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Skype's new drawing feature appears on Windows Phone first

Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.

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Report: Microsoft is about to jump into the smartwatch fray

Forbes says that Microsoft will introduce its own smartwatch "within weeks."

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.

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Microsoft's latest Android Wear app tries your finger for smartwatch typing

Typing on a small screen: Nightmarish. Writing one letter at a time? Doable, if not especially fast. That's the goal with Microsoft's experimental app.

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Microsoft pledges commitment to Surface line and Surface Pro 3 accessories

Hoping to ease the concerns of business customers, Microsoft announced that the Surface line is here to stay, and the Surface Pro 3's accessories will work with the next version of the tablet.

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Microsoft's 'smart cellophane' looks surprisingly useful (at least for academics)

Why in the world would you want to place a sheet of smart plastic over a tablet? To add an extra layer of computing, Microsoft researchers say of its FlexSense project.

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How to double your free OneDrive storage to 30GB

Microsoft's playing off iOS 8 upgrade woes by offering to double your free OneDrive storage spaceā€”but only if you act fast.

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Microsoft makes an Android Wear app for OneNote

Android Wear users can now log their thoughts in Microsoft's cloud

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3 ways Microsoft can ruin Minecraft, and 3 ways it can make Mojang even better

Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang could give it the money to take Minecraft to the next level, or it could shackle it with proprietary restrictions. Let's hope for the former.

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Modder turns Xbox One into Xbook One laptop

Insert joke about how it's still less powerful than an actual gaming laptop.

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