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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 [...]

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Mark Zuckerberg and Other Tech Titans Donate Millions to Help Fight the Spread of Ebola

So far, more than 4,000 people have died from this year’s Ebola outbreak in west Africa. The disease has since reportedly spread to the U.S. and parts of Europe. The World Health Organization says it needs more than $1 billion dollars to help stop the spread of the lethal virus. Currently, according to the World [...]

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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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Oh Look, Microsoft Made Its Own Snapchat Clone Called WindUp

Windows Phone users often get left out when it comes to new apps, as developers look to launch mainly on Android and iOS. Point in case: there’s still no official Snapchat app for Windows Phone 8. Instead, you’re left with a few unofficial choices that independent developers have hacked together (6Snap, and Snapchat for Windows [...]

The Most Interesting Questions Internet Explorer Developers Answered On Reddit

The Most Interesting Questions Internet Explorer Developers Answered On Reddit

On Thursday, several members of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer development team spent a few hours answering questions from Reddit users as part of the site’s “Ask Me Anything” forum. Internet Explorer, of course, is the often-mocked web browser that in recent years has taken a backseat to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as the most popular [...]

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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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U.S. Gov’t: What You Store in the Cloud Isn’t Protected by the Fourth Amendment

Back in April of this year, a judge in New York ruled that search warrants issued in the U.S. applied to digital content, even if the content was stored on servers overseas and physically outside U.S. jurisdiction. The same is not true for physical content. For example, a search warrant issued in the U.S. would [...]

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