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Microsoft gets allies to help tell U.S. to back off on Irish search warrant

Allies file 10 briefs supporting the company in its fight against a search warrant for email on an Irish server.

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Skype Translator Preview brings almost-real-time translation to Windows 8.1

Microsoft flips the switch on its conversation translation tech, though it's invite-only for now.

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Facebook stops using Bing search technology

At present, Facebook is pushing search queries to people and places that it has stored on its network.

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Microsoft Xbox One tops other consoles for November

Customers apparently liked the $50 price cut on the Xbox One.

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Microsoft hints at PC gaming news during Windows 10's consumer reveal

The consumer side of Windows 10 may include some perks for PC gaming, but does Microsoft have more than just DirectX 12 up its sleeve?

Windows 7 users urged to uninstall broken update that wreaks havoc on software

KB3004394 causes numerous problems, including AMD driver issues and failure to install future updates.

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Microsoft to detail 'next chapter' of Windows 10 on January 21

Microsoft announces a Webcast to describe what it calls 'the next chapter' of Windows 10, this time emphasizing Windows 10's consumer appeal.

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Microsoft's cross-platform push continues with MSN apps for iOS and Android

The informational apps formerly known as Bing are no longer exclusive to Windows devices.

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Microsoft's giving 100 more insanely great music albums away for free

And once you've claimed the albums you want, you can download them as DRM-free MP3s.

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Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin payments for Windows Store, Xbox, Windows Phone

Bitcoin is accepted by Microsoft only in the U.S. for now.