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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft updates Office for iPhone & iPad with real-time collaboration, drag & drop

01/30/2018, 04:01 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday released major updates to the iOS versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, adding features like real-time collaboration, and drag-and-drop support on iPads with iOS 11 or later.

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Microsoft adds support for Files, Drag and Drop to OneDrive for iOS, teases Edge browser for iPad

01/30/2018, 02:01 pm

Microsoft is continuing to make its apps more useful to iPhone and iPad users, with updates to the OneDrive app adding support for the Files app and iOS 11 features, while reports indicate the company is preparing to expand its Edge browser from iPhone to iPad in the near future.

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Running Microsoft 'Xbox Watch' discovered, is no Apple Watch killer

01/22/2018, 04:01 pm

An "Xbox Watch" prototype has been unearthed and brought back to life, showing what Microsoft had in mind for its first, true smart watch after a failed effort in the beginning of the century.

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Apple stands by Microsoft against 'global search warrant' as case moves to Supreme Court

01/19/2018, 07:01 pm

Microsoft's long-running battle with the Department of Justice over a federal court ruling that could force American companies to hand data about foreign customers over to the U.S. government will soon be heard by the Supreme Court.

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Apple holds onto decade-plus streak at top of Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies'

01/19/2018, 09:01 am

For the 11th year in a row, Apple on Friday took the top spot on Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list, this time based on the opinions of some 3,900 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

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Microsoft improves Office 2016 for Mac with real-time collaboration & automatic cloud saves

01/18/2018, 02:01 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released a major update of Offce 2016 for the Mac, adding features such as real-time collaboration and automatic saves for cloud-based files.

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Microsoft, Signal add end-to-end encryption to Skype

01/11/2018, 06:01 pm

Skype users will soon be able to message without fear of prying eyes as secure communications firm Signal has partnered with Microsoft to add new encryption capabilities to the service.

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Apple picked as 'most innovative' company in recent US survey

01/10/2018, 11:01 am

Among a list of 12 major corporations, Apple was picked as the most innovative by a wide margin in a poll of U.S. adults.

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Microsoft advises fixes for Spectre and Meltdown security flaws could cause noticeable performance hits

01/09/2018, 04:01 pm

As tech companies rush to work around the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, a blog post from Microsoft suggests that the processor generation and age of the operating system will play a factor in terms of how much of an impact the fixes will have on system performance, at least from a Windows user's perspective.

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Microsoft accidentally bricks AMD PCs with Spectre patch

01/08/2018, 06:01 pm

A recently-issued Windows security update designed to deal with the Spectre processor vulnerability is more Maxwell Smart than James Bond, users say.

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As Apple acquires Shazam to deepen music knowledge, Microsoft's Cortana loses ability to recognize songs

01/04/2018, 12:01 pm

The shutdown of Microsoft's Groove Music service has eliminated music recognition capabilities in the software giant's Cortana personal assistant, giving Apple's Siri -- and its tight integration with Shazam -- a leg up on the competition.

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Apple's iTunes will not make promised year end debut on Microsoft Store

12/15/2017, 05:12 pm

Earlier this year, Apple and Microsoft announced plans to release iTunes on the Windows Store, now called Microsoft Store, by the end of 2017. That timeline has been pushed back as Apple works to deliver an optimal user experience.

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'Intentional' event redirects cloud traffic from Apple, Google & others through Russia

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

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Microsoft releases Edge browser for iPhone with roaming password, dark theme additions

11/30/2017, 11:11 am

Microsoft released its Edge mobile web browser for iOS on Thursday following a brief preview period, with the new browser aiming to provide Windows 10 users a 'continuous browsing experience' between their desktop and their iPhone.

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Apple, other companies pull Skype from Chinese app stores at request of government

11/21/2017, 11:11 am

Microsoft, Apple, and others have been forced by the Chinese government to withdraw the Skype app from app stores in the country -- and at present there is no timetable for its return to availability.

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Skype for iOS borrows from Snapchat by adding machine learning-based photo filters

11/09/2017, 02:11 pm

Microsoft has updated Skype for iOS to include new Snapchat-style filters in the iPhone and iPad messaging app, with the additional stickers and photo effects borrowing heavily from Sprinkles, an experimental iPhone camera app that relied on machine learning Microsoft released in April.

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Microsoft kills Kinect just as Apple dives into facial recognition with iPhone X Face ID

10/25/2017, 12:10 pm

With days until the launch of the iPhone X and its Face ID camera array, Microsoft's own motion sensing and facial recognition system for Xbox, dubbed Kinect, has been officially discontinued after a long period of languish. AppleInsider explains how Apple and Microsoft's separate facial recognition technologies -- one failed, one upcoming -- both share common roots.

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Microsoft revamps Cortana app for iOS with new look, streamlined UI

10/19/2017, 09:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated its Cortana virtual assistant app for iOS, delivering a redesigned user interface that streamlines access to key features like reminders and daily calendars.

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As rumors of custom Apple MacBook CPUs persist, Microsoft teases ARM Windows laptops with multi-day battery life

10/18/2017, 10:10 am

Microsoft's ARM-powered laptop initiative could offer users exceptional battery life that could last for multiple days on a single charge, possibly paving the way for Apple to do the same with its more powerful A11 Bionic processor -- should it so choose.

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Microsoft reveals Surface Book 2 hybrid tablets, claims they're twice as powerful as Apple's MacBook Pro

10/17/2017, 11:10 am

Microsoft is continuing its attempts to compete against Apple's MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines with an updated version of its tablet-notebook hybrid, with the Surface Book 2 boasting a new larger model and a USB-C port, alongside expected performance improvements.

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