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Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft is continuing their trend of supplying their services across platforms. Today they’ve announced a new Office for Android Tablet preview. They’ve announced Office for iPhone, as well as updates to the existing iPad app they launched back in March. The Office for Android Tablet preview will include Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and will be made available to those who[Read More…]

by 1:40 am on November 7, 2014 4 comments Apps
Microsoft launches Skype Qik: Group Video Chat

Microsoft launches Skype Qik: Group Video Chat

In April this year, Microsoft announced it was retiring their Qik video messaging service, and were merging it with Skype to better enhance user experience. It seems to have finally come to fruition with Microsoft today announcing its new service called Skype Qik: Group Video Chat. Skype Qik is an mobile-only app that is focused solely on swapping short clips[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on October 15, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Microsoft adds One Note for Android Wear to Google Play

Microsoft adds One Note for Android Wear to Google Play

Microsoft was late to the mobile game, and since then they’ve generally played catch-up, although Windows Phone is finally showing some promise, they still have only a tiny market share. To encourage users to embrace their products, Microsoft has cottoned onto the strategy of releasing Android versions of their products to entice users over, and the latest ploy is to[Read More…]

by 10:06 am on September 17, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Apps
Microsoft to lay off 12,500 staff and shift some Nokia X designs to Lumia range

Microsoft to lay off 12,500 staff and shift some Nokia X designs to Lumia range

The release of the Android Nokia X range just prior to the purchase of the company by Microsoft, left many people asking what the future of the Nokia X series was. With the launch of the Nokia X2 range late last month after the purchase had gone through it seemed the series could stick around. But overnight, new Microsoft CEO[Read More…]

by 4:01 pm on July 18, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News
Microsoft Releases Climatology, a Weather App that is about what the weather is usually like

Microsoft Releases Climatology, a Weather App that is about what the weather is usually like

In a somewhat surprising move, Microsoft have launched an app that is mainly about what the weather is like in various places around the earth at various times and seasons. They’ve called the app Climatology. The Microsoft Research-developed app can show you any location’s temperature around the world, so not just your current location but it will also show you[Read More…]

by 4:23 pm on July 13, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Google adds Native MS Office editing to Google Docs editor

Google adds Native MS Office editing to Google Docs editor

In the battle for the enterprise market, Google today launched a fairly big gun. The Microsoft Office suite, is, it’s fair to say fairly ubiquitous across corporate IT culture around the world, but Google is trying to change that, but to make it easy, they’ve added native MS Office editing to Google Docs. After they acquired the Office Editing software[Read More…]

by 11:41 am on June 26, 2014 4 comments Google Services
Chinese website details Microsoft-held patents which cover Android technologies

Chinese website details Microsoft-held patents which cover Android technologies

Microsoft has long claimed that it holds a line of patents that are infringed by Google’s operating system, and it has used this portfolio in the past to take legal action against some smaller device releases in the past. However, unlike other users of patents, Microsoft has kept the nature of its portfolio pretty closely held… until now. You see,[Read More…]

by 7:45 am on June 17, 2014 0 comments Legal, News
Nokia X — Review

Nokia X — Review

Nokia finally delivers a phone running Android – is it worthy of their name? Ask just about anyone what their first phone was, the usual answer will be “some Nokia phone”. My history with mobile phones is littered with Nokia models, from the analogue Nokia 2100 to the 5110, 8210 and 3350. When Nokia failed to truly embrace the oncoming[Read More…]

by 11:12 am on June 11, 2014 8 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones
Qik video shutting down at the end of April

Qik video shutting down at the end of April

Qik, the social video sharing app, has overnight announced that its services will be shutting down from 30 April 2014. Qik, which was purchased by Skype/Microsoft 3 years ago, has lived on as a standalone app since the purchase, however Microsoft has announced that Qik’s features have finally folded into Skype, meaning there’s no reason to offer a duplicate product.[Read More…]

by 9:21 am on March 21, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
[MWC 2014] Nokia Goes XXX at MWC announcing the Nokia X, X+ and XL Android powered smartphones

[MWC 2014] Nokia Goes XXX at MWC announcing the Nokia X, X+ and XL Android powered smartphones

Nokia has officially joined the Android world. The company just made Nokia X official – surprisingly, Nokia’s new Android line is actually a series with three devices aimed at “growth markets” – the Nokia X, X+ and XL. The phones run Android, but integrate with Nokia and Microsoft services instead of Google’s own, while still allowing the phones to run[Read More…]

by 8:17 pm on February 24, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones