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Microsoft wins patent court battle against Google to lower licensing fees

Microsoft has scored a victory against Google in the courts. Redmond won an appeals court ruling that could lower the rates numerous electronics makers pay to license technology for smartphones and personal computers. The appeals court in San Francisco upheld a $14.5 million jury verdict against...
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Microsoft's Hyperlapse for Android is out of beta

Microsoft is letting all Android users access its Hyperlapse video app in the Google Play Store. The app was previously offered as a closed beta in May. Hyperlapse, which should not be confused with Instagram's currently iOS exclusive app of the same name, allows Android smartphone owners to...
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Cyanogen teams up with Microsoft to offer bundled apps and services (Update)

Cyanogen and Microsoft today announced a new partnership to bundle Microsoft apps and integrate various services with Cyanogen OS. In the announcement (received by email), the two companies will work together to offer a unique experience for Cyanogen users with native integration. Bing, Skype...

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Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant now in public beta in U.S.

The Cortana digital assistant for Android, which was released as a private beta by Microsoft in July, is now available as a public beta release for US users. Microsoft stated: Since we launched the closed beta, we've also made several improvements to the experience including the ability to...
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Bing for Android now allows users to access search data inside other apps

Microsoft has updated the Bing search app for Android to give users a way to access its search and data information inside other apps. This new feature should allow users to access helpful information without having to leave, for example, Facebook or YouTube. Microsoft says: Say you're in...
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Microsoft launches Translator for Android, updates OneDrive and OneNote for Android Wear

Microsoft is very busy on the Android app front. It has launched a version of its Translator app for both Android and Android Wear, while also updating its OneDrive Android Wear app. Finally, it has released a major revamp of its OneNote Android Wear app. Here's a quick look at the app's...
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Microsoft wins patent court battle against Google to lower licensing fees

Microsoft has scored a victory against Google in the courts. Redmond won an appeals court ruling that could lower the rates numerous electronics makers pay to license technology for smartphones and personal computers. The appeals court in San Francisco upheld a $14.5 million jury verdict against...
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Microsoft's Xbox Music app for Android gets a new name: Groove

Microsoft is having a busy day with the official launch of Windows 10, but it has some time to update its Xbox Music app for Android. In short, the name of the app itself has changed to Groove, along with some other additions and improvements. Microsoft decided earlier this month to rebrand...
Google Drive now has a plug-in for Microsoft Office

Google Drive gets a new plug-in for Microsoft Office

Google has made it even easier to open your Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel files that are stored in your Google Drive account with a new plug-in. Using this plug-in, you can open your documents stored in Drive, then save them back to Drive once changes are complete. Not only can you edit...
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Microsoft: Cortana for Android beta will launch 'publicly in the next few weeks'

A few hours after a private beta of Cortana for Android was leaked to the Internet, Microsoft has now sent out a new statement saying that the official public beta for the digital assistant will be made available for Android owners sometime "in the next few weeks". The leaked version of the...
Hyperlapse

Microsoft's Hyperlapse for Android is out of beta

Microsoft is letting all Android users access its Hyperlapse video app in the Google Play Store. The app was previously offered as a closed beta in May. Hyperlapse, which should not be confused with Instagram's currently iOS exclusive app of the same name, allows Android smartphone owners to...
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Skype for Android update makes it easier to sign back in after you log out

Microsoft has released an update for its popular Skype messaging app for Android. The update bring the version number up to 5.5 and adds a way for users to quickly sign into the app again. Microsoft says, "With the improvements we've made to battery use and notifications, you can comfortably...
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Microsoft's Tossup app can help friends vote on where to meet up

Microsoft's latest app from their Garage division is called Tossup, and it's been designed to help a circle of friends decide where and when they might want to meet. The idea behind the app, which was developed by a team inside Microsoft's Outlook division, is to make it easier to find a...

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