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Microsoft woos Mac owners with $300 Windows 10 'Trade Up' promotion

10/16/2015, 02:10 am

Microsoft on Thursday debuted a limited-time, in-store incentive program offering customers in the market for a new (non-Surface) computer running Windows 10 up to $200 when they turn over an old PC, or up to $300 for a used MacBook or iMac.

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Microsoft sells out of Surface Book launch stock, updates iOS Health app for Band 2

10/14/2015, 05:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday sold out of its initial launch stock for the Surface Book, and updated its Health app for iOS to support the Band 2 fitness tracker.

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Facebook adds support for 3D Touch on iPhone 6s, Office for iOS gets automatic font downloads

10/12/2015, 12:10 pm

Facebook on Monday added basic 3D Touch commands to its iPhone app, while Microsoft updated the iOS version of its Office suite with features like automatic font downloads, and quicker document navigation in Word.

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New Office for Mac 2011 update fixes Outlook sync bug with OS X El Capitan

10/07/2015, 05:10 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released an Office for Mac 2011 update to fix a major bug with OS X El Capitan, which previously prevented users from reading email in Outlook.

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Microsoft debuts Lumia 950 & 950XL phones, Display Dock, Band 2 fitness tracker

10/06/2015, 03:10 pm

In addition to showing off new Surfaces, Microsoft on Tuesday also revealed two high-end Lumia smartphones, a redesigned Band fitness tracker, and a Display Dock for Windows 10's Continuum feature.

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Microsoft unveils Surface Book laptop & Surface Pro 4 tablet with new Surface Pen

10/06/2015, 01:10 pm

Microsoft took direct aim at Apple's MacBook Pro and iPad Pro at a press event Tuesday, revealing the Surface Book -- its first-ever laptop -- and the Surface Pro 4, an updated tablet matched by a redesigned stylus.

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Microsoft exec jabs at Apple, tweets drawing of 'converged' toaster and refrigerator

10/06/2015, 10:10 am

Just before his company's Surface Pro 4 event, the head of Microsoft's Windows division took a shot at Apple, recalling disparaging comments its CEO Tim Cook made about "converged" devices like the Surface tablet a few years ago.

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Microsoft updates Skype for iOS 9 with Split View multitasking, Spotlight search support

10/02/2015, 01:10 pm

Microsoft on Friday announced updates to its Skype iPhone and iPad apps, primarily adding a slew of iOS 9-related features such as full multitasking support on iPads.

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Google, Microsoft agree to end years-long patent war

09/30/2015, 09:09 pm

Google and Microsoft have agreed to settle an ongoing patent feud concerning communications and video technology, bringing an end to about 20 lawsuits lodged in the U.S. and Germany, the companies said Wednesday.

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Microsoft ships subscription-free version of Office 2016 for Mac [u]

09/22/2015, 02:09 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday launched standalone editions of Office 2016 for Mac for people who don't want or need an Office 365 subscription, which costs at least $7 per month or $70 per year.

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Skype users impacted by major sign-in problems, Microsoft says fix underway

09/21/2015, 11:09 am

Many Skype users are suffering from a glitch preventing them from signing in to the service or seeing other contacts as online, effectively blocking them from making voice or video calls to each other, Microsoft acknowledged on Monday morning.

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Microsoft updates Skype iPhone & iPad apps with overhauled interfaces, more

09/03/2015, 04:09 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released major updates of its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, redesigning their interfaces for better ease-of-use and more visual appeal, while giving iPad users access to options like location sharing and interactive notifications.

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Apple poaches lead Microsoft HoloLens audio engineer, seen as boost for augmented reality research

08/31/2015, 09:08 am

The lead audio engineer for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality project has been hired away by Apple, fueling speculation that the iPhone maker could be working on an AR project of its own.

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Windows 10 adoption up to 75M devices nearly one month after launch, Microsoft says

08/26/2015, 01:08 pm

Adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has already hit 75 million devices nearing the end of its first month, a marketing executive announced on Wednesday.

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Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo phone unit, up to 2,300 jobs

08/21/2015, 12:08 pm

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia's former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.

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Study: Apple's lead in enterprise mobility threatened as iPad's tablet share plummets

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple's dominance in the enterprise mobility marketplace waned during the second quarter on a precipitous drop in tablet marketshare, the balance of which went to devices running Android and Windows, according to mobility solutions firm Good Technology.

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Microsoft debuts early, open-sourced Windows Bridge for iOS

08/06/2015, 04:08 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released an early version of Windows Bridge for iOS, a set of tools that will allow developers to port iOS apps to Windows.

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Microsoft brings Outlook to Apple Watch with quick actions, custom notifications

08/06/2015, 09:08 am

Microsoft on Thursday released an official Outlook app for the Apple Watch, allowing people to check, manage, and reply to email from their wrist.

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Oxeye, Minecraft's Mojang to release new Cobalt multiplayer platformer for Mac in October

08/04/2015, 01:08 pm

Cobalt, a long-gestating multiplayer action platformer jointly developed by indie studio Oxeye and Minecraft creators Mojang, is set to drop on the Mac this October alongside the Xbox and PC.

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Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market

07/30/2015, 09:07 am

Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry -- including both smartphones and feature phones -- saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping to push Microsoft into fourth place, according to Strategy Analytics data published on Thursday.

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