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130328130603 microsoft mobile phone 620xa 500x295 Goodbye Nokia, Hello Microsoft Mobile

Eight months ago, Microsoft announced it was buying the once mobile giant Nokia and has been clearing regulatory hurdles ever since. Now it seems that Microsoft's $7.2 billion buyout will finally come to fruition. Microsoft has announced that by this Friday, the 25th of April, the transaction will be complete and will become know as Microsoft Mobile.

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office android Android and iPhone versions of Office Mobile now free

The Microsoft Office for iPad app debuted today. It's a big story that you can read more about here. A potentially bigger story on smaller screens, especially for those of you who aren't iPad owners, is that Microsoft today announced that the Office Mobile apps for Android and iOS are now completely free - no subscription required. Read More »

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android windowsphone Google and Microsoft both oppose dual Android and Windows Phone devices

If the prospect of a smartphone capable of running both Android and Windows Phone interests you, forget about it. One day after news broke of Huawei confirming that it planned to release a dual OS phone running both operating systems, reports have come out that both Google and Microsoft are against such devices. Read More »

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qicharger Qi Wireless Charging Gets a Big Boost as Both Microsoft and Samsung Back It

Wireless charging has not lit the mobile device sector on fire like I thought it would; however that doesn't mean it will not eventually catch on. Right now, there are two standards for wireless charging - Qi and A4WP. I will not get into the differences between the two right now except to say that A4WP will allow data transfer to your devices, i.e. advertisements on your devices when charging up at a business.

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onedrive blackberry OneDrive cloud connection makes its way to BlackBerry 10

Funny thing about this cloud service trend; it's designed to let us upload and access data anywhere, but not all cloud storage providers make their services easily available on all mobile platforms. Microsoft's OneDrive has previously been supported only on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone, but with today's release of Connect to Microsoft OneDrive, BlackBerry 10 users can store their cloud apps as reliably as people on other platforms. Read More »

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satya nadella Microsoft passes over Stephen Elop, names Satya Nadella as new CEO. Bill gates steps down to help

Microsoft has made its official choice for new company CEO. It's not Stephen Elop, former Microsoft executive and head of Nokia who many thought would spearhead Microsoft's new vision as a hardware manufacturer. Elop was considered among the stronger candidates to take over for the retiring Steve Ballmer, but Microsoft has instead chosen Satya Nadella. Who is Satya Nadella? Read More »

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bing 188x375 Microsoft now bribes Android and iPhone users to switch to Bing with new Rewards program

Google is the world's most popular search engine by a very large margin, despite Microsoft sinking billions of dollars into its Bing search engine. Microsoft wants even more people to use Bing, so it is now offering Android and iPhone points to redeem for gifts if they use the search engine consistently. Windows Phone users will have to wait a little while longer for the same privilege.
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OneDrive 500x266 Goodbye SkyDrive, Hello OneDrive

If you recall earlier last year, Microsoft was taken to court by  British Sky Broadcasting Group for using the name "SkyDrive" claiming that it infringed on the "Sky" trademark. (SkyDrive is the place where all Windows Phones back up in the cloud, and it also has apps for Android, iOS, and the web.) Because of this litigation, Microsoft is changing the name of SkyDrive to OneDrive. Microsoft promises that this transition will be seamless to current SkyDrive users; you won't have to do anything other than recognize when the new name and website launch, so your data will be fine. If you would like more details the full press release is below. Read More »

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