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Microsoft Edge: Hands-on with features you can use today and a glimpse into the future

Microsoft Edge: Hands-on with features you can use today and a glimpse into the future

Microsoft Edge is the name of the new web browser for Windows 10, which was formerly known as "Project Spartan". The company announced the new name during the last Build conference in San Francisco and while we already know the name, the software giant has yet to reflect formally the new name on...
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Microsoft is making a ROM that allows Android smartphones to run Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft announced earlier today that it was collaborating with Xiaomi in providing Mi 4 customers with a flashable ROM that allows them to run Windows 10 for phones on their Android devices. It looks like that program is set for a wider rollout, according to a report on TechCrunch:...
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Microsoft will let you upgrade to Windows 10 for free, even if you're running a pirated version [Updated]

Update Microsoft has now sent a statement to Polygon that says even if pirates do update their old non-licensed version of Windows to Windows 10, they will still be using an un-licensed software product. Here's Microsoft's new statement: "We have always been committed to ensuring that...

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Microsoft reportedly tried and failed to acquire Salesforce.com

A new report claims that Microsoft was ready to pay as much as $55 billion to acquire the customer management company Salesforce.com. However, it also says that, despite serious talks between the two companies earlier this year, Microsoft's offer was not high enough for Salesforce.com's...
Windows 10 build 10122: Everything you need to know

Windows 10 build 10122: Everything you need to know

On May 20, Microsoft officially released Windows 10 build 10122 to the Fast ring of updates. In this new build, the company has rolled out an even more stable and polished version of its next operating system. Build 10122 includes a variety of fixes and improvements on the Start menu, Continuum,...
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Microsoft reportedly eyeing Wunderlist for an acquisition

Microsoft may be looking to acquire the company behind popular task management service Wunderlist, 6Wunderkinder. According to German publication Manager Magazin, talks between the two companies are "well advanced." One possible reason for the sale could be user growth. Wunderlist currently...
Age of Empires: Castle Siege on the iPad

Age of Empires: Castle Siege gets a soft launch for iOS in Canada with Xbox achievements

Age of Empires: Castle Siege, the free-to-play action-strategy game that Microsoft released for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 in September, is coming to the iPhone and iPad. Microsoft is in the middle of a "soft launch" for the game on those devices. it is currently available for Canadian...
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Microsoft may have offered to buy part of Nokia's HERE maps division

Microsoft may have offered to buy a minority stake in Nokia's HERE maps division, according to a new report. The mapping unit of the Finland-based company might also have a number of other buyout offers as well. Bloomberg reports, via its unnamed sources, that Uber Technologies, which was...
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Microsoft UK is handing out £3,000 in Windows Phone app vouchers

Microsoft UK is running a neat competition on Twitter where the company is handing out £3,000 in Windows Phone Store app vouchers. A total of 100 £30 vouchers are up for grabs. The competition will run until 15th May 2015 and up to 9 entries are allowed per individual. How does one enter?...
Microsoft Edge: Hands-on with features you can use today and a glimpse into the future

Microsoft Edge: Hands-on with features you can use today and a glimpse into the future

Microsoft Edge is the name of the new web browser for Windows 10, which was formerly known as "Project Spartan". The company announced the new name during the last Build conference in San Francisco and while we already know the name, the software giant has yet to reflect formally the new name on...
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Microsoft closes Nokia's former flagship retail store in Helsinki, Finland

Microsoft has shut down its retail store in Helsinki, Finland. It was previously the flagship retail store for Nokia, before Microsoft acquired its Devices and Services division in April 2014. The store location was in the heart of downtown Helsinki. Microsoft kept the store open and in late...
Microsoft Vision API

Microsoft's Vision API can automatically detect and filter adult and racy pictures

Microsoft has rolled out a new Vision API which can automatically categorize imagery of an adult nature. The machine-learning API is part of Project Oxford, and like the face detection API announced yesterday — which determines your age and gender based on a photo — is aimed at assisting devs in...
Microsoft's transformation isn't just words, we're now seeing the action

Microsoft's transformation isn't just words, we're now seeing the action

Microsoft keeps telling us its transforming, becoming something bigger and better than ever before. This past week shows that this isn't just marketing talk, and that we're ultimately the ones to benefit from this. Just before Build 2015 began, I had the privilege to sit in on a special...

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