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Microsoft Releases Surface Pro 3 Update That Fixes Battery Drain Issues

Microsoft is releasing the Surface Pro 3 update that will fix the severe battery drain issues. To make sure that the installation goes without a hitch, here are some reminders to keep in mind.

Microsoft August 30, 2016

New Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Ad Mocks Apple And Its MacBook Air Hat For A Cat [Video]

Samsung has released another Surface Pro 4 commercial and yes, it is mocking Apple again. This time, the new ad suggests the MacBook Air is as useful as a hat for a cat.

Microsoft August 30, 2016

Microsoft Teaser On Instagram Hints At New Surface Book 2 Hinge System

Microsoft is cruising at full speed to release a slew of new devices, and the Surface Book 2 may be one of them. A recent Instagram leak from the official Surface account shows some significant design improvements to look forward to.

Microsoft August 29, 2016

Microsoft Now Lets You Report Hate Speech Easily: Here's How

Microsoft has launched a new web form that allows you to report hate speech easily, and to make sure anyone can use it without a problem, here's a short guide on how to use it.

Microsoft August 29, 2016

Microsoft Tackles Online Hate Speech With New Tools And Resources To Combat Abuse

As an increasing number of companies are trying to combat online abuse, Microsoft is amping up its efforts as well. The company has now rolled out new resources to counter online hate speech across its services.

Microsoft August 27, 2016

Windows 10 PCs Crash With Blue Screen Of Death After Amazon Kindle Is Plugged In: Here's A Workaround While Waiting For The Fix

Several reports reveal that Windows 10 PCs crash upon plugging in an Amazon Kindle e-reader. The issue is the second high-profile problem related to Microsoft's Anniversary Update for the operating system.

Microsoft August 27, 2016

Xbox One Getting Microsoft Photos UWP App Soon, Already Up For Download From Xbox Store

Microsoft is bringing more Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps to the Xbox Store, and its Photos app is the next in line. Microsoft Photos just popped up on the Xbox Store, but don't get too excited just yet.

Microsoft August 28, 2016

Microsoft Believes Xbox One Can Best PS4 In Sales Again In August

Microsoft is optimistic that the Xbox will once again beat the PlayStation 4 in terms of sales. The company says it is currently making as many Xbox One S units as fast as it can.

Microsoft August 26, 2016

Microsoft Unveils The Xbox Onesie - Yes, It's Real

Microsoft's Xbox team in Australia decided to celebrate the release of the Xbox One S by bringing out the Xbox Onesie. Microsoft describes it as 'the perfect loungewear attire for true entertainment fans.'

Microsoft August 24, 2016

Microsoft Executive Says Not Every Game Will Run At 4K

Microsoft executive Albert Penello made it clear that Project Scorpio will not force game developers to create content in 4K. If developers want, they can create their games at 1080/60 frames, and Microsoft would surely accept it.

Microsoft August 22, 2016

Microsoft Testing Software Update To Fix Surface Pro 3 Rapid Battery Drain, But Some Customers Are Not Happy About It

Microsoft is now testing a software update that will fix the battery drain issues being experienced by Surface Pro 3 owners. Some users, however, are not happy about the announcement.

Microsoft August 22, 2016

The Xbox One S Looks Better Than The Xbox One, Why?

After seeing the designs of the original Xbox, the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, something must have happened at Microsoft for the company to come up with the design of the Xbox One S. It looks like the design paid off because the Xbox One is the top-selling console for July.

Microsoft August 21, 2016

Microsoft Will Pay You To Use The Windows 10 Edge Browser: Here Are The Details

Microsoft has rebranded Bing Rewards into Microsoft Rewards. Through the program, users receive points for using the Edge browser and the Bing search engine, with the points able to be converted into credits or vouchers.

Microsoft August 20, 2016

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update Broke Millions Of Webcams: What Is Microsoft Doing About It?

The Windows Anniversary Update, which Microsoft launched earlier in the month, has broken millions of third-party USB webcams. Microsoft is planning to release a partial fix next month, but there are some things that users can try while waiting.

Microsoft August 20, 2016

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update Finally Rolling Out Worldwide: How To Get It

Microsoft finally started rolling out the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update worldwide, bringing a number of tweaks and improvements, such as rich notifications, Skype UWP, camera shortcut and more. Here's how to get the treat.

