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Earlier today, Microsoft announced a new Avatars app for Windows 10 and if you look in the new beta store in the Technical Preview, you can try it out right now; a gallery is posted after the jump.
Microsoft's Major Nelson has said that they will be bringing the Avatars app to Windows 10 and that they will share more about the app later this week; a screenshot was shared of the new application.
Microsoft's Surface 3 represents years of refinement and with a revised form factor, high-resolution display and an entry point of $499, has Microsoft got it right or are they still missing the point?
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox unit, says the company plans to focus on first-party games at its E3 press conference, adding that this may be the best year for exclusive games its ever had.
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has shown off the custom Surface 3 Type Covers that the company sent him, including one in a new color - a green version that looks close to the Xbox brand.
Microsoft has been testing more changes on Outlook.com, such as Outlook Mail branding - matching its new Windows 10 phone app - and revisions to the drop-down nav menu, including new icon designs.
AMD's CEO recently let slip that Microsoft intends to launch the new Windows 10 operating system at the end of July, in time for the back to school campaigns and fall promotional sales.
Microsoft is re-integrating one of its start-up subsidiaries charged with open-sourcing technologies and engaging with the community, as the company ushers in new era of openness.
"Portana" was a project that was unveiled at Droidcon 2015. The app is able to communicate with Microsoft's servers to create Cortana-like experience on Android.
PayPal Here is back in the Windows Phone store after issues cut its original launch short. The app allows you to use credit and debit cards with the attachable mobile card reader.
Are you bored of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones' design? A Windows Phone enthusiast has created a concept of what he believes could be the ideal OS, a design which may please everyone.
A new build of Windows 10, build 10064, has been spotted online and while there are not any major changes over the last leak, there is one subtle update that can be seen.
OneDrive for iOS has received a minor update which allows users to search for text within PDFs. The functionality of printing PDFs directly from iPhone or iPad has also been introduced.
Now that more than a week has passed since Windows 10 for phones became available, did you roll back to Windows Phone 8.1, or are you sticking with it? Share your experience with us.
From Bing's rise and Spartan segues, to Cyanogen's Office hook-up, Chrome's XP extension, bricked Lumias, British Bands and Candy Crush calamity, it's our regular round-up of the week's top tech news.
Rudy Huyn released a new "6discover" app to the Windows Phone Store less than 24 hours ago, but now he has been contacted by the company's lawyers regarding the legal implications of the app.
If you own a bricked handset that is the result of trying to rollback from Windows 10 build 10051, Microsoft now has a solution that will help you bring back your device to a working state.
Farewell note confirms that Phil Harrison has officially stepped down as Corporate Vice President of Xbox in Europe. Harrison's replacement not yet named.
Microsoft has announced a deal today to make game development easier in Visual Studio; they have teamed up with Unreal Engine, Unity and Cocos2d, the premier independent gaming engine providers.
Microsoft has announced today that Office Universal apps for Windows Phone will hit the preview stage later this month and hints that a new OS build could be on the way for phones too.
After previously committing to support Chrome on Windows XP until April 2015, Google has announced that it is extending support for its browser on Microsoft's defunct OS until the end of this year.
Google remains the largest search provider by a long way, but Bing is continuing to grow - and the latest figures reveal that Microsoft's search engine now accounts for 20.1% of US desktop searches.
The Bing team has refined its image search interface to make it easier for users to find photos with specific qualities through touch input instead of typing.
It looks like the rumored "iPad Pro" could support dual charging ports according to a new case leak. The images show cut outs for two charging ports in different areas of the larger tablet.
"Windows Insiders" have no doubt experimented with the virtual desktop feature in Windows 10. Today, Microsoft shed some light on the creation process, upcoming improvements and asks for your help.
Microsoft says it's 'temporarily pausing availability' for three handsets of its latest Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, build 10051, after some devices were bricked while rolling back to 8.1.
Microsoft has brought the Halo franchise to a competing mobile platform for the first time by releasing "Halo: Spartan Strike" for iPad and iPhone.
As we get closer to the release of Windows 10, Microsoft is offering app developers an analysis of current market trends based on demographics, category and monetization options.
After weeks of speculation hinting that Yahoo might soon end its search partnership with Microsoft, the two companies have finally renewed their agreement, albeit with a few changes.
Cyanogen, a startup which has raised a lot of capital and aims to take Android away from Google, has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to bring that company's services to the OS.
Those of you who installed the leaked Windows 10 build 10056 may be seeing a prompt in Windows Update to update to build 10061, but attempts to update to the new version fail every time.
Microsoft has released a significant update for the preview version of Office 2016 for Mac, which brings some critical bug fixes, performance improvements and a few additional features.
Microsoft has announced new features for Office Delve, the content discovery tool for Office 365, in addition to the launch of mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
LG appears to be working on a new Windows Phone Verizon and Neowin has been sent a picture of the device; no word on when the phone will launch but it hopefully won't be too far off.
Microsoft has announced that they have acquired a mobile business intelligence company called Datazen who has a specialty in data visualization on Windows, iOS and Android devices.
The Microsoft Band is now available to buy in the UK - its first market outside of the US - priced at £169.99, and includes guided workouts developed with leading UK health provider Nuffield Health.
Microsoft seems to be concentrating on the mid to low end of the smartphone recently, and today another Lumia in that category has been announced, the Dual SIM Lumia 540.
A new set of discounted games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers is out for the week of April 13, 2015 for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. Great savings await.
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
If you buy a Samsung Galaxy S6 from Verizon, the device will not come pre-loaded with Microsoft apps and AT&T appears to have removed the OneDrive app too that gave users 100GB of free storage.
Microsoft's Surface 3 goes on-sale in a few weeks and it comes with a 10.8-inch display. We take a look at the new display and show you the finer points of the 1920x1280 LCD screen.
Microsoft is changing its design style with Windows 10, moving away from many of the more distinct elements of Windows 8, but do you like where it's going?
Today, we get our first glimpse of Windows 10 for devices smaller than 8-inches. Although it is from a very early build, it does give us some idea of how it may look when released later this year.
HTC's chief financial officer has said that the company is 'working closely' with Microsoft to develop its first Windows 10 handset, and says that more details will be revealed this summer.
Panasonic has announced some big updates to its Toughpad 4K tablets, with Intel Broadwell processors, up to 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, HDMI-in and a 20-inch display with 3840x2560px resolution.
When you trade in your tablet at Best Buy, you'll get $150 off a Surface Pro 3, plus an additional store gift card worth at least $50 - but potentially worth a lot more, depending on your device.
"Redirect to SMB" is a new potential security threat that could allow intruders access to your Windows PC. Microsoft has acknowledged the potential but dismissed its level of threat.
With the latest leaked build of Windows 10, you can change the color of the theme with a Registry tweak and after doing so, it becomes clear that it's best if some colors are never used.