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Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary

Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning the words for the things around them. The

India’s most popular services are becoming super apps

Truecaller, an app that helps users screen strangers and robocallers, will soon allow users in India, its largest market, to borrow up to a few hundred dollars. The crediting option will be the fourth

Microsoft’s Snip Insights puts A.I. technology into a screenshot-taking tool

A team of Microsoft interns have thought up a new way to put A.I. technology to work – in a screenshot snipping tool. Microsoft today is launching their project, Snip Insights, a Windows desktop

Microsoft’s Dictate uses Cortana’s speech recognition to enable dictation in Office

Dictate, a new project from Microsoft’s experimental R&D group, Microsoft Garage, is launching today to offer a way to type using your voice in Office programs including Outlook, Word and P

Microsoft expands its experimental projects program The Garage to Cambridge, India & China

The Garage — Microsoft’s home to experimental projects like smart news apps, Android launchers, productivity add-ons, smartphone keyboards and yes, even that app that tells you what sort

Microsoft’s Sprightly app lets you create professional designs from your smartphone

Microsoft is taking on Adobe Spark Post and startups like Canva with its new app Sprightly, available today on iOS. Similar to its competitors, the app promises an easy way for smaller businesses to

Microsoft brings its Hub Keyboard app to iPhone

Microsoft today released its first standalone keyboard application for iOS users. No, it’s not the rumored version of its Windows Phone keyboard that’s being ported to the iPhone –

Microsoft Launches Plumbago, A Paper App Competitor That Lets You Sketch & Handwrite Notes

Microsoft’s Office suite already has a popular note-taking app with OneNote, but today the company is turning its attention to how note-taking should work on tablets that support stylus and touc

Microsoft Launches A Bing-Powered News App For iOS Devices, News Pro

Microsoft today unveiled yet another application aimed at iOS users, with the launch of a news application that greatly resembles Apple’s own News application that comes built into iOS 9. Ca

If You Hate Mornings, You’ll Really Hate Microsoft’s New Android Alarm Clock App

Microsoft Garage today launched what must be the most annoying alarm clock for Android yet — especially if you hate mornings as much as I do. The Mimicker Alarm app only lets you dismiss the al

Microsoft Brings Send, Its Short-Form Email App, To Android

Earlier this summer, Microsoft announced Send, a project for Office 365 users that aims to bring together the best of email and instant messaging. At the time, the service was only available on iPhone

Microsoft Introduces Send, A Short-Form Email App That Works More Like Instant Messaging

Microsoft today is introducing a new application aimed at reducing the time it takes to check and respond to email while on your smartphone. With Send, as the app is called, the idea is to make email