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See 10 of the cleverest Lumia shots of May


Over at Conversations: The Microsoft Devices Blog, editors have selected some of the most clever photos captured using Lumia phones that were shared on the Web this month. Several of the photos took advantage of Lumia Refocus, an app that lets you take a photo first, then choose what you … Read more »

New Bing Ads Home Page gives advertisers performance info on the go


A newly updated Bing Ads Home Page helps advertisers get key information about campaign performance instantly. A summary dashboard lets you check your key performance indicator summary, performance trend graph and top mover report at a glance, and other modules give you quick access to a variety of other information. … Read more »

New Acer Aspire Z Series all-in-one PCs feature voice-sensing mics, full HD for true-to-life video calls


The new Aspire Z Series, announced Thursday, lets you enjoy true-to-life video calls with family and friends with 1080p Full HD webcams, stereo speakers with Acer TrueHarmony and Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater technology, as well as built-in dual digital microphones that can sense where voices come from to ensure they’re heard, even in a noisy environment. Acer’s 2015 refresh of its Aspire … Read more »

Researchers meet and mingle at Mendeley with help from Azure ML

When the world’s scientists and researchers break from their books, they often head to Mendeley, a reference manager and academic social network. It’s a destination to access reference content, manage their personal libraries, and discover new research and colleagues. Behind the scenes, Mendeley is using Azure Machine Learning to better … Read more »

How the city of Miami is turning to the cloud to do more with less


“Imagine you’re a homeowner or a contractor, and you’re told an inspector is coming today, but there’s no way to know exactly when,” says Kevin Burns, the city’s chief information officer. That means citizens “spend more time than they should just waiting around.” The new app allows citizens to track … Read more »