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Snipp3t from Microsoft will feed all your celebrity news addictions

Microsoft has released a new, extremely good looking application for iPhone called Snipp3t. The name doesn't say much, but this is no productivity tool, no game. No, what this is, is a celebrity news application. From Microsoft. Perhaps not the first developer you'd go to for such a thing but it's here and for what it is it looks really nice. Well, it looks really nice so long as you're in the U.S. and can download it, at least.

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OneNote for iPhone and iPad updated with new file insert feature and more

Microsoft has a new and major update for its OneNote note taking app for iPhone and iPad users, allowing people to insert files into notes and more.

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Apple joins Microsoft in the fight against US government requesting overseas data

Microsoft remains on its path to protect consumers against the prying US government and now both Apple and Cisco have joined the cause. The companies, along with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Verizon and AT&T are attempting to prevent the US government from issuing search warrants to demand data not physically stored in the country. Apple and Cisco have filed a joint brief in protest against this practice.

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Twitter quietly extends Bing translation to iPhone and iPad apps

Twitter has quietly extended its translation feature, powered by Microsoft's Bing, to its iPhone and iPad apps, after previously including that option in its Android version.

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Skype 5.0 released for iPhone with new look and improvements

The new 5.0 version of Skype is now available to download for iPhone devices, after being announced by Microsoft earlier this week. This update revamps its user interface so it looks more like its Windows Phone and Android counterparts.

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Skype promises to be better and faster

In the midst of all the E3 news, Microsoft's Skype division has just announced that a new version of Skype is coming soon for iOS users that promises to be better, faster, smoother, and smarter. "Remastered for iPhone," Skype said in a blog post that Skype 5.0 will share a more consistent look and feel with the Android and Windows Phone counterparts, "while still optimizing for iOS's unique strengths."

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Microsoft's smartwatch rumored to be compatible with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

While Microsoft has yet to make anything official on the wearables front, we've seen plenty about their rumored smartwatch lately. From what we've seen so far, their offering will be a slim design that offers a slew of fitness features and also has a removable watch body that fits snuggly into a companion charging/sync dock.

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Vector 42: The new Microsoft

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology, past, present, and future. On this week's show, Daniel Rubino, editor-in-chief of Windows Phone Central, joins Rene to talk about the evolution of Windows Phone, the Surface 3, Steve Ballmer and Satya Nadella, Office for iPad, the Nokia acquisition, and the road ahead.

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Vector 41: Mergers and accusations

Vector is Mobile Nations technology news and analysis show featuring the biggest stories, the hottest trends, and the most interesting guests in the industry. On this week's show, Ben Bajarin of Techpinions talks with Rene about mergers, including the just-completed Microsoft and Nokia, the ongoing Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the just announced AT&T and DirectTV, and the rumored YouTube and Twitch and Apple and Beats deals.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 switches targets from iPad to MacBook

There's an old cliche that it takes Microsoft three tries to really nail a product. Like most cliches it's as true as it is untrue, but with the just announced Surface Pro 3 it really does look like Microsoft finally understands their product and its position in the mobile device spectrum. Because of that, it also looks like Microsoft is changing targets from the iPad to the MacBook Air. So what does that mean?

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