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.NET Server Core to go open source, will run on Macs

There's no question .NET is a popular option for developers, but if you wanted to run .NET applications your server had to run Windows. Microsoft is in the process of making its tools even more accessible, and open-sourcing the .NET server stack is one way the company is hoping to win over more...

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Microsoft adds free editing, iPhone version, and Dropbox to iOS Office apps

The universe of productivity apps on iOS expanded considerably when Microsoft announced its iPad versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint back in March 2014. Without an Office 365 subscription, however, users were limited to read-only file access; not terribly productive. Even with the addition of a...

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CNN anchor caught on-air using a Microsoft Surface tablet as an iPad stand

Try as they might, Microsoft's effort to get its Surface tablets out and in front of as many people as possible keeps backfiring in hilarious ways. Most recently, a CNN anchor during Tuesday night's election coverage was spotted using his Microsoft Surface tablet as a shield and kickstand for...

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New Microsoft ad pits the MacBook Air against the Lenovo Yoga 3 in a dance-off

Microsoft this weekend released a new advertisement targeting the MacBook Air. The 30-second clip compares Apple's ultra-portable laptop with the new Lenovo Yoga 3. Unlike earlier Microsoft ads that compare hardware and software features, this latest advertisement is lighthearted with a dancing...

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Outlook for Mac gets a facelift, Office for Mac refresh in 2015

If you're a Mac user who relies on Microsoft's productivity software to get work done, you'll be happy to hear that there's a new version of Outlook for Mac available this morning, complete with a visual upgrade and boosted performance. If you're an Office 365 subscriber you might have already...

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Microsoft unveils new iOS-compatible fitness tracker, Microsoft Band

Microsoft today entered the fitness tracker market with its new Microsoft Band wearable device to compete with new offerings from Fitbit and Apple's upcoming Watch device. The Band's biggest feature is its cross-compatibility, supporting iOS, Android and Windows Phone. It also moves beyond a...

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Nine ways Apple users differ from Microsoft fans

Are you a Starbuck's loving, Microsoft-hating type of person who thinks Facebook is a cool to place to work? If so, then you must be an Apple fan according to this chart published by Business Insider using Ranker's crowd-source ranking data. The infographic looks at nine consumer opinion...

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Microsoft buys Minecraft studio Mojang, but promises to continue iOS, Mac development

Everyone's favorite sandbox game, Minecraft, is now officially owned by Microsoft thanks to a $2.5 billion deal the company made to purchase developer Mojang. The buy will see Microsoft take control of a game that is published -- and extremely popular -- across many of the platforms of its...

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New Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ads target the MacBook Air

Microsoft today launched three new ads for its Surface Pro 3 tablet that compares the device to Apple's MacBook Air. The MacBook Air is featured prominently in all three ads, appearing side-by-side to a Surface Pro 3 equipped with a keyboard and stylus. The ads focus on how the Surface Pro 3 is...

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Microsoft releases celebrity tracking app for iPhone

Here's a head scratcher -- Microsoft launched a free new iOS app called Snipp3t (pronounced "snippet") over the weekend. The app lets you subscribe to your favorite celebrity, thereafter providing a personalized stream of headlines and social media feeds about them. You can also offer your own...

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Office for iPad update brings a slew of top-requested features

When Office finally launched on the iPad four months ago it was a blessing for iOS converts with loyalties to Microsoft. Still, like every launch title, the app suite wasn't perfect. Today Microsoft has released an update that they hope will help fill in some of Office for iPad's biggest...

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Microsoft still doesn't get why the iPhone succeeded

About two weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella penned a detailed memo to Microsoft employees, a mission statement of sorts, outlining the company's vision and strategy for the future. Upon reading the memo, along with a subsequent interview Nadella conducted with The Verge, I was struck by the...

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Microsoft offering MacBook Air owners up to $650 in credit towards Surface Pro 3 purchase

In an effort to generate interest in its Surface Pro 3 tablet, Microsoft is offering owners of select MacBook Air models upwards of $650 in trade-in credit. Now why would the folks at Redmond be trying to entice laptop owners with a tablet? Well, Microsoft, in stark contrast to Apple, views its...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 20, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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What ever became of Microsoft's $150 million investment in Apple?

In August of 1997, Apple and Microsoft decided to put the past behind them and focus on the future. At that year's Macworld event, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates announced that the two companies had entered into a historic agreement. In addition to agreeing to a broad patent cross-licensing agreement,...

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