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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

Stop Using Internet Explorer: Browser's Zero-Day Exploit Leaves Users Vulnerable To Malware

A security firm had found a serious flaw in Internet Explorer that made it vulnerable to a malware attack. The group behind the attack is delivering the double-kill vulnerability through Microsoft Office files on a global scale.

Apps/Software

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

Xbox One To Get 120 Hz Support In May: Why High Refresh Rates Matter

Xbox One users who have high refresh rate monitors should be pretty pleased with the console’s upcoming May update. Microsoft is finally bringing 120 Hz support to the system, which will make games smoother and more visually dynamic.

Video Games April 24, 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

Fans Have Mixed Reactions To Leaked Xbox Avatars In 2-Minute Video

Social media users were divided over the new Xbox Avatar System. Fans started commenting on the feature when a former Microsoft designer leaked the 2-minute video before it was removed from YouTube.

Video Games April 18, 2018

Microsoft And 33 Technology Companies Vow To Prevent International Cyberwarfare Through Tech Accord

Microsoft and 33 of the world’s biggest technology companies have made a pact to not get involved in international cyberwarfare. Through a document called the Tech Accord, these companies laid out their vision to help their users everywhere.

Security April 17, 2018

Microsoft Will Add 19 Original Xbox Games To Xbox One Backward Compatibility List This Month

Microsoft will soon add 19 more original Xbox games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog. The titles, which will be playable in both physical and digital versions, include 'The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind' and several classic 'Star Wars' games.

Video Games 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

Sea Of Thieves First Pirate Legend Is Here, Spurs #NotMyPirateLegend Hashtag

Rare recently crowned the first Pirate Legend for "Sea of Thieves" but gamers seem to disagree. Complaints flooded the social media as gamers promoted the hashtag #NotMyPirateLegend to draw the attention of Microsoft and the game developers.

Video Games March 30, 2018

Free Xbox Games With Gold April 2018: 'The Witness', 'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate', And More

The Xbox Games with Gold free downloads for April 2018 are headlined by 'The Witness' and 'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate' for the Xbox One. The free games next month are much better compared to what was offered this March.

Video Games March 29, 2018

Microsoft May Now Ban Xbox One Players For Offensive Language: Will This Stop The Trolls?

An update to the Microsoft Services Agreement apparently paves the way for Microsoft to suspend Xbox One players for offensive language. A civil rights activist, meanwhile, noted the ambiguity of some of the contents of the agreement.

Video Games March 28, 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

Rare's Reddit AMA For 'Sea Of Thieves': Here Are The Biggest Takeaways

Rare invited its fans to participate in their most recent Reddit AMA for 'Sea of Thieves' as its launch draws closer. Based on some of the answers given by members of the development team, the game seems to have been rushed to meet its release schedule.

Video Games March 19, 2018

Microsoft Will Give You ‘Sea Of Thieves’ For Free If You Buy An Xbox One X

Microsoft has announced a pretty sweet deal. From March 18 through 24, every person who buys a brand-new Xbox One X will get ‘Sea of Thieves’ free of charge.

Video Games March 17, 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

Microsoft Finally Helps Teacher In Ghana Who Used Blackboard To Show Students How To Use A Computer

Microsoft has now sent some help to a teacher in Ghana so his students could learn how to use a computer. It has sent some much-needed machines to aid the teacher in educating students.

Viral March 15, 2018

Microsoft Teases 'Biggest Showing Ever' For E3 2018: Is This The Year Of The Xbox One?

Microsoft teased that it will have its 'biggest showing ever' in the upcoming E3 2018. What does the company have planned for the annual event, and what could we expect for the Xbox One?

Video Games March 15, 2018

Xbox One To Get Auto Low Latency Mode, AMD Freesync Support: What This Means For You

The Xbox One S and Xbox One X are slated to receive the spring update soon. The patch will apparently enable AMD Freesync support and Auto Low Latency Mode among others.

Video Games March 14, 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

Sony Does Not Want 'Fortnite' Cross-Play Between PlayStation 4 And Xbox One To Happen: Here's Why

Microsoft wants to enable 'Fortnite' cross-platform play between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Sony, however, is blocking the feature, and this is not the first time that it has done so.

