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Hackers Can Use Microsoft Customer Support To Read Private E-Mails

Microsoft confirmed that hackers targeted a limited number of e-mail accounts on Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook. It assured its users that it takes data protection very seriously, and it is currently investigating the issue.

Microsoft April 17, 2019

Microsoft Reportedly Developing AirPods Rival: Wireless Surface Buds Coming Soon?

Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s AirPods might come out by the end of the year. Its design, features, and price are largely nebulous at the moment, though.

Microsoft April 16, 2019

Microsoft Ditches ‘Safely Remove USB’ Requirement — Just Pull It Out

No need to Safely Remove USB from Windows 10 devices anymore. Microsoft has defaulted to Quick Removal instead of Better Performance for all external devices.

Microsoft April 8, 2019

Microsoft Is Pulling E-Books From Its Store And Remove Access To Purchased Items In July

Microsoft is backing out of the e-book business to 'streamline' the focus of its Store. It's offering full refunds to customers and plans to remove access to all purchased digital books in July.

Microsoft April 2, 2019

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 Gets Refreshed With 8th-Gen Core i5 Processor

Microsoft added a new configuration for the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2. At that, the device is now available with a quad-core eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor.

Microsoft April 1, 2019

Microsoft Won’t Have Any April Fools’ Prank This Year, And No, This Is Not A Joke

April Fools’ is just days away, and some may now be preparing for the wittiest gags. However, Microsoft decided to skip doing pranks, saying there are 'more to lose than gain' in trying to be funny for just a day.

Microsoft March 28, 2019

Microsoft's New Chromium-Based Edge Browser Leaked Online

Microsoft's newest version of Edge has been leaked online, allowing users to try the Chromium-based browser. While it functions like Chrome, the company made features parallel to other Windows 10 applications.

Microsoft March 25, 2019

Windows 10 Calculator App To Add Graphing Mode

Microsoft engineers are expected to add a graphing mode on the Windows 10 Calculator app in the hopes of providing users with a great baseline graphing calculator experience. The said update will allow users to graph multiple equations.

Microsoft March 25, 2019

Microsoft Is Ending Windows 7 Support On Jan. 14, 2020

It's official: Windows 7 support is going to end on Jan. 14, 2020. Now Microsoft is urging users to upgrade to Windows 10, as it's about to stop providing security updates and technical assistance.

Microsoft March 21, 2019

Latest Windows 10 Update Causes Lag In Games, Microsoft Advises Update Uninstall As Quick Fix

Microsoft recently announced that its latest Windows 10 update causes graphics and mouse performance issues in certain games. The company recommended users who are experiencing these issues to uninstall the update until it releases an official fix.

Microsoft March 12, 2019

Rumor: Microsoft Developing Windows Lite For Dual-Screen And Low-Powered Devices

Windows Lite is reportedly Microsoft’s take on Chrome OS, which would power dual-screen devices and low-tier machines. There’s no telling when Microsoft could release it, however.

Microsoft March 5, 2019

Microsoft Posts Teaser Video Ahead Of MWC, Likely Hints At The Next HoloLens

HoloLens creator Alex Kipman posted a cryptic video that could be hinting at the next HoloLens. Rumors say that the device’s next generation will be unveiled during the MWC 2019 in late February.

Microsoft February 12, 2019

Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference Schedule Confirmed: Event Begins May 6

The Build developer conference will take place on May 6 to 8. Just like the previous years, the event is happening alongside Google’s I/O, also scheduled in the same week.

Microsoft February 7, 2019

Desktop Apps In Windows Mixed Reality Now Possible Via Preview Build 18329

The recently announced Windows 10 Insider Preiew Build 18329 is coming with a feature that lets users run Win32 desktop apps in Windows Mixed Reality. There's also a new Top apps section in Search and dark mode for Mail and Calendar.

Microsoft February 1, 2019

Microsoft’s Upcoming E3 Will Be Its Biggest Yet, Says Xbox Chief

Microsoft has big plans for this year’s E3. With Sony and Nintendo out of the way, it stands a chance to make a really big splash by announcing major titles and perhaps even successors to the Xbox One.

