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OneNote now supports handwriting, better tablet experience

Did you ever wish that your note-taking app on your smartphone or tablet should act like a real-life notebook? If you’re the type who’d like to bridge the digital with how actual journals and notes are like, then chances are you’d like something to that effect. While other apps like Evernote and S-Note (for Samsung) have had that feature for some time now, Microsoft’s OneNote has finally caught up with them in their latest update, which features handwriting support and a redesigned user interface for tablets.

OneDrive now available on Kindle Fire and Fire phone

As Amazon continues to establish its prowess in the Android gadget market, Microsoft is making sure that their productivity services will also be available in those devices. They announced today that their cloud storage app OneDrive is also now available for both the Kindle Fire and the Fire phone, following the earlier rollout of the OneNote app for the Amazon devices.

Nokia rumored to be mulling over an Android future

Although Microsoft has practically divested Nokia of it's smartphone-making business, that doesn't mean that the former Finnish giant is completely out of the running. Pretty soon, it might actually be making a comeback to the device-making business, but this time with Android as its platform of choice, at least based on speculation about the company's recent job postings.

Microsoft brings Samsung to court over Android patent deal

On Friday, the Redmond-based global software giant Microsoft announced that it has brought South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung to court over a contract dispute in their patent deal for Android devices. Microsoft, in very basic terms, has a contract with Samsung where it receives royalties for every Android device it sells, and it is suing Samsung because according to them, the latter has not been keeping its part of the contract.

Snap Attack word-building tournament comes to Android

People who love word puzzles, are highly-competitive, and who have Android smartphones, listen up: Microsoft Studios has a new game especially for you. Snap Attack is the newest word-building tournament that doesn’t just let you prove that you’re a wordsmith that types fast but even lets you compete with people from around the world, who like you, would like to prove that they’re the best at this mobile game.

Outlook Android app update: server search,offline access

While most Android users stick to using the Gmail app or even their smartphone’s native email app, that hasn’t stopped other apps from trying to corner a portion of the market by improving their services. Microsoft Outlook users of course have their own Android app, and the latest update just might please them, as it offers better search options and even offline access for downloaded emails.

OneNote makes its way to Amazon Android devices

OneNote may not be as popular anymore as other note-taking apps like Evernote and SimpleNote, but no one can say it’s giving up the fight. True to its promise of trying to bring its functionality across all platforms and devices, Microsoft announced that the app will now be available at the Amazon Appstore for Android. Meaning OneNote is now coming for your Kindle Fire and the new Fire phone.

Microsoft Account app takes on Google Authenticator

People are starting to become more conscious of how fragile their easy-to-remember passwords are, but that doesn't mean they're actively taking steps to protect their precious online accounts. To ease the process of securing accounts, logging into them and entering passwords, Microsoft released a new app on Android called Microsoft Account that, to be brutally honest, is simply a Microsoft-centric version of Google Authenticator.

Select Nokia X designs to become Windows phones

It was really inevitable so it's no surprise that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote in an open letter that Nokia X phones will be discontinued. Sort of. His exact words were "select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows", hinting that some of the existing line might see themselves running Windows Phone 8.1 soon.
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