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SlashGear giveaway: Lenovo 2 Pro and Miix 2 8 Tablet

SlashGear giveaway: Lenovo 2 Pro and Miix 2 8 Tablet

This week SlashGear has one Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and one Lenovo Miix2 8-inch Tablet to send your way, bringing the newest in new notebook and tablet technology straight from the manufacturer. SlashGear has recently posted a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review for you to have a peek at if you’ve not gotten to see this folding laptop up close and personal, while our Lenovo Miix 2 8-inch tablet hands-on will have to do until we push our full review this Spring. This initiative will be taken on by Lenovo and SlashGear, straight through our Lenovo Hub!

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NOOK Windows app axed as Microsoft devs own eReader

NOOK Windows app axed as Microsoft devs own eReader

Barnes & Noble has ceased development on its NOOK app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone, and will instead simply provide content for Microsoft's own "consumer reader" platform, a regulatory filing has confirmed. Details of Microsoft's new ereader app have not been released, but B&N has agreed to help transition users of the existing NOOK Windows 8 software onto Microsoft's own - in addition to flesh out the contents of its virtual store shelves - when it's available.

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Xbox One controller driver for PC MIA: fan creates solution

Xbox One controller driver for PC MIA: fan creates solution

There’s little in the software side of the equation out there that the user-mod universe hasn’t cooked up. If there’s a piece of hardware - like an Xbox One controller - that someone wants to use on a non-traditional piece of equipment - like a PC - then they’re going to figure out a way to do it. Since coder Lucas Assis didn’t want to buy a ControllerMAX like everyone else, he decided to whip up some code of his own.

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OneNote for Mac tipped incoming to pressure Evernote

OneNote for Mac tipped incoming to pressure Evernote

OneNote for Mac is incoming as a free app, sources claim, with Microsoft also tipped to make the digital notetaking software free for Windows as well as it challenges rivals like Evernote. The release, which follows Microsoft's first push with OneNote onto Apple platforms with OneNote for iOS, is said to be accompanied by a new Clipper service and Office Lens, for grabbing snippets of webpages into notebooks, and camera-based OCR.

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Microsoft confirms support for Qi standard by joining WPC

Microsoft confirms support for Qi standard by joining WPC

The wireless charging wars continue. Today Microsoft has let it be known that they’re officially tossing their hat in with the Wireless Power Consortium for the standard wireless abilities quite a few Windows Phone devices already have. Given the idea that Nokia really will end up having their handset business owned by Microsoft in full in the near future, it makes a lot of sense that Microsoft would support the wireless standard they’d already have in place.

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