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Microsoft to launch smartwatch in next few weeks; will work across different mobile platforms

Microsoft to launch smartwatch in next few weeks; will work across different mobile platforms

Reuters briefly reports that Microsoft is planning to launch a smartwatch in the next few weeks, according to “sources close to the project”.

The report also claims that Microsoft’s smartwatch will passively track the heart rate and work across different mobile plaforms.

Microsoft takes on Snapchat with Skype Qik ephemeral messaging app

Microsoft takes on Snapchat with Skype Qik ephemeral messaging app

Snapchat has emerged as one of the most popular social networks since launching in September 2011, with over 700 million photos and videos being sent per day by more than 100 million monthly active users. The foundation of the app has always been that any photos or videos sent or received between users disappear forever in a matter of seconds.

Microsoft unveils next version of Windows, surprises everyone by calling it Windows 10

Microsoft unveils next version of Windows, surprises everyone by calling it Windows 10

Microsoft today held a press event to announce the next major version of Windows, called Windows 10. To the surprise of many, the software giant skipped Windows 9 entirely, and went right to Windows 10 from Windows 8.

Steve Ballmer to L.A. Clippers: ‘Ditch the iPads’

Steve Ballmer to L.A. Clippers: ‘Ditch the iPads’

Following his resignation as chief executive at Microsoft after fourteen years, Steve Ballmer went on to purchase the L.A. Clippers from Donald Sterling’s estranged wife in August. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the first moves that he plans to make in his new position is to have coach Doc Rivers and his team ditch the iPad.

Microsoft OneNote’s Share Extension in iOS 8 detailed, showcased in video

Microsoft OneNote’s Share Extension in iOS 8 detailed, showcased in video

One of the most exciting additions to Apple’s iOS 8 is the ability to add Extensions within the platform, extending the options of many apps. Now, Microsoft has unveiled their own efforts to expand their popular note-taking app, OneNote.

Microsoft unveils the Universal Mobile Keyboard, works with iPad or iPhone

Microsoft unveils the Universal Mobile Keyboard, works with iPad or iPhone

Tablets aren’t strangers to external keyboards, or even cases that have keyboards attached to them. Small ‘boards even exist to make typing on your phone easier. Microsoft is looking to add to the mix with their brand new Universal Mobile Keyboard.

Microsoft purchases Minecraft developer Mojang

Microsoft purchases Minecraft developer Mojang

As September began, rumors swirled that Microsoft was on the hunt for Mojang, the development company behind the wildly popular game, Minecraft. Those rumors turned out to be true.

Former Apple Retail Chief Ron Johnson says Microsoft’s Surface is a great product

Former Apple Retail Chief Ron Johnson says Microsoft’s Surface is a great product

Microsoft released the first version of Surface in 2012 with the vision that the future of computing would be on a tablet-laptop hybrid device. The vision itself sounded great, but Microsoft didn’t get the execution right at first.

Microsoft updates Office for iPad apps with option to buy monthly subscription

Microsoft updates Office for iPad apps with option to buy monthly subscription

Microsoft today updated the Office for iPad suite of apps with a new option to buy a monthly Office 365 subscription within the app.

Microsoft’s latest Siri vs. Cortana ad features HTC One M8 for Windows

Microsoft’s latest Siri vs. Cortana ad features HTC One M8 for Windows

Microsoft has released a new commercial called “Mirror Mirror” that provides a side-by-side comparison of the Cortana personal voice assistant and HTC One M8 for Windows with Siri and the iPhone 5s, demonstrating a number of different hardware and software features that aren’t possible with Apple’s offerings.