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Stand-alone gadget can be preferable to all-in-one device

...accurate when you have an iPhone with you. The high-end Fitbit Surge model comes with GPS, as does Sony's SmartWatch 3 and Microsoft's Band.But the Garmin watches can record splits, such as the time it takes to complete a lap. For pace, you can choose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-08-27/stand-alone-
Microsoft debuts Windows 10: Why it's being given away free

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating...enrolled in an early preview program. Microsoft is counting on tens or even hundreds...more will hit the market this fall. Microsoft and major PC makers are planning a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-29/microsoft-debuts-windows-10-why-its
Five ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in its predecessor

...just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system...This update is free.Windows 8 was Microsoft's way of modernizing personal computers...weren't designed for touch ? including Microsoft's Office ? got shoved into the basement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-08-08/five-ways-windows-10-fix
Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs as phone sales flag from its Nokia purchase

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft is cutting 7,800 jobs and writing...Wednesday come on top of 18,000 jobs Microsoft trimmed last year, months after the...Samsung are leaders.Three years ago, Microsoft wrote off another big sum, $6.2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-08/microsoft-cuts-7800-jobs-p
New phone apps cover Microsoft Office and voting for mayors

...owners can now use an updated version of Microsoft's Office tools for writing, spreadsheets...more functions on small touchscreens. Microsoft released them for Android phones this...software available to people who don't use Microsoft's Windows operating system.The company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-04/new-phone-apps-cover-microsoft-offi
Microsoft to launch Windows 10 on July 29

NEW YORK - Microsoft will launch Windows 10 on July 29.The upgraded operating system will...Cortana, the company's voice-activated answer to Apple's Siri.Microsoft Corp. say Monday that Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-13/microsoft-launch-windows-1
Startup energy brings Disney's BB-8 droid toy to life

...is the kind of program being adopted by big companies like Microsoft, Barclays, Nike and Volkswagen. The idea is to invest a...scouring the landscape for ideas that can help them stay ahead.Microsoft has run 410 companies through its accelerator program since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-11/startup-energy-brings-disn
In a slow-growth world, technology stocks are trending again

...in the sector even pay better-than-average dividends.Microsoft has a 2.6 percent dividend yield, which measures how much...S.-produced goods more expensive for foreign buyers.Microsoft and eBay were two technology companies that lamented the impact...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-14/slow-growth-world-technolo
As Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

...competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative...once-dominant Internet surfing program.Microsoft has built a new web browser designed...Explorer will still be available, but Microsoft hinted this week that its new - and as-yet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-19/explorer-loses-ground-micr
Google unveils cheapest Chromebooks yet as Microsoft slashes price on Surface Pro 3 tablet

...priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground...com.Their arrival coincides with Microsoft's rollout of a lower-priced Surface...149 laptops, Google also is attacking Microsoft on other fronts. Later this spring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-31/google-unveils-cheapest-ch