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Apple and Microsoft made a new iCloud for Windows app

Apple and Microsoft teamed up to create an iCloud Drive experience that will hopefully resolve some compatibility issues. A brand new iCloud for Windows app is available ...

Apple and Microsoft made a new iCloud for Windows app

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Apple's New iCloud for Windows App Now Available in Microsoft Store Apple and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a brand new iCloud experience to the Windows 10 users. The companies have released a new iCloud for Windows app that can be downloaded from the Microsoft......
15:51, 06/12/2019

Apple’s iCloud has been a poor experience in Windows, but a new update seeks to fix that iCloud in the Microsoft Store. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple has released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, acco...
03:51, 06/12/2019

Can You Actually Use iCloud on Windows and Android? Whisper it quietly, but a few holes are starting to appear in Apple’s walled garden: AirPlay on TVs. Apple Music on Android. iCloud on the web. And now, a revamped, updated iCloud app for Windows. As Apple shows hints of being more cross-platform-fri...
21:51, 06/15/2019

Apple Pay support goes live for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud It looks like Apple has quietly added support for its mobile payments service to some of its proprieties, although the new payment method is only available in select countries. Spotted by MacRumors, Apple Pay support is now available in iTunes, App S...
08:34, 05/15/2019

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is out, and it fixes the worst thing about Windows updates Microsoft last month announced a new Windows 10 policy that seems to fix the worst thing about Windows updates in general. The company decided to finally let you choose when or even if you want to install the latest Windows 10 version, and that&rsquo...
18:17, 05/22/2019

Apple iCloud: A cheat sheet Apple's iCloud is a cloud file storage and services platform that provides users with secure ways to store and share files, find lost equipment, and synchronize information across multiple devices....
00:00, 06/09/2019

Microsoft Build 2019: Everything announced on Azure, IoT, Edge on Chromium, AI, Windows apps, Microsoft Graph Azure, AI and conversational bots are key themes for Microsoft's big developer conference, but the software giant also gave developers some strategic cues....
15:00, 05/09/2019

Microsoft ships antivirus for macOS as Windows Defender becomes Microsoft Defender Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender anti-malware application to macOS—and more platforms in the future—as it expands the reach of its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) platform. To reflect the new cross-platform nature, the suite is al...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with WSL 2 Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18917 from the 20H1 branch with download, Narrator, WSL, and inking improvements, plus the usual bug fixes.Read More...
07:17, 06/13/2019

The Morning After: Microsoft, Linux and Windows 10 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The week started with Microsoft's big developer conference, and at 1 PM ET, we'll be coming to you live from Google I/O 2019. Until then, check out the big news about Linux, and the first new iPhone ga...
14:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft hints at new features and big changes coming in Windows 11 When compared to Windows Vista and Windows 8, Windows 10 has been a runaway success. That’s not to say that Microsoft’s latest operating system is perfect, but it improved upon its predecessors in nearly every way and has only gotten bett...
05:17, 05/30/2019

Microsoft's reworked Edge browser is available to try on Windows 7 Microsoft has expanded the reach of its Chromium-based Edge browser to one of its most important audiences: namely, people who have to (or want to) use older versions of Windows. The company has released Canary channel preview builds of Edge for Win...
10:34, 06/20/2019

Microsoft wants to know how you feel about Windows 10’s Start menu Windows 10’s Start menu is one of the most carefully watched and polarizing parts of the operating system’s UI – historically, it has been a very sensitive subject – and apparently Microsoft wants to know how people feel a...
11:17, 06/05/2019

Microsoft kicks off the rollout of the Windows 10 May Update 1903 Microsoft's Windows 10 May Update/1903 is available to consumers and business customers as of today, May 21. It's available through WSUS, Windows Update for Business and VLSC starting today, too....
20:34, 05/21/2019

Microsoft warns wormable Windows bug could lead to another WannaCry (credit: Pixabay) Microsoft is warning that the Internet could see another exploit with the magnitude of the WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world two years ago unless people patch a high-severity vulnerability. The software m...
00:00, 05/15/2019

Microsoft is finally bringing full Linux to Windows 10 Linux could soon be coming to your desktop after Microsoft revealed plans to ship a full Linux kernel directly in Windows 10.In great news for open-source fans, the computing giant has said it will look to push the launch of a Linux kernel in Windows...
14:17, 05/07/2019

Microsoft stops asking you to change your Windows 10 password every 60 days Microsoft has finally removed its 60-day password expiration policy from its Windows 10 security baseline, claiming there are better ways to keep users secure. This means organizations using Windows 10 won’t have to force their users to change passwo...
16:51, 06/03/2019

Bookmark This Site to Try Microsoft's New Windows PowerToys This Summer Remember PowerToys? They were those Windows 95- and Windows XP-era utilities that granted you features beyond what “regular” Windows users could do within their operating systems, like: opening a command prompt directly to a folder (instead of having...
20:51, 05/15/2019

Microsoft wants to close the UWP, Win32 divide with 'Windows Apps' Is Microsoft's UWP going away? Is the Microsoft Store on its way out? Microsoft Corporate VP Kevin Gallo explains the latest twists in Microsoft's long and winding Windows developer platform strategy....
00:00, 05/09/2019

Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 May 2019 Update Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on May 21, 2019. The company also launched a Windows health dashboard to track its progress.Read More...
23:34, 05/21/2019

You won't need to use the Microsoft Store to install Windows 10 apps in the future The Microsoft Store, which was once the only way to install UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps, hasn’t been the success that Microsoft hoped it would be, and it’s now confirmed that soon you may not need to use the Store to get UWP a...
15:17, 05/10/2019

Microsoft is testing a major change to Windows keyboards Microsoft is apparently considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards, and the move is absolutely brilliant if you think about it. Microsoft’s productivity suite is one of the company’s biggest moneymakers, maybe the best collect...
01:00, 06/19/2019

Hell freezing over? Microsoft readies its own Linux for Windows I told you Microsoft might be building its own Linux distro. They're not there yet but this new Microsoft Linux kernel for Windows Subsystem for Linux is a big step in that direction....
18:00, 05/07/2019

These are the features Microsoft has killed with Windows 10 May 2019 Update With every update, Windows 10 gains a lot of new features, but Microsoft also gives the elbow to some functionality, and highlights features which will no longer be developed.So, the list of features being ditched with the freshly launched May 2019 U...
14:34, 05/23/2019

Case renders for Apple iPhone 11 Max show that Apple might have made an important decision Earlier this month, we showed you images of Olixar's camera protectors for the Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11R. Posted on MobileFun's website, the accessories dovetailed with some information about the rear cameras on the 2019 iPhones t...
02:17, 06/25/2019

Microsoft releases first test build of Windows Server 20H1 Microsoft's first test build of Windows Server 20H1 includes some new VM tool and Azure integration functionality, plus more updates to the Windows Admin Center....
01:34, 06/19/2019

Windows 10 gets a lot of little fixes – and Microsoft reminds us it’ll start to force updates Windows 10 has received a second set of (optional) cumulative updates for June, comprising of a raft of minor tweaks and fixes for both the April 2018 Update and October 2018 Update, while Microsoft also took the time to remind those still using the ...
13:00, 06/19/2019

Microsoft's built-in Linux kernel for Windows 10 is ready for testing Just as promised, Microsoft has delivered a built of Windows 10 to members of its Insiders beta program that includes Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. It was announced just last month at the Build event, and the tech included in Preview Build 18917 (20...
13:00, 06/13/2019

Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now out, new ‘Light’ theme included Keeping to its promise of semiannual updates, Microsoft today announced it’s made the next big version of Windows 10 available. The simply-named Windows 10 May 2019 update isn’t as packed with features as its predecessors, but there are still a few t...
07:00, 05/22/2019

Microsoft 3Q19 revenue up 14% on the back of strong cloud and, uh, Windows? (credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) In the third quarter of its 2019 financial year, which ran up until March 31, 2019, Microsoft's revenue was $30.6 billion, up 14 percent year on year. Operating income was up 25 percent to $10.3 billion, net incom...
15:17, 05/02/2019

Microsoft courts developers with Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0 Microsoft is aiming to make developers' lives easier with the addition of Windows Terminal and Subsystem for Linux 2.0. Learn how you can potentially benefit....
17:34, 05/07/2019

Huawei needs Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows 10 like fish need water The import ban the Trump administration imposed on Huawei a few days ago was the next logical step in the trade war against China. While some people may have foreseen it, given the ZTE practice run from before, it still sent shockwaves through the in...
07:00, 05/24/2019

Google, Microsoft work together for a year to figure out new type of Windows flaw Enlarge (credit: Marco Verch / Flickr) One of the more notable features of Google Project Zero's (GPZ) security research has been its 90-day disclosure policy. In general, vendors are given 90 days to address issues found by GPZ, after which the fl...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future With its Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft is getting one step closer to eliminating passwords. The company's Windows Hello has earned its FIDO2 certification -- an industry standard that deems Windows Hello a secure authenticator. Now, user...
19:51, 05/09/2019

Microsoft refuses to deny that it will block Windows 10 updates on Huawei laptops Google’s decision to block Android updates for Huawei smartphones has been making waves around the world, but owners of Huawei laptops – such as the Huawei MateBook 14 – have been left wondering if Microsoft will follow suit and ...
13:17, 05/20/2019

Microsoft patches Windows XP, Server 2003 to try to head off 'wormable' flaw Citing a potential 'wormable' flaw in Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft is patching not just Windows 7, but its no-longer-supported XP and Windows Server 2003 OS variants, as well....
05:17, 05/15/2019

Microsoft Build 2019 preview: Azure is the star, and Windows is a bit player Ten years ago, Microsoft announced the official release of Azure and pitched "three screens and a cloud" at its signature developers conference. Today, its developer pitch is all about Azure....
17:51, 05/06/2019

Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Microsoft security officials say they are confident an exploit exists for BlueKeep, the recently patched vulnerability that has the potential to trigger self-replicating attacks as destructive as the 2017 WannaCry at...
20:34, 05/31/2019

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with File Explorer and accessibility improvements Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18894 from the 20H1 branch with File Explorer and accessibility improvements, plus the usual bug fixes.Read More...
09:17, 05/09/2019

Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10 version 1903 automatic updates within weeks Thanks to Microsoft's new Download and Install option for feature updates, you no longer have to worry that your PC will install the next version automatically, right? Guess again. If you're running last year's Windows 10, the new update could instal...
03:51, 05/22/2019

Microsoft rolls out a new Windows 10 20H1 test build with broader dictation support Windows 10 20H1 test build 18885, available to Fast Ring testers, includes a number of fixes. And Android notification support is coming to the Microsoft Your Phone app, as well....
20:00, 04/28/2019

Microsoft exec: Windows 10 upgrade cycle is driving sales growth — and it's only halfway done Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 and Office 2010 in 2020. As customers move to newer products, Microsoft will be able to sell them additional tools, an executive said Tuesday....
22:34, 05/14/2019

Microsoft saved Minecraft Earth's AR gameplay reveal for Apple One thing missing from Microsoft's Minecraft Earth announcement? Actual gameplay. Strangely enough, it looks like Microsoft saved that honor for Apple, as it just debuted the first live footage of the game at the company's WWDC keynote. To ...
21:34, 06/03/2019

China Telecom outage takes down Apple, Microsoft and AWS for 7 hours China Telecom recently experienced a significant outage that lasted nearly eight hours and affected many Western sites and services such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Slack, SAP and others.The network monitoring company ThousandEyes first discovered t...
21:34, 05/15/2019

Microsoft’s London store opens July 11 –and is almost on Apple’s doorstep Microsoft has finally announced a launch date for its bricks-and-mortar store in London, and the doors will open on July 11.The UK’s flagship store is located on Oxford Circus and it’s spread over three floors, representing some 21,932 ...
16:34, 05/30/2019

Apple, Google and Microsoft are fighting to keep your encrypted chats private Just as more tech companies are starting to see the light when it comes to privacy and security, intelligence agencies would still like to be able to spy on encrypted communication, whether it’s text chats or calls. The same goes for the Britis...
01:17, 05/31/2019

A BMW outage made Apple CarPlay unusable BMW owners in both the US and UK have been locked out of Apple's CarPlay interface on their vehicles due to system-wide outages of ConnectedDrive. 9to5Mac reported that complaints from drivers on both sides of the pond began racking up on social...
03:00, 05/11/2019

How Salesforce got its developer conference right, while Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Google lost their way Salesforce made developers and admins the stars at TrailheaDX 2019. Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook failed to do the same at their developer conferences....
04:17, 06/17/2019

Microsoft brings redesigned Apple Watch notifications to Outlook users A quick heads up for those of you who are using Outlook for iOS on a regular basis. It looks like Microsoft has decided to revamp the Outlook notifications for Apple Watch, so if own the wearable device, you should start seeing them after you downloa...
15:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft shows off its 'Centaurus' dual-screen laptop ahead of Apple's WWDC Microsoft's rumored dual-screen Windows device, codenamed 'Centaurus,' seems to be moving ahead, with Microsoft execs showing off protoypes of it internally last week....
22:17, 06/03/2019

Microsoft shows off its 'Centaurus' dual-screen device ahead of Apple's WWDC Microsoft's rumored dual-screen Windows laptop, codenamed 'Centaurus,' seems to be moving ahead, with Microsoft execs showing off protoypes of it internally last week....
17:17, 06/03/2019

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei just made a surprise confession: He’s an Apple fan When two Huawei employees got caught using an iPhone earlier this year to send out a “Happy #2019” greeting on Twitter, they were demoted and had to take a pay cut. Not a good look to be seen relying on your American rival’s wares, ...
01:51, 05/23/2019

Google Stadia vs Apple Arcade vs Microsoft Project xCloud: Your phone is your next gaming console Games on both the App and Play Store are dime a dozen, with seemingly more than enough variety to keep just about anyone happy. However, the vast majority of mobile games are hollow, purpose-less cashgrabs that lack the polish, depth, gameplay, and s...
16:00, 06/18/2019

Apple advertises "The Incredible" iPhone 6s, locally made and sold in India India is the second largest smartphone market in the world. However, its status as a developing country means that per capita income is low. The latest data from The Human Development Index (HDI) shows that 25% of Indians get by earning less than $1....
18:34, 05/15/2019

Coming soon: Windows Terminal—finally a tabbed, emoji-capable Windows command-line The Windows 7 console didn't support VT codes, so it completely garbles the output of applications that depend on VT codes. The Windows 10 console, however, does support VT codes, making it much more capable. (credit: The Windows console) Details a...
20:00, 05/06/2019

Windows 7 users are still refusing to upgrade to Windows 10 Windows 7 users do not appear to want to give up their operating system despite the looming end-of-life deadline, at least going by the latest report from one analytics firm.NetMarketShare’s statistics for the desktop OS market in April showed...
13:51, 05/01/2019

How to use Windows 10's Windows Sandbox to test software Learn how to leverage the built-in Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 10 to emulate a virtual desktop. This will come in handy when you're testing software applications and managed deployments....
20:00, 06/13/2019

