Microsoft Outlook Preview delivers unified calendar, email, contacts, and more

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Prior to the mobile-first mindset that a lot of us have today, Microsoft Outlook was the preferred way for many us to manage our email. And calendar. And contacts. Well, you get the point. Heck, it’s still the main way a lot of users get their corporate/Exchange work done. As some of you ...

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Microsoft Picturesque offers Bing images, news, weather and more on your lock screen

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Microsoft Garage, the developmental lab behind a number of Android apps, released another title this week. Called Picturesque, it’s a way for Microsoft to deliver Bing homepage images to your lock screen. Available at no cost, it supports notifications and includes news and weather update ...

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Microsoft to reportedly invest in popular startup Cyanogen Inc.

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is to invest about $70 million dollars into Cyanogen Inc. Many of you I am sure are familiar with the popular ROM CyanogenMod project that was started by software developer Steve Kondik back in 2009 that went on to become a huge success. ...

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Nokia may release the Nokia C1 Android smartphone in 2015

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Cult of Android has reported that Nokia may be planning Android handsets for the future.The company supposedly will release the Foxconn-manufactured Nokia C1 smartphone, an Android 5.0 Lollipop device with an Intel processor, in early 2015. Nokia’s mobile division was, of course, sold to ...

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Microsoft expands its MSN apps to Android

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Under new leadership, Microsoft has switched their approach from keeping their software locked into their own platform, to offering its products on Android and iOS.  The first big release from Microsoft was the Microsoft Office app for iOS and Android earlier this year.  Microsoft announced ...

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Microsoft debuts Office for Android with Tablet Preview

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Today, Microsoft released the preview of Office for Android with Tablet. Without an Office 365 subscription, you can now edit your documents for free.

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Microsoft Garage brings new Android app alternatives

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Microsoft seemingly cannot decide whether it is for Google or against Google. Nevertheless, for those wanting some Microsoft love on their Android devices can get it through Microsoft Garage. Microsoft Garage is a project by Microsoft looking to bring projects to reality from hackers, interns, ...

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Get 30GB free OneDrive storage in limited time promotion

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Recently, we have seen cloud storage costs dropping significantly, and it has become extremely affordable. However, companies are still increasing the amount of free storage they are offering, and Microsoft has joined in. A post on the OneDrive blog explains that Microsoft is giving away 30GB ...

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Microsoft pulls the plug on Android for Nokia X series

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Well, that didn’t take very long, did it? After roughly one half of a year in existence, Microsoft’s Nokia X line of smartphones is going away. In a letter to employees from Stephen Elop, we learn that Microsoft is downsizing to the tune of 18,000 people of which 12,500 come from ...

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Microsoft looking for beta testers for Android version of OneNote

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Microsoft have announced a new feedback program that will allow Beta testers to try out upcoming versions of its note-taking app OneNote on Android. To get involved, you just need to join the Google+ Community Page for OneNote and click ‘Become a tester’. Allowing the community to ...

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A proper Nokia Lumia device running Android is coming our way, report says

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We’ve all heard this rumor before, we’ve heard it numerous times in fact. All that hope and then we get Nokia X which is an abomination of sorts, not an Android device, hence the use of “proper” in the title. Abomination might be a strong word, but Nokia X is neither a ...

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Microsoft calls on Nokia X2 for emerging markets

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As expected, Microsoft on Tuesday announced its latest Android smartphone in the form of an entry-level Nokia X2. Slated for release in July, the handset features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM, and a 5-megapixel/1-megapixel camera duo. The Nokia X2 ...

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Google to incorporate a “kill switch” in the next version of Android

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One security feature we’ve heard rumored for Android recently is the “kill switch”, a feature that enables the smartphone owner to remotely wipe their phone if somebody tries to steal it. We’ve seen California and Minnesota both pass legislation on this recently, and we ...

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New plug-in allows Outlook users to join Google Hangouts

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Google has released a new plug-in for users of Google Apps that allows them to use Google Hangouts for video conference calls from within Microsoft Outlook. Users of the email client can now initiate or join a Hangout directly from Outlook if they have a Google Apps account. Simply download the ...

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Google jumps over Apple and becomes the most valuable brand

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Google became the most valuable brand in the world by leaping over Apple, at least according to Millward Brown’s 2014 100 Top BrandZ report. According to them Google had a 40% increase in value and is now valued at nearly $158.9 billion. Google Glass (which is in open beta now) certainly ...

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