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Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

It's been four years since Microsoft introduced Teams, its answer to Slack. The service announced that it would be putting more emphasis on personal usage earlier this year, and  some new features focused on such use cases came to the Android app this summer. Now Microsoft is debuting a slew of new features meant to make managing personal communication easier for those who use Teams, as well as those who don't.

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PUBG could return to India thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft

PUBG could return to India thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft

PUBG is one of the most popular mobile games around, but players in India lost access to the title when the government banned a number of Chinese apps earlier this year. The PUBG Corporation has been working on ways to respawn in the country, and now it looks like it may have found a path to return thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft.

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A whole bunch of Samsung phones can now stream multiple apps to Windows PCs

A whole bunch of Samsung phones can now stream multiple apps to Windows PCs

Windows Insiders who own a 2020 Samsung flagship phone are due for a big improvement in their continuity experience as their PCs will be able to stream not just one, but multiple Android apps at a time through Your Phone.

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SwiftKey's dark mode follows the system theme in latest update (APK Download)

SwiftKey's dark mode follows the system theme in latest update (APK Download)

Microsoft bought popular third-party keyboard Swiftkey four years ago, and the app is still going strong. It refreshed its branding earlier this year, and started work on supporting Android 10's dark theme. Now it looks like the latest beta version supports automatically changing the keyboard style to match the look of the system theme.

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Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo is on sale for $1,200 ($200 off)

Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo is on sale for $1,200 ($200 off)

Microsoft's first Android phone is the Surface Duo, a dual-screen device released last month. It was an extremely tough sell for anyone but the most die-hard Surface fans, but now it has dropped to a slightly-better price of $1,199.99, a $200 discount from the original MSRP.

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Microsoft Outlook's latest update lets you send ignored conversations straight to the trash

Microsoft Outlook's latest update lets you send ignored conversations straight to the trash

Microsoft's Outlook email client has picked up a lot of features recently, from third-party calendar syncing to expanded voice command support. The app's newest addition is one that promises to help users focus on what's important by ignoring conversations that clutter up the inbox.

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Samsung Reminder can now sync with Microsoft To Do, Outlook, and Teams

Samsung Reminder can now sync with Microsoft To Do, Outlook, and Teams

Samsung's Reminder app is well thought out and nicely designed, but suffers from a major flaw — it's only available on Samsung devices. That's okay if you're invested in the Samsung ecosystem, but many of us use a Samsung phone along with other devices from different manufacturers, and having your reminders and tasks solely on one phone isn't great. Thanks to Samsung's ongoing partnership with Microsoft, this is no longer an issue, as Samsung Reminder learns to sync with Microsoft To Do.

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Microsoft Surface Duo review, one month later: Enthusiastically an enthusiast's phone

Microsoft Surface Duo review, one month later: Enthusiastically an enthusiast's phone

Over the past few years, smartphones have stopped evolving at a rapid pace and settled into iterative, yawn-inducing update cycles. Just like how a desktop PC from eight years ago can still handle basic productivity tasks in 2020, a flagship smartphone from two or three years ago isn't radically different from what you can buy today, and there’s only so much room for innovation in the flat glass slab form factor. This has sent some manufacturers to go back to the drawing board in search of something more radical and exciting. Samsung has released several foldable phones, LG is developing a dual-screen device, and now Microsoft has the Surface Duo.

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Microsoft's excellent Surface Headphones 2 are on sale for just $200 ($50 off) at Amazon

Microsoft's excellent Surface Headphones 2 are on sale for just $200 ($50 off) at Amazon

Prime Day continues, and with that comes great deals on tech. If you're looking for some great ANC headphones and aren't quite willing to pay top dollar for something like Sony's XM4s, you're in luck. Microsoft's Surface Headphones 2 are on sale today for just $200 ($50 off) at Amazon.

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Outlook now supports syncing calendar events between Google and Samsung apps

Outlook now supports syncing calendar events between Google and Samsung apps

Microsoft has been busy building additional functionality into Outlook lately. From annotation abilities to voice assistant integration, it's clear that the company sees Outlook as an opportunity to bring the best of Microsoft to Android. The app's latest update adds a feature that should make keeping track of events easier for people who use multiple calendar apps.

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