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Microsoft confirms its purchase of Sunrise via a video interview with its co-founder

Update: Microsoft has now officially posted word that it has bought Sunrise and that video has gone live once again.

Original story: Microsoft has now confirmed earlier reports that it has acquired the Sunrise calendar app. The company did this via a video on its YouTube channel which has since been set as "private". It shows Pierre Valade, the co-founder of Sunrise, being interviewed by Microsoft's "chief storyteller" Steve Clayton. The video also features Javier Soltero, the co-founder of another company Microsoft recently acquired, Acompli, which created the new Outlook email app for iOS and Android.

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Outlook for iPhone or iPad could be the mail app we've been waiting for!

Outlook is Microsoft's relaunch of Acompli, the iPhone and iPad email app they acquired last December. It's been rebranded but it still supports not only Microsoft Exchange and Outlook mail accounts, but Google, iCloud, and Yahoo as well. For file storage, you can instantly hook into Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box. There are focus lists and scheduling options to help you get through your inbox faster, and your calendar is only ever a tap away.

Not only does Outlook support all these services and perform all these tasks, it does so exceptionally well. So well in fact, it may be the mail app you've been waiting for.

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Microsoft OneNote for Mac — is it an Evernote contender?

OneNote is Microsoft's answer to Evernote and other note-taking software. It's available for iOS and OS X (along with Android and Windows Phone), but I'm going to focus my attention on the Mac version. Is it a viable alternative to Evernote? Let's take a look.

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Curious about Microsoft's Windows 10 event? Here's what you need to know!

Lots of people still use their iPhones and iPads with Windows PCs, and lots of Mac owners still run Windows via Virtual Machine or through Bootcamp. So, we figure whatever it is Microsoft is getting ready to announce today for Windows 10 is probably going be of interest. Luckily, our friends over at Windows Central are on the ground in Redmond right now, ready to cover the stuffing out of it.

Here's how you can follow along:

And if anything iPhone, iPad, or Mac related comes up, we'll let you know all about it as well!

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Microsoft updates its SNIPP3T iPhone app with new tagging feature and more

Microsoft has once again updated its iPhone SNIPP3T app that it launched back in October. The app, which offers users a way to keep track of their favorite celebrities with a stream of headlines and social media updates, now lets users place their own messages on news images.

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Microsoft updates Bing apps for iPhone and iPad with new designs and more

Microsoft has updated the Bing apps for the iPhone and iPad today, offering up some revamped designs for the search engine apps.

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Microsoft's Xim photo sharing app now supports Apple TV

Microsoft will release an update for its recently-launched smartphone photo-sharing app Xim later today that adds support for displaying those images for a number of TV set-top boxes and sticks, including Apple TV.

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Microsoft buys HockeyApp to help expand its support for iOS app developers

Microsoft has today announced the acquisition of Stuttgart, Germany-based company HockeyApp, which provides iOS developers with detailed app crash reports, along with a way to distribute beta versions of those apps. The specific financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the announcement.

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Microsoft's MSN suite of apps are now available on iPhone and iPad

Microsoft has today launched newly rebranded mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company overhauled the MSN portal a few months ago, refreshing apps available on its Windows Phone platform. Rebranded apps include MSN News, Sports, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink and Money, most of which are available to download for both the iPhone and iPad.

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Microsoft confirms it is acquiring the Acompli iPhone and iPad email app

Microsoft has confirmed that it will indeed acquire Acompli, the creators of a popular email app for the iPhone and iPad. This news was expected following a leaked URL on Microsoft's site last week that suggested the deal was going to be announced soon.

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