Microsoft sets Office Mobile free on Android

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Microsoft has updated its Office application for Android and iOS making the productivity suite free for home users. Whereas it previously required a subscription to the Office 365 service it is now free for all. As one might expect, Office Mobile lets users create, edit, open, and save ...

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Create your own Flappy Bird-style game with Code.org

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We’ve already told you how to get Flappy Bird on your Android device now that it’s gone, but why not just create your own “flappy” game? Today Code.org, a non-profit organization that aims to get more students interested in computer science, crossed two milestones, ...

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Skype: Our mobile experience could be better

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Skype is a very inconsistent experience, especially when compared to it’s iOS counterpart. It seems, however, that Skype are fully aware of this. They just took to their blog to reassure loyal Android users that they are working hard to improve the service. We know that as users have ...

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Microsoft eyeing Sundar Pichai as next CEO

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A new rumor states that Sundar Pichai could be in the running to be the next Microsoft CEO. It seems as though Microsoft hasn’t really been hunting for a new CEO as actively as they should be. But according to SiliconANGLE, they have their eyes on someone who would really do well in the ...

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The Nokia Normandy is rumored to be an Android device

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According to a recent report by The Verge, Nokia has an Android device nearly ready for consumer release. What’s interesting is that Nokia has forked Android, similar to how Amazon uses it, to create a customized operating system. The move gives more control over the experience, ...

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Microsoft receiving $2 Billion in profit from Android every year

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Microsoft’s profit from the smartphone industry should be coming from the Windows Phone platform, or so we thought. Business Insider has obtained information from Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund, who claims that patent royalties on the Android market made by Microsoft brings a massive $2 ...

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New Samsung Galalxy Note tablet might dual-boot Android / Windows RT

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With companies like HTC already being rumored to be coming out with stock dual-booting tablets with Android and Windows Phone, the rumors are starting to hit on other companies as well. Word is coming in from select sources that Samsung may also be jumping on the multi-OS train, with a Galaxy ...

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Microsoft wants Windows on HTC Android phones

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HTC, hurting worse than ever before, really needs to turn things around…and fast. After changing strategies over the last few quarters, hiring a high-profile pitchman, and selling back Beats stock, HTC is still facing an uphill battle. Surely someone will through them a lifeline, right? ...

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Electronic Frontier Foundation shows Google fights for user privacy more than Apple, others

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If you have an interest in your privacy – and, let’s be honest, you really should – then this information from the Electronic Frontier Foundation should be of interest to you. According to a recent report from the EFF, Google has ranked as one of the highest in a slew of ...

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Former Windows Phone GM hired by Amazon

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According to The Verge, former Microsoft Windows Phone GM, Charlie Kindel, announced that he has been hired by Amazon. Listing his role as director of “something secret” on his LinkedIn profile, Kindel is wasting no time and is already courting mobile developers and testers, with ...

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Microsoft to release Office for Android in March 2013

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Microsoft plans to release an Android version of its Office software suite in the coming months, according to new reports.  Set to arrive in March 2013, the popular document creator will also be offered across Symbian, iOS, and Microsoft Windows Phone.  In addition to the native clients, ...

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Listen to AndroidGuys #129 “99 Problems and They’re All First World”

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RECORDED LIVE SEPT. 20, 2012 For the first time in months, the entire gang gets together to form the Android Podcast Voltron.  Topics this week include LG’s Optimus G and the problem(s) it might face in the United States, HTC’s lack of an Android announcement, and the reason we ...

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Microsoft wants to automate your life with new on{X} app for Android

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Microsoft today introduced a new Android application which aims to automate your life with custom alerts and notifications.  Called on{x}, the app lets users create somewhat detailed rules that run and/or respond to events on their handset or tablet.  Let’s say you want your phone to ...

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Microsoft mulling XBOX Live games for Android?

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Could MS be looking to Android and iOS to help draw more attention to their console?

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[Video] Kinect hacked to work on Android, includes proof of concept

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The idea of motion control is nothing new. The idea of motion control on Android? Well, that’s a bit of a different story. Using a projector, a Galaxy Nexus, a Kinect attached to a PC, some software (Simple-Kinect-Touch 2.0), and an AOSP ROM, this is now a reality. The AOSP ROM ...

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