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More than a year behind Apple, Microsoft finally joins the mobile payments club

Only a year and a half behind Apple, Microsoft has finally announced a mobile payment platform through an update to its Wallet app. The service is currently only available to Windows Insiders.
Computing

Microsoft Flow wants to steal the workflow app crown

Microsoft's Flow service now has its own companion application. It doesn't yet allow you to build new workflows, but you can manage them from there and have it send you a push notification if something goes wrong.
Music

Microsoft’s Groove Music takes a hint from Spotify for its newest feature

Taking a hint from Spotify and other services, Microsoft's underdog Groove Music has added smart playlist features in the latest preview build now available to Windows Insiders.
Mobile

Huawei's Matebook is coming to the US on July 11, but you can pre-order it now

Huawei made its first ever 2-in-1 tablet PC that runs full Windows 10. It's called the MateBook, and it's ready to go toe-to-toe with Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro S. You can pre-order it now from Microsoft.
Mobile

Top 5 cases for your Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 is a great device, but it's not exactly cheap. Check out some of our favorite cases for the Microsoft 2-in-1, so you can add protection, style, and a little bit of functionality to the mix.
Mobile

Apple and Microsoft put the kibosh on a proposed rifle emoji

A joint opposition by Apple and Microsoft to a proposed rifle emoji means your phone won't be getting one anytime soon. The effort was spearheaded by Apple at a recent Unicode Consortium meeting.
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Microsoft snaps up app maker Wand as spending spree rolls on

Microsoft buys app maker Wand in bid to boost bot tech, Apple iPhone 6 sales in Beijing halted, new VR headset boasts 20K video resolution - and we got to check it out.
Business

Microsoft and marijuana strike a new partnership, thanks to a deal with Kind

As the push for cannabis’ acceptance continues to play out across court rooms and legislative floors in the United States, Microsoft has become the first major U.S. corporation to join hands with the weed industry.
Computing

Latest Windows 10 Insider Build expands handwriting support, adds feedback shortcut

Microsoft has detailed build 14367 of Windows 10 for mobile and PCs, which is currently being distributed to users enrolled in the Insider preview program.
Computing

Want to schedule a meeting at Starbucks? Use Outlook’s new feature

Perhaps ideal for caffeine addicts in the office, Microsoft and Starbucks have launched a new feature for Outlook that gives users that ability to schedule meetings at specific Starbucks locations.
Computing

Microsoft’s PC releases will come to Steam, but the company isn’t saying which

Xbox division head Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft PC games will still be sold via Steam, but didn't offer any details as to exactly which games might be sold via Valve's massively popular platform.
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Microsoft just made another purchase — this time, it’s messaging app vendor Wand Labs

For an undisclosed amount, Microsoft has bought Wand Labs, a seven-person Silicon Valley-based startup whose mission is "to tear down app walls, integrate your services in chat, and make them work together so you can do more with less taps"