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Microsoft launches Xbox One Smartglass for iOS ahead of launch day

If you're eagerly awaiting the arrival of a shiny new Xbox One on November 22, you'll no doubt be wanting the all new Smartglass app for your iPhone or iPad. Released today, Smartglass for Xbox One is a completely new and separate application to the existing Xbox 360 app.

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Microsoft updates Bing for iPhone, adds the iOS 7 razzle dazzle

Bing may not be the first app you think to install on your iPhone, but anyone who does use it is in for a treat with the latest update. Microsoft has pushed an iOS 7 styled redesign for their search platform out into the App Store, that also combines the company's new yellow flavored Bing branding and styling.

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If you're using Windows 8.1, here are some great apps for your iPhone and iPad!

If Windows 8.1 is your desktop OS of choice – it's OK, we understand – you may or may not be aware that Microsoft has a pretty decent selection of cross-over apps to use on your iPhone and iPad. Truth is, it's never been a better time to be both a Windows and an iOS user. The popularity of the iPhone and the iPad makes both impossible to ignore, so if you want to get your Windows on, here are the iOS apps you'll need.

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Microsoft debuts Remote Desktop for iOS alongside Windows 8.1 launch

Alongside todays launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has debuted its previously announced Remote Desktop apps for both iOS and Android. Perhaps late to the party, Microsoft's free app is designed to get you onto your PC from wherever you are.

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Microsoft Remote Desktop app seemingly bound for iOS

It seems the ever more widespread Microsoft is set to launch its very own Remote Desktop application for Android and iOS. This is in addition to versions for Windows, Windows RT and OS X, and was very casually slipped into a press release, as reported by All About Microsoft's Mary Jo Foley:

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Vector 14: Chris Umiastowski on sell-side analysis

Chris Umiastowski, former sell-side analyst, talks to Rene about the state of the mobile market, including what led BlackBerry to the brink of sale.

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Anyone interested in trading in their iPhone for a Windows Phone? Anybody?

While Apple reports record first weekend sales after launching the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Microsoft it seems is running around trying convince folks to ditch their iPhone and jump to a Windows Phone. No, really. After a similar promotion where Microsoft stores would accept an iPad in trade in against a Windows 8 tablet, Forbes reports the folks from Redmond are to begin accepting iPhones as well:

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Microsoft pulls awful iPhone mocking ads, admits they were 'off the mark'

Apple seems to be a constant target in Microsoft's advertising campaign of late, but the latest effort out of Redmond has actually been pulled. The 'parody' ads poking fun at the new iPhones depicted fictitious meetings taking place within the walls of Apple's Cupertino HQ, and even had a character that looked a lot like Steve Jobs – albeit from behind.

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iWork for iOS going free gives Microsoft something to think about

Slipped into the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c keynote earlier this week, was the announcement that the iWork suite of apps for iOS would be going free with new iOS device purchases. This includes mobile productivity apps Pages, Numbers and Keynote, Apple's answer to Microsoft Office. There's been much said about how this might affect Microsoft's product, and Paul Thurrott of the Supersite for Windows has weighed in:

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Xbox Music now available for iPhone and iPod touch

Microsoft has finally released their Xbox Music service in iOS form, with the new app now available to download for iPhone and iPod touch. Microsoft had promised Xbox Music would be coming to iOS some time ago, and it's been a bit of a wait – we've seen a web client release in the meantime – but fans of the service can now rock out using their iOS devices. It comes alongside a simultaneous launch on Android, too.

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