Will I be forced to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10? Microsoft wants Martin to upgrade Windows 7 to 10 for £120, but what if you can’t afford it or a new PC? Microsoft has just started its bombardment about the end of Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 10, suggesting that a new device is advisable and ...
10:51, 05/02/2019

Microsoft Build 2019: Azure, Microsoft Graph, IoT and IE mode highlights ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley handicaps Microsoft's vision to lead with its three core clouds: Azure, Microsoft 365 and gaming. Here's the plan and other goodies developers will get....
00:17, 05/12/2019

Microsoft Search rolling out to all Microsoft 365 and Office 365 commercial customers Offering businesses the ability to search for information across their internal networks, the tool should reach all supported customers by the end of May....
17:34, 05/07/2019

If You Can't Upgrade From Windows 7 to Windows 10, What Should You Do? While I always recommend upgrading to the latest and greatest version of whatever software you’re using, this might not be the best option if you’re running an older device that’s already struggling to function. This is especially true of operating s...
20:17, 06/21/2019

How can I make Windows 10 look more like Windows 7? Elizabeth’s new laptop has Windows 10 but she prefers Windows 7. What are her options? I now have a Lenovo laptop which has Windows 10 installed, but to be honest with you, I preferred Windows 7, which was on my last two computers. What would you sug...
10:00, 06/06/2019

iTunes is dead, long live Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts iTunes' time is up. At WWDC 2019, Apple revealed that it will be winding down the iconic music platform after 18 years of music downloads, storage, and streaming, in favor of its newer apps Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts.Going by what ...
21:51, 06/03/2019

The best Windows tablets 2019: all of the top Windows tablets reviewed The best Windows 10 tablets are getting better and better. Not only are they great for watching Netflix, chatting with friends and doing casual gaming, but because of their lightweight designs and powerful components, they’re among the best 2-...
22:51, 06/20/2019

Apple introduces privacy-focused ‘Sign in with Apple’ button for sites and apps Apple addressed privacy problems by calling out trackers around the world at its WWDC developer conference. To address that, the company introduced a new sign in method: Sign in with Apple. Just like ‘login with Google’ and ‘login with Facebook,’ you...
20:17, 06/03/2019

Apple launches Apple TV app with HBO subscription channel to watch Game of Thrones offline The freshly designed Apple TV app for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV box is meant to help you more easily find TV shows and movies you want to watch.        ...
19:51, 05/13/2019

Best Buy debuts Apple shopping event with deals on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch Best Buy and Apple have teamed up to offer customers great deals on various products launched by the Cupertino-based company. Be it smartwatches, tablets, smartphones or headphones, Best Buy now offers discounts on many of these Apple devices.But fir...
20:51, 05/06/2019

Apple CEO Cook doesn't expect China to seek revenge against Apple In the immediate aftermath of Huawei's placement on the U.S. Entity List, there were questions about whether China would retaliate against U.S. companies; after all, being out on the list means that Huawei cannot source parts, components, and softwar...
18:51, 06/05/2019

Apple CEO Cook explains how Apple obtains innovative new features for the iPhone For those who say that Apple should be using its vast wealth to buy other companies and perhaps bring some new innovations to its products (like, say, the iPhone), CEO Tim Cook has an answer. The executive told CNBC that Apple buys a company every tw...
04:51, 05/08/2019

Apple just took a direct shot at Google and Facebook with a new service called 'Sign in with Apple' (AAPL) Apple Apple introduced a new sign-in service called "Sign in with Apple" at its WWDC keynote on Monday. The new service is a direct shot at Google and Facebook, which offer similar services but sell your personal information to advertisers and third...
21:51, 06/03/2019

AirPods, HomePod and Apple Watch sales 'off the charts', according to Apple Apple's Wearables, Home, and Accessories business has enjoyed a rather impressive second quarter of 2019, generating a record-breaking $5.1 billion for the company.The strong results were announced on the company's earnings call, however it...
15:00, 05/01/2019

Apple memo says it will replace some Apple Watch series 3 units with something better If you have an Apple Watch series 3 model that needs to be replaced by Apple, you might be in luck. According to 9to5Mac, the company is apparently running low on the 2017 version of its timepiece; as a result, some Apple customers expecting a brand ...
15:00, 05/21/2019

| Apple shows off Apple TV+ video service, taking on Netflix The service, called Apple Arcade, will be integrated into the App Store and will include more than 100 games exclusive to the service and Apple’s platform....
20:00, 04/28/2019

iPhone upgrades? I dread going to the Apple Store, and that's a problem for Apple David Gewirtz readily admits to being a little retail-avoidant, but his experiences at the Apple store are the stuff of legends. He suggests that if Apple were to incorporate a regular trade-in program with its other subscriptions, there has to be a ...
13:34, 06/18/2019

Apple TV Plus vs Netflix: could Apple eclipse its biggest rival? It’s finally here: Apple has announced its flagship streaming service, Apple TV Plus, at the tech giant's star-studded keynote event at the Steve Jobs theatre in San Cupertino, California. With a parade of Hollywood actors and direct...
17:00, 04/30/2019

Apple Pay can be used for iTunes, App Store and Apple Book purchases You can now use Apple Pay to make purchases from iTunes, the App Store and Apple Books. You can also use it for Apple Music and iCloud storage subscriptions. MacRumors spotted the change in a recently updated support document. The added Apple Pay opt...
22:17, 05/14/2019

Now You Can Build Your Own Windows 2-in-1 Slapping the term STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) on a toy, even one with questionable educational value, has become a popular way for companies to convince parents a product is worth buying their kids. That’s rarely the case...
22:34, 06/19/2019

This is our first look at the new Xbox app on Windows 10 Windows 10 users – or at least those on the very latest version of the operating system – can now install the beta version of Microsoft’s revamped Xbox app.You can grab the freshly overhauled app by heading to the Microsoft Store...
15:00, 06/10/2019

Apple launches Apple TV app with HBO subscription channel to watch 'Game of Thrones' offline The freshly designed Apple TV app for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV box is meant to help you more easily find TV shows and movies you want to watch.        ...
00:51, 05/14/2019

Apple Man Has Words For Non-Apple Men and Women Apple and CEO Tim Cook have always branded the company as fundamentally different than its competitors on privacy. iOS devices collect and use less data on their users than companies like Google and are generally considered more secure than their An...
02:00, 06/17/2019

Build your own $20,000 Windows 10 workstation Got a few tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Here is a high-performance Windows 10 workstation that will be able to chew through any job you throw at it....
22:00, 06/14/2019

Windows 10: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide covers must-know Windows 10 details including features, system requirements, upgrade options, and Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service strategy....
18:34, 04/28/2019

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work. The end result is an apparently valid digital license, and there's no evidence that the ...
17:17, 04/30/2019

Forget about 5G phones, the always-on 5G Windows 10 PC is almost here The first 5G networks are here in several markets, including the US, Korea, and Europe, and buyers already have access to a bunch of exciting 5G smartphones, including the Galaxy S10 5G and OnePlus 5G. On top of that, 5G mobile hotspots are already a...
16:17, 05/27/2019

What does Arm's new N1 architecture mean for Windows servers? Whether it's Windows Enterprise or a specialised IoT version of Windows Server, Windows on Arm is going to be an option for industrial and edge computing....
13:51, 06/03/2019

Windows 10 on ARM laptops could soon be far more affordable Windows 10 on ARM laptops haven’t made much of an impact so far, but they may soon become much more popular. That's partly due to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx chip (as used in the world’s first 5G laptop, which was unveiled at ...
13:17, 06/03/2019

