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Microsoft’s latest ad pokes fun at Siri by highlighting Cortana’s Context-Aware Reminders

Microsoft’s latest ad pokes fun at Siri by highlighting Cortana’s Context-Aware Reminders

Microsoft has launched a new TV ad, entitled “Happy Anniversary,” that demonstrates a side-by-side comparison of Siri and Cortana on the iPhone 5s and Lumia 635 respectively. The 30-second spot is centered upon how Cortana can perform contextually-aware tasks across a number of services, while Siri cannot. 

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Microsoft’s wearable will reportedly feature iOS compatibility, launch in fourth quarter 2014

Microsoft’s wearable will reportedly feature iOS compatibility, launch in fourth quarter 2014

Microsoft, just like pretty much everyone else at this point, is rumored to be getting into the wearables market, and soon. According to a new report, Microsoft’s wearable could be launching in the fourth quarter of 2014, and may look to embrace more than just the Windows brand.

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Microsoft will give you $650 to trade your MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft will give you $650 to trade your MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has now opened up a promotion that offers you, the trust owner of a MacBook Air laptop, up to $650 in trade-in credit towards their own tablet-laptop hybrid — the Surface Pro 3.

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Microsoft announces major changes to OneDrive storage plans; 15 GB free for all, 1 TB for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft announces major changes to OneDrive storage plans; 15 GB free for all, 1 TB for Office 365 subscribers

At WWDC 2014, Apple announced iCloud Drive, a Dropbox-like file system for storing your files in the cloud. Apple also announced that it will offer 20 GB of storage for $0.99 per month, and 200 GB for $3.99 per month, making it significantly cheaper than its competitors such as Microsoft’s OneDrive.

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Microsoft show off Skype Translator, a real-time translation tool

Microsoft show off Skype Translator, a real-time translation tool

At the Code Conference held in California, Microsoft and the Skype team demoed Skype Translator, their new real-time voice translation tool. This feature essentially allows voice to be translated into a language of your choice in real-time.

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Microsoft gives behind-the-scenes look at design process for Office for iPad

Microsoft gives behind-the-scenes look at design process for Office for iPad

After several years of rumors, Microsoft finally released Office for iPad in March, and since then the Office suite of apps have been downloaded over 27 million times from the App Store. The Office for iPad team gave a behind-the-scenes look at how the apps were designed from scratch for the iPad rather than simply porting it from Windows.

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Microsoft announces Surface Pro 3 with 12-inch display to take on iPad and MacBook Air

Microsoft announces Surface Pro 3 with 12-inch display to take on iPad and MacBook Air

At a press event in New York this morning, Microsoft announced Surface Pro 3, the latest product in Microsoft’s line of computers that bridge the gap between tablets and laptops. The Surface Pro 3 is thinner, faster, lighter, bigger and Microsoft says “This is the tablet that can replace your laptop.”

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Microsoft’s Office for iPad apps cross 27M downloads

Microsoft’s Office for iPad apps cross 27M downloads

At the end of March, Microsoft released its Office for iPad apps, bringing Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Apple’s tablet. In the 46 days since the apps were made available, the company has logged more than 27 million downloads, says Microsoft’s General Manager for Office Julia White, who spoke during a recent TechEd Conference.

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Microsoft Office for iPad update lets you print documents via AirPrint

Microsoft Office for iPad update lets you print documents via AirPrint

Microsoft today delivered the first update to its Office for iPad suite of apps, addressing a common criticism of the first version of the apps, that didn’t have printing capabilities. With the new Office for iPad apps, you can now print documents using your AirPrint compatible printer.

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Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal plan; lets you use Office on One Mac and One iPad for $69/year

Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal plan; lets you use Office on One Mac and One iPad for $69/year

Microsoft finally launched the much-awaited Office for iPad apps last month, and while the three apps — PowerPoint, Word and Excel — were free, users had to subscribe to the $9.99/month for editing documents.

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