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Microsoft snaps up another hot app. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Microsoft snaps up another hot app. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Microsoft is acquiring SwiftKey, London-based makers of the popular virtual keyboard for Android and iOS, in a deal rumored to be worth $250 million.

SwiftKey insists it will continue to develop its keyboard for both platforms going forward — and it will remain free.

Mimicker Alarm won't let you sleep in. Photo: Microsoft

Mimicker Alarm won’t let you sleep in. Photo: Microsoft

No one likes being told what to do first thing in the morning, but Microsoft’s new alarm app for Android doesn’t care. The only way to stop it once it starts going off is to pull silly faces or find random objects.

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Why buy an expensive laptop when you can win one?

The Surface Book is Microsoft’s best work yet, running Windows 10 Pro and packing a detachable screen to be used as a clipboard. It’s as powerful as Bill Gates himself, and it’s all yours for absolutely no money. It’s simple, enter to win for your chance to call the Surface Book your own.

Cortana has arrived on Android and iOS. Photo: Microsoft

Cortana has arrived on Android and iOS. Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft Cortana is now officially available on Android and iOS following its beta run. The digital assistant, which has long been baked into Windows Phone and now Windows 10, hopes to compete with Siri and Google Now for a place on your device.

Skull-and-crossbones

A mysterious Gmail bug is putting a skull and crossbones emoji inside users’ inboxes. Hovering over the icon displays creepy messages like “Component Spy,” “Chat Spy,” and “Data Spy” — but it’s actually totally harmless, and Google is already working to fix it.

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