Microsoft August 17, 2016

Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1 Get Cumulative Update Model Like Windows 10, Promising Simplified Servicing Experience

Microsoft plans to make Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users’ lives easier starting October with the implementation of a new cumulative update system. The new policy will take a leaf out of Windows 10’s update book, leading to increased performance.

Microsoft August 16, 2016

Microsoft Killed Windows XP, But London MET Police Still Has 27K PCs Running The OS

The London Metropolitan Police was found to still be using as much as 27,000 PCs with Windows XP, which could pose security risks. Rumors about an OS upgrade surfaced, but the reasoning behind it raises more questions.

Microsoft August 12, 2016

Microsoft Acquires Beam: Gamers Will Soon Be Able To Watch And Play Along With Their Favorite Xbox Live Streamers

Microsoft has acquired interactive livestreaming service Beam, which allows viewers to participate as their favorite streamers play their games. Making the interactive experience possible is the ultra-low latency that the company's technology provides.

Microsoft August 12, 2016

Microsoft Accidentally Leaks 'Golden Keys' That Unlock Secure Boot-Protected Windows Devices: Oops?

Microsoft accidentally leaked the 'golden keys' that will allow hackers to unlock Windows devices protected by Secure Boot. This is why Apple was not willing to take the risk of creating a backdoor for its systems upon the FBI’s demands.

Microsoft August 11, 2016

Microsoft To Release 2 Major Windows 10 Updates Next Year; Anniversary Update Last One For 2016

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the last one for Microsoft's latest operating system this year. Two major updates are being planned for next year though, and the first one is already up for testing.

Microsoft August 7, 2016

New Microsoft Bounty Program Offers Hefty Reward For Microsoft Edge Remote Code Execution (RCE) Find

Microsoft boosted its bug bounty initiative with an additional program. If you identified a remote code execution risk inside the Microsoft Edge, you might be able to cash in $15,000 from the company.

Microsoft August 6, 2016

Windows 10 Rollback Window Drops To Just 10 Days Instead Of 31

Microsoft significantly trimmed the rollback period for new users of Windows 10. After installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, users have only 10 days before they can revert to an older variant of the OS.

Microsoft August 6, 2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How To Get 20 GB Of Space Back After Upgrading

Windows 10 Anniversary Update brought many new features, but some noticed a big slice of their HDD storage melt away. On the bight side, there's a simple method to get back between 15 and 20 GB after the Windows 10 update.

Microsoft August 4, 2016

Skype Launches New Bots: Plan Your Flight, Book Your Tickets, Connect To Apps And Much More

Microsoft-owned Skype has introduced a series of new chatbots for the communications platform. Among the new bots are products of partnerships with Skyscanner and StubHub, with one even impersonating Spock of 'Star Trek.'

Microsoft August 3, 2016

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Sales To US And Canada Customers: Do You Have $3,000 To Spare?

Microsoft has opened up sales of the HoloLens Development Edition to all developer and business customers in the United States and Canada. However, because the application requirement has been waived, anybody can now purchase the $3,000 device.

Microsoft August 2, 2016

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Here's How To Get It Right Now

Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update across the world in phases. For users who would like to get the update now, here is what you can do.

Microsoft August 2, 2016

If You Missed The Free Windows 10 Update, Don't Worry: Get The Upgrade Through This Method

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer ended on July 29. For users with computers still on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 who missed the offer for whatever reason, there is another way to get the update for free.

Microsoft August 1, 2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Here's What To Expect On Aug. 2

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update from Microsoft will roll out on Aug. 2, which brings a gamut of consumer and enterprise features. Here's a look at what you can expect from the free update.

Microsoft August 1, 2016

Sluggish Microsoft Phone Business Leading To 2,850 Layoffs By Mid-2017

Microsoft announced more job cuts for the phone hardware and sales segment. In its annual 10-K report, the company said it plans to cut 2,850 more jobs by the end of the fiscal year, that is, June 2017.

Microsoft July 29, 2016

Microsoft Office 365 Updates: Meet Word Researcher And Editor [Video]

Microsoft announced some cool new updates hitting Office 365 in July, and Word got a couple of neat treats. With new Researcher and Editor features, Word aims to make it easier to write a research paper.

