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Microsoft opens new site for Lumia beta tests

The Lumia Beta Apps site will take over in September, Microsoft said.

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Hands-on: OneNote Online's collaboration tools improve, but there's still no messaging

Now you can see when others are working on the same notebook, and co-author edits show up faster. But you can't message fellow collaborators, which is a noticeable drawback.

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

A new feature lets people simplify how they phrase their questions

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Justice Department asks court to vacate stay in Microsoft email privacy case

If the stay is lifted, Microsoft may have to refuse to comply with an order to turn over certain emails to the government.

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Microsoft goes big on Kinect-less Xbox One bundles for the fall

Microsoft has three new bundles coming for Xbox fans around the world and the biggest common feature between them is they all lack a Kinect motion camera.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Internet Explorer

Microsoft issued 29 patches for its browser, including one that covers a critical vulnerability.

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Microsoft, Baidu find speedier search results through specialized chips

Everyone wants their web search results faster. At the Hot Chips conference, Microsoft and Baidu showed how reprogrammable chips drastically accelerated search performance, good news for end users and for overtaxed data centers.

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How to securely overwrite deleted files with a built-in Windows tool

When you delete a file in Windows, you're just removing the pointer. The data is still there. Here's how to make sure that data is gone, baby, gone.

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Upcoming Xbox One updates include TV streaming to mobile devices

Ahead of Gamescom 2014, Microsoft tipped some big home entertainment improvements that are coming to the Xbox One.

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Microsoft teases Lumia smartphone announcements for September 4

It looks like Microsoft is getting ready to release more Lumia phones, including the long-rumored "selfie" phone.