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Here are all the helpful new features coming to Microsoft Teams soon

Microsoft is adding new well-being tools for employees, calling enhancements, and a whole lot of other features to Microsoft Teams.
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The Surface Hub 2S 85-inch will finally launch in 2021 for $22,000

After a year-long delay, Microsoft has broken its silence and announced that the 85-inch version of Surface Hub 2S will be coming in 2021.
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iPad Air (4th-gen) vs. Surface Pro 7, Surface Go 2, and Surface Pro X

Apple launches its impressive 4th-gen iPad Air. How does it compare to Microsoft's Surface lineup?
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Microsoft’s fall Surface hardware event: Everything you need to know

From a small 12.5-inch Surface Laptop, a followup to the Surface Pro X, and more, this is a look at everything rumored for Microsoft's fall Surface event. 
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The successor to the Microsoft Surface Pro X could be coming this fall

Microsoft is already working on a followup to the Surface Pro X. It could feature the same design, with new internals and a Microsoft SQ2 processor.
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3 features we want from the Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Microsoft's Surface Duo is finally here, but it's far from perfect. From slimmer bezels to a better camera, here's everything we want in the Surface Duo 2.
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Microsoft to launch a 12.5-inch Surface Laptop for under $600?

Microsoft is working on a budget-friendly Surface Laptop model, with the same premium design but a smaller screen.
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Dell XPS 13 with Intel Xe graphics leaked

A new leak on Twitter revealed what could possibly be a new 2021 model of Dell's XPS 13 laptop, complete with Intel's Tiger Lake processors.
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Huge Google Chrome update includes improved tab groups and a built-in PDF reader

Addressing user feedback and designed to help users stay more productive, Google Chrome is getting 10% faster, as well as tab groups and tab preview features.
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New Microsoft live dictation and transcription feature for Word is now available

Microsoft is looking to make your work from home life easier with a new Transcribe feature for Word on the Web.
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Google Pixel Slate vs. Google Pixelbook

It's the ultimate battle between two premium Chromebooks: Google's Pixelbook versus its Pixel Slate. Which machine is best for you? We examine each to find out.
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4 things you can do with Surface Duo that you can’t on other smartphones

A look at how the Duo can do things your existing phone can't.
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The Surface Duo has arrived, and it’s a preview of a new era for Microsoft

For the first time, a Microsoft product is here without a Microsoft operating system on board. That's because Microsoft is detaching itself from Windows.
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The Galaxy Note 20 brings seamless Android app integration to Windows 10

Galaxy Note 20 series owners will soon be able to enjoy a new 'Apps' feature in the Your Phone app in Windows 10. This allows access for Android apps directly on a PC.
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Windows 10 classifies the popular tool CCleaner an ‘unwanted application’

Microsoft's built-in Windows Defender Software now classifies the popular PC Cleaning tool CCleaner as a potentially unwanted application.
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Microsoft Surface Duo goes into production, could ship by August 24

According to a new rumor, Microsoft's Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone could ship to customers on August 24, ahead of the planned holiday 2020 release.
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Asus launches thinner, lighter, and more powerful Zenbook 13, Zenbook 14

Asus has announced the launch of the ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425.) Both models feature a fresh design, and Intel's latest processors.
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Microsoft launches Family Safety, a parental control and location-tracking app

Microsoft has launched a family safety app for iOS and Android devices, aiming to help parents protect what matters most.
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The Surface Duo has cleared the FCC and could launch earlier than expected

Microsoft's much-anticipated Surface Duo foldable smartphone has reportedly cleared FCC testing, suggesting a launch could be coming very soon.
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An in-depth look at Lists, Microsoft’s comprehensive answer to Asana

The newest Microsoft 365 app is Microsoft Lists, a smart information-tracking app. We took a deep dive to see how it can be used to Track assets and more
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Microsoft’s dual-screen Windows 10X devices may be delayed to 2022

To ensure a better Windows 10X experience on laptops in 2021, Microsoft is delaying dual-screen Windows 10X to 2022, according to the latest rumors.
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Lenovo ThinkPad buying guide

Picking the right laptop is never easy, especially with all the great Thinkpad options. Here are our favorite options. One should be just right for you.
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Leak reveals the upcoming ThinkPad X1 Nano, a next-generation 5G laptop

A new ThinkPad X1 Nano could be in the works, featuring slim bezels, the16:10 aspect ratio on the screen, as well as 5G and 4G connectivity.
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Microsoft upgrades its Outlook apps for improved after-hours working

Microsoft is updating its Outlook emailing service on the web and the Outlook iOS and Android apps with new features to help support those working from home.
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Online learning can’t replace classrooms. Microsoft Teams wants to change that

We had a chance to chat with Microsoft about some upcoming features for Teams that support stronger student engagement and retention during remote learning.
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The iconic Windows 10 Start Menu is finally getting a fresh new look

Microsoft is currently beta testing an improved Start Menu in Windows 10 featuring a more streamlined design that better fits the rest of the operating system.
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The first Apple Silicon benchmarks have leaked out. Do they disappoint?

Initial benchmarks for the new ARM-based custom Apple Silicon used by developers in the Apple Developer Transition Kit are out. The results are quite surprising,
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What Microsoft can learn from Apple’s Mac on ARM transition

There is a lot Microsoft can learn from Apple's ARM Macs if it wants to continue on with a next-generation ARM-based Surface.
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Apple announces MacOS Big Sur at WWDC 2020

At WWDC, Apple announced the latest version of its desktop and laptop operating system, MacOS Big Sur.
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Contrary to rumors, the next version of Windows 10 will be another minor update

Microsoft has shared the next version of Windows will be codenamed Windows 10, version 20H2, and that it will once again be a minor update, despite rumors.
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Windows 10 May 2020 Update plagued by issues with Chrome, printing, and more

Some new bugs being reported with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update could disrupt your experience with Chrome, printers, and even the new Fresh Start feature.
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Is Dell working on an XPS Chromebook?

Dell could be working on its own ultra-premium XPS-branded Chromebook, according to a report. At least three new Chromebooks are part of its upcoming lineup.
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Faster, more modular Windows 10 updates could be coming soon

A Windows Feature Experience Pack in the May 2020 Update has led some insiders to believe that Microsoft might be pushing to make Windows 10 a bit more modular.
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You can now buy Dell’s new XPS 17 laptop, starting at $1,400

Starting at $1,400, the Dell XPS 17 laptop is now available for purchase at, with additional configurations and customizations also available. too.