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'Microsoft Garage' embraces cross-platform spirit with new Android apps

An initiative called 'Microsoft Garage' unleashes small-scale apps on rival platforms.

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New Windows 10 Technical Preview build includes notifications, battery saver, data monitor

Build 9860 of Windows 10 adds new notifications capabilities via the Action Center, as well as the ability to sign up for more frequent build updates.

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ESL eSports gives Xbox One some gaming tournament cred with new app

The new ESL app adds Xbox One games to its game competitions, setting the stage for FIFA soccer tournaments alongside PC games like Defense of the Ancients 2.

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

Stop typing and start dictating documents in Windows

Can't type, but you still need to get that 10-page document done? Why not type with your voice?

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Skype's new drawing feature appears on Windows Phone first

Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.

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Office Mix now lets PowerPoint users create on the fly

The tool for turning PowerPoints into interactive teaching tools has also added a search engine

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At $179, E FUN's Nextbook 10-inch Windows tablet sounds like a steal

While the price is right, it's still unclear what performance the new E FUN Nextbook hybrid Windows tablet will offer, however.

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Office 16: Public beta could start soon, with Android and touch versions to follow

The anticipated launch into new platforms may represent the biggest changes for Office, whose rumored new features so far seem pretty incremental.

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Windows 10: The votes are pouring in for these 10 features

The people are speaking! Users of the Windows 10 Technical Preview can suggest and vote for desired features. Here are the features getting the most thumbs-up right now.