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Microsoft’s one-handed iOS keyboard goes beta

Typing on your iPhone with one hand is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to good samaritans at Microsoft that have invented a custom keyboard for iOS. Microsoft revealed today that its latest iOS app, Word Flow, just entered the beta testing phase. The new keyboard (which is different than the Hub keyboard […]

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Microsoft’s tablets are eating away at iPad sales

Apple might have once owned the tablet market, but Microsoft is making rapid advances in sales — and may even be approaching iPad numbers by 2019, according to a new “Tablet Operating System Forecast” report by Strategy Analytics. Summarizing the first nine months of 2015, and extrapolating the trends to try and predict the next […]

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Apple Pencil is faster on the draw than Microsoft’s rival stylus

The iPad Pro has received lukewarm reviews, but one thing no reviewer’s failed to be amazed by is the Apple Pencil stylus — which Cupertino has advertised as a “highly responsive†input method with “virtually no lag.†But exactly how responsive is the Pencil compared to rival products like the stylus for Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4? Journalist […]

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Microsoft’s Cortana is coming to iPhone in beta

Microsoft has long been threatening to bring Cortana to iOS as a rival to Siri — and it’s almost ready for you to test it out. The Redmond, WA company is currently accepting sign-ups for the Cortana beta, although you’ll have to live in either the U.S. or China to take advantage of the offer. […]

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Inside Microsoft’s Fifth Ave store that looks just like an Apple Store

Microsoft officially opened its flagship store on NYC’s historic Fifth Avenue today just blocks away from Apple’s iconic glass cube, and it’s taken a few pages from the iPhone-maker’s playbook in the process. The doors to Microsoft’s new store opened just in time for the release of the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, […]

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Microsoft’s new Lumia phones boast facial recognition, liquid cooling

Microsoft hopes to tempt you away from Android and iOS with a pair of flagship smartphones that boast built-in facial recognition and liquid cooling. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL scan your eyes instead of your fingerprints for lightning-fast unlocking, and they’re the first smartphones on the market powered by Windows 10. Microsoft’s new devices, which were announced […]

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How Microsoft’s ambitious new Lumia 950 phones compare to rivals

Microsoft’s new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have arrived, with high-end specifications, iris recognition technology, and the latest Windows 10 software. But do they have what it takes to persuade you to give up Android or iOS? Find out in our in-depth comparison below. We’ve put the Lumia 950 and 950 XL up against rival devices […]

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Microsoft’s new app lets you poll friends to plan events

Microsoft has been killing it on iOS with its lineup of premium productivity apps. Now the company is trying to make organizing group outings a lot more fun with is new app Tossup from the Microsoft Garage. Out today on… Read more ›

Microsoft’s Cortana could be coming to iOS and Android soon

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana has been pretty vocal about bashing rival services like Apple’s Siri. But she may soon get the chance to put her money where her mouth is. That’s because, according to a new Reuters report, Cortana is… Read more ›

Microsoft’s new Outlook app will change the way you do email

Back in December, we noted that Microsoft had acquired the popular iOS and Android email app Acompli, which offered a more task-oriented approach to email, with the ability to schedule meetings, edit your calendar, and in your most important emails… Read more ›