The best screen recorders for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS There are now so many reasons why you might want to record a video screen capture of your desktop or even your smartphone or tablet display. There are clear business reasons for doing so, not least for adding to presentations due to the increased sup...
17:34, 05/26/2019

Every Windows 10 PC can now use Alexa hands-free While Cortana is still technically the default voice-activated virtual assistant on Windows 10 devices, it never took off quite like Microsoft hoped it would. That has left an opening for other companies to make their case, which appears to be what A...
21:34, 05/07/2019

How do I stop old USB drives from infecting my new Windows PC? Jason wants to protect his new high-end laptop from viruses but needs data on old SD cardsI’ve just bought a high-end Windows laptop for video editing while travelling around Europe. What steps can I take to prevent any possible infections from being...
19:00, 05/01/2019

Let Windows 10 Figure Out When to Automatically Update Your PC There are a lot of new features—some big, some small, some minuscule—in Microsoft’s big May 2019 update for Windows 10. I already covered a few of my favorites (the “coolest ones,” as I put it), but I’ll be going through the rest of the update and hi...
16:17, 05/23/2019

The Xbox app for Windows 10 is now a ‘console companion’ Microsoft is continuing to build on its promise to improve its services for gamers. Last year, it vowed to improve its Microsoft Store and last month unveiled a powerful new take on the Xbox Game Bar. Now its taking stock of its Xbox-branded services...
12:34, 06/05/2019

How to disable the Windows 10 Timeline feature Admins and users can turn off Windows 10 Timeline through basic settings, but to truly disable the feature you must use the Group Policy Editor or tweak the Registry file....
18:00, 06/10/2019

How to Quickly Free Up Space on Your Windows PC Windows: The concept of “spring cleaning” fills me with dread. Organizing your archives of stuff—physical or digital—is a lot easier to do as a year-round activity, rather than on one terrible day (or days) when it’s pretty outside and you’d rather b...
21:17, 05/07/2019

Windows 10 is now installed on 825 million devices Windows 10 is now active on over 825 million devices worldwide, according to internal documentation spotted by Thurrott.com.While Microsoft hasn’t released any official numbers regarding Windows 10’s install base recently – and l...
12:34, 05/13/2019

Windows 10's redesigned Terminal is available in preview It's a good time to be a Windows power user. Microsoft has released a preview version of Windows 10's redesigned Terminal (known as just Windows Terminal) through its app store, giving you a considerably more powerful command line tool. Y...
00:34, 06/23/2019

Seven ways to make Windows 10 work better FlintyMcQwerty asked for tips to fix or avoid problems with the operating systemPlease share all your favourite tips, tricks and techniques for harnessing the power, panache and pulchritude of Windows 10. (Apologies, Jack, for my ineluctable tendency...
11:34, 06/13/2019

The Best New Features in Windows 10's May 2019 Update Microsoft officially launched the Windows 10 May 2019 update today for all to consume—all who haven’t already been beta-testing it for months, that is. Acquiring said update is easy. Click the Start button, type in “Updates,” click on the “Check for ...
22:51, 05/22/2019

Boxy SUVs Look So Much Better Without Tinted Windows After selling my 1995 and 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sports, I wondered to myself why I never found them as handsome as my 1991 or 1992 models. and while part of it had to do with the interior and grille, a big factor was the windows. And after thinking abou...
17:51, 06/22/2019

7 tools for fixing Windows problems Months go by, and Windows works. Then, out of nowhere, your computer slows down. Files don’t open right away. Programs freeze or shut down. Your system probably needs some TLC, but what should you do?...
22:17, 04/28/2019

Apple CEO Cook says he doesn't see China targeting Apple in U.S.-China trade dispute Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said China has not targeted the company as a result of the U.S.-China trade dispute and he does not anticipate it will....
01:34, 06/05/2019

Windows 10 version 1903: When will you get the next big feature update? In the "Windows as a service" era, updates can arrive when you least expect them. So can major changes in Microsoft's update policies for business customers. I've sorted out the details of the latest Windows Update for Business policy change. There w...
17:00, 05/30/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone… slowly Enlarge (credit: David Holt / Flickr) To avoid a replay of the problems faced by the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, Microsoft has taken a very measured approach to the release of the May 2019 Update, version 1903, with both a long sp...
00:17, 05/22/2019

The best Windows tablets: Top tabs and hybrids reviewed In 2001, when Microsoft unveiled its tablet PC to the world, it was a futuristic, pen-enabled idea contrived to encourage laptop makers to start building touchscreen devices. While the Microsoft Tablet PC wasn’t a remarkable success, it did in...
09:17, 05/15/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 update blocked for anyone using USB or SD storage Enlarge / Better unplug all these if you want the new Windows version. (credit: Miia Sample) While it's not officially out yet, the Windows 10 May 2019 update is available to Windows Insiders on the Release Preview distribution channel (and also to...
15:17, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 will get a built-in Linux kernel this summer The suddenly-cozy relationship between Linux and Windows is taking another step forward, as Microsoft announced in a blog post that it's going to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. It will arrive first with Insider preview builds by the end...
08:17, 05/07/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update may be coming as soon as this week We were expecting the May 2019 Update to kick-off at some point in late May, and it appears that it could launch this week, rather than next, if some relatively unusual activity in the preview builds of Windows 10 is anything to go by.This is based o...
13:17, 05/20/2019

Windows 10 update will do away with password expiry policies Alongside the draft release of the configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903, Microsoft has revealed its plan to do away with password expiration policies beginning with the Windows 10's May update.Once these ...
00:34, 04/29/2019

Windows 10 gets Arch Linux, one of the trickiest distros around There are a number of Linux distros available for Windows 10 that you can grab straight from the Microsoft Store – Ubuntu or Debian, to pluck out a couple of examples – but now there’s a new introduction in the form of Arch Linux...
15:17, 05/14/2019

Windows users must patch PCs against BlueKeep, NSA warns The NSA (National Security Agency in the US) has gone as far as to actively warn users of older versions of Windows that unless they are patched, their systems are open to a major attack which could potentially be the next WannaCry.This is about the ...
11:17, 06/06/2019

Windows 10 system restore bug will stop your PC from booting Windows 10 has a bug with system restore which happens to be a show-stopper that prevents your PC from even booting up, although fortunately there’s action you can take to get around this.That said, we’d obviously recommend avoiding the...
13:17, 05/21/2019

Windows Lite won't be challenging ChromeOS any time soon Windows Lite is a version of Windows that has been designed to run on low-powered devices, and while many people are looking forward to seeing if this lightweight operating system is able to compete with Google’s ChromeOS and Chromebook device...
13:00, 04/29/2019

How to activate and use the built-in Windows 10 back-up feature Criminal activity targeting personal computers continues to grow at an alarming rate. Even the most basic of back-up systems can prevent future headaches....
01:00, 05/23/2019

macOS Catalina vs Windows 10 May 2019 Update: which is best? Apple has now unveiled macOS 10.15 Catalina and announced that it will be heading to Macs and MacBooks later this year after a beta testing period. Meanwhile, Microsoft has begun rolling out its latest major operating system (OS) revision: the Window...
20:34, 06/05/2019

Windows 10's new look brings back rounded corners It looks like Microsoft is planning a subtle change to the design of future versions of Windows 10, with a new screenshot revealing that rounded corners are coming back to the operating system in Windows 10 20H1, which will be the first major update ...
12:51, 05/03/2019

