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Microsoft Buys Semantic Machines In Hopes Of Strengthening AI, Cortana

Microsoft announced that it would expand its quest to improve artificial intelligence on its products by acquiring Semantic Mechanics. The startup played a role on developing Apple’s digital assistant, Siri.

Microsoft May 21, 2018

Cheaper Microsoft Surface Tablet To Challenge Apple's $329 iPad: Report

Microsoft is reportedly working on a redesigned Surface line, aiming to launch smaller and cheaper tablets in the second half of this year. The new Surface tablets will purportedly compete against Apple's $329 iPad.

Microsoft May 19, 2018

Microsoft's Latest Windows 10 Update Bricks Some PCs: How To Roll Back To Previous Version

The first cumulative patch for the Windows 10 April 2018 update is bricking some PCs, so wait for Microsoft to fix the issue before updating. If it's too late, here's how to roll back to a previous Windows 10 build.

Microsoft May 20, 2018

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Is A 50.5-Inch Digital Whiteboard With Extremely Thin Bezels

Microsoft is trying to reinvent office collaborations with its follow-up to the Surface Hub, called Surface Hub 2. It’s a 50.5-inch touchscreen whiteboard with a resolution higher than 4K that specializes in team-based workspaces.

Microsoft May 16, 2018

Microsoft’s Accessibility Controller For Xbox Leaks Ahead Of E3

Microsoft is reportedly unveiling a new Xbox accessibility controller at its upcoming E3 controllers. As with everything these days, the peripheral just got leaked on the internet.

Microsoft May 15, 2018

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Flickering Screen Issue Solved: Free Replacements Will End 'Flickergate'

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 flickering screen problem, dubbed 'flickergate,' has been around since the launch of the 2-in-1 tablet in 2015. Microsoft has finally decided to issue free replacements for the affected devices.

Microsoft May 12, 2018

File Explorer Finally Gets Dark Mode In New Windows 10 Build: Check It Out

The latest Windows 10 build introduces a dark theme for File Explorer, plus a new cloud clipboard, and more options for Sets. An official rollout is scheduled later this year.

Microsoft May 11, 2018

Microsoft Pay Is Coming To Outlook: Here's What You Can Do With It

Microsoft announced on Monday, May 7, that its payment service, Microsoft Pay, will be coming to Outlook soon. The new feature will allow Outlook users to pay bills and invoices directly from their inbox.

Microsoft May 8, 2018

Microsoft Reveals New Feature That Links Users' PCs With Smartphones Called Your Phone

Microsoft is one of the major tech companies without its own smartphone, but it is still looking for ways to stay in the smartphone arena. It announced the launch of a new app called Your Phone that connects smartphones with PCs.

Microsoft May 9, 2018

New Surface Pro Version With Intel Core i5, 128 GB SSD, 8GB RAM Now Available

Microsoft updated its online store to reflect a new configuration for its latest Surface Pro lineup. The $999 package does not include the Type Cover but comes with the device that holds an Intel Core i5 with 8GB of RAM alongside a 128 GB SSD internal memory.

Microsoft May 5, 2018

Timeline, Virtual Reality Among New Features In Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Microsoft just released its Windows 10 software update. Among the new components that are a part of the software update include Diction, Focus Assist, and the Windows Mixed Reality feature.

Microsoft April 30, 2018

Microsoft Defends Itself As E-Waste Recycler Goes To Jail For Counterfeiting

Microsoft’s corporate vice president of communications, Frank X. Shaw, published a scathing blog post addressing Eric Lundgren’s jail sentence. The e-recycling entrepreneur was sentenced to 15 months for creating counterfeit software.

Microsoft April 28, 2018

Microsoft Is Working On Slimmed-Down Version Of Its OS Called Windows 10 Lean

Windows 10 Lean is a slimmed-down Windows edition that does away with apps, drivers, and tools, saving you up to 2 GB of space. It’s not clear who it’s for, though, and what Microsoft plans to do with it.

Microsoft April 24, 2018

Is There Still Hope For A Surface Phone? Redstone 5 Mobile APIs Say There Might Be

Hints regarding the Surface Phone rekindled as Microsoft makes some changes to its latest operating system. It appears that the Redstone 5 update could be a clue that the smartphone is under development.

Microsoft April 26, 2018

Windows Defender Is Getting Improvements With Preview Build 17650

Microsoft released the new Windows 10 Preview Build 17650 for Insiders who opted to receive builds from the Skip Ahead ring. The build adds a number of improvements to Windows Security Center and Windows Defender Firewall.

