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Microsoft offers tepid support for Apple’s battle with FBI

Apple’s escalating battle with the FBI over iPhone encryption is gaining support from various technology companies. Google CEO Sundar Pichai chimed in to support Apple yesterday, alongside WhatsApp founder Jan Koum. Now Microsoft is backing a statement made by the Reform Government Surveillance (RGS), of which Microsoft is a founding member: Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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Microsoft cuts thousands of movies and games to 10 cents for Windows 10

Microsoft is trying to tempt millions more people to upgrade to Windows 10 over the next 10 days. The software giant is kicking off a huge promotion for its Windows Store, with more than a 1,000 movies, songs, apps, and games discounted down to just 10 cents. There’s a wide range of titles available, but you won’t own movies as ...

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Microsoft really doesn’t want Windows 10 users to switch to Chrome

Microsoft has a new trick to convince Windows 10 users to stick with its new Edge browser over Chrome or Firefox. In a newly leaked Windows 10 preview (build 10568), the software giant has added a new prompt targeting users switching default apps. If you have Microsoft Edge set as the default browser and install Chrome and switch defaults then ...

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Microsoft to deliver Windows 10 updates using peer-to-peer technology

Microsoft is planning to distribute future Windows 10 updates using a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol. While Microsoft has traditionally uses Windows Update to deliver OS and some application updates from a single source, the latest leaked build of Windows 10 reveals that the company is moving towards P2P. A new option allows Windows 10 users to enable “updates from more than one ...

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Microsoft acquires Sunrise, the best calendar app for iOS and Android

It’s official, Microsoft has acquired Sunrise, the maker of one of the best calendar apps for iOS and Android. Rumors suggested Microsoft was willing to pay $ 100 million for the purchase, but neither side is yet disclosing financial terms of the deal. Microsoft made the news official with a new video posted to its YouTube page. The move comes less than ...

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Microsoft Lumia design officially revealed without Nokia branding

Microsoft is officially replacing its Nokia branding with Microsoft Lumia on the company’s Windows Phones. The software giant is “looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon,” and, as The Verge revealed earlier this week, Nokia’s existing phone websites and social network accounts will now be transitioned over to the Microsoft Lumia branding in the coming days. Microsoft has also ...

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Microsoft Xim turns iOS, Android, and Windows phones into a multi-screen slideshow

Microsoft’s many research teams dream up fantastic concepts on a regular basis, but what you rarely see is an end product direct from the research labs. Microsoft Xim is launching today, built by Microsoft Research’s FUSE labs as an app to simplify mobile photo sharing. Xim is Microsoft’s take on quick Snapchat-like photo sharing without the hassle. What’s unique and unusual ...

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Google, Microsoft, and other tech companies want to get 100 million students coding in one year

Google, Microsoft, and other major names in tech are joining together with the nonprofit Code.org in a major fundraising drive that hopes to introduce 100 million students to coding. Code.org wants to bring its computer science courses into tens of thousands of new classrooms over the next year, and it says that it’ll need $ 5 million in order to ...

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He’s not a Microsoft designer but Windows 10 was his idea

Like many Windows 8 users, self-taught user-experience designer Jay Machalani was frustrated by the inconsistencies of Microsoft’s touch-friendly operating system. Instead of moaning online or ignoring his frustrations, Machalani set out to prove things could change for the next major release of Windows in a series of concepts. Machalani doesn’t work for Microsoft, but his ideas caught their attention. As I ...

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Android Is a Gold Mine … for Microsoft, & 4 More Things to Know Today

Filed under: Economic Recovery, IPOs, Mobile Technology, Investing Bloomberg via Getty ImagesSteve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, may wish the Windows Phone operating systems sold better, but there’s a big silver lining for him in the success of rival Android. Here’s a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some ...

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