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Why Microsoft continues to embrace the freemium model

Microsoft's business strategy for the cloud appears to amount to this: ‘Be more like Apple.’ Here’s why that approach works.

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android and iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

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OneNote for Mac gets new ability to insert shapes, search capabilities

Microsoft updated its OneNote notetaking software on Friday, releasing a handful of updates primarily aimed at improving the experience of using the product on the Mac.

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Facebook to shutter Parse: Where do developers go now?

Facebook announced it will soon shut down Parse, the Mobile Back-end as a Service the company acquired in 2013. How do developers migrate off of Parse, and what are the best alternatives?

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How to measure the success of enterprise mobile apps

If you’re not testing the performance of the mobile apps your company is deploying, you may be driving your employees into the shadows.

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Outlook for iOS gets a calendar widget as Sunrise's sunset looms

Microsoft quietly updated Outlook for iOS on Wednesday, with support for a calendar widget that makes it easy to see your schedule at a glance.

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides get better mobile commenting

One of the key components of the Google Apps productivity suite has been the tech giant's focus on providing collaboration tools so that people can work on the same document together, wherever they happen to be. Those capabilities got...

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Microsoft's Garage has developed a new iPhone app that aims to be your news feed for work

Microsoft wants to provide a news feed on the iPhone for users' business interests, thanks to a project called News Pro from the company's Garage internal incubator.

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Here's where Microsoft is going with mobile

Getting its software onto every possible platform was only step one for Microsoft. Here's what the company likely has in mind for its next mobile move.

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets Skype call scheduling

People who need to cook up a video conference while on the go have an easier time ahead of them, thanks to new updates Microsoft announced to Outlook for iOS and Android.

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10 hot startups at CES 2016

CES 2016 in Las Vegas is a hub of the latest emerging technology, and it naturally attracts a number of startups. These are the 10 startups at CES 2016 that have earned the most funding.

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Hands on with Asus's router management app

Got an Asus-branded router? This app makes it super easy to manage your home network.

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Wedding Dress Studio lets you (virtually) say yes to the dress

Is your big day coming up? Modiface's Wedding Dress Studio app lets you try on wedding dresses from the comfort of your tablet.

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5 iOS apps you should’ve bought before they were pulled from the App Store

Here are five iOS apps that are no longer available but are worth having. If you have one of these apps, consider yourself lucky.

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4 ways OneNote’s mobile app bests Evernote (and 4 ways it doesn't)

Microsoft OneNote and Evernote both have hordes of loyal users, and both mobile applications serve as key differentiators for people trying to choose between the two. Here are four reasons to pick OneNote's app over Evernote, as well...

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Where do mobile apps fit in the world of enterprise software?

While a recent study turns the idea of a ‘blockbuster’ app on its head, there’s no doubt that enterprise companies are embracing apps – especially mobility apps – in a big way.

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Canvas wants to bring some sex appeal to the humble PDF

The humble PDF, a useful tool for getting the basic information across in a way that can be viewed by all. Canvas wants to bring some bling to the humble portable document.

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