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Sunrise snapped up by Microsoft for $100 million

Microsoft's buying the Sunrise calendar app for more than $100 million

Sunrise calendar is getting snapped up by Microsoft for "at least $100 million." The calendar app, which integrates sources diverse as Google Calendar and Trello project management and is available on Android, iOS, OS X, and the web, has carved out a niche for itself on the devices of many users...
Picturesque Lock Screen

Microsoft's new Picturesque lock screen brings Bing homepage photos to Android

Microsoft has released yet another Android-exclusive app, Pictureseque, as part of its Microsoft Garage program that it first launched in October. The app, now available on the Google Play Store, is a lock screen that offers users access to the many terrific images that the company has posted on...
Next Lock Screen

Microsoft adds PIN and pattern support to Next Lock Screen

Microsoft has updated its Android-exclusive Next Lock Screen in the Play Store with some new features. The big addition is that users can now lock their smartphone with a PIN or pattern for the first time. Here's the breakdown of what's new in this update Lock your phone with a PIN or...

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Dell and 10 other Android manufacturers to pre-install Microsoft apps

Microsoft has revealed that Dell and 10 more OEMs will install Office apps, along with Skype and OneDrive, on their own Android products later in 2015. This new agreement is a follow up to Microsoft and Samsung's announcement earlier today that those same apps will be pre-installed on some of...
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Microsoft Office apps to be pre-installed on select Samsung Android tablets

Samsung has announced an expansion of its partnership with Microsoft that will include pre-installing Office apps on some of Samsung's tablets in the first half of 2015. The company had already announced that the upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge would have Microsoft's OneNote, Skype and...
Android to Windows Phone

Microsoft is making a ROM that allows Android smartphones to run Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft announced earlier today that it was collaborating with Xiaomi in providing Mi 4 customers with a flashable ROM that allows them to test Windows 10 for phones on their smartphones. It looks like that program is set for a wider rollout, according to a report on TechCrunch: Neither...
Microsoft won't be investing in Cyanogen after all

Microsoft's apparently passing on $110 million Cyanogen funding round

Alternative Android OS developer Cyanogen is poised to raise around $110 million in a funding round, but contrary to earlier reports, Microsoft might not be chipping in. Several weeks ago brought the news that Microsoft was considering investing in Cyanogen and their customized Android system...
Keyboard for Excel on Android

Microsoft's Keyboard for Excel app makes it easier to type numbers on tablets

Microsoft released an experimental Android app today called Keyboard for Excel in the Google Play Store. As the name suggests, it's been developed to make typing easier for the Android version of Excel easier, but it can work with any app. As you might expect, the layout of the keyboard has...
Next Lock Screen

Microsoft adds PIN and pattern support to Next Lock Screen

Microsoft has updated its Android-exclusive Next Lock Screen in the Play Store with some new features. The big addition is that users can now lock their smartphone with a PIN or pattern for the first time. Here's the breakdown of what's new in this update Lock your phone with a PIN or...
Sunrise for Android

Microsoft confirms its purchase of Sunrise via a video interview with its co-founder

Update: Microsoft has now officially posted word that it has bought Sunrise and that video has gone live once again. Original story: Microsoft has now confirmed earlier reports that it has acquired the Sunrise calendar app. The company did this via a video on its YouTube channel which has since...
Sunrise snapped up by Microsoft for $100 million

Microsoft's buying the Sunrise calendar app for more than $100 million

Sunrise calendar is getting snapped up by Microsoft for "at least $100 million." The calendar app, which integrates sources diverse as Google Calendar and Trello project management and is available on Android, iOS, OS X, and the web, has carved out a niche for itself on the devices of many users...
Picturesque Lock Screen

Microsoft's new Picturesque lock screen brings Bing homepage photos to Android

Microsoft has released yet another Android-exclusive app, Pictureseque, as part of its Microsoft Garage program that it first launched in October. The app, now available on the Google Play Store, is a lock screen that offers users access to the many terrific images that the company has posted on...
Cyanogen

Microsoft reportedly invests in Cyanogen Inc., world predictably freaks out

The Wall Street Journal today on its Digits blog dropped word that Microsoft is "putting money into Cyanogen." No dollar amount figures were listed by the Journal's anonymous sources, thought it is noted that Microsoft "would be a minority investor in a roughly $70 million round of equity...

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