Microsoft April 21, 2018

Microsoft Is Replacing The OneNote Desktop App With The Windows 10 Version

Microsoft finally confirmed its plans to push for the adoption of the Windows 10 version of OneNote. Office 2019 will feature the upgraded program but will still offer the 2016 version as an option for its users.

Microsoft April 20, 2018

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 17643 Released For Skip Ahead Insiders: Sets, Edge, And Data Sense Improved

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview for Insiders who have opted to receive builds from the Skip Ahead ring. The build brings a number of improvements to Microsoft Sets, Edge, Data Sense, and Magnifier.

Microsoft April 15, 2018

Miss The Windows File Manager From The 1990s? It's Now Open Source And Works On Windows 10

Microsoft has released Windows 3.0’s File Manager as an open source software, giving users a chance to revisit the '90s. Yes, it runs on Windows 10 too.

Microsoft April 11, 2018

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 17639 Rolls Out To Skip Ahead Insiders: Sets Feature Is Getting Beefier

Microsoft has released the new Windows 10 Preview Build 17639 to Insiders who are part of the Skip Ahead subset. The new build is focused on the management tool Sets.

Microsoft April 5, 2018

Microsoft Edge Browser Rolled Out To iPad And Android Tablets: Why Use It Over Safari And Chrome?

Microsoft has rolled out the Edge browser as a free download to iPads and Android tablets, a few months after launching the app on iPhones and Android smartphones. Why would users choose Edge over Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome?

Microsoft March 27, 2018

Microsoft Apparently Forcing Windows 10 Users To Open Edge Via Mail Links

Microsoft has done several steps in the past to convince people that its Edge browser is better than the others. Now, however, it’s basically forcing Edge onto Windows 10 users.

Microsoft March 17, 2018

Slack Rival Microsoft Teams Gets New Features: Message Translation, Cortana Integration

Microsoft has announced new features for its Slack rival, aiming to improve the experience. Microsoft Teams is getting Cortana integration, inline message translation, cloud recording for meetings, and more.

Microsoft March 14, 2018

Microsoft's Surface Pro With LTE Is Now Up For Preorder

Microsoft finally opted to make the Surface Pro with LTE available for all consumers. Preorders are now available, with the units expected to arrive this May.

Microsoft March 7, 2018

Microsoft Continues Killing Already-Dead Windows Phones: 7.5, 8.0 Devices Won't Get Notifications Anymore

Smartphones on Windows 7.5 or 8.0 are apparently no longer supported. Microsoft confirmed that push notifications will no longer work on the older versions of its mobile platform.

Microsoft February 20, 2018

Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Windows 10 ARM Limitations: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft accidentally revealed the limitation of its upcoming operating system variant Windows 10 ARM. These devices, which have mobile processors, will run a version of the OS that contains a handful of limitations.

Microsoft February 21, 2018

Google Reveals Microsoft Edge Flaw: Foul Or Microsoft Is Just Too Slow To Create A Patch?

Microsoft seems displeased with Google's decision to publicly report a vulnerability with the Edge browser. Sources claimed the deadline was past due and that no action was taken by the Redmond firm.

Microsoft February 20, 2018

New ‘Ultimate Performance’ Mode Added To Windows 10 For Serious Pro Users: Here’s How To Set It Up

Microsoft has unveiled a new Ultimate Performance mode in Windows 10 via a new preview build for Insiders in the Fast Ring. The new mode, which disregards power management features, is for serious pro users.

Microsoft February 15, 2018

Microsoft Wants To Put An End To Passwords Once And For All

Microsoft will not include password use as default requirement for the next test release of Windows 10 S, indicating of the company’s plan to kill passwords in favor of biometrics and other form of authentication.

Microsoft February 12, 2018

Microsoft Is Trying To Steal Dropbox, Google Customers With OneDrive Deal: What You Need To Know

Microsoft has revealed a new deal for users currently under competing cloud storage services. Businesses can now switch to OneDrive for free and use it until their contract with a competing service ends.

Microsoft February 7, 2018

Microsoft Is Killing Windows 10 S, But Not Really: What You Need To Know About ‘S Mode’

Microsoft might be retiring its Windows 10 S operating system. Instead, it’ll turn it into a feature called S Mode within standard Windows 10 versions.

