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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

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

Xbox One Voice Commands Now Possible Through Alexa And Cortana Devices

Microsoft introduced the Xbox Skill, which will allow Xbox One owners to control their console through voice commands on Alexa and Cortana devices. The feature is now being rolled out to Xbox Insider members for testing purposes.

Video Games September 7, 2018

Microsoft Celebrates 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Full Release With Greaseproof Xbox One Controller

The 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' full release for the Xbox One has arrived, bringing with it several important additions such as the Sanhok map. In celebration, Microsoft unveiled the limited edition Greaseproof 1.0 controller for the console.

Video Games September 7, 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

Free Xbox Games With Gold For September 2018: 'Prison Architect,' 'LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars,' And More

Microsoft revealed the free Xbox Games with Gold line-up for September 2018. Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to download 'Prison Architect' for the Xbox One and 'LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars' for the Xbox 360.

Video Games August 29, 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 Allegedly Launching Xbox All Access Subscription Service That Includes A Console, Xbox Live, And Game Pass

Microsoft might unveil a new subscription service called Xbox All Access later this month. It’ll include an Xbox One console, Xbox Live, and Xbox Game Pass.

Video Games August 23, 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

Skype Gets ‘SMS Connect’ Feature To Let You Text From PC

Skype gets a new feature called SMS Connect, which lets users send and text SMS using their desktop. It’s not fully functional yet, reports say, and Microsoft isn’t planning an iOS rollout, apparently.

Apps/Software August 20, 2018

Amazon Alexa And Microsoft Cortana Finally Working Together: Watch Out, Apple Siri And Google Assistant

It took a year, but Amazon and Microsoft have finally rolled out a preview of the partnership between their digital assistants. Users will now be able to access Alexa in Windows 10 devices and Cortana in Echo smart speakers.

Apps/Software August 16, 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

Apple Makes It Easier For Windows Users To Migrate To macOS Mojave With Improved Migration Utility Tool

Windows users thinking of switching to macOS will be able to transfer all their files more easily, including data from third-party apps. macOS Mojave will reportedly include an improved Migration Utility tool that’ll offer a no-frills solution for Mac switchers.

Apple August 7, 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

LinkedIn Adds Voice Messaging Feature Because Why Not

LinkedIn has officially enabled voice messaging on its app. Co-workers can now send each other minute-long voice clips — but the question is, would they even want to?

Apps/Software July 28, 2018

Free Xbox Games With Gold For August 2018: 'For Honor' On Xbox One, 'Dead Space 3' On Xbox 360

For August 2018, the free Xbox Games with Gold for the Xbox One are 'For Honor' and 'Forza Horizon 2.' For the Xbox 360, they are 'Dead Space 3' and 'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.'

Video Games July 27, 2018

Xbox Adaptive Controller, Designed For Gamers With Disabilities, Will Not Come In Usual Packaging

Microsoft designed the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which was announced at E3 2018, for gamers with disabilities. The groundbreaking device will come with special packaging that will also be accessible for disabled gamers.

Video Games July 26, 2018

The Next Xbox Console Will Come In 2 Versions: The Traditional Hardware And The Streaming Box

Microsoft is reportedly working on two versions of the next-generation Xbox console, codenamed Xbox Scarlett. The first version is the traditional hardware, while the second version is a cloud-only model focused on the upcoming Xbox video game streaming service.

Video Games July 24, 2018

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Returns: Here Are The Best Deals For Xbox One Games

The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale has returned, giving players a chance to buy discounted Xbox One games. Some of the best deals in the annual sale include 'Assassin's Creed: Origins,' 'Far Cry 5,' 'Fortnite,' PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' and 'Sea of Thieves.'

Video Games July 20, 2018

Microsoft Will Reveal New Xbox One Bundles And Accessories At Gamescom: What Could They Be?

Microsoft's Larry Hryb said that new Xbox One bundles and accessories will be unveiled at Gamescom 2018. An earlier version of his blog post, however, raised speculations that the Xbox Two is on its way.

Video Games July 19, 2018

Future VR Headsets Will Only Need 1 USB-C Cable, To End The Problem Of Tangled Wires

A consortium made up of virtual reality rivals such as Oculus, Valve, Microsoft, AMD, and Nvidia worked together to create the VirtualLink specification. The technology will look to solve the tangled wires problem of VR headsets.

Gadgets July 19, 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

More Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2.0 Details Leaked: 'Evolution,' Not 'Revolution'

A new leak provided more details about the successor to the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. The device is said to be an 'evolution' instead of a 'revolution,' with a three-stage hair trigger lock, tension for joysticks, and built-in battery.control

Video Games July 9, 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

FastStart Feature Now Rolling Out To Xbox Users: Here’s How It Makes Downloads Faster

FastStart is part of Microsoft’s July update for Xbox One consoles, rolling out now. The feature downloads the most important files of a game so players can start them up even before they’re finished downloading.

Video Games July 6, 2018

Skype May Finally Be Getting A ‘Seen’ Feature

In its latest preview build, Skype finally gets read receipts, which oddly has been absent on the popular messaging platform until now. No more ignoring other people’s messages then!

Apps/Software 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 ‘Confirms’ Pocket-Sized Surface In Leaked Document: Could This Be Andromeda?

New details about Microsoft’s new Surface tablet have now come out via a leaked internal document. It’ll apparently have a foldable display and will fit in your pocket.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 30, 2018

Google Could Have Acquired GitHub Before Microsoft Did, But Says It’s Fine

Google revealed that it also wanted to acquire GitHub, but Microsoft ultimately won the bid. Even though there are concerns about its future projects on the platform, the company claims it is fine with the turnout.

Business Tech June 29, 2018

Microsoft Improves Facial Recognition To Better Identify Darker Skin Tones

Microsoft upgraded its facial recognition platform to improve its accuracy when it comes to darker skin colors. The development team confirmed that it now uses larger and diverse samples to reduce misidentification.

June 28, 2018

Microsoft Edge For iOS And Android Gets Built-In Ad Blocker

Ad blocking is finally coming to Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS. At the moment, Microsoft is testing the new feature with beta users, but a full, stable rollout is expected soon.

Apps/Software June 26, 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

Xbox Insiders Can Now Try The Avatar Editor

After months of delay, the new Xbox avatars have finally arrived for Xbox Insiders. Initially scheduled for last fall, the new avatar system is available to Xbox Insiders to try out before its release to all Xbox One users.

Video Games June 20, 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

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

You Can Now Try Xbox One Fast Start Feature On Some Game Pass Titles

A new developer update confirmed that the Xbox One Fast Start feature has a notable caveat. The current preview build only supports a few Game Pass titles, which implies that it will only work on select software.

Video Games June 18, 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

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

Next Xbox Console Will Launch In 2020: Will It Be Enough To Beat The PlayStation 4?

Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch the next-generation Xbox console in 2020. The timing may be too close to the launch of the Xbox One X, but the move may be necessary for Microsoft to keep pace with its rivals.

Video Games June 13, 2018

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