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Find photos faster and type less with Bing's new image search

Microsoft is introducing an new way to search for photos with Bing on Android mobile browsers that involves much less work with typing words on a keyboard. Instead, users of browsers like Chrome or Firefox for Android can type in a couple of words, such as "spring flowers", to bring up groups...
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Microsoft teams up with Google to oppose hotels blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft are joining a wireless industry lobbying group in a bid to oppose a recent hotel industry petition, which seeks the FCC's permission to block personal Wi-Fi networks set up in hotel rooms by customers. The two giant companies may not see eye to eye each day, but they have...
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Microsoft drops the preview tag from its Outlook for Android app

Microsoft has removed the preview tag from the company's Outlook app for Android. This latest release also bundles minor improvements to bolster the official email offering from Redmond. The blog post goes into some detail highlighting various features added to the preview since the app was...

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Bing Image search

Find photos faster and type less with Bing's new image search

Microsoft is introducing an new way to search for photos with Bing on Android mobile browsers that involves much less work with typing words on a keyboard. Instead, users of browsers like Chrome or Firefox for Android can type in a couple of words, such as "spring flowers", to bring up groups...
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Cyanogen's Microsoft deal includes removable apps and 'contextual' suggestions

As details emerge, the Cyanogen/Microsoft deal isn't nearly as cringeworthy as many originally suspected. There aren't a whole lot of Android users out there who enjoy seeing the words "Microsoft apps included" when it comes to their devices — and this goes back a long, long way — and power...
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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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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S6 does not have Microsoft's apps preloaded

Verizon Wireless has chosen not to preload a number of Microsoft apps on its Samsung Galaxy S6, despite an agreement between Microsoft and Samsung to offer them out of the box. When the Galaxy S6 was first announced, Microsoft also revealed that the smartphone would have the Android versions of...
Office on Android

Microsoft's new Office Delve app for Android lets users view their shared documents

Microsoft's latest Android app is Office Delve, which lets business users of Office 365 to look quickly through shared documents via a card-based user interface. Microsoft seems to be making a bigger effort to support Android apps. Recently it made a deal with Samsung and other hardware...
Bing.com on Android

Microsoft revamps Bing.com design for Android users with new sections

Microsoft has launched a revamped design for its Bing.com homepage for Android browser users, with a number of new features and changes. Chrome browser users can now swipe up to see the sections on the Bing.com home page. They will also notice a new translucent color scheme. Users can tap on...
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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...

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