Microsoft February 7, 2018

Windows 10 Finally Overtakes Windows 7: Why Did It Take So Long?

Windows has finally overtaken Windows 7 in terms of worldwide market share, according to StatCounter. Why did it take Microsoft's current operating system two and a half years to achieve the feat?

Microsoft February 3, 2018

Windows Defender Will Get Rid Of Software That Scares You Into Upgrading

Microsoft is launching a crackdown on applications that use 'coercive messaging' to force users to upgrade to the paid version. Beginning March 1, cleaner or optimizer utilities found with unwanted behavior will be automatically deleted.

Microsoft February 1, 2018

Apple Accessories: Here's Our Guide To The Best Accessories For iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, And iPhone X

Apple has plenty of accessories to browse through on its website. To help out, we've compiled a list of the best accessories for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X.

Microsoft January 30, 2018

Microsoft Acquires PlayFab Gaming Service For Azure Gaming Group

Microsoft has acquired PlayFab, a cloud-based gaming start-up based in Seattle. The online gaming platform will be integrated with Microsoft's Azure gaming group. Here are all of the details you need to know about the acquisition.

Microsoft January 31, 2018

Microsoft Scrambles To Put A Stop To Intel's Shoddy Spectre Variant 2 Patch

Microsoft has released an emergency system update meant to reverse the potential instability that Intel’s Spectre variant 2 patch could cause to machines running on Windows OS. KB4078130 is ready to download for Windows 7 users and up.

Microsoft January 29, 2018

Microsoft Doubles Down On Education With 'Minecraft,' LEGO, And More

Microsoft will depend on the available technology to promote better and easier learning. The company will make use of LEGO and Minecraft and will collaborate with BBC and NASA to realize its vision of creating a future generation of builders.

Microsoft January 23, 2018

Here's What The Microsoft Xbox Watch Looked Like Before It Was Cancelled

Images of a powered on Xbox Watch prototype have surfaced, offering a glimpse into Microsoft's early work on wearable devices. The project was shelved to make way for the Microsoft Band line of fitness trackers, which was also eventually canceled.

Microsoft January 22, 2018

Xbox One Guide: How To Pin Games, Apps To Your Home Screen

Take control of the Xbox One Home screen by creating pins for games and applications. Pins provide a way to reorganize and personalize the gaming console, and at the same time provide easy access to preferred contents and items.

Microsoft January 15, 2018

Microsoft Warns Meltdown And Spectre Patches Will Really Slow Down Older Computers: Time To Upgrade?

Microsoft revealed that most users of older computers will experience slower performance once Meltdown and Spectre patches are installed. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are urged not to skip the security updates though, as the consequences may be severe.

Microsoft January 10, 2018

Windows 10 Facial Recognition Tricked By Printed Photo: Here's How To Protect Yourself

Researchers from German security firm SYSS discovered that Windows Hello, the facial recognition system of Windows 10, may be tricked using a printed photo with modifications. Here's how you can protect yourself from an attack using the exposed method.

Microsoft December 21, 2017

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Build With ‘Timeline’ And ‘Sets,’ Plus More

Windows 10 build 17063 is out for Insiders in the Fast Ring. It finally introduces Timeline, a fast and efficient way to jump from one platform to another, and Sets, a new tabbed experience for Windows 10 apps.

Microsoft December 20, 2017

Microsoft Seeing AI App For The Blind Launches In 35 Countries, Can Now Decipher Handwriting And More

Microsoft's Seeing AI app got a major update with several new features like handwriting recognition. The app is also widening its reach, now available in 35 countries including the European Union.

Microsoft December 15, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Teach Developers How To Code For Quantum Computers

Microsoft’s just-released quantum development kit offers developers a simulated quantum computer for them to test their programs on. It also includes plenty of documentation and other tools that help them learn how to code for the platform.

Microsoft December 13, 2017

Microsoft Photos App For Android And iOS In The Works, Soon To Hit Windows 10 Testers

Microsoft is working on a Photos companion app for Android and iOS devices, and it will soon become available to Windows 10 testers. The app will let users wirelessly transfer photos and videos between mobile devices and PCs.

Microsoft November 30, 2017

Microsoft To Invest Billions Of Dollars To Upgrade Redmond HQ: Huge Expansion Detailed

Microsoft just announced huge expansion plans for its Redmond headquarters and it will pour billions of dollars into the upgrade. The project will start next fall and will take five to seven years to complete.

Microsoft November 29, 2017

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