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Microsoft Has 3 Surface Phones for 2017 But Nothing Till Then

Even as Microsoft continues to work on their Windows 10 Mobile OS, the hardware side has been lagging behind. After acquiring Nokia’s handset business for a massive sum 2 years ago, Microsft really hasn’t done much…

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Windows 10 Mobile Will Not Come to All Lumia Phones as Promised

With news that Windows 10 Mobile will be coming to the Lumia line of phones, people were eagerly awaiting the update after what could only be considered a lackluster of support and empty promises for windows…

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Windows Phone Won’t Be Getting Ported Android Apps

Microsoft is known for their software, with Windows 10 being offered as a free upgrade, with everyone from offices to the Pentagon. Windows 10 isn’t the only software Microsoft hopes people will pick up. Windows 10…

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Windows Phone Market Share Falls

Microsoft’s entry into the smartphone market has been extremely challenging due to the popularity of Android handsets, and Apple’s loyal user base. Despite the company’s best efforts to hone a user-friendly operating system, it’s really struggled…

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Bitter Former CEO Steve Ballmer Calls Microsoft Profits Bull****

Steve Ballmer loves having a pop at his old company. The former Microsoft CEO – but still a majority shareholder – takes any opportunity to put the boot into his successor, Satya Nadella, as he did…

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Microsoft Admits Nokia Deal Failure – 7800 to Lose Jobs

It was coming. Microsoft has announced that up to 7,800 employees of its phone division could be made redundant, implicitly admitting to the failure of its $7.9 billion purchase of Nokia in 2013. The move follows…

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Is Microsoft Preparing to Kill Windows Phone?

Rumour has it that Microsoft could be set to write off the majority of its Nokia acquisition this week. In 2013, Microsoft purchased Nokia’s smartphone division, taking over development of the Windows Phone-running Lumia handsets. The…

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BitTorrent Wants to Offer More P2P Freedom on Mobile Devices With New App

BitTorrent just announced a new mobile app named Shoot that is based around P2P connectivity between individuals. While this sounds good to some people, others may think that this is a new means to start a…

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Microsoft Killing off Facebook Integration

Microsoft have taken a strange move in their plan of development. The business giant, Microsoft is killing off one of the key selling points of the Windows Phone operating system. Facebook integration. Microsoft first launched the…

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Microsoft Announces Cortana for Android and iOS

Microsoft has finally confirmed that Cortana, voice assistant will be made available on both the popular platform, Android and iOS. It is available only for Windows 10 Preview and Windows Phone devices and in order to make…

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Xbox One System Update Adds New Features

The best manufacturers nowadays are the ones who really listen to their customers and what they want to see in products. Microsoft seems to be one of those manufacturers, at least from what we can see…

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Microsoft’s High-End Lumia Windows 10 Phone in the Works

Windows Phone fans, Rejoice! It has been reported that Microsoft is working to bring two new High-end Lumia Windows Phone devices. These will be running on Tech Giant’s new OS called ‘Windows 10’ with ‘Continuum’ feature baked…

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Google’s Mobile Search Now Gives Priority to Mobile Enabled Websites

Google announced in February that they were going to optimize their mobile phone search results. Today their developers released that update. When you search Google on a mobile device the search results will be different. The…

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Microsoft’s Band Gadget Finally Lands on the UK Market

Having a desk job is extremely stressing and messes with your body, this is why doctors recommend a minimum of 30 minutes workout per day. This helps relieve stress and keep you in shape both physically…

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Android Trade-in Program Launches Today at Apple Retail Stores

Today Apple is launching a trade-in program for select non-iPhone smartphones at its Apple Retail Store locations. The program will allow credit towards an immediate purchase of a new iPhone model for users who trade in…

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Firefox OS Set to Enter the US and Other Developed Markets in 2016

Mozilla has developed its Firefox OS in order to target low-cost smartphone markets all around the world. Its recent statement claims that the company is considering to enter more developed markets next year. Mozilla has stated…

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Microsoft Band Update Adds Tiny Keyboard

Four months after its release, Band, Microsoft’s wearable smart device, has received its first major update. The update, in conjunction with Windows Phones, brings dictation mode, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard. The dictation mode is powered…

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WhatsApp Released for Desktop

WhatsApp is now available for desktop in the form of an in-browser web app, compatible for now only with Google Chrome. Since WhatsApp requires an associated mobile phone number to log in, users need to scan…

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Microsoft Announces First Non-Nokia Lumia Smartphone

Microsoft has announced it’s first non-Nokia branded Lumia phone. The Microsoft Lumia 535 is the first to carry the new Microsoft branding since their $7.2 billion acquisition of the Finnish company’s devices unit closed earlier in the year. The…

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Samsung Doesn’t Want to Pay Microsoft Anymore

Microsoft hasn’t had as much luck and success in the mobile sector as they had hoped for. Lucky for MS they rake in more than 5 times the money they make on their own phones in…

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Microsoft Killing Off Nokia Branding, Calls it Microsoft Lumia

The brand the world over once knew as the biggest mobile phone manufacturer on the planet is gone. After Microsoft’s recent acquisition of the company, reports are swirling that Redmond is about to make the death of…

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Windows Phone Store Is Now Home to over 300,000 Apps!

Wow that’s a big number, still not anywhere near ready to compete with Google and Apple but it shows that things are changing for Windows phones and Microsoft. A spokesperson from Microsoft spoke with The Next…

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Windows Phone Store Gets BBM Beta After Reaching 10,000 User Sign-Ups in 24 Hours

BlackBerry’s popular messaging app, BBM, is stated to have reached the 10,000 sign-up number for Microsoft’s Windows Phone Beta in about 24 hours. This means that Windows Phone users running on Windows Phone 8 or above…

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Microsoft and Intel Release ‘Sharks Cove’, a Windows-based Microcomputer

Arduino and Raspberry Pi have apparently inspired everyone, including big name companies such as Microsoft. The corporate giant along with Intel and CircuitCo are said to have been working on their own little development board. The…

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Microsoft Bringing 40 Xbox Live Games To Windows Phone 8 Devices

Running Windows Phone 8 or 8.1? Well Microsoft has just updated the list of available Xbox Live games that are available for Windows Phone 8 users. The list of Xbox Games from Microsoft Studios that are…

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Windows Phone Grows A Staggering 91% Year-On-Year

While the smartphone market has long been dominated by Android and iOS Windows Phone has been making strides in recent years. Between July 2014 and June 2014 Microsoft’s Windows Phone grew by a staggering 91% making…

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CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher Series Goes Free-to-Play on Mobile

CD Project RED are going mobile as they prepare their Witcher franchise for a free-to-play online battle arena title designed for smartphones and tablets. With the gaming community currently eager for their RPG epic, The Witcher…