Microsoft Stories July 16

Starting this month, Skype users will be able record video calls natively within the Mac and iOS apps. The new cloud-based feature will work with group calls as well as capturing screen sharing.

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Microsoft Stories July 10

Microsoft may be positioning its new $399 Surface Go tablet as a competitor to Apple’s $329 iPad, but I don’t think Apple need be particularly concerned.

On the, ah, surface, the Go looks like a good deal. For $70 more than the base-model iPad, you get something presenting itself as a full PC, running desktop apps rather than mobile ones. You can also add a $99 or $129 keyboard to turn it into a laptop, an option Apple reserves for the much more expensive iPad Pro.

Microsoft’s keyboards also include a trackpad, with the additional option of a $35 mouse …

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Microsoft Stories July 9

Today Microsoft officially took the wraps off the next product in its Surface lineup, a budget-minded tablet called Surface Go. The Surface Go is a 10-inch tablet that starts at a pocket-friendly $399, but you’ll need to pony up more cash for more storage and memory.

Lighter and smaller than the Surface Pro, the Surface Go features dimensions of 9.6-by-6.9-by-0.3 inches and weighs just 1.2 pounds. The 10-inch 3:2 1800-by-1200 PixelSense Display dominates the front side of the device, but substantial bezels remain on each side of the display.

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Microsoft Stories July 6

Microsoft planning iOS app for its Movies & TV service; joining Movies Anywhere

There’s potential good news for anyone who uses a combination of Windows PC and iPhone/iPad: Microsoft is planning an iOS app that allows you to access the Windows Movies & TV service …

Microsoft Stories June 29

Bits and pieces of information about a next-generation Surface device from Microsoft have been popping up here and there over the last year or so. Now, details about the size of the “new and disruptive” dual-screen device and how it will be positioned in the company’s lineup have emerged.

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Microsoft Stories June 4

Microsoft acquires software development platform GitHub for $7.5B, exodus begins

Microsoft has confirmed reports that it is acquiring software development platform GitHub. The firm is paying $7.5B in stock …

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