Microsoft today announced an update to OneDrive for Android app with many new features. The most significant feature in this update is the ability to access OneDrive for Business documents from the same app. With this app, Microsoft is creating a single, unified OneDrive experience that holistically addresses what people, businesses, and IT managers need. Because people are increasingly using the same devices and apps to get things done at work and at home, the ability to store and share files in the cloud is essential on both fronts. To make your OneDrive even more secure on your phone, our Android app also now supports setting up a PIN. Simply create a 4 digit code, and you can limit access to the app and your files. This version of our app also includes improvements to camera backup speed and reliability and lets users open files directly from OneDrive in other ...

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Microsoft today updated the Xbox One SmartGlass app for Android, iOS and Windows devices. With this new update, you can share and post activity feed items, display messages in conversations view, record game clips and more. Find the full list of new features below, What’s new: • Share and post activity feed items • Post status updates to your activity feed • See your activity feed on your profile • Display messages in a new conversations view • Record game clips • In-app display of release and feature notes • Expanding to new markets • TV and OneGuide available in new markets Download it from the below links, Xbox One SmartGlass – iOS Xbox One SmartGlass – Android Xbox One SmartGlass – Windows Store ...

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  Microsoft today updated the OneNote for Android app in Play Store with which enables you to take handwritten inked notes, have a tablet optimized experience, and personalize and format your notes. This is major update and I’m sure all OneNote for Android users will be happy to use it. One of the most requested feature added in this release is the new handwriting support, you can now draw with your stylus and even with your finger. Your notes will sync across all your devices, helping you access them easily and stay organized. Handwriting and drawing is even easier on Android devices, which come with an active digitizer. Just bring your pen to the screen and start writing. To add text or an image all you need to do is tap the page with your finger and bring up the cursor. Once done, just bring your pen back to the screen and start ...

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Microsoft today started the roll-out of August system update for Xbox One which includes several new features like 3D Blu-ray support, ability to purchase games from mobile and more. To support these new features, Microsoft today updated the SmartGlass app in Windows Store, Android Play Store and Apple App Store with the following new features. New in this release: Rate your favorite game clips and activity feed entries Buy things on your phone or tablet and they’ll start installing on your Xbox Browse new and popular games, add-ons, and bundles Receive and view shared Activity Feed and Game Clips General stability and polish improvements Bug fixes Download it here from Google Play Store, here from Windows Store and here from Apple Play Store. ...

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One of the main disadvantage of buying Nokia X2 devices is that you won’t get access to Google Play Store and Google services even though they are based on AOSP. Folks at AllNokia have created a new tool that will allow Nokia X2 owners to enjoy Google Play Store on their devices. Nokia X2 Tools Program allows Nokia X2 owners to install Google Play Store + Google services and also to gain Root-access. The process is very simple, you just need to connect the smartphone to PC and to run .exe file. Then press 1 to install drivers, and after that press 2 to get Google Play. If you want to get Root-access – press 4. Before all actions make sure, that you are in developer mode and USB debugging is turned on. To activate the developer mode go to Settings – About phone, and tap 5 times to ‘Software version’, ...

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We have come across few reports in the past that Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows codenamed Threshold that can run Android apps without any modification. Hal Berenson, a former Microsoft employee recently published a blog post on current state of Windows/Windows Phone and how Microsoft may move with the upcoming major release. In that post, Hal said that Microsoft might be depending on OpenMobile’s Application Compatibility Layer to enable Android apps on Windows. ACL does not use any virtualization or emulation techniques, instead it integrates the Android application runtime into native Windows. OpenMobile’s solution uses the Android open source project (AOSP) app management software as the base for ACL. Utilizing the Dalvik virtual machine and all required Android runtime libraries from AOSP, ACL will enable Android apps on any non-Android operating system, including Windows. Even though enabling Android apps on Windows will further alienate developers from ...

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Ever since Steve Jobs coined the term Post PC era, it became the buzz word and many analysts claimed that tablets will dwarf the sales of notebooks in couple of years. We are in 2014 now, notebook shipments are still more than that of tablets. With 49.1 million units shipped in the quarter, notebook shipments surpassed those of tablets for the first time since Q3 2013. Shipments in North America and EMEA were up 13% and 8% year on year, helped by good growth in Western Europe and the US. Customers who have bought a tablet already are finding it unnecessary to upgrade their tablet because there is very little innovation happened in the space. On the notebook side, the growth is supported by improving economic conditions, end of Windows XP support, low cost touch screen devices and more. ‘A slowdown in the pace of innovation is creating an issue for ...

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Back in 2011, Microsoft announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., to cross-license the patent portfolios of both companies, providing broad coverage for each company’s products. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will receive royalties for Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets running the Android mobile platform. Today, Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing that they have filed legal action against Samsung in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Why? Because, Samsung is stopped paying patent royalties as per the contract it signed in 2011 citing lame reasons like Microsoft acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services business. David Howard, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft  said, “After spending months trying to resolve our disagreement, Samsung has made clear in a series of letters and discussions that we have a fundamental disagreement as to the meaning of our contract.” After becoming the leading player in the worldwide smartphone market, ...

