Microsoft is readying new Cortana companion apps for iPhones and Android devices that the company will introduce later this year.
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Microsoft appears to be building an app for fast, light-weight, real-time conversations called Flow, which is likely to debut on iPhone, according to leaked information.
We're excited to bring this weekly top news roundup covering Windows Phone. This week in Windows Phone there were reports of a way to turn the phone into a near-PC, Windows 10 will have a staggered rollout, and Microsoft wants competitor's apps in the Windows 10 store.
Yahoo and Microsoft can walk away from their 10-year search deal with just four months' written notice.
Microsoft executives say the July 14, 2015, deadline for which it will end support for Windows Server 2003 is final and will not be extended, dismissing suggestions exceptions made for Windows XP will spill over to the enterprise platform.
Microsoft wants Windows 10 to run on every PC worldwide, which is why they're offering it as a free upgrade to everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1. But the company's obsession with "genuine" Windows threatens to scuttle that grand plan.
Cross-platform £169.99 fitness band will complement your watch, says Microsoft.
The company's recent results suggest a slowdown in firms leaving the ancient OS behind and upgrading to new systems. Why won't they update?
Processors and RAM are fixed entities in a PC, but right from day one data is incessantly eating away at your storage space. And it's not just your data (which you can manage) but endless gigabytes of temp files and cached junk.
Does your iPhone or iPad need more storage for photos, videos, or other files? This little gadget can add up to 256GB.
As Microsoft continues its transition to more of a mobile first, cloud first vendor, its traditional Windows and Office licensing businesses are feeling the impact, as its Q2 FY 2015 numbers show.
Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.
Microsoft is seeking participants for a new, limited pre-release program for Skype on iOS.
In addition to showing media files and running games from the Google Play store, the micro-console can make use of Razer's new Cortex: Stream software to stream PC games -- but at an additional cost.
Anyone keen on Microsoft's new presentation app Sway can give the preview product a whirl today, while Australians and New Zealanders can try out an updated Sway app for iOS.
Microsoft has fired the latest salvo in a case to keep US agents from having access to customer data stored overseas.
As part of Microsoft's "mobile first, cloud first" mission, it has built up a large portfolio of consumer and business apps on every platform. In this roundup, I look at a dozen iOS apps that help IT pros and power users stay productive with an iPhone and Microsoft services.
Yes, you still can trick Microsoft into giving you security updates for Windows XP. No, it's not a good idea. You are not protected.
PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
Microsoft sets Office free and adds utility on the iPhone, Apple beats Samsung in China, and the Apple Watch is rumored to be quite expensive.
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