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Project Spartan will be called Microsoft Edge, support Chrome and Firefox extensions

Microsoft has announced that the browser formerly known as Project Spartan will be officially known as Edge. The company also revealed it plans to support Chrome and Firefox extensions in the browser.

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Microsoft wants you to use its Windows Store for apps, makes a ton of changes

Microsoft has given the Windows Store a long-overdue makeover, introducing carrier billing, subscriptions, and a host of features aimed at developers and enterprise.

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Your Windows 10 phone might be the only PC you’ll ever need

Microsoft announced that its Continuum feature for Windows 10 will also be supported on Windows 10 phones. Continuum lets you run your phone like a basic PC, since it blows up every app, though you will need new hardware.

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Windows 10 can almost run Android and iPhone apps

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will make it possible for developers to port their Android apps to Windows. Instead of using software emulation, these apps will be integrated into Windows, giving them access to Windows features.

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Microsoft opens the Windows store to .NET and Win32 apps

Microsoft has opened the store to software developed in the popular .NET and Win32 frameworks. That's a bigger change than you may realize.

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Microsoft Office will soon work with other apps, like Uber

Microsoft have announced support for third party add-ins in their Office suite as part of this morning's BUILD keynote.

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Microsoft pursues uphill climb against Google by adding transit coverage to Bing

Microsoft's Bing has always played second fiddle to Google, but it's seeing some growth lately and Microsoft is looking to expand its maps data with the introduction of wider coverage for its transit options.

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Microsoft’s new free Visual Studio Code app makes coding easier

At BUILD 2015, Microsoft announced a brand new app for developing code called Visual Studio Code. The software offers free intelligent code analysis along with deep integration with Visual Studio

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Julie Larson-Green will receive the 2015 Women of Vision ABIE Award for Leadership

Julie Larson-Green has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the Anita Borg Institute's Women of Vision ABIE Award for Leadership.

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Zero Day Initiative lives up to name, reports new D-Link zero-day

Last week, a new advisory was posted on the Zero Day Initiative which claims that a wide variety of routers made by D-Link and TrendNet could potentially be vulnerable to an exploit which has been live since 2012.

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From Windows 10 to the next Surface, here’s what we expect from Microsoft BUILD

Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference is always a big event for the company, but with Windows 10 on the horizon, this year will be even bigger than normal. That’s not all we’re likely to see, though, as a redesigned Surface Pro 4 and a flagship Windows…

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83-year-old gets hit with $24,289 bill from AT&T by using AOL’s dial-up service

A California resident was surprised when he discovered he racked up over $24,000 in AT&T charges. The octogenarian uses AOL's dial-up Internet service through AT&T's landlines, which, for some reason, caused a sharp increase in his monthly bill.

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Google is looking to squash patent trolls with new patent purchase program

Google has announced a patent purchase program, and will be taking open submissions come May. Google hopes to provide a streamlined process for those seeking to sell their patents.

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Microsoft offering 2,000 Bing Rewards points on Surface 3 preorders

Microsoft is attempting to boost Surface 3 preorders by offering 2,000 Bing rewards points.

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Microsoft may be preparing to support Android apps in Windows 10

Paul Thurrott, a journalist who has covered Windows for two decades, thinks that Microsoft is about to announce support for Android applications in Windows 10. And he doesn't like the potential consequences.

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