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Microsoft reportedly acquiring SwiftKey for $250 million for its work on artificial intelligence (Update: Official)

Microsoft reportedly acquiring SwiftKey for $250 million for its work on artificial intelligence (Update: Official)

After acquiring various startups behind popular apps like Accompli and Sunrise Calendar, Microsoft is now acquiring SwiftKey, the developers of the popular keyboard with the same name for iOS and Android for $250 million. The company has not announced its acquisition yet, but the Financial Times report that a announcement from Microsoft is due for later this week.

Microsoft uses Bing News and social media to create content in its News Pro app

Microsoft uses Bing News and social media to create content in its News Pro app

Microsoft recently released a new app for the iPhone, News Pro, that seeks to aggregate content from Bing News and pulls your interests from your social media accounts. 

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Vice President, Joe Belfiore, is using an iPhone while on his leave-of-absence

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Vice President, Joe Belfiore, is using an iPhone while on his leave-of-absence

For Microsoft’s Windows Phone (or Windows 10 Mobile these days), the Vice President, Joe Belfiore, is a huge component for the platform’s presence in the market, and anyone who sees Belfiore talk about the mobile OS knows he’s passionate about it.

Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard for iOS will come with a new one-handed layout

Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard for iOS will come with a new one-handed layout

Microsoft recently started sending out emails to members of its Windows Insiders program inviting them to beta test the iPhone version of its popular Word Flow keyboard. Now, the build of Word Flow that Microsoft has seeded to iOS beta testers comes with a new one-handed layout that is not found on its Windows Phone version.

Microsoft expands its Office Insider program to Mac users

Microsoft expands its Office Insider program to Mac users

Last November, Microsoft launched an Office Insider program for Windows and Android users that allowed Office 365 subscribers to gain early access to new features and enhancements to Microsoft’s Office suite. Today, the company has expanded this program to include Mac users as well.

Office 365 subscribers can sign up to test early Office 2016 for Mac versions

Office 365 subscribers can sign up to test early Office 2016 for Mac versions

Microsoft has put a pretty big focus on its Office 2016 for Mac software ever since it launched it ahead of even its Windows-based version last year, and now those Mac users can get ahead of the public if they want to.

Microsoft Office for iOS adds 3D Touch support, ‘annotate with ink’, and more

Microsoft Office for iOS adds 3D Touch support, ‘annotate with ink’, and more

Microsoft has brought to the fore another update of its Office iOS apps, bringing along support for Apple’s new technology and hardware to give even more features to users.

Microsoft offering ‘as much as’ $250 for the trade in of select Apple Watches towards a Band 2

Microsoft offering ‘as much as’ $250 for the trade in of select Apple Watches towards a Band 2

When you have a device, but want to get something else, either selling the first one or trading it in towards the newer thing is pretty common practice. For anyone thinking they want a Microsoft Band 2, and who happens to own an Apple Watch, Microsoft has a limited-time offer for you.

Outlook for iOS adds Skype integration in latest update; Mac’s Outlook 2016 updated with full screen support

Outlook for iOS adds Skype integration in latest update; Mac’s Outlook 2016 updated with full screen support

Skype is a huge piece of Microsoft‘s puzzle when it comes to its product lineup, so it is no surprise to see the service popping up in other apps.

Microsoft could be launching a smaller, cheaper Xbox to compete directly with the new Apple TV

Microsoft could be launching a smaller, cheaper Xbox to compete directly with the new Apple TV

As far as set-top boxes go, a home video game console these days typically offers all of the streaming services one could want, plus access to video games like Halo 5: Guardians or Destiny. But Microsoft could be launching a new box in 2016.