Microsoft January 28, 2019

Here’s How Microsoft Plans To Keep Windows 10 Always Updated, And You Won’t Like It

Reserved Storage is an upcoming Windows 10 feature that reserves 7 GB of storage to ensure the operating system is always up to date. But is it really necessary?

Microsoft January 28, 2019

Microsoft Office Finally Comes To Mac App Store

As Microsoft promised, Office 365 subscriptions are now available on the Mac App Store. The package was previously available to download from Microsoft’s website, but now the process is integrated into one seamless experience.

Microsoft January 25, 2019

Microsoft Bing Allegedly The Latest Victim In The ‘Great Firewall’ Of China

Bing is the latest serviced based in America to get banned in China. Microsoft has so far been playing nice with the country’s internet policies, but something apparently had to give.

Microsoft January 24, 2019

Microsoft's Edge Mobile Browser Gets Built-In Tool That Fights Against Fake News

The new feature on Microsoft's mobile version of Edge now has a built-in fake news filter. Called NewsGuard, it warns users whether a news website it trustworthy or not.

Microsoft January 23, 2019

The End Of Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft Tells Users To Switch To iOS Or Android

Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows 10 Mobile, and now it tells users to turn to iOS and Android instead. The company will no longer support the mobile OS come Dec. 10.

Microsoft January 22, 2019

Windows 10 Preview Build 18317 Is Splitting Up Cortana And Search

Cortana is getting separated from search in Windows 10 preview build 18317. Microsoft explains that this change is being implemented so that each can be innovated independently.

Microsoft January 16, 2019

Microsoft Wants To Get Rid Of Passwords In The Next Version Of Windows 10

No need to login to Windows 10 using a password anymore. Microsoft now lets users in the Fast Ring of its Insider Program receive unique login codes via SMS, and soon everyone will be able to use it, too.

Microsoft January 4, 2019

Windows 10 Finally Beats Windows 7 As The World’s Most Popular OS

Windows 10 is now more popular than Windows 7 in terms of market share. The milestone comes three years after Microsoft first released the operating system.

Microsoft January 3, 2019

Microsoft To Release 4K Webcams For Xbox One In 2019

Microsoft is planning to release new webcams next year, and one of them is going to support its Windows Hello authentication system. They might even borrow a feature found on Kinect and work on Xbox One.

Microsoft December 24, 2018

Windows Sandbox Explained: Why It’s Great For Running Suspicious Programs

Windows Sandbox is a virtual machine for those not savvy enough to know how to run a virtual machine. It makes the process of checking unknown apps safer and more efficient.

Microsoft December 19, 2018

Microsoft Reportedly Developing A New Web Browser Based On Chromium To Replace Edge

Microsoft Edge might soon be going away. The company is apparently developing a new web browser based on Chromium, and it might arrive as soon as the Windows 10 19H1 development cycle.

Microsoft December 4, 2018

Rumor: Microsoft Might Soon Launch Chrome OS Competitor Called Windows 10 Lite

Watch out, Google. Microsoft is apparently building its Chromebook killer called Lite, which is expected to be a lightweight, always-connected, and instant-on version of Windows.

Microsoft December 4, 2018

Microsoft Slashes Xbox One Prices By $50 For The Holidays

Microsoft announced on Sunday that it is offering its Xbox One S and Xbox One X console bundles at $50 off the normal pricing. It also offered discounts for its wireless controllers and Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Microsoft December 3, 2018

New Windows 10 Feature Lets You Know Apps Using Your Microphone

Windows 10 may soon notify users which apps are snooping on them. The latest build of the operating system now includes a feature specifying apps that are accessing and using the microphone.

Microsoft December 1, 2018

New Matte Black Surface Pro 6 Revealed With Redesigned Interior, Quad-Core Chips

The new Surface Pro 6 has been unveiled, and it's coming in with quad-core chips and a new matte black color option. Its new redesigned interior can even support up to 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD.

Microsoft October 2, 2018

Microsoft To Suggest Windows 10 Users To Stick With Edge When Downloading Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft tested a 'warning' when users try to install Firefox or Chrome on Windows 10. The prompt, which drew some backlash online, will be live in the October update of Windows 10.

