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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

Microsoft And Razer Team Up To Develop A Keyboard And Mouse For Xbox One

Plans have leaked regarding a potential collaboration between Microsoft and game manufacturer Razer Inc. The two companies are working on building a keyboard and mouse for Xbox One users.

Microsoft June 25, 2018

Microsoft Bing Visual Search Now Lets You Point Your Smartphone Camera At Something And Find It Online

Microsoft's answer to Google Lens is Bing visual search, and it allows users to snap a photo of something and look for it online. Here's how it works and what you can do with it.

Microsoft June 24, 2018

Microsoft Reveals Rebranded Microsoft News, Redesigned App For iOS And Android

Microsoft released a newly rejuvenated Microsoft News platform. It is expected to give news aficionados numerous opportunities to connect themselves to current events through the MSN website and an app for Android and iOS users.

Microsoft June 20, 2018

Microsoft Acquires Social And Educational Video Startup Flipgrid

Microsoft just announced that it acquired startup company Flipgrid. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company specializes in incorporating video elements in various classrooms around the world so that it could help educators build their students’ love for learning.

Microsoft June 19, 2018

Microsoft Has No Plans To Put Virtual, Mixed Reality On Xbox One

Microsoft says it’s not focusing on virtual or mixed reality on Xbox consoles right now. Instead, it feels the PC is a much better platform for those experiences.

Microsoft June 20, 2018

Rumor: Microsoft Is Coming After Amazon Go With Its Own Cashier-Free Grocery Retail Stores

Like Amazon, Microsoft wants cashiers and checkout lines out of the picture as well. It’s developing its answer to Amazon Go, which would allow customers to come in, grab items, and leave.

Microsoft June 14, 2018

Microsoft Office Redesign Makes It Easier To Use: What's New?

Microsoft has revamped its Office apps to make them easier to use, with a more modern look and some neat changes. Here's what's new.

Microsoft June 15, 2018

Microsoft Ends Forum Support For Several Windows Brands Including Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 7

Microsoft is restructuring its forum community. It would be removing staff members from their moderator positions as they'll be unable to answer users’ questions regarding old software such as Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft June 11, 2018

Microsoft Acquires Website Building Company GitHub For $7.5 Billion

Microsoft is acquiring software developer company GitHub for $7.5 billion in company stock. The technology company hopes that its software tools would enhance GitHub users’ coding development programs

Microsoft June 4, 2018

Rumor: Xbox One Will Get Google Assistant And Amazon Alexa

You won’t have to wear a headset to control your Xbox One with voice commands anymore. Rumors say Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are both coming to the console, though it’s not clear what features they’ll bring.

Microsoft June 4, 2018

RIP Groove: Microsoft Is Finally Killing Its Music Player For Good

Say goodbye to the Groove music app on your iOS or Android device. Beginning Dec. 1, Microsoft says it will no longer work even if you still have it installed on your phone.

Microsoft June 2, 2018

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Won't Install On PCs With Avast Antivirus, But There's A Fix Now

Users have reported issues in installing the Windows 10 April 2018 update on PC's with Avast's antivirus software. Microsoft and Avast have finished investigating the issue and offered a fix.

Microsoft May 28, 2018

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

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