Microsoft Begins Making Progress On Nadella’s Broad Security Vision

 Last fall, Mr. Nadella came to Washington and in a comprehensive speech the Microsoft CEO laid out Microsoft’s broad vision for security in the enterprise. Today, the company made a series of announcements in a lengthy blog post from Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Brett Arsenault that starts to bring that vision into clearer focus. It’s probably not a… Read[…]

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Microsoft Is Buying Mobile Cross-Platform Development Company Xamarin

 Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Xamarin, a company that allows developers to build fully native apps across several platforms from a single shared code base. Microsoft and Xamarin have worked closely together since a global partnership was announced in 2013 to make it more simple for mobile developers to build native apps on platforms in[…]

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Skype Kills Its Standalone Video Messaging App Qik

 Skype Qik, Microsoft’s attempt at spinning off video messaging into a simplified mobile application, is shutting down. The app was first introduced in fall 2014 to serve a different audience than the larger, more fully-featured, Skype application. Instead of offering real-time chat, screen sharing and audio and video calling, Qik was designed only for asynchronous video messaging.[…]

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Wearables Drive The Component Technology Innovation

 For years, many of the key components of wearables have been drafting off the strengths of the smartphone supply chain. During the last two years, the application processors and sensors for wrist and head-worn wearable products have more or less been taken off the parts bin of low and mid-tier smartphones. Read More Source: Microsoft[…]

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Nokia: We’re In No Rush To Get Our Brand Back On Phones

 After exiting the smartphone market dramatically by selling its mobile making division to Microsoft for $7.2 billion back in 2013, Nokia has hinted it is looking to return to the smartphone business by a different route — taking advantage of a clause in its sale agreement that allows it to use the Nokia brand on[…]

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Outlook.com Exits Preview With Office 365 Integration, Giphy Support, @Mentions & More

 Microsoft announced today it’s now beginning to roll out its new Office 365-powered version of Outlook.com to all users, following its launch into preview mode last year. Thanks to its deep integration with Microsoft’s Office 365 platform, Outlook users will be able to do things like collaborate on documents sent as email attachments while they reply to messages,[…]

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Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

 Microsoft is now selling Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, you will be able to deploy Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from the Azure Marketplace and get support for your deployments from both Microsoft and Red Hat. In addition, Microsoft today announced that it is now offering certified Bitnami images in the Azure Marketplace and[…]

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Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils “Sense,” An Intelligent, Secure Hub For The Smart Home

 With the emerging ecosystem of connected devices – often dubbed the “Internet of Things” – consumers are rightly worried about the security and privacy implications associated with always-on hardware in their homes that listen, watch, observe and then store data in the cloud. Today, a company called Silk Labs, co-founded by former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal,[…]

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Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys

 At New York’s Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiled its new, $300 3D Printer, the “ThingMaker,” which will allow children to print their own toys at home. The device works in conjunction with a 3D printing app developed in collaboration with Autodesk that offers a simple interface for designing items that can then come to life[…]

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Hulu Comes To Windows 10

 Hulu’s streaming service was already available on nearly all major platforms, including desktop, mobile, tablet, gaming consoles and other TV-connected devices. However, it was lacking support for one major computing platform: Windows 10. That changes today, as Microsoft and Hulu announce a new version of Hulu application, which includes Windows 10 specific features like Live[…]

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Apple May Ditch Samsung For Next iPhone Chip

 Apple and Samsung have been asymmetric competitors for years, fighting to grab smartphone market share and partnering when it comes to chips. According to a recent report from The Electronic Times, TSMC (the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) will be the only company manufacturing the A10 for the next iPhone. Samsung won’t be working with Apple[…]

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What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More Source: Microsoft News

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Microsoft’s New App “Fetch!” Tells You What Kind Of Dog You Are (And It Can ID Your Dog, Too)

 Even Microsoft’s new image recognition app has no idea what kind of dog I have. Oh well! If you don’t own a mixed-breed mutt saved from the kill shelter, however, you might have fun with the company’s latest Microsoft Garage project: Fetch!, a new iPhone app that looks at photos of dogs to identify its breed. Or,[…]

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