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May 22, 2018
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Intel & Microsoft disclose another Meltdown & Spectre flaw, categorized as ‘medium risk’

Google’s Project Zero and Microsoft today disclosed the latest variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that were originally revealed in January. Intel is referring to this one as “Variant 4,” and it uses some of the same security vulnerabilities … Continue reading

April 24, 2018
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Apple hires former Samsung, Microsoft exec to head up South Korea efforts

After firing its Korea head in 2012 amid slowing iPhone sales, Apple has hired a new leader for its business in that area. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple recently hired Brandon Yoon to head its South Korea … Continue reading

March 29, 2018
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Microsoft shakes up leadership structure, Windows chief exits company

Microsoft has today made an announcement that it is splitting up its business as it creates new “Experiences and Technology” and “Cloud + AI Platform” divisions along with big leadership changes. The restructuring comes as the Microsoft Windows chief, Terry … Continue reading

February 21, 2018
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Be My Eyes for iOS adding Microsoft tech support for blind or impaired customers

The iOS app Be My Eyes announced that it will be offering support for blind or impaired customers through Microsoft’s Disability Answer Desk in the latest release of the app. more… 9to5Mac

December 11, 2017
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Review: Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse – Thinking Different about Mac functionality

I have never been particularly fond of any of Apple’s mice. I appreciate the company’s dedication to simplicity when it comes to their products, but for my uses which include design and gaming, Apple focuses entirely too much on form … Continue reading

June 18, 2017
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Microsoft is shipping a $129 Bluetooth keyboard with a fingerprint reader

Apple finally brought Touch ID to the Mac with the new MacBook Pros last fall, but there’s still no official way to log in to a desktop Mac with your fingerprint. Microsoft is introducing a new macOS-compatible Modern Keyboard with what … Continue reading

March 21, 2017
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Microsoft creates tool to help Apple users migrate data from Mac to Surface

Microsoft is attempting to make it easier for Mac users to "switch" over to Windows by creating a new tool, with the "Mac to Surface Assistant" said to help transfer the user’s files from their Mac to the company’s Windows … Continue reading

April 2, 2016
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Apple, Amazon, Google & Microsoft file joint brief supporting Obama & EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Apple alongside Amazon, Google and Microsoft today filed a joint amicus brief in support of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and President Obama’s proposed Clean Power Plan that aims to introduce new emissions regulations. The EPA had some … Continue reading

March 20, 2016
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Apple hires former Microsoft, Amazon executive to head corporate security

As its battle with the FBI continues, Apple has reportedly hired a former Amazon executive to oversee its corporate digital defenses, according to Reuters. George Stathakopoulos was vice president of information security at Amazon for 6 years and was a general … Continue reading

January 17, 2016
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Microsoft developing iPhone version of its Swype-like Word Flow keyboard for Windows Phone

Microsoft appears to be planning to port its Windows Phone keyboard called Word Flow to the iPhone as a third-party keyboard, according to WinBeta. The company is currently reaching out to enlisted software testers to recruit iOS users with iPhone 5s … Continue reading

November 3, 2015
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Microsoft Reduces OneDrive Storage for Office 365 and Free Users, Eliminates Unlimited Option

Microsoft tonight announced that it was making changes to its OneDrive cloud storage services, reducing the amount of storage both Office 365 and free users are granted and eliminating its unlimited option. The company says that the changes were needed … Continue reading

October 6, 2015
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Microsoft Reveals New Band 2, Lumia Phones, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book

At a media event today, Microsoft announced a handful of new products and several updates to existing products coming from the company in 2015 and beyond. Topics for today’s event included the Microsoft Band 2, Lumia 950 and 950 XL … Continue reading