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Topic: Microsoft

Nokia teases unveiling of new Lumia Windows Phone at May 14 event

04/25/2013, 12:04 pm

Nokia is expected to unveil its response to Apple's iPhone 5 at a newly announced Lumia smartphone media event set for May 14 in London.

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Microsoft to unveil Xbox successor on May 21 as Amazon mulls set-top box

04/24/2013, 05:04 pm

The set-top box segment occupied by Apple TV and others may get a lot more crowded in the coming weeks, as Microsoft has announced a date for the unveiling of its next generation Xbox console, while Amazon is rumored to be pondering a step into the TV arena as well.

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NPD: Apple's iTunes accounts for 67% of TV downloads, 65% of movies

04/23/2013, 02:04 pm

Just as is the case with digital music downloads, iTunes' early-mover advantage in video downloads has secured it a massive lead over its competitors in the sector, according to new findings.

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Microsoft, partners readying iPad mini competitors for later this year

04/19/2013, 02:04 pm

The next few months may see Microsoft taking the fight for the smaller tablet market to Apple, firing back at the iPad mini with one or more similarly-sized devices running some form of Windows.

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Apple's iPad expands lead in tablet use at the expense of Amazon, Android, Microsoft Surface

04/18/2013, 05:04 pm

The release of the iPad three years ago has had a brutal impact on conventional PC sales, but new data on tablet use shows that Apple is not just fending off tablet competitors, it's advancing on them.

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Former Xbox & Kinect teams allegedly working on Microsoft smart watch

04/18/2013, 10:04 am

Microsoft's anticipated wrist-worn accessory originally began as a health rate monitor, but is now a full-fledged smart watch under development, according to a new report.

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Microsoft backing off Metro, plans boot-to-desktop mode for Windows 8.1

04/16/2013, 03:04 pm

In an apparent attempt to have its latest operating system better appeal to business customers, Microsoft reportedly plans to add a "boot to desktop" mode to its Windows 8.1 update, allowing users to bypass the Metro Start Screen.

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EU, Google antitrust settlement could see prominent placement for competing products

04/15/2013, 11:04 am

European Union regulators have accepted a proposed solution from Google to end an antitrust probe questioning whether the search giant uses its dominant market position unfairly, but Google's competitors are reportedly unsatisfied with the deal.

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Microsoft rumored to be working on touch-enabled 'smart watch' designs

04/15/2013, 12:04 am

Coming amidst rumors of so-called "smart watch" products from Apple and Samsung, software giant Microsoft is now said to be mulling an entrance into the still nascent wearable computing device sector with designs of its own.

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Microsoft reportedly planning 7" tablet as part of new Surface lineup

04/11/2013, 12:04 am

Microsoft is again said to be working on a 7-inch Surface to add to the company's next-generation tablet lineup, with the smaller form factor device reportedly set for mass manufacture by year's end.

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Next-gen Xbox said to feature deep cable TV integration, Kinect eye-tracking

04/10/2013, 06:04 pm

Microsoft's next Xbox gaming console is expected to build on the "living room hub" initiative started by its predecessor, the Xbox 360, as new leaks have Microsoft preparing to release a device deeply integrated with a user's television and cable service.

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Microsoft roadmap pegs launch of Office for iOS, Android for fall 2014

04/10/2013, 01:04 pm

The debut of Microsoft's Office suite for mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad may be later than previously anticipated, with a new report claiming the software is scheduled to debut in late 2014.

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Microsoft lambasts Google for sharing personal information of Android users

04/09/2013, 09:04 am

In the latest phase of its anti-Google campaign, dubbed "Scroogled," Microsoft has begun to highlight the fact that Android users' personal information is shared with developers every time they download an application.

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Mobile app downloads grow 11% in Q1 2013, revenues hit $2.2B

04/08/2013, 01:04 pm

The overall app market for smartphones and tablets grew to $2.2 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures out from Canalys.

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Microsoft ending support for Office for Mac 2008 April 9

04/04/2013, 05:04 pm

On April 9, 2013, Microsoft will end support for the Office for Mac 2008 productivity suite.

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Rumor: Microsoft to introduce Google Glass competitor in 2014

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

Wearable electronics are apparently the next big trend in tech, as a new rumor claims Microsoft plans to join the fray with its own set of high-tech glasses in the first half of 2014.

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SkyDrive for iOS update suggests Microsoft & Apple resolved their dispute

04/03/2013, 12:04 pm

After months of behind-the-scenes hold-ups, an update to SkyDrive for iOS arrived in the App Store on Wednesday, signaling that Microsoft and Apple have apparently made amends.

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Microsoft's changes to Windows 8 certification rules hint at potential iPad mini competitor

03/29/2013, 08:03 am

Recent changes quietly made to the Windows 8 hardware certification guidelines suggest that Microsoft could be gearing up to debut a new, smaller "Windows Reader" tablet designed to compete with more portable devices like Apple's iPad mini.

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Citrix details Apple's iOS, iWork lead in enterprise adoption

03/28/2013, 01:03 pm

A report by Citrix notes that Apple's iOS is not only the leading mobile platform globally, but is also experiencing the most growth in device enrollment, outpacing Windows Mobile and Android. Apple's Numbers and Pages were also cited at top productivity apps among enterprise users.

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Google's push Gmail changes surprise new iPhone buyers, Apple store reps

03/25/2013, 04:03 pm

Despite word from Google months ago that it would be discontinuing Exchange support, many users buying new iOS devices have been surprised to discover that push email no longer works with Gmail accounts in Apple's default Mail application.

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