Windows 10 gets another Linux distro with openSUSE Leap Windows 10 users interested in running Linux under the desktop operating system will doubtless be pleased to hear there’s another option available on the Microsoft Store in the form of openSUSE Leap 15.1.The new version of the distro only emer...
14:00, 05/29/2019

Windows preview brings Android notifications to your PC Microsoft has fulfilled one of the larger promises behind its Your Phone software -- if you're willing to experiment a bit. The developer has released a Windows Insider Preview that displays Android notifications on your PC. If you allow apps ...
20:34, 04/28/2019

Windows dual booting no longer looking likely on Pixelbooks Enlarge / Google's Pixelbook. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Just under a year ago, there were signs that Google was modifying the firmware of its Pixelbook laptop to enable dual booting into Windows 10. The firmware was updated to give the Pixelbo...
03:17, 05/16/2019

Windows 10 now tells you if May 2019 Update is blocked for your PC Windows 10 May 2019 Update is seemingly rolling out pretty slowly in its initial stages – with Microsoft being understandably cautious and keen not to repeat any October 2018 Update-style nightmare – and perhaps as a result of this, Mic...
11:34, 06/21/2019

Passwordless web gets a boost from Windows Hello FIDO2 certification Microsoft‘s attempt to kill the password is going ahead with full steam. The company has announced that Windows Hello, the passwordless authentication method that allows Windows 10 users to sign in to their devices using biometric information, is now...
17:51, 05/09/2019

The next major Windows 10 update could bring big changes to Cortana Microsoft’s drive to continuously update Windows 10 and its features looks set to continue, with a new build (18922) released to Windows Insiders to test out – which includes a radically different Cortana app.Windows Insiders are people...
13:17, 06/20/2019

This New Windows 10 Feature Could Make Your Life a Bit Easier Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview build for Windows Insiders members. Apart from some bug fixes and improvements, it comes with a few hidden features as well....
13:17, 06/07/2019

South Korea moves from Windows to Linux In an effort to prepare for Windows 7's End of Life early next year, South Korea has revealed that all of its government computers will soon make the switch from Windows to Linux.The official Windows 7 End of Life is set for January, 14 2020 and...
19:34, 05/20/2019

Kano unveils its first build-it-yourself Windows 10 computer Kano is graduating from Raspberry Pi boards. Today, the company is announcing a partnership with Microsoft and unveiling its first build-it-yourself computer that officially runs Windows 10. The aptly-named Kano PC is housed in a central unit that is...
21:17, 06/19/2019

Windows 10 version 1903: Is it safe to install yet? Microsoft is taking an extra cautious approach to the rollout of the latest Windows 10 feature update. Windows 10 version 1903 should be released to the general public soon. Should you install the new update or wait?...
17:34, 05/20/2019

Docker embraces Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Docker has realized that Microsoft's new Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 has made Windows much more attractive both to Docker and its container developers for both Windows and Linux platforms....
20:51, 06/18/2019

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is still not on 30% of PCs – and will soon be irrelevant The Windows 10 October 2018 Update has slowed down once again in terms of the pace of its rollout.This is according to the latest figures for April from AdDuplex, which show that the October 2018 Update is now running on 29.3% of PCs (as measured by ...
15:00, 04/30/2019

The Windows 10 security guide: How to safeguard your business How do you configure Windows 10 PCs to avoid common security problems? There's no software magic bullet, unfortunately, and the tools are different for small businesses and enterprises. Here's what to watch out for....
23:00, 05/15/2019

China is dropping Windows from its military devices As tensions between the US and China grow due to an escalating trade war, the Chinese military has decided to stop using Microsoft Windows in favor of its own custom operating system.The decision was revealed in a recent issue of the Canadian militar...
02:17, 05/29/2019

Windows 10’s Your Phone app gets even better with a number of handy new features Microsoft has been busy adding more features to the Your Phone app, which hooks up your Android handset with your Windows 10 PC.First off, a new option has been added when you right-click on photos in the app, namely the ability to save the image dir...
14:51, 05/03/2019

You can now invoke Alexa on Windows PCs hands-free Amazon rolled out an update to the Alexa for Windows app that lets users invoke the voice assistant hands-free, and that adds support for Pandora.Read More...
22:34, 05/06/2019

Answers to some of your iTunes questions: Old libraries, Windows, and more Apple will replace iTunes with Music, Podcasts, and TV on Mac. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] SAN JOSE, Calif.—After much speculation and fanfare in...
03:51, 06/04/2019

Windows 10 is a step closer to never needing passwords Microsoft's vision of a passwordless future is one step closer to becoming a reality now that the company has gained official FIDO2 certification for Windows 10's biometric authentication system, Windows Hello.The certification is for the W...
01:00, 05/10/2019

Apple Watch sale: the Apple Watch Series 3 gets an $80 price cut at Walmart If you've had your eye on an Apple Watch, then now is a fantastic time to snag a deal. Walmart has the best-selling Apple Watch Series 3 on sale for $199. That's an $80 discount and the lowest price we've found for the Series 3 smartwa...
00:34, 04/29/2019

Keep Your Windows Dust Free By Cleaning Them With Fabric Softner Keeping windows clean is an ongoing battle in our house. This week I came across a hack that might make that task a tiny bit easier: cleaning the windows with fabric softener....
22:00, 06/02/2019

Windows Lite release date, news and features Windows Lite, a lightweight version of Microsoft's operating system that's designed to run on low-powered devices, has been in the works for a while now.Back in 2018, Microsoft was working on a lightweight version of Windows codenamed Polar...
16:00, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update brings AMD performance boost The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has brought some great new features to Windows 10, but perhaps the best change is one that didn’t get much fanfare – as AMD-powered PCs will now perform better with the update installed.This is because Win...
14:00, 06/13/2019

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is at last being pushed automatically Enlarge / Who doesn't love some new Windows? (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) The ill-fated Windows 10 October 2018 Update has hitherto been offered only to those Windows users who manually sought it, either by using the dedicated upgrade and media ...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 updates: How to install, reinstall, upgrade, and activate For any Windows 10, including version 1903 (aka May 2019 Update), here's everything you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade -- including details about activation and product keys....
15:00, 04/30/2019

Windows 10's Xbox bar helps you find and share games Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes one more notable feature: an overlay made just for gamers. Microsoft has detailed an Xbox Game Bar that provides quick access to controls and social features while you're playing. Invoke the Win-G keybo...
21:17, 05/22/2019

Windows 10 S Mode release date, news and features Initially revealed as a standalone OS in May 2017, Windows 10 S faced some controversy at release. Still, the lightweight operating system has evolved since launching, helping Windows 10 reach a whopping 800 million devices, just in time for the end ...
16:00, 05/02/2019

This Windows 10 Mini PC takes full processing power anywhere, and it’s nearly 50% off The Fusion C Mini PC fits comfortably in a backpack or purse, but plug it in to a monitor and you’ve got a powerhouse piece of engineering, capable of handling just about everything your desktop model can do....
16:00, 06/23/2019

Update PCs Running Older Version of Windows Immediately Those of you who are still running Windows 7 or earlier need to install critical patches that fix a recently-discovered security bug on older versions of Windows....
21:17, 05/31/2019

The NSA is urging Windows users to update their computers ASAP If you’re a Windows user who has yet to update your operating system after the discovery of the Bluekeep vulnerability a few weeks ago, then maybe a warning from the NSA will be enough to spur you on. Bluekeep is a vulnerability that’s be...
10:34, 06/06/2019

The Easiest Way to View and Convert .HEIC Files in Windows Windows: If you’re an avid iOS photographer, dealing with .HEIC files on a Windows system can be a bit of a pain. One of the first things I do with any of these images is convert them, but that’s not a process you can do natively within the Windows 1...
19:00, 05/28/2019

