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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft bringing Cortana to Apple's iOS via Windows 10 Phone Companion

05/26/2015, 09:05 am

iOS is set to become the epicenter of a battle between personal digital assistant technologies from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, as the Windows maker revealed Tuesday that Cortana would join Siri and Google Now on Apple's mobile platform.

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Microsoft inadvertently reveals 'Flow by Outlook' chat app for iPhone

05/20/2015, 10:05 am

Microsoft appears to be developing a streamlined chat and email application for iPhones called Flow by Outlook, a leaked download webpage marked "Microsoft Confidential" revealed on Wednesday.

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Apple tops tech rivals in sales, profits & assets for first time in Forbes Global 2000

05/18/2015, 11:05 am

For the first time, Apple is now the world's biggest technology corporation not just in terms of market capitalization, but also in sales, profits and assets, according to new rankings published on Monday.

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Sunrise Calendar builds Meet into iOS 8 keyboard, HBO Go adopts modernized UI

05/14/2015, 05:05 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated Sunrise Calendar for iOS with a new scheduling tool called Meet, while HBO brought the iOS edition of HBO Go up to par with a redesigned interface.

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BitTorrent's Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps

05/12/2015, 04:05 pm

BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.

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Apple's iOS holds lead in enterprise for Q1 on strong iPhone 6 demand, but tablet share eroding

05/11/2015, 08:05 am

Riding a wave of record-breaking iPhone sales, Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015, but competitors are slowly eating away at iPad's tablet share, according to Good Technology.

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Microsoft prepping Continuity-like features for Windows 10 alongside new flagship handsets - report

05/04/2015, 03:05 pm

Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia's phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.

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Microsoft hopes to court iOS apps to Windows 10 with Objective-C support

04/29/2015, 02:04 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to add Objective-C support to its forthcoming Windows 10 platform, a move that will make it easier than ever for iOS developers to port their applications over to the Windows platform.

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Microsoft brings Visual Studio Code, .NET Core preview to Mac

04/29/2015, 01:04 pm

Presenting at its Build developer conference on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the first version of Visual Studio compatible with Mac and Linux, Visual Studio Code.

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Ahead of Apple Watch, Microsoft beefs up its Band with new cycling trackers, blood oxygen calculator

04/23/2015, 04:04 pm

With the Apple Watch set to launch in a matter of hours, Microsoft this week announced new capabilities for its own wearable device, including support for new cycling apps, as well as the ability to measure cardiovascular fitness through blood oxygen levels.

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Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

04/22/2015, 07:04 am

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company's spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.

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PowerPoint & TripIt update with Apple Watch functions, Excel for iPhone gets comments

04/21/2015, 11:04 am

Microsoft on Tuesday updated the iOS version of PowerPoint with new Apple Watch features, simultaneously releasing more minor updates for two other apps in the iOS Office suite, Word and Excel. Watch features have also been implemented in TripIt's popular travel itinerary app.

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Chrome for iOS adds Today widget, Halo comes to iPhone and iPad for first time

04/16/2015, 06:04 pm

Google today updated its Chrome for iOS Web browser with features such as an iOS 8 Notification Center widget and support for app extensions, while Microsoft launched its first Halo game for iOS, called Spartan Strike.

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Microsoft updates Office 2016 for Mac Preview, intros new iPhone apps for Office 365

04/15/2015, 11:04 am

Microsoft on Wednesday released an updated version of the Office 2016 for Mac Preview, cleaning up bug and performance problems while adding new features, as the company also simultaneously launched two new Office 365 apps for the iPhone, Office Delve and Office 365 Video.

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Australian government is latest to grill Apple, Google, others over tax loopholes

04/08/2015, 09:04 am

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. and the E.U., the Australian government has declared that American technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft are all under investigation for their use of multinational corporations to pay lower taxes.

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Microsoft debuts Office Lens for iPhone, OmniFocus 2 goes universal on iOS

04/02/2015, 05:04 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.

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Microsoft ditches ARM for Intel with new $499 Surface 3, its latest iPad competitor

03/31/2015, 12:03 pm

After two generations of ARM-based tablets that ran a limited version of Windows, Microsoft has finally abandoned the low-power processors for Intel's latest Atom chips, allowing the third-generation Surface to run full-fledged Windows 8.1.

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Microsoft to bring Cortana voice assistant to Apple's iOS as third-party app

03/13/2015, 09:03 am

Microsoft is planning to bring Cortana, the voice assistant on Windows phones, to iOS and Android devices sometime after the technology arrives on desktop PCs this fall in Windows 10, according to a new report.

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IDC: Apple's iPad shipments could shrink to 60M in 2015 amid slow-growing tablet market

03/12/2015, 11:03 am

The iPad's share of the international tablet market will likely shrink again in 2015, falling from 27.6 percent to 25.6 percent year-over-year, according to a five-year forecast issued on Thursday by research firm IDC.

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Apple, Google, hundreds of other US companies file court brief in support of same-sex marriage

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

A mass of 379 companies including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing their support for same-sex marriage, in advance of a landmark April hearing on the issue.

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