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Microsoft to clarify Office for iPad info in "coming weeks"

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After rejecting details in a recent leak surrounding Office for iPad, Microsoft suggests that the issue will be clarified soon. In a Twitter post from the official Microsoft News account, the company reiterates its stance that someone gave The Daily "bad info," but hints that evidence supporting its accusation will...
Microsoft to clarify Office for iPad info in "coming weeks"

Bing Maps piles on 215TB of new Bird's Eye imagery, proves it's a small world after all

www.engadget.com
Did you think Microsoft was done with Bing Maps updates after it threw a whopping 165TB of satellite imagery at virtual explorers? You've got another thing coming. The mapping crew in Redmond has thrown another 215TB of data over the fence, this time targeting its Bird's Eye views. Most...
Bing Maps piles on 215TB of new Bird's Eye imagery, proves it's a small world after all

Microsoft preps two-factor account authentication: Twitter next?

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Microsoft is prepping two-factor authentication for its Microsoft accounts, according to a report by Microsoft news site LiveSide. This is an optional feature designed to thwart hackers and prevent accounts from being hijacked. Once enabled by the user, the feature will require a user to enter a code generated by...
Microsoft preps two-factor account authentication: Twitter next?

3D Printing in Windows 8.1; Creepy Cameraman returns; and other top posts of the month

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June was a big month for Microsoft news on GeekWire. And I guess that should not come as a surprise given that the software giant was touting its latest operating system, and rumors of yet another executive shuffle swirled. But those weren’t the only top stories on GeekWire in June....
3D Printing in Windows 8.1; Creepy Cameraman returns; and other top posts of the month
Microsoft touts energy savings from new smart campus technology

Microsoft adds new feature to Bing, wants you to stay Linked (video)

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Looks like Microsoft isn't done flipping the switch on fresh bits within its beloved search engine. The new feature, dubbed Linked Pages, can "decide how you look to your first crush" by allowing you to select which results are actually related to you. If you're bent on making it...
Microsoft adds new feature to Bing, wants you to stay Linked (video)

Microsoft guide explains how to submit apps to the Windows Store (video)

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Microsoft is serious about Windows 8, and if you're serious about submitting Metro-style apps then there's now a healthily long and detailed blog post (at the source link) explaining how. The post suggests that Redmond's app police are looking at a roughly a six-day turnaround for signing off and...
Microsoft guide explains how to submit apps to the Windows Store (video)

This week at Microsoft: Hacks, Internet Explorer market share, and the Surface Pro

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It’s Friday yet again dear friends, which means we have the time to repine and take a look back at the last week of Microsoft news. This week’s theme is numbers, market share numbers to be precise. Before we dive into the news, ensure that you are following TNW’s Microsoft...
This week at Microsoft: Hacks, Internet Explorer market share, and the Surface Pro

This week at Microsoft: Azure, Outlook.com, and Windows 8

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This week’s Microsoft news was a bit all over the board, so we’ll need to be summary in our review. As the next Build event approaches, expect things to accelerate all the more. We are entering into the next great wave of Microsoft product improvements. As we request every week,...
This week at Microsoft: Azure, Outlook.com, and Windows 8

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

www.businessinsider.com
Good morning! Here's the news: Nokia just announced plans to lay off 10,000 people, or about one-fifth of its global employees, by the end of next year. The company is also getting rid of its luxury handset business Vertu. Nokia also revealed plans to double down on the Lumia phone...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

US presidential campaign trail winds its way to Xbox Live on August 27th with Election 2012 Hub

www.engadget.com
Can't get enough coverage of the US presidential race even with YouTube in the mix? Microsoft's Election 2012 Hub for Xbox Live may be able to satisfy your inner political junkie. Redmond's initiative will provide video of town hall events at both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, daily...
US presidential campaign trail winds its way to Xbox Live on August 27th with Election 2012 Hub

Amazon Kindle app for Windows 8, RT adds in-app book purchases for touchscreens

www.engadget.com
Amazon's Kindle app for Windows 8 and RT was one of the first to reach the Windows Store, but it hasn't been very seamless for those purchasing more e-books from a touchscreen. An update today puts them on an equal plane: there's now an in-app Kindle Store for tablets...
Amazon Kindle app for Windows 8, RT adds in-app book purchases for touchscreens

Windows 7 tablets with 1.5 percent market share and other Microsoft news of the week

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New figures on Microsoft’s worldwide tablet share, coming changes to Windows 8 mouse navigation and the release of the System Center Advisor service were all in the news this week....
Windows 7 tablets with 1.5 percent market share and other Microsoft news of the week

Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders

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Microsoft is talking with Dell about financing its buyout. The deal is reported to be worth about $2 billion. For the past few weeks there have been reports that Dell has been in talks with Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm, to buy out the public shareholders. It has...
Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders

