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Now Microsoft Lowers Price on Surface Pro Too

Following its big recent price cuts on the Surface RT tablet line, Microsoft has now dropped the price for its Surface Pro tablets by $100.<p>As The Verge reports, Microsoft has confirmed that customers in 5 countries – the US, Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan – will pay $100 less for the Surface …

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Evernote Makes Big Push To Sync Up Apps With iOS, Android, Windows App Updates

Evernote recently updated its iOS app to include a bevy of new free and premium features to the note taking app.<p>For those of you who happen to read TechCrunch but don’t use smartphones or applications, Evernote is an app that launched a few years ago and has taken the note-taking space by storm. …

Zune 2.0: is Microsoft making the same mistakes with Surface RT?

History is in danger of repeating itself<p>Back in June of last year, Microsoft started teasing a "major announcement" that would soon be revealed as its first tablet: the Surface RT. There was an air of excitement, and the expectation that Microsoft might be able to tackle the iPad head-on with a …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

Google Drive makes it easy to email spreadsheets, copy/paste your heart away

Google Drive updates might be few and far in between, but they usually add welcome changes to the service -- take for example its recently improved copy/paste function. You can now paste tables from spreadsheets into Gmail with their formatting intact, and it doesn't even matter what browser you …

T-Mobile's Jump aims to get a rise out of wireless rivals

CEO John Legere says he wants to shake up a "stupid, broken, and arrogant industry." That kind of radical sentiment may win him some new fans.<p>T-Mobile CEO John Legere hopes his competition starts chanting one of his oft-used catchphrases: "Oh s***."<p>Legere turned up the heat on his campaign against …

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Why phone explosions/fires should not make the news

Incidents where smartphones overheat, catch fire, or explode occur regularly. A quick Google search will reveal plenty of cases, which often garner hundreds of comments on Reddit, XDA, and other platforms where mobile users congregate.<p>Just this week, two incidents involving Samsung devices made the …

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Microsoft's metamorphosis: Ballmer restructures Redmond, focuses on services and devices

Rumors of a massive reorg in Redmond have been floating around for awhile now. And the noise reached a fever pitch when Don Mattrick left Microsoft for Zygna's (apparently) greener pastures -- purportedly because he didn't like the role he'd receive in the pending restructuring. Now, a mere ten …