Video Games March 13, 2018

State Of Decay 2 Release Date Is Out, And You Can Preorder The Zombie Survival RPG Now

Undead Labs finally revealed the release date of 'State of Decay 2' for the Xbox One and PC. Its set to come out this May, with preorder now available.

Video Games March 7, 2018

This Xbox One X Deal Gets You Two Games And Extra Controller For $500

Newegg has an Xbox One X deal for $500 that includes ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ and ‘Destiny 2.’ Hurry, though, because there are only limited units available.

Video Games March 5, 2018

Teacher In Ghana Shows Students How To Use Microsoft Word On Blackboard, Microsoft Steps In To Help

A teacher in Ghana was using a blackboard to teach students a key part of their curriculum — learning to use Microsoft Word. Photos of him teaching his students went viral.

Viral March 2, 2018

Rare To Hold Another 'Sea Of Thieves' Scale Test This Weekend

Game developer Rare scheduled to hold another scale test for 'Sea of thieves' this weekend. It plans to deliberately stress the servers to ensure quality upon launch.

Video Games March 2, 2018

Xbox Spring Update: Xbox One To Get 1440p Support, Controller Sharing Via Mixer, And More

Microsoft has detailed the Xbox Spring Update. There are a ton of features in store, but arguably the most notable ones are 1440p support for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X and controller sharing on Mixer.

Video Games March 1, 2018

Remastered 'Turok' And 'Turok 2' For The Xbox One Are About To Launch

Microsoft announced that the remastered versions of 'Turok' and 'Turok 2' will launch for the Xbox One next month. The remake is published by Nightdive Studios, the same developers behind the upcoming 'System Shock' remake.

Video Games February 26, 2018

Rise Of The Tomb Raider Is Heading To Xbox Game Pass

Larry Hryb posted an announcement on Twitter that hinted an upcoming game for the Xbox Game Pass next month. 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' is clearly teased by the photo along with seven other games.

Video Games February 25, 2018

Video Game Industry On Fire: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, And Xbox One All Had A Great January 2018

The video game industry started 2018 strong, with the three major consoles all booking strong sales for the first month of the year. The figures suggest that the dominance of the PlayStation 4 might be over.

Video Games February 22, 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

Xbox One X, S To Get 1440p Gaming Resolution Support Soon

It appears both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S will get 1440p support soon. What’s more, a program manager just hinted that Xbox Insiders might finally be able to try it out.

Video Games February 20, 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

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.

Google February 20, 2018

Xbox Engineering Lead Talks Keyboard, Mouse Support On Xbox One, Says ‘Developers Have The Choice’

No, Microsoft isn’t planning on banning keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One anytime soon. That’s because it wants developers to have the freedom of making their games as they see fit.

Video Games February 19, 2018

Microsoft's Xbox One Deals Include The Xbox One S 'PUBG' Bundle And More

To promote its Xbox platform, Microsoft once again offered limited console bundles. The packages available will reportedly include a free copy of 'PUBG' and Xbox Game Pass trial memberships.

Video Games February 17, 2018

Sea Of Thieves System Requirements: Even Your Old Laptop Can Probably Run It

Rare posted an update on the official trailer for 'Sea of Thieves.' Surprisingly, the information included details for the lowest specifications that can still decently run the game.

Video Games February 16, 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

Xbox App's Party Chat Feature Is Now Available On iOS, Android

Microsoft’s Xbox party chat application is now live and ready to download for Android and iOS users. The app permits real-time conversation among gamers and essentially extends the Xbox Live outside of the living room.

Apps/Software February 15, 2018

Facial Recognition Accuracy Best For White Men, Worst For Dark-Skinned Women, Research Shows

Research from M.I.T. Media Lab revealed that the accuracy of facial recognition systems depends on the gender and skin color of its user. The technology may not be intentionally biased, but the discrepancy arises from its data sets and creators.

Apps/Software February 12, 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

Here's Microsoft's Response To Backlash From Retailers After Xbox Game Pass Changes

Microsoft received feedback from retailers that were against its Xbox Game Pass changes. However, the company claims that it will push through with its decision.

Video Games February 6, 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

Microsoft Unveils Cheaper But Slower Surface Models Starting At $799

Microsoft just released a new model of its Surface Laptop that is cheaper, but only comes with an Intel Core m3 chip. There’s also a cheaper Surface Book 2 model with an Intel Core i5 chip.

Computers February 3, 2018

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