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Microsoft Office for iPad launching next week
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday March 18, 2014

Microsoft is hosting a media event in San Francisco on March 27. The event will be the first attended by recently appointed CEO Satya Nadella, and it may also mark the debut of a long-awaited Microsoft Office iPad app.

Microsoft Office Mobile for Office 365 Android app now available
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday July 31, 2013

Microsoft has released Office Mobile for Office 365, the subscription-based and cloud-supporting document creation tool, for Android. Available for iOS since June, Office Mobile 365 enables Word, Excel, and PowerPoint document creation straight from the source.

YouTube Windows Phone app under threat as Google demands Microsoft remove app for policy violations
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 15, 2013

Google has sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter demanding that Microsoft remove the YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store because of the app makes multiple violations of YouTube's rules.

Microsoft developing a Windows Phone 8 handset, say suppliers
By Andrew Kameka on Friday November 02, 2012

Despite previous comments that it has no plans to develop a smartphone, Microsoft is reportedly working with Asian component suppliers to test a smartphone design.

Microsoft Windows Phone Companion App for Mac adds drag-and-drop, Windows Phone 8 support
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 01, 2012

Microsoft released a new Windows Phone 8 management app for PC's earlier this week, and the company has updated its Mac application to be compatible with Windows Phone 8. Version 3.0 of the Windows Phone Companion App for Mac adds drag-and-drop file transfer to the phone from Finder or the companion app. It also adds support for iPhoto 9.3.2 and Aperture 3.3.2; displays battery charge state; enhances ringtone capabilities; and supports Retina display. The Windows Phone Companion App for Mac simplifies file management, including iTunes music sync, and is available for free in the Mac App Store.

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Watch Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launch event here
By Andrew Kameka on Monday October 29, 2012

Microsoft is set to announce a new slate of Windows Phone 8 smartphones today, and the event will be broadcast live to the web.

Windows Phone sync app arrives for Windows 8
By Andrew Kameka on Monday October 29, 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 has been available only for a few days, but it already has an app that allows for easy synchronization of files between Windows 8 computers and Windows Phone handsets.

Microsoft to unveil Windows Phone 8 October 29
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 04, 2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 will finally debut on October 29. Though Nokia and HTC have held press conferences to announce Windows Phone 8 handsets, neither company has allowed attending press to spend any time exploring the software. Microsoft will be the one to officially introduce Windows Phone 8 at a launch event later this month. Microsoft has sent MobileBurn an invitation for an October 29 event in San Francisco that will be Windows Phone 8's first showing since Microsoft released the software to manufacturers last month.

Microsoft SkyDrive Android app now available in Google Play
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday August 28, 2012

Microsoft first revealed earlier this month that it would deliver an Android app for its SkyDrive cloud storage service, and the app is now available for Android 2.3 or later devices. SkyDrive follows the Android user interface design guidelines, but there are elements of Windows Phone as well. The app supports viewing or sharing cloud-stored content, deleting or creating new folders, and uploading from an Android device to SkyDrive. Users can also batch upload their photos or view recently used documents.

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Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 will support Unity 3D game engine
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday August 22, 2012

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will enable better games thanks to their compatibility with the Unity 3D game engine. At its Unite conference in Amsterdam today, Unity Technologies confirmed that its Unity 4 3D game development tools will support both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.