This week at Microsoft: Windows Phone, Kinect, Xbox, and Windows 8

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Did you miss this post last week? I had my feet up on my desk, pretending that vacationing at home in the Chicago winter is glamorous (protip: it’s not). But I’m back, and that means our weekly roundup of Microsoft news is as well. It’s been a rather varied week, with news coming in...
This week at Microsoft: Windows Phone, Kinect, Xbox, and Windows 8

Microsoft updates Bing Desktop app for Windows XP and higher

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Previously only enjoyed by Windows 7 users, Microsoft has updated its Bing Desktop app to play nice with all modern versions of Windows going all the way back to XP. The OS' latest iteration already packs a slew of Bing-powered applications, but none of them replicate the app's headlining...
Microsoft updates Bing Desktop app for Windows XP and higher

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook is finally speaking up about the botched IPO and it looks like the company is planning to lay some of the blame on Nasdaq. Microsoft is expected to announce something big at an event on Monday in Los Angeles. Some think it's the Windows...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
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Microsoft says truth about Office on iPad will be clear 'in the coming weeks'

Stop-motion music video relies on OpenOffice and Excel, finds formula for success (video)

www.engadget.com
It's already considered a grind to produce stop-motion video -- imagine creating a clip using the spreadsheet app that many dread seeing at work every morning. Joe Penna, better known to the internet as Mystery Guitar Man, isn't afraid. He and his team recorded a performance against a greenscreen,...
Stop-motion music video relies on OpenOffice and Excel, finds formula for success (video)

Microsoft Surface and Windows Phone 8 Events, Youtube Blocks MP3 Transcoding Sites, AMD's New GPU

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PCWorld Editors cover all the Microsoft news of the week, plus the new Radeon HD 7970...
Microsoft Surface and Windows Phone 8 Events, Youtube Blocks MP3 Transcoding Sites, AMD's New GPU

This week at Microsoft: Billions, fines, and Windows 8′s market share

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It’s Friday yet again my friends, which means we have the time afforded to ourselves to take a peek back at the last seven days of Microsoft news. TNW has more Microsoft content coming over the weekend, so keep your eyes peeled. This week had two themes for the company:...
This week at Microsoft: Billions, fines, and Windows 8′s market share

Microsoft turns Surface tablet into a skateboard, Windows chief Steven Sinofsky takes it for a spin

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Gorilla Glass 2 and a chassis forged from magnesium lend Microsoft's Surface slates some durability, but the firm's decided to prove just how tough its tablets are by turning one into a skateboard. The wheeled slice of Windows 8 is said to have been rolled out during a tour...
Microsoft turns Surface tablet into a skateboard, Windows chief Steven Sinofsky takes it for a spin

This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a corporate remake

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Unlike last week, Microsoft news this week has been scattered, forcing TNW to break its tested four category roundup. We apologize for breaking tradition. Aside: this weekly post is all your fault, if you didn’t know. It started as an experiment 78 years ago, but due to its popularity has...
This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a corporate remake

Windows Phone 8 could come as early as September

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According to unnamed sources speaking to PocketNow, Windows Phone 8 devices might be out in the market earlier than what was previously anticipated. It had been expected that Windows Phone 8 would RTM in September, but not reach the market until November. PocketNow has it that certain Windows Phone 8...
Windows Phone 8 could come as early as September

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 goes on sale early for equally flexible buyers

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So you like what you've heard about the IdeaPad Yoga 13, but still don't relish the prospect of trying to wield a 13-inch Ultrabook (and its matching high price) as a convertible tablet. Not to fear: Lenovo has started taking orders for the system's smaller cousin, the IdeaPad Yoga...
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 goes on sale early for equally flexible buyers

This week at Microsoft: Hot patches, Outlook.com, and Graph Search

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Happy Friday Super Troopers, I do trust that you have been beavering away all week. Stop that. Hard work or not, it’s time for us to take a look back over the last week of Microsoft news, as we do each and every Friday. Ensure that you are following TNW’s...
This week at Microsoft: Hot patches, Outlook.com, and Graph Search

How to summon Windows 8′s secret Start Menu of sorts

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Happy Saturday Super Troopers, it’s good that you are still with us. For the more than 1% of the world computing community, and I suspect a far larger chunk of you lot, Windows 8 is the operating system du jour. That in mind, I’ll bet you miss your Start Menu....
How to summon Windows 8′s secret Start Menu of sorts

This week at Microsoft: Build, Windows 8.1, and a new plan for startups

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It was Build season in San Francisco, which meant that Microsoft was out in full force both digitally and in the flesh, talking up its future and down its competition. I usually compile a short roundup of sorts each Friday of Microsoft news from the preceding seven days. We’ll need...
This week at Microsoft: Build, Windows 8.1, and a new plan for startups

What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

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Microsoft must be pretty happy with Apple’s decision to include Bing as the default search engine powered web results in Apple’s revamped Siri application heading to iOS 7 this fall. However, what does this all mean for Google? It could very well signal Apple’s increasing desire to cut its...
What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?
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