Microsoft July 26, 2016

Windows 10 Tracking And Data Collection Gets Microsoft In Trouble In France

France's Chair of the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has given Microsoft three months to change its Windows 10 practices regarding privacy, security and user data collection. Otherwise, the company could face steep fines of up to $1.65 million.

Microsoft July 23, 2016

Skype Leaving Older Versions Of Android Behind As It Heads To The Cloud

Skype is finalizing its move to the cloud, and it's leaving Windows Phone 8 and older versions of Android behind in the process.

Microsoft July 20, 2016

You Can Now Preorder The 'Gears Of War 4' Xbox One Elite Controller

A 'Gears of War 4' themed Xbox One Elite Controller is currently available for preorders starting today. The wireless controller features designs inspired by the upcoming title as well as distinct customized elements that set it apart from all other controllers.

Microsoft July 20, 2016

Microsoft's Xbox Live Revenue Increases, But Not Enough To Offset Lagging Xbox Console Sales

Microsoft has reported a 4-percent increase in Xbox Live revenue for the quarter ending June 30. However, the company's gaming division still struggled, primarily due to the lagging sales of its consoles.

Microsoft July 20, 2016

Microsoft And Boeing Team Up To Store Aviation Data In Azure Cloud Platform

Boeing partners with Microsoft to store large amounts of data in Azure cloud platform. The deal will help Boeing to improve various aspects of aircraft efficiencies.

Microsoft July 19, 2016

Microsoft Unveils Video Streaming Service, And It Looks Like The YouTube For Businesses

Microsoft is heavily focused on providing more enterprise-oriented services for current and future business subscribers. Its latest offering features a video streaming service, Microsoft Stream, dedicated to internal workflows in a corporate system.

Microsoft July 19, 2016

Microsoft Confirms 2 TB Xbox One S Release On Aug. 2, Other Versions Still Pending

Microsoft officially announced that its 2 TB Xbox One S console will hit retail and start shipping to preorder customers on Aug. 2. The console will be available in 'limited quantities' in a number of regions, at a $399 price point.

Microsoft July 19, 2016

Microsoft Store Offering Free Laptops - Under Certain Conditions

Microsoft is pulling out all the stops in its continued bid to have as many as people as possible running Windows 10 on their devices before July 29. The company is now offering free laptops to those who meet certain conditions.

Microsoft July 18, 2016

Microsoft Forecasts Failure For Its 1-Billion-Or-Bust Goal For Windows 10

Microsoft has revealed it won't be making its goal of having 1 billion devices running Windows 10 by mid-2018 — and its struggling phone business is to blame.

Microsoft July 17, 2016

Microsoft Confirms $7 Monthly Subscription Fee Is Just For Enterprise Customers, Not Consumers

Microsoft recently announced a $7 per month subscription fee, but the good news is that it only applies to enterprises. The company confirmed that the tier will not affect consumers at this point.

Microsoft July 16, 2016

Microsoft Wins Against The US Government In Foreign Data Access Case: Why This Is A Win For The Tech Industry Too

A federal appeals court ruled that Microsoft could not be forced to hand over data that is stored in overseas servers. Other tech companies have a strong interest in the case, which would affect the entire industry.

Microsoft July 15, 2016

Microsoft Unwraps Professional Degree Program, Lets Graduates Earn A 'Résumé-Worthy Credential'

Microsoft will launch a new Professional Degree Program that lets interested individuals garner a certified online degree from highly demanded tech fields. The program equips applicants with the necessary skills and knowledge to help them excel in related fields.

Microsoft July 16, 2016

Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Enterprise Subscription: $7 A Month, $84 A Year Per User

Microsoft took the veils off its new subscription options for Windows 10 Enterprise. Beginning this fall, companies can get so-called enterprise-grade security and management capabilities for $7 per user per month.

Microsoft July 13, 2016

Microsoft, GE Team Up To Develop Industrial IoT Cloud

The first of the efforts made by the newly established partnership between Microsoft and GE has been unveiled to the public. Both companies are in the works of targeting industrial sectors by providing IoT capabilities to these fields.

Microsoft July 12, 2016

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