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    Microsoft Cuts More Jobs and is Likely Ending the Lumia Line

    Credit Microsoft for trying, but the Windows Phone experiment is done in its current form, and it’s wreaking havoc on a lot of lives as a result. This week, Microsoft wrote off yet another massive loss and announced another round of job cuts in a move that essentially ends Microsoft’s involvement with Nokia’s handset division, which […]

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    Microsoft Wants Us All to Have Access to Bot Butlers

    Cortana’s about to get some company, if Microsoft’s Build developer’s conference is any indication. During yesterday’s keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and others spoke about the future of the Windows 10 platform, including plans to create intelligent bots to take over the minutia of everyday life. Robot butlers are right around the corner. For starters, […]

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    Xbox One Is Going To Become More PC-Like

    Shortly after Microsoft first introduced Windows 10, they revealed that the new operating system was going to be something more than just a PC platform. Microsoft detailed plans for a unified Windows experience — Windows 10 running on all Microsoft hardware, including phones, tablets, PCs, and even the Xbox and the experimental HoloLens. That raised […]

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    Fetch! App Tells You What Dog Breed You Look Like

    Maybe you love looking at your friends’ puppy photos on Facebook but don’t know your schnauzers from your dobermans — no need to worry, because Microsoft has your back. Microsoft Garage, the more experimental arm of the tech giant, has created an app called Fetch! that can identify dog breeds in pictures that you upload. […]

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    Spending Time with the Microsoft Surface 3

    The new Surface, not to be confused with the Surface Pro, is one of Microsoft’s latest tablets, and despite its low price-point, it’s impressively capable. To that effect, Surface 3 replaces the previous generation of watered down RT models, making it Microsoft’s lightest, thinnest, and most affordable model. That said, Surface 3 is the best of both […]

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    Microsoft Opens Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue

    Microsoft is undergoing an image transformation, and there’s no better way to slough off the stodgy image of the ’00s than to start rubbing shoulders with trendy, upscale buyers and sellers. Today, Microsoft opens the doors of their new flagship store on Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street, and it’s going to be Windows Disneyland from […]

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    7 Reasons Why Microsoft Office 2016 Is A Worthy Upgrade

    Almost three months after Windows 10 launched, Microsoft is now ready to bring Office 2016 out of preview and into homes and businesses everywhere. Office 2016 represents a remarkable departure for the desktop version of the software — once a standalone suite, Office is getting loads of new features that take advantage of our tendency […]

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    Leaks Indicate that Microsoft is Producing a Surface Mobile Phone Afterall

    Microsoft has made it clear with its launch of Windows 10 that it is interested in unifying its operating system across multiple screens: from your television through your Xbox One, your various computers, to mobile devices that include its line of Windows Phone smartphones and Surface tablets. Yet, despite having bought Nokia and rebranding its line […]

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    Microsoft’s New Sway App is PowerPoint on Steroids

    PowerPoint — as useful it is, just the mention of the name has the affect of an Ambien. While it’s possible to make visually appealing, flowing presentations using PowerPoint, it takes a lot of familiarity with the program to pull off. Sway, Microsoft’s new cloud-based presentation app, set out to make it easy for anyone […]

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    Microsoft Hyperlapse Makes Videos Smoother

    We all know the problem with vacation pictures—we take so many that no one really wants to look through them all afterwards. It’s the same deal for action cam videos—that five-hour hike up the mountain was pretty awesome when you were living it, but your hike was not as exciting as the extended version of […]

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    Microsoft Brings Office Lens to Android and iOS Devices for Free

    Microsoft launched Office Lens last year on Windows Phone to much acclaim. The app uses your phone’s camera to scan documents and convert them into document files, but was a little more feature rich than even many of the paid third-party options out there. Now, Android and iOS users get to see what Office Lens […]

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    Microsoft Band Review

    Microsoft has a fitness band? You better believe it because the Microsoft Band is one of the best wearables on the market right now. The Band is loaded up with just about every feature, and it’s a fraction of the price of the soon-to-be-released Apple iWatch. The Band rocks all of the popular fitness/health features […]

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    Microsoft Mobile Guide: Which Lumia is Right for you?

    Give a fixed-gear bicycle to your 9-to-5 dad, a signed copy of Yeezus to grandma, and a silk pastel scarf to your anti-establishment cousin, and let me know how it goes. As tempting as it might be to try that little social experiment, the gifts usually go down better when gifts match personalities. And, with smartphones—the consensus […]

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    Microsoft Band Just Got Healthier With New Features

    Few ever get it right the first time. The Microsoft Band, designed to be the fitness tracker/smartwatch complement to Lumia smartphones, launched late last year. At the time, it had its share of holes when it came to features, but Microsoft is looking to set that right with today’s update to Band and the Microsoft […]

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    Budget Phones Have Never Been This Good

    It wasn’t all that long ago when budget phones were synonymous with dumb phones. But, here we are in a post-Symbian world, where dumb phones are starting to get a little scarce. Makes sense—dumb phones can’t win on price when you can get a smartphone for free on-contract, or even under $100 off-contract! Today’s budget […]