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Smartphones Divided Microsoft's Ballmer and Gates

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has never been one to shy away from expressing his opinions. His demeanor on (and off) the Redmond campus has long been marked with passionate outbursts. And so when he expressed his enthusiasm about getting into the hardware space, Bill Gates and the Microsoft board …

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Canceled Microsoft Lumia 750 Gets Its 15 Minutes Of Fame

Even though there are plenty of phones that make it to the finish line and become available for purchase, there are others that remain in the shadows, never to see the light of day. Such a phone is Microsoft’s Lumia 750, which was supposed to occupy the space between the low-end Lumia …

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Microsoft's New To-Do App, Project Cheshire, Spotted In Use

Microsoft wants to make your daily routine a little easier. The company bought to-do list app developer Wunderlist in 2015, and is now developing a new app — code-named Project Cheshire. That app is now in the private beta-testing phase, and while not too much is known about it, we now have …

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Microsoft Now Has an Insider Program for Skype

Skype users on Windows, Android, iOS, and OS X will now be able to test out new features for the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service as part of a new Insider program, exclusively for Skype. Announced shortly after Microsoft’s debut of the new Xbox Insider Program, Skype joins much …

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Microsoft's Slack Killer Arrives Only As A Business Preview

On Wednesday, Microsoft finally unveiled its online team collaboration tool that will compete with the popular Slack platform. Simply called Microsoft Teams, this chat client brings team members together in one online hub for communicating in real time no matter where users are located. Unfortunately, it is not generally available yet, …

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Microsoft Translator to Handle Languages Simultaneously

The language barrier may soon be breached if Microsoft Translator is as good as it purports to be. On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled plans to release a new mobile app before the end of 2016 that will translate conversations involving multiple languages, all in real time. Today’s version of the Microsoft Translator …

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Microsoft Drops 100,000 Apps From German, Italian Stores

The app gap on the Windows Store just got a lot wider for German and Italian users. Microsoft has delisted 100,000 apps from the German and Italian stores after developers failed to update their apps with proper age restrictions. Related: Which Smartphone OS Wins 2016? Android Nougat vs. IOS 10 …

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Microsoft is Modernizing the Skype App for iOS and Android

To date, Skype has not been the most mobile-optimized app, but that will all change in the next few weeks. That is because Microsoft announced it is rolling out a redesigned app for Android and iOS that will be much more mobile-friendly. For example, Microsoft will simplify the app by including …

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Lenovo Yoga 910 vs. Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base

Both Microsoft and Lenovo recently announced updates to their popular 2-in-1 laptops, demonstrating the enduring popularity of the laptop-meets-tablet hybrid. While they share some key similarities, the two notebooks take entirely different approaches to the 2-in-1 form factor. The Yoga is a more traditional offering, with a convertible keyboard and …

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Microsoft is Modernizing the Skype App for iOS and Android

To date, Skype has not been the most mobile-optimized app, but that will all change in the next few weeks. That is because Microsoft announced it is rolling out a redesigned app for Android and iOS that will be much more mobile-friendly. For example, Microsoft will simplify the app by including …

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