Windows 7 and XP are vulnerable to a major security exploit – so patch now Microsoft has put out a warning to those still using its Windows XP, Windows 7 or other early operating systems (OS), urging them to update their PCs with the latest security patch in order to prevent against a serious threat.The computing giant has ...
09:17, 05/15/2019

How to increase virtual disk size when running Windows 10 in a VM Newer versions of Windows 10 require larger amounts of free space for installation. Here's how to expand your Windows 10 virtual machine disks to prepare for your upgrade....
18:17, 05/01/2019

Windows 10 update brings us closer to a world without passwords Microsoft is one step closer to fulfilling the passwordless Windows 10 dream, as the latest Windows 10 update will make it even easier to log into devices and online services without having to worry about passwords. That’s because Microsoft&rsq...
04:00, 05/10/2019

Windows 10’s update for late 2019 may not have any major new features It seems that the next update to follow after the Windows 10 May 2019 Update – which after the May update will arrive in the second half of this year – could be a minor affair that makes little or no additions in terms of new features, ...
11:51, 05/10/2019

Your Phone app for Windows 10 finally updated with MMS message support Microsoft has updated its popular Your Phone app for Windows 10, so users can now send MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) messages using the app on PC.This will allow users to send images, videos and GIFs from the app, and it’s a feature that ...
13:17, 05/21/2019

Why a Windows flaw patched nine days ago is still spooking the Internet Enlarge / Artist's impression of a malicious hacker coding up a BlueKeep-based exploit. (credit: Getty Images / Bill Hinton) It has been nine days since Microsoft patched the high-severity vulnerability known as BlueKeep, and yet the dire advisorie...
17:00, 05/23/2019

Viveport – the Netflix for VR – comes to Windows Mixed Reality headsets Windows Mixed Reality headsets are about to get even better for gamers with the Viveport subscription service officially supporting the affordable virtual reality (VR) headsets starting June 5.Viveport is a an online store and subscription service fo...
20:51, 05/29/2019

How to easily type emoji, emoticons, and symbols in Windows 10 Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. We’re all used to typing emoji on our smartphones and tablets, but not so much on our PCs. I certainly don’t kno...
02:17, 06/15/2019

Shenmue 3 will launch first on the Epic Games Store for Windows 10 PCs Shenmue 3, one of the most anticipated game franchise revivals of 2019, will launch first on Windows 10 PCs through the Epic Games Store. Publisher Deep Silver revealed the news alongside Epic during the 2019 PC Gaming Show at E3.Creative head and ga...
21:17, 06/10/2019

Older Windows devices at risk of classic hacks Almost one million older Windows devices are still vulnerable to the BlueKeep security flaw even after Microsoft released a security patch to address the vulnerability.The vulnerability, known as CVE-2019-0708, affects Windows Remote Desktop Services...
20:51, 05/29/2019

US recommends Windows users patch against worm vulnerability Microsoft Windows users who haven't patched their OS (or are using an unsupported version) are at risk of attackers exploiting a vulnerability known as BlueKeep. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Homeland Security'...
02:17, 06/18/2019

Kano’s next computer kit is a $300 Windows convertible laptop for kids Kano is a company best known for its build-it-yourself Linux computers, which are primarily targeted at education users. But today, its direction changed somewhat with the announcement of a new Windows-based machine, which will go on sale later this ...
22:00, 06/19/2019

HTC Viveport store will support Windows MR headsets on June 5th HTC is continuing to widen access to its Viveport VR store. As of June 5th, all Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have access to Viveport, including its Viveport Infinity subscription service. Only about 200 of the 600 Infinity titles will work w...
17:00, 05/29/2019

Windows 10 gets a legit Linux kernel and a souped-up terminal app Aeons ago, a sweat-drenched Steve Ballmer took to the stage of a Windows 2000 conference and, with the hypnotic repetition of a Gregorian monk on acid, chanted “Developers, developers, developers.” Microsoft, then faced with an ascendant Apple and th...
06:00, 05/07/2019

Survey suggests 97% of Mac users are more productive after switching from Windows A new study suggests that after switching from a Windows PC to a Mac, 97% of enterprise users feel more productive.The survey was conducted by the Vanson Bourne market research firm for Jamf, which is a company that specialises in management solution...
14:17, 06/21/2019

Windows 7 enters its final year of free support Enlarge / Licensing and support lifecycles are not really the easiest topics to illustrate. (credit: Peter Bright) Windows 7's five years of extended support will expire on January 14, 2020—exactly one year from today. After this date, security fix...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Alexa takes hands-free voice commands on Windows 10 PCs Amazon's Alexa app for Windows 10 now behaves more like you'd expect it to -- that is, it behaves more like an Echo speaker. An update to the software has introduced the option to invoke Alexa solely through your voice, whether or not the ...
02:34, 05/07/2019

Windows 10 May update brings light theme and more upgrade controls Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10's May 2019 Update, and it should be good news if you're hoping for a refreshed look -- or just don't care much for passwords. The most conspicuous change is the addition of a long-in-the-making ligh...
03:00, 05/22/2019

Chelsea transfer ban explained: What we know so far about Fifa blocking new signings for two windows Chelsea have been hit with a transfer embargo by Fifa, banning them for registering players for the two consecutive windows over breaching regulations regarding minors....
15:00, 06/23/2019

Systems with small disks won’t be able to install Windows 10 May 2019 update Enlarge (credit: Alpha Six) Traditionally, Microsoft would use the release of a new operating system to bump the minimum hardware requirements that the software needs. With Windows 10 being the "last" version of Windows, Microsoft is using the majo...
15:17, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update release date, news and features The Windows 10 May 2019 Update will be the first major update for Microsoft's constantly-evolving Windows 10 operating system this year.Also known as Windows 10 version 1903 or 19H1, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is yet another part of Microsof...
02:51, 05/07/2019

Chromium-based Edge (and Chrome) may get a better Incognito Mode on Windows 10 You’re likely aware that Chrome has an Incognito Mode, and Microsoft is seemingly planning to improve the level of privacy this gives web surfers in its fresh Chromium-powered take on the Edge browser. These improvements could also find their ...
18:51, 05/03/2019

Play This Devious Browser Game That Makes Pop-up Windows Infuriating in a Whole New Way Despite being 43 years old, Breakout still manages to be an addictive game, challenging your reflexes as much as the latest first-person shooters do. A browser-based game called Brickception manages to make the game even harder with a pop-up window t...
22:51, 06/10/2019

Bus driver punished kids by turning off AC, rolling up windows on hot day: parents Irate Texas parents claim a school bus driver shut off the air conditioning and rolled up the windows in her big yellow ride on a hot day to punish students for being rowdy, according to a new report. “’She just kept saying, ‘You’re...
23:51, 05/17/2019

Solve Windows 10 Issues Automatically With the New 'Recommended Troubleshooting' Feature You should install the recent Windows 10 May 2019 update, if you haven’t already. The update has a cool new feature, Recommended Troubleshooting, that makes diagnosing and solving common PC issues much easier....
23:51, 06/10/2019

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates will double in price each year Windows 7's free support period ends on January 14, 2020. Microsoft is offering three years of support updates for the operating system on a paid basis with a new program called Extended Security Updates (ESU). Unlike previous after-life support opti...
16:34, 05/02/2019

New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts The latest Insider build of Windows 10, 18309, expands the use of a thing that Microsoft has recently introduced: passwordless Microsoft accounts. It's now possible to create a Microsoft account that uses a one-time code delivered over SMS as its pri...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 Gets Smart Keyboards for 10 Indian Languages With May 2019 Update Microsoft has launched smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages as part of its May 2019 update. The keyboards are available in Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu,......
14:51, 06/17/2019

