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Report: Microsoft is about to jump into the smartwatch fray

Forbes says that Microsoft will introduce its own smartwatch "within weeks."

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Why the Surface Pro 3 has quietly replaced my work PC

The Surface Pro 3 offers all the advantages of a tablet along with all the performance of a solid notebook. Until I can do better, there's no reason to go back.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday tackles three critical vulnerabilities, including 'Sandworm'

The Sandworm vulnerability gets a fix with this month's round of corrective fixes for Microsoft software. Internet Explorer gets a fix, too.

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.

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Surface Hub is a stylus configuration app that's more trouble than it's worth

Microsoft's Surface Hub app lets you tweak some basic settings on your Surface stylus, but it's a half-baked app at present.

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Microsoft's latest Android Wear app tries your finger for smartwatch typing

Typing on a small screen: Nightmarish. Writing one letter at a time? Doable, if not especially fast. That's the goal with Microsoft's experimental app.

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Microsoft's Nadella walks back comment on women's pay raises

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella retracted a comment he had made earlier at a tech conference, where he said women shouldn't ask for pay raises as they would be paid back in good karma.

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Microsoft updates Skype for Windows, Mac with new chat interface

Microsoft's Skype app has received a facelift that makes it look more like Windows Phone--which may or not be a good thing. The new app is available as a preview for Windows, and version 7.0 for the Mac.

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Microsoft pledges commitment to Surface line and Surface Pro 3 accessories

Hoping to ease the concerns of business customers, Microsoft announced that the Surface line is here to stay, and the Surface Pro 3's accessories will work with the next version of the tablet.

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Bill Gates: Microsoft is developing a killer meeting-room app

A meeting-room app that configures itself automatically, can recognize participants, and can share documents as well as video feeds? Could be cool if it ever comes out.