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Microsoft releases preview SDK for its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone (Update: Demo)

Microsoft revealed two upcoming dual-screen devices last year: the Android-based Surface Duo, and the larger Surface Neo running Windows 10X. Today the company released a preview SDK for the Surface Duo, so developers can start working on apps that take advantage of both displays.

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming beta comes to Canada on January 29 (Update)

Google hasn't announced Stadia in a vacuum; game streaming services have been in the works for years, with varying degrees of success. The technology to provide virtually lag-free, high-end graphics over miles of cables and Wi-Fi networks has only recently become robust enough. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft on Tuesday announced the public preview of its own remote gaming service xCloud, available starting next month.

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Xbox Console Streaming lets you play any Xbox One game on your Android device (Update: Global expansion)

If you're an Xbox Insider in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings in the US and UK, you can now start testing out Microsoft's Xbox Console Streaming service, which streams any Xbox One game to an Android device. The prerequisites for the service are a bit restrictive, but going through the steps will let you put in some Gear 5 gameplay during your work or school commute.

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Microsoft Launcher Preview 6.0 adds landscape and improves dark mode

Since Microsoft released its very own launcher back in 2015, the app's grown quite popular, especially among business users work with Microsoft services. Now in a brand new preview build, Microsoft Launcher gets its biggest upgrade yet with dark mode enhancements, landscape support and more.

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Samsung quietly unveils rugged Galaxy XCover Pro with removable 4,050mAh battery (Update: US pricing)

Samsung has a solid lineup of rugged smartphones, but they usually get sidelined by their myriad of mainstream, lifestyle peers. Something similar happened when it revealed a brand-new adventure-ready phone on the hush-hush in Finland alongside four new Galaxy A and Lite models. The Galaxy XCover Pro appears to come packed with a bunch of rugged features making it sturdy yet usable in rough environments.

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Microsoft's Your Phone gains voice call support in latest Insider build (Update: Fully available)

It's been about a week since the last release and another new build of Windows 10 Insider has surfaced, bringing along more goodies for Android and Windows PC users. The newest build — version 18999 — updates the Your Phone desktop app with a new "Calls" feature that allows Android users to make and receive phone calls right from the PC.

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Microsoft Math Solver does what it says on the tin (APK Download)

While I could never understand the mathematical obsession with solving for x, perhaps Microsoft knows a thing or two about crunching numbers. The software giant has developed the Math Solver app — currently in beta — that claims to have solutions to mathematical expressions ranging from basic equations to more complex integrations and limits. If the app finds itself stumped, it directs you to a Bing search result to potentially help you find an explanation.

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Microsoft To Do gets multi-window drag and drop support and collaboration notifications

Microsoft To-Do has been off to a bad start and has lacked many beloved Wunderlist capabilities for a long time. The developers have picked up some steam, though. Recent feature additions improved the application considerably and a smooth new interface including a dark mode brought the user experience to a new level. Now Microsoft has also added notifications that inform you when a collaborator adds a task or checks one off, and you can use drag and drop to add text or files to To Do in split-screen mode.

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256GB Galaxy Note10+ at its best price of $700 ($400 off) right now

You don't need to pay $1,000 to get a terrific phone. In fact, you don't even need to pay $1,000 to get one of the best Android phones on the market right now. Case in point: Microsoft is selling a whole bunch of Galaxy Note10+ on eBay for $700.

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(Update: Delayed to spring 2020) New Surface Earbuds are designed with productivity in mind and bring Office to your ears

Microsoft held a major event in New York today, during which it introduced a bunch of new Surface devices, including a laptop, tablets, and even a Galaxy Fold competitor. The company also unveiled its new Surface Earbuds, which are its take at true-wireless earphones. Even though they're a bit late to the game, their Office integration sets them apart from the competition.

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