The new Xbox Game Bar adds a fresh layer to gaming on Windows 10 The Xbox features in Windows 10 have been fairly simple, with quick tools for capturing game footage and sharing it. That's changing today, just after the launch of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Now, the Xbox Game Bar includes extra overl...
00:00, 05/23/2019

Windows 10 preview links bugs you find to existing feedback Microsoft is trying to make it easier for users to report bugs. The company has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview with an updated Feedback Hub that lets users find similar complaints. If you've stumbled upon a problem in a pre-release build,...
10:34, 06/20/2019

WhatsApp to end support for Windows Phone, older Android and iOS versions WhatsApp has just confirmed that it will end support for Windows Phone, as well as some older versions of Android and iOS. Starting from December 31, 2019, WhatsApp for Windows Phone will stop working, while next year the developer will no longer sup...
01:51, 05/09/2019

Windows 10 will make finding files much easier in File Explorer A fresh preview build for Windows 10 has been released to fast ring testers trying out the 20H1 update – in other words, the update that’ll come out in the first half of next year – which greatly improves the search experience in...
12:34, 05/09/2019

Google updates GKE with release channels, Windows Server Containers The new release channels will let GKE customers automatically upgrade their Kubernetes clusters at a pace that meets their risk tolerance and business needs....
10:00, 05/21/2019

Xbox Game Pass is coming to Windows 10, but many questions remain Enlarge / Well, there you have it. In one of the less-detailed announcements of the pre-E3 season, Microsoft this morning officially confirmed it is bringing its "all-you-can-play" Game Pass subscription service to the PC. The new expansion of the...
22:17, 05/30/2019

How to prevent Windows 10 activation trouble when upgrading computer hardware Simple preemptive troubleshooting conducted before a major hardware upgrade could reduce the frustration of the Windows 10 deactivation and reactivation process....
02:34, 06/19/2019

WhatsApp is ending support for Windows Phone, and old Android / iOS devices As time rolls forward we have to forget the past – that's what WhatsApp is doing, at least, as it's discontinuing support for a large number of outdated smartphone models over the course of the next year.In a blog post, WhatsApp has ...
11:51, 05/10/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update is causing trouble with Surface Book 2 Windows 10 May 2019 Update apparently has serious issues with a reportedly small number of Surface Book 2 hybrids, specifically those with a discrete GPU, and Microsoft has seemingly blocked the upgrade on these machines for the time being (as it com...
13:34, 06/24/2019

Slack patches vulnerability in Windows client that could be used to hijack files Enlarge / Strangers in your Slack channel could have messed with Slack for Windows' download settings, redirecting files to a malicious shared folder. It's fixed now. (credit: NOAH BERGER/AFP/Getty Images) On May 17, researchers at Tenable reveale...
21:51, 05/17/2019

1 Million Computers Still Vulnerable to Major Windows Security Exploit Microsoft has warned that nearly one million computers globally are still at risk of malware attack similar to WannaCry that spread worldwide in 2017 causing billions of dollars in damage....
16:17, 06/01/2019

Old versions of Windows get a new patch to stop WannaCry-style attacks Microsoft is trying to head off another WannaCry-style malware outbreak before it starts. The software giant has released fixes for a Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services) vulnerability that could allow "wormable" malware that spreads from....
03:00, 05/15/2019

Wayson Choy, 80, Whose Books Are Windows on Chinese-Canadian Life, Dies In books like “The Jade Peony,” he was one of the first writers to explore an Asian immigrant experience, discovering his own hidden past along the way....
01:34, 05/04/2019

Windows 10 users be careful – some default apps are showing scam adverts Windows 10 has been struck by a worrying problem in that some of its core (installed by default) apps are displaying fraudulent adverts which could potentially play all sorts of nasty tricks on the user.As spotted by Ghacks and first highlighted on M...
13:17, 06/03/2019

Bill Gates' $400 billlion mistake involves Windows Phone and Android Bill Gates started Microsoft in 1975 along with Paul Allen and the rest is history. You don't get to be one of the wealthiest people in the world and build a trillion dollar company without making some great decisions over the years. At an event held...
22:34, 06/23/2019

Atom-powered $34 Atomic Pi: A music-friendly SBC for creators that runs Windows 10 The Atomic Pi is a full-featured SBC with unique features including a secondary audio output that can be used to drive two 5W speakers, and a 9-axis navigation sensor....
18:00, 04/29/2019

Windows 10 will soon ship with a full, open source, GPLed Linux kernel Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Earlier today, we wrote that Microsoft was going to add some big new features to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including native support for Docker containers. It turns out that that ain't the half of it. The current W...
00:34, 05/07/2019

'Guru Nanak Palace' In Pak Demolished, Doors, Windows Sold Off: Report A centuries-old "Guru Nanak palace" was partially demolished by a group of vandals who sold its precious windows and doors in Pakistan's Punjab province, a media report said on Monday....
14:00, 05/27/2019

Windows Solitaire inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) The classic Windows Solitaire game has joined such landmarks as Doom, Tetris, and World of Warcraft in being inducted into the Strong Museum of Play's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The award recognizes Solitaire's role ...
19:51, 05/03/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update is rolling out very slowly to avoid any major fails Windows 10’s latest update is rolling out at a very slow and measured pace, with Microsoft evidently being careful about monitoring the progress of the May 2019 Update, according to some fresh figures.The latest monthly stats for May from AdDu...
12:00, 06/04/2019

Serial publisher of Windows 0-days drops exploits for 3 more unfixed flaws Enlarge (credit: SandboxEscaper) A serial publisher of Microsoft zeroday vulnerabilities has dropped exploit code for three more unpatched flaws, marking the seventh time the unknown person has done so in the past year. Technical details of the vul...
09:17, 05/23/2019

Tech Q&A: Upgrading Windows 7, Siri tricks, find out if someone blocked your number and more Your tech questions answered. One of the big questions is hot to figure out if a Facebook friend request is the real deal or fake.        ...
08:51, 05/07/2019

Europe’s Populist Storm Rattles the Windows of the E.U. But Fails to Move the Foundations A giddy sense of triumph has taken hold among Europe’s strident right-wing nationalists since Sunday night, after they won the European Union’s parliamentary elections in the U.K., France and Italy—three powerhouse economies—p...
21:34, 05/28/2019

Bill Gates' $400 billion mistake involves Windows Phone and Android Bill Gates started Microsoft in 1975 along with Paul Allen and the rest is history. You don't get to be one of the wealthiest people in the world and build a trillion dollar company without making some great decisions over the years. At an event held...
14:00, 06/24/2019

Some Bluetooth devices will stop working if you install the latest Windows 10 update If you’re suddenly having trouble connecting any of your Bluetooth devices to your Windows PC this week, don’t be alarmed — this is by design. As Windows Latest observed on Wednesday, the latest security updates for a variety of Win...
02:17, 06/13/2019

Apple Watch price cut: save up to $100 on the Apple Watch Series 3 and 4 If you want to splurge on an Apple Watch, but don't want to pay full price, then you'll want to check out this killer deal from Walmart. You can get the refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 on sale for only $179. That's a $100 price cut fo...
17:00, 04/30/2019

Apple CEO Says Doesn't See China Targeting Apple in US-China Trade War Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that his company's products have managed to escape the fallout of President Donald Trump's trade war against China and he thinks it would remain that way....
20:17, 06/05/2019

