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Shazam’s Update May Bring You Back To This App That Started It All

Shazam was the first of it’s kind, and changed the way that we discover new music. As a person always on the look out (or ear out) for new music, I often find myself asking “what song is this?” I’ve heard great new stuff in restaurants, movies, TV shows, malls, you name it. Shazam’s recent [...]

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This Programmer Installed Windows 95 On An iPhone 6 Plus

A computer programmer in China reportedly has installed Windows 95 on an iPhone 6+. TechCrunch has all the details that were reported first on a Chinese-language forum where a user named “xyq058775″ demonstrated how he installed the 20-year-old operating system onto Apple’s newest device.  (If you can read Chinese — or want to try Google [...]

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Microsoft Office Available Free On iOS (Android Preview Coming Soon)

In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft has announced today that Office will be available for Free on mobile devices. Earlier this year, they released an Office App for the iPad. This app allowed users to view office documents, but you needed to pay for the premium version if you wanted to edit. There are [...]

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Microsoft Releases New Version Of Outlook For Mac

Mac users who use Microsoft Exchange-based email services received a very welcome piece of news this week with Microsoft’s announcement that a new version of Outlook for Mac was available. VentureBeat reported on the new version, which brings the Mac email client up to parity with the Windows version of the popular email software, as [...]

Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana: Which Answers Questions Best? [VIDEO]

Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana: Which Answers Questions Best? [VIDEO]

Whether you have an Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone, chances are you’ve used one of the personal assistants to answer a question before, be it serious or a joke. Google Now, Siri, and Cortana on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices respectively, each offer a different flavor of response to users’ queries for information. Which [...]

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Plex, Our Favorite Personal Media Streaming Service, is Coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360

We. Love. Plex. In case you’re unfamiliar with the service, it organizes all of your stored media files (movies, music, TV shows), adds rich album, cover, and poster art, and makes them available to you across your home or on the other side of the world. Personally, I use it as a media server, connected [...]

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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 and Opens “Tech Preview” for Download

With its latest version of Windows, dubbed ‘Windows 10,’ Microsoft has decided to crowdsource the features and design of the final product, which it plants to ship in “late 2015.” To do so, it’s opening a “Tech Preview” version of the OS, which will undoubtedly include several “rough edges” and areas that “lack some polish.” [...]

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Microsoft Buys Minecraft For $2.5 Billion; Founder Pens Strangest Resignation Letter, Ever

The big news today is the acquisition of Mojang, the game development studio responsible for Minecraft, by Microsoft. The Redmond, Washington tech giant paid a staggering $2.5 billion for the Swedish game studio. Founders Markus Persson (“Notch”), Carl Manneh (“Boss”), and Jakob Porsér are all cashing out and leaving the company. For the time being, [...]

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After 34 Years With Microsoft, Steve Ballmer Steps Down

In a letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella this week, Steve Ballmer, the company’s 30th employee, announced that he’s stepping down from the Board of Directors, effective immediately. This comes just six months after Ballmer stepped down as the company’s CEO, a position he held since 2000. Despite these moves, he still holds (and plans [...]

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Confirmed: Microsoft to Layoff 1 Out of Every 7 Employees by 2015, “Vast Majority” by Christmas

Bad news came down the pipe this morning for Microsoft employees. Satya Nadella, the company’s new CEO, is sharpening his ax, and has confirmed his intentions of cutting down the workforce by 18,000 people – 14% of the total employees at the Redmond, WA-based company. Two-thirds of the layoffs will affect employees in the recently [...]

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