Microsoft news recap: Bing for Android gains search history sync, Microsoft teams up with BlackBerry, and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Android users can now use Cortana to call or text contacts without tapping on screen

Cortana on Android has been updated with the ability to make calls and send text messages via voice commands. Now, Android users will not need to unlock their phone and tap through their contacts to call or text.

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LinkedIn opens a new office in Berlin, their 11th office in EMEA region

Microsoft is working to grow and extend the reach of LinkedIn. As part of this, LinkedIn has opened its latest office in the EMEA region, this time in Berlin. This marks the 11th office in the EMEA region.

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Bing for Android updated to sync search history across devices

Android users who make use of the Bing app will be happy to hear that Bing will now synchronise their search history across their devices, making it easier to get back to previous searches.

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Microsoft teams up with BlackBerry to empower the mobile workforce

In what may seem an ironic move, Microsoft has teamed up with BlackBerry to deliver new solutions to those who use BlackBerry for business, by bringing Microsoft apps to BlackBerry Dynamics, through the BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE solution.


That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.