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Microsoft launches its AI-powered notetaking app Journal as an official Windows app

A little over a year after its initial release, a digital note-taking app called Journal is making the leap from being an experimental project housed with Microsoft’s internal incubator, Microso

Microsoft rolls out access to the Amazon Appstore Preview in Windows 11

Last October, Microsoft began testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs in partnership with Amazon and its app store. However, the feature was only available to beta testers participating in the Windows

Amazon fixes its broken Appstore on Android 12 devices, which caused issues with apps launching

Amazon says it has fixed an issue with its Amazon Appstore that was causing issues with app launches for customers who had upgraded to Android 12 on their mobile devices. Earlier this month, reports b

Shopify drops its App Store commissions to 0% on developers’ first million in revenue

Following similar moves by Apple, Google, and more recently Amazon, among others, e-commerce platform Shopify announced today it’s also lowering its cut of developer revenue across its app marke

Hit iPhone controller Backbone One scores Xbox Game Pass partnership at xCloud’s iOS launch today

Backbone One, the killer iPhone game pad I profiled here late last year, has just scored the mother of all tie-ups for a gaming accessory. It’s getting bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as it lau

Microsoft announces Windows 11, generally available by the holidays

After weeks of leaks and hype, Microsoft today officially announced Windows 11, the next version of its desktop operating system. While the company may have once said that Windows 10 was the last vers

Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator was worth the wait

It’s been 14 years since the launch of Flight Simulator X, which long seemed like it would be the final release in the long-running series. When the company announced it would re-launch the fran

Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores for good

As other retailers begin the slow, cautious move to reopen, Microsoft has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the vast majority of its retail stores. There are some exceptions, includi

Microsoft announces Project Reunion to make Windows app development easier again

Microsoft today announced a major new initiative that will finally alleviate some of the persistent confusion around Windows app development. Project Reunion, as it is called, is meant to unify the Wi

Pandora debuts a desktop app for Windows

Pandora today is launching a desktop app for Windows users following its debut of a native Mac app earlier this year. On Mac, Pandora offers a variety of features for desktop users, like on-screen not

Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices

The European Union’s political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders an

Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual experience, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the power of a physical in-store experience -- a lesson Micro

Microsoft Ready To Take On Apple Stores With 75 More Retail Stores

Microsoft's clearly done testing the retail waters. It's ready to dive in head first according to COO Kevin Turner who recently showed attendees of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference the compa

Microsoft Stores coming to Denver and San Diego

<img src="">Right now there are only two Microsoft retail outlets, one in Phoenix, AZ and another in Mission Viej

Microsoft's Online Store Gets A Revamp, Now Sells Windows 7 PCs Too

<img src="" width="215" height="176" />Coinciding with the worldwide debut of Windows 7 and the launch of <a href="http://www.p

Microsoft Stores Now Hiring. An Apple Store "Genius" Is A Microsoft Store "Retail Technical Advisor"

<img src="" width="215" height="106" />Have you ever cured your Windows computer of the dreaded <a href="h

New Microsoft Store logo: Pixelly

<img src="">Guys. We need to make a logo for the new Microsoft stores. Yeah, heck if I know what they'll sell there. Probably Wi

First Microsoft Store pictured in its parti-colored chrysalis

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The Microsoft Store is real, first locations to open this fall

<img src="" />Well, well! <a href="">We heard it was happening</a>

Microsoft planning its own retail stores?

Have you guys ever heard of those Apple Stores? Apparently they’re quite popular. Microsoft is apparently planning its own store, similar to the Apple Store except it’ll probably be called