a low cost way to work on VR projects.

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Microsoft’s email/texting app Send is available on Android

Earlier this summer Microsoft debuted Send, an app which aimed to combine the most usable features from instant messaging and email into a unified experience. It debuted as an iOS-only app but on Wednesday the company released Send (beta) for the A…
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Parallels 11 brings Microsoft’s Cortana to Macs before Siri

The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like it's trolling Apple. One of Parallels 11's key features, alongside full Windows 10 support, is its ability to put Microsoft's Cortana right on…
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Xbox at Gamescom 2015: a recap of Microsoft’s strong showing

Gamescom isn't open to the public just yet, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from dropping some early news and trailers. During its "Xbox Briefing" in Cologne, the company announced DVR functionality for 2016, a new controller chat pad and a hos…
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Dolby Digital Plus surround sound plugs into Microsoft’s Edge

Windows 10 won’t have Media Center included but this week Microsoft revealed that it will have support for surround sound in some new ways, and it could make Netflix streaming even better. Beyond supporting Dolby Digital Plus in the Windows 10 OS — …
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