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Microsoft confirms acquisition of productivity app Wunderlist

The moment that calendar app Sunrise integrated critically-acclaimed and user-favorite to-do list app Wunderlist, people started speculating that Microsoft is on the verge of buying the latter. This is because, if you didn't know it yet, the former was also recently acquired by the tech conglomerate. And why create something from the ground up when you can just simply integrate into your system an already-established product? So yes, Microsoft has confirmed that Wunderlist is now part of their growing stable of productivity tools.

Microsoft gets more OEMs, device partners to install apps on Android devices

If you can't beat them, join them. This is exactly what Microsoft is doing in the mobile industry. Because it may be long before Windows Phone will totally be out there and join Android and iOS on top, the software giant is working hard to bring the best Microsoft experience by teaming up with more partners and businesses to bring services that will allow more productivity and efficiency in one's digital life.

Microsoft intros Windows 10 Phone Companion app, Cortana for Android

Microsoft knows that it can't compete outrightly with Android or iOS yet. Windows Phone may already be out there but it still hasn't captured a relevant percentage of the market. Instead of just trying to beat the two, Microsoft thought of working on a companion app for Windows 10 on PC that works to connect the computer to any phone whether it's an iPhone, Android phone, and of course, a Windows Phone.

Peek into new Microsoft apps, Office Now, Revolve, OneClip

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s an ongoing revolution in happening in Redmond, specifically in how Microsoft is trying to win back all the consumers it pissed off with Windows Vista and the diehard fans who stuck with them even after that, but gave up with Windows 8. A new boss, a new outlook (no pun intended), and here we have Microsoft probably having a new lease on life. We get a peek into some of the productivity apps they’re planning to put out soon.

Create time-lapse videos easily with Microsoft Hyperlapse app

A few years back, in order to create an impressive video with time-lapse editing, you needed one or two high-end cameras, a tripod or two, plus hours of editing the footage you've collected. With the technology and apps available now, the process has been pared down considerably. In fact, Microsoft says you can do it with just your mobile phone, and maybe a steady hand (a tripod or monopod won't hurt). Welcome to the world of Microsoft Hyperlapse.

Microsoft Remote Desktop update: new UI, improved user experience

If you're still one of those people who use a desktop and it runs on Windows, you've probably gotten frustrated when you're mobile and you needed to access your PC. Yes, Microsoft released its Remote Desktop app for some time now, but the look, features, and over-all user experience left a lot to be desired. But now, in keeping with Microsoft's "generosity" with the Android community, they've released a new update which will please existing users and maybe get new ones on board as well.

CyanogeMod isn’t getting into bed with Microsoft, CM12.1 nears

Android news might still be ringing abut Cyanogen, Inc.'s partnership with Microsoft to preload the latter's apps into Cyanogen OS. While this is no different from Samsung's similar deal, the fact that it is Cyanogen making it has caused a stir among the Android community, particularly those in the ROM community. The ramifications of this business move is a topic fit for another day, on a post of its own. In the meantime, however, CyanogenMod, not Cyanogen, is assuring its users that it isn't taking a similar path.

Microsoft, Cyanogen solidify “strategic partnership” for Android devices

It looks like Cyanogen is really hitting Google where it hurts most (well, as much as you can hurt this tech giant) as they announced a "strategic partnership" with Microsoft. This is also part of Microsoft's strategy to go beyond their own platform and expand their reach to other rivals, something they wouldn't have done years ago. But they have had to adjust to an environment they used to dominate, and partnerships like this one with Cyanogen is solidifying their strategy.

Microsoft adds multi-factor authentication support to Office 365 for tablets

Microsoft Office 365 was made available for Android last year and with it come security options for several accounts with multi-factor authentication. To be sure, users are asked to enter a password. That seems easy to do and anyone can access a document but there's a second level of security that requires you to respond to a phone notification, text message, or a phone call. This security feature has been working on smartphones and PCs but unfortunately, there was no support given for tablets.

Control your presentations, documents, with Microsoft Office Remote

There are some apps available out there, if you look hard enough, that will help you remotely control your PowerPoint when you're presenting. But to have the actual makers of PowerPoint create an official app to do that for you and so much more is another (hopefully great) thing. Microsoft has just released their Office Remote app, which does exactly what its name says, remotely control your Office documents and presentations.
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