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Skype joins Windows 8.1 start screen app collection

Skype joins Windows 8.1 start screen app collection

To make absolute sure you know how advanced Skype has gotten over the past few months, Microsoft has announced this week that Windows 8.1 will come with the app on user start screens right out of the box. This free upgrade to the advanced and essentially remixed bit of operating system will bring about a collection of updates to Microsoft's newest software experience, and now with Skype for Windows 8.1, you'll be presented with a set of apps that's a bit more complete. Or a bit more on-par with Microsoft's vision, you might say.

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Microsoft requesting permission to post NSA involvement: Request denied

Microsoft requesting permission to post NSA involvement: Request denied

The recent fiasco with the NSA and the US government over their involvement with tech companies has got many people up in arms. It was revealed several weeks ago that the US government has been secretly asking companies for customer information in an effort to cut down on terrorist activities, but many tech companies have been speaking out since the whistleblow occurred, including Microsoft.

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Microsoft NSA sharing accused by The Guardian, denied in statement

Microsoft NSA sharing accused by The Guardian, denied in statement

Today a new report has been released on the NSA's involvement in spying on citizens here in the United States, this time specifically centered on their connections with Microsoft. Though The Guardian goes through the NSA's PRISM checkpoints on Microsoft one by one: secret files on Silicon Valley's involvement with PRISM, Outlook email involvement, Skype video call collection, the Windows company has denied it all - so to speak.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 camera full spec sheet leaked ahead of launch

Nokia Lumia 1020 camera full spec sheet leaked ahead of launch

Earlier today we saw a gallery of the Lumia 1020 camera's grip leak, which hints at some features of the device, such as an extra battery for a charge time boost. Slipping in right before Nokia launches the device has been another leak, this one purporting to be the complete specification sheet for the device, giving us a nice look at what users can expect. UPDATE: See our full Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on now!

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Microsoft shuttering MSN TV as Xbox One takes WebTV baton

Microsoft shuttering MSN TV as Xbox One takes WebTV baton

Microsoft is shuttering MSN TV, the service which put internet access on users' TV sets as early as 1996 as WebTV, shifting remaining users - and their content - over to SkyDrive. The decision, Microsoft says, was made because "there are many new ways to access the internet" since WebTV initially launched, and as such it will be ceasing service on September 30. The decision comes amid rivals like Apple and Google ramping up their smart TV plans, while Microsoft itself is renewing its efforts on dominating the living room with the upcoming Xbox One.

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Windows 8.1 Preview ISO download tipped for June 26th with standard upgrade

Windows 8.1 Preview ISO download tipped for June 26th with standard upgrade

While the basic upgrade to Windows 8.1 (Blue) will be available on the 26th of June, it wasn't known until this week - or tipped, at least - that an ISO download will also be available. This update to the next iteration of Windows will be offered by Microsoft for free to those working with a real-deal standard version of Windows 8. Those hoping to dual-boot regular Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will also be able to do so with this ISO download. UPDATE: Download portals have arrived.

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Google Ventures-backed Kibits brings “Collaborate” for mobile teamwork

Google Ventures-backed Kibits brings “Collaborate” for mobile teamwork

This week the team at Kibits have launched "Collaborate.com", a full mobile and web browser-based environment for teamwork, aiming to bring together groups of associates that aren't always working in the same zip code. This platform works at launch on iPhone, iPod touch, Android, and inside web browsers and integrates the content of services such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and Apple's iCloud in a single workroom environment, and they're launching this week.

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Nokia Lumia 925 Review

Nokia Lumia 925 Review

Nokia is on a roll with Windows Phone 8 - when it comes to filling out its range, anyway. The Finnish company has spent 2013 slotting a Lumia into almost every possible gap in the market, and now has a third flagship-spec model in the shape of the Nokia Lumia 925. The latest to bear PureView branding, and arguably the best-quality handset running Microsoft's platform that we've seen to-date, the Lumia 925 ticks all the boxes on paper, certainly. Is this the smartphone to sign two years of your cellular life away to? Read on for the full review.

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Office 365 for iPhone hits App Store

Office 365 for iPhone hits App Store

Office 365 has finally landed on iPhone, with Microsoft releasing a version of its Office Mobile package for Apple's iOS smartphone. Currently available for iPhone though not iPad, "Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers" is a free download from the App Store from today, though requires an active subscription to Office 365, and gives access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint document viewing and editing. It's also possible to create new Word and Excel files directly from the iPhone.

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