Microsoft September 13, 2018

New Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Leak: Mark Oct. 2 On Your Calendars

Microsoft is anticipated to launch an updated version of its Surface line. The Surface Pro convertible tablet and the Surface Laptops will both be equipped with latest Intel processors.

Microsoft September 11, 2018

Microsoft Will Charge Monthly Fees For Companies That Keep Windows 7 Beyond 2020

Microsoft announced that it will continue offering 'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' after its retirement date. Presently, there are approximately 184 million commercial PCs, which are still running Windows 7.

Microsoft September 10, 2018

Microsoft Surface Plus Program Killed, Just A Year After Launch

Microsoft announced on Friday that it will discontinue its 'Surface Plus Program'. The Surface Plus Program was released last year in the hopes of providing customers and businesses with a cost-effective Surface device.

Microsoft September 3, 2018

Microsoft Xbox All Access Program Confirmed: Here Are The Official Details

Microsoft confirmed a new monthly financing program for Xbox One users dubbed as the 'Xbox All Access' on Monday. The Xbox All Access is sweetened with an Xbox One console, Xbox Game Pass, and an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Microsoft August 27, 2018

Microsoft Wanted To Choose ARM For Surface Go, But Intel Said Nope

The Microsoft Surface Go was supposed to come with an ARM processor, according to a new report by Paul Thurrott. However, Intel stepped in and convinced Microsoft to think twice.

Microsoft August 24, 2018

If You Miss Windows 95, You Can Now Download It As An App

Computer users looking for a shot of nostalgia may want to download the Windows 95 app created by Slack developer Felix Rieseberg. The Electron-based app, now available on GitHub, offers working versions of Notepad, Wordpad, MS Paint, Solitaire, and Minesweeper.

Microsoft August 24, 2018

Microsoft Is Officially Killing The Windows 8 Store

Microsoft is preparing for the death of its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 storefronts. The company has now revealed important deadlines for developers, the earliest of which comes this October when both stores stop accepting new apps.

Microsoft August 21, 2018

Classic Skype Will Stay For Now, Because Users Don't Want Microsoft To Take It Away

Microsoft said in July that it will end support for the desktop version of Skype 7.0, also known as classic Skype, by Sept. 1. The plan to push users into Skype 8.0, however, is being placed on hold.

Microsoft August 8, 2018

Reports About Microsoft Planning To Charge Monthly Subscription Fees For Windows 10 Are Wrong

No, Microsoft isn’t going to start charging you monthly for using Windows 10 as part of a new gimmick called 'Microsoft Managed Desktop.' Yes, tech publications should really be more careful about interpreting stories.

Microsoft August 6, 2018

Microsoft Begins Testing ‘Your Phone’ App On Windows 10 That Casts Your Phone To PC

Microsoft’s new Your Phone app, part of the upcoming Redstone 5 update for Windows 10, is now available for Android users. With it, users will be able to drag and drop files from their phone to their PC.

Microsoft August 1, 2018

Microsoft Teams Finally Gets Free Version To Better Compete Against Slack

Microsoft Teams has so far been available only for paid Office 365 subscribers, but a free version is now available at last. Here's what it has to offer and how it will compete against Slack in the workplace communication sector.

Microsoft July 14, 2018

Microsoft Surface Go Unveiled: Is This An iPad Killer?

Microsoft just unveiled the Surface Go, its $399 iPad killer. Aesthetics-wise, it’s hard to tell apart from its Surface siblings, but it’s got a smaller chip, a somewhat less powerful processor, but can still run Windows 10 Pro.

Microsoft July 10, 2018

Microsoft Allegedly Developing Movies & TV App For Android And iOS

A Movies & TV app might be on the way for iOS and Android users, sources say. In addition, Microsoft might also be joining the Movies Anywhere program to make it easier for users to access their content on any platform.

Microsoft July 6, 2018

Microsoft Allegedly Coming Out With Budget-Friendly Surface Tablets Powered By Pentium Chips

Microsoft will allegedly use Intel Pentium processors for the rumored budget-friendly Surface tablets it’s going to unveil soon. The device is set to compete directly with Apple’s low-cost iPad in the education market.

Microsoft July 5, 2018

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