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Microsoft today updated their OneNote on Android app. It includes the ability to take handwritten notes or draw with a stylus or with your finger. Also, it now includes variety of formatting options like font types, font sizes, alignments, and tags. New in this version: • Take handwritten notes or draw with a stylus or with your finger. • Use a variety of formatting options like font types, font sizes, alignments, and tags on your tablet. • Move between your notebooks, sections, and pages with a swipe. • Bug fixes and performance improvements. •Support for LG G3 Download it here from Google Play Store for free. ...

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Until now, if you want to talk to someone on Skype, you both need to be connected on Skype as contacts. If they are not on your contact list, finding your friends on Skype may become a tedious process. Microsoft today announced a brand new feature for Android users that makes it easier than ever to find the people you’re looking for on Skype. Skype for Android will now automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your phone address book. With Skype 5.0 for Android, you’ll be able to connect Skype to your phone address book. This means it’s easier than ever to find contacts you already know on Skype so you can start chatting, calling and sharing instantly. After you download the latest Android update, in the coming months you’ll be prompted to verify your phone number. From there, the app will automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your address ...

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Skype is now available on all kinds of devices, from PCs and tablets, to Xbox Ones, TVs and smartphones of all shapes and sizes. Microsoft has now announced Skype app for Amazon Fire Phone devices. Microsoft Skype team worked with Amazon over the last couple of years to bring Skype to its Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets, and now for Fire phone. In addition to all the basic features, Microsoft has enhanced Skype for Android application to bring a more intuitive user experience that is consistent with the Fire phone look and feel. It will have the following new features, Through a widget that is visible from Fire’s Carousel, users can easily see their chats and notifications at a glance, without having to launch the Skype app and open chats with a one-click action. Finally, the customized Skype 3D icon and notification badge show Skype’s use of Fire phone’s ...

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Microsoft yesterday announced that Azure Active Directory SDKs for iOS and Android have reached General Availability and available for download. In addition to that, Microsoft has added support for OS X for Mountain Lion and above. All these SDKs are also open source, so you can participate in the development process as we build these libraries. A few months ago we released previews of these SDKs. They allowed you to easily add Work Accounts support to your existing Android and iOS apps. A Work Account is an identity you use to get work done no matter if at your business or on a college campus. Anywhere you need to get access to your work life you’ll use a Work Account. The Work Account can be tied to an Active Directory server running in your datacenter or live completely in the cloud like when you use Office365. A Work Account will be how your users know ...

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As part of the reorganizations and layoffs announced today, Microsoft has decided to stop developing the MixRadio service it acquired from Nokia. However, the good thing Microsoft is doing is to spin-off MixRadio from Microsoft so that it could operate as independent company. Currently, MixRadio depends on the revenue from the devices pre-loaded with MixRadio. If it becomes an independent company, it should find a new business model to survive in the highly competitive online music streaming industry. Microsoft will continue to focus on developing and maintaining the best operating system for consumers to use music and entertainment with their choice of third-party applications along with their own Xbox Music platform. Speaking to Musically, Jyrki Rosenberg of MixRadio team said that he has seen very strong interest from investors in the US, Europe and Asia. “For me personally it’s very exciting. I’ve been meeting with potential investors around the world in the last few weeks. We ...

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Microsoft Research has released Climatology app for Android mobile devices. This mobile application gives the user climate information for anywhere on Earth: temperature, rain, sunniness and frost. Climatology now makes this information easily available to everyone. This app is based on MSR’s FetchClimate project which provides ready access to complex geographical information including, but not limited to, climatological information. App Description: Climatology gives you climate information for anywhere on Earth: temperature, rain and sunniness. Whether finding where are the warm, dry places to go on holiday in December, or avoiding rain for your wedding, to finding out what the climate is like in Kazakhstan in April, Climatology allows you to discover the information you want. Climatology is powered by Microsoft Research’s technology, developed by Microsoft’s environmental scientists for climate-related scientific research. Climatology now makes this information easily available to everyone. Download it here from Google Play Store for free. ...

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Microsoft today announced a new website where OneNote users can share feedback and suggestions for improving OneNote. Currently, Microsoft relied on feedback from Microsoft Answers forum, social media, etc, for feedback from its users, this new feedback site should allow them to collect direct feedback from users. Also, they have separate sections for OneNote users and OneNote API developers. Today, we’re excited to announce a new and easier way to send us suggestions on how we can improve OneNote—the OneNote Feedback & Suggestions website. Our new site consists of two forums, one for OneNote users and one for software developers. In either forum, you can see suggestions submitted by other members of the OneNote community and vote for your favorites. You can also type a short description of your own idea into the “Enter your idea” box. If your suggestion matches an existing one, you can vote for it—you get ...

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Microsoft today updated their Bing Search app for Android in Play Store. This is a minor update with three notable features. This app now supports full screen browsing, support multiple browser tabs and more. What’s New: • Support for multiple browser tabs • Full-screen browsing support • Shortcuts to Bing Maps and News from the menu Bing Search App for Android allows you to find relevant answers on the internet. In addition, you can save money with Bing Rewards, keep up with trending stories and images, and set the daily homepage photo as your Wallpaper with one click. I use an Android device as my secondary smartphone and I use Bing everyday to enjoy beautiful daily homepage images. This app allows you to set them as your phone’s wallpaper with one click. Download Bing Search app from Play Store here. ...

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