Apple Watch sale: Walmart has the Apple Watch 3 back down to $199 Memorial Day sales are officially here, and Walmart has discounted a variety of best-selling tech items. A standout deal from the sale event is the Apple Watch 3 that's currently on sale for $199. That's an $80 discount and the lowest price...
20:00, 05/23/2019

Apple Watch deal: get the Apple Watch Series 3 on sale for $199 If you've been holding out and waiting for a discount on the Apple Watch 3 , then now is the perfect time to snag a fantastic deal. Walmart has slashed the price down to $199 on the Apple Watch Series 3. That's an $80 discount and the lowes...
23:34, 05/03/2019

Apple Watch sale at Amazon: the Apple Watch 3 gets an $80 price cut If you've had your eye on the Apple Watch now is the time to snag a killer deal at Amazon. For a limited time, you can get the Apple Watch 3 38mm on sale for just $199. That's an $80 discount and the lowest price we've found for the se...
20:51, 05/29/2019

McAfee joins Sophos, Avira, Avast—the latest Windows update breaks them all Enlarge / A colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of an Ebola virus virion. (Cynthia Goldsmith) (credit: CDC) The most recent Windows patch, released April 9, seems to have done something (still to be determined) that's causing problems ...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Kingston WW2 bomb: "Controlled detonation" leaves residents' windows shattered Residents in south west London have expressed concerns over damage caused to their homes from the controlled detonation of a World War Two bomb found nearby....
15:51, 05/27/2019

South Korean government planning Linux migration as Windows 7 support ends The Interior Ministry is preparing a test deployment to determine compatibility with existing systems ahead of a potential broader deployment across the government....
23:00, 05/17/2019

Chelsea transfer ban explained: Why have Fifa blocked signings for two windows? Will they be allowed to sell players? Chelsea have been hit with a transfer embargo by Fifa, banning them for registering players for the two consecutive windows over breaching regulations regarding minors....
15:00, 06/23/2019

Microsoft's To-Do app is now available for Mac Microsoft has released To-Do for Mac, finally giving Apple users access to the task management tool on their desktops. The Mac app will allow users to work offline, view their upcoming tasks under "My Day," share to-do lists with friends and colleagu...
21:17, 06/17/2019

The Microsoft Graph is yours, not theirs The Microsoft Graph is a key component of the company's AI strategy. But what is it exactly? And how much, and what kind, of data can Microsoft see?Read More...
09:17, 05/09/2019

Everything Microsoft Announced At E3 2019 The first details on a powerful new Xbox console, release dates for anticipated games like Cyberpunk 2077, and another developer acquired by Xbox Game Studios led Microsoft’s packed slate of announcements for its E3 briefing on Sunday....
00:51, 06/10/2019

How Microsoft is using AI to improve accessibility Microsoft sees AI as the key that'll unlock new and innovative accessibility technologies. Here's how it's applying it both within and outside of its teams.Read More...
19:17, 05/06/2019

Microsoft Plays Nice At the opening keynote for Build, Microsoft’s annual developer conference in Seattle, we heard more about Starbucks than Windows. A ten-minute demo about how Starbuck’s ordering system interacts with Azure, Microsoft’s growing cloud-based computing p...
04:00, 05/12/2019

Microsoft 365 Gets More Privacy Controls Microsoft has added new features to Microsoft 365 that include controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails and data investigation capabilities....
17:17, 05/01/2019

Xbox One X is $100 off during Microsoft's E3 sale It's one of the most wonderful times of the year for gamers as E3 is upon us. Not only will the next week or so bring more game announcements than you can shake a stick at, but you can expect sales galore from many of the big hitters. Microsoft,...
19:00, 06/07/2019

Microsoft Office vs LibreOffice Microsoft Office and LibreOffice are both excellent office suites, but how can you be sure which is right for you? On the surface the two look very similar, but there are some important differences to bear in mind when making your decision.   Pr...
20:34, 06/23/2019

Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes Enlarge Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users will imminently have to deploy a mandatory patch if they want to continue updating their systems, as spotted by Mary Jo Foley. Currently, Microsoft's Windows updates use two different hashing algorit...
16:34, 05/02/2019

Microsoft may actually be committed to PC gaming this time Microsoft is serious about PC gaming. It has said that before, but now it's finally proving it with a decent new Xbox app and a focus on Game Pass.Read More...
02:00, 06/25/2019

Someone may have just leaked all of Microsoft’s plans for E3 2019 In many ways, E3 2019 will be the last hurrah for this video game console generation. Sony has recently confirmed that it is already deep in development on its PlayStation 4 successor, and Microsoft started talking about the future of Xbox a full yea...
05:17, 05/21/2019

Microsoft is evolving by focusing on people The Microsoft of today would have been unrecognizable just a few years ago. That was clearer than ever at this week's Build conference, where the company once again did its best to court developers. Azure, AI, Edge and Office 365 were all hot to...
19:51, 05/09/2019

The Morning After: Sony and Microsoft are teaming up Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's Friday. We'll have to wait until next week for SpaceX's Starlink launch, but, for now, there's a review of Beats new true-wireless earbuds and an unexpected online-gaming alignment betwe...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft Office 365: A cheat sheet Office 365 provides the productivity tools required by a modern enterprise workforce. This guide covers key details, including available applications, system requirements, and subscription options....
16:17, 05/28/2019

How Microsoft’s Fluid Framework flows Microsoft's Fluid Framework sounds complex and ethereal, but it's really just a novel approach to an old problem, more or less using existing tools.Read More...
22:34, 05/08/2019

Microsoft gives Immersive Reader the AI treatment Microsoft is turning its Immersive Learning tool into an Azure Cognitive Service and partnering with do-it-yourself computer-building kit maker Kano to develop a $300 Windows 10 S Mode PC kit....
19:17, 06/20/2019

Microsoft Warns of Monster Bug, In a Week of Them Microsoft took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago. The bug is one of several high-profile computer-security issues to emerge this w...
15:34, 05/15/2019

Microsoft has a patent to help you keep track of your adventures When you're traveling on an exciting new adventure, sitting down to write about everything that happened each day may be the last thing you feel like doing. Microsoft appears to be taking aim at this hurdle with an AI-powered system for automati...
23:17, 05/20/2019

High Hopes for Microsoft Beyond the Cloud? On Monday, while many of us dissect the latest episode of Game of Thrones, thousands of developers will convene in Seattle to talk about all things Microsoft at its annual Build conference. Where once that meant speculating about cool new laptops or ...
19:34, 05/04/2019

Microsoft teams up with the VA to help wounded warriors 22 VA rehabilitation centers around the country will receive Xbox adaptive controllers specially designed for gamers with mental or physical disabilities....
22:51, 05/03/2019

What new collaborations will you be doing in Microsoft's Fluid Framework? Microsoft promises a new kind of shared interactive experience inside documents. But what does that really mean, and what does SharePoint have to do with it?...
16:34, 05/28/2019

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comes to Red Hat Summit If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. Or, in this case, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Red Hat Summit to announce a new Microsoft/Red Hat partnership: Azure Red Hat OpenShift....
03:51, 05/08/2019

Microsoft vs. Google: Why this browser war isn't about privacy At Microsoft's just-concluded Build developers conference, questions about privacy and trust took center stage. Yet despite multiple opportunities, the company took almost no jabs at its arch-rival Google. Why is Microsoft so hesitant to use privacy ...
23:17, 05/10/2019

Hands-On With Microsoft's New Elite Controller The current Elite is already the best controller (a lot of) money can buy, but Microsoft is showing off a new and improved version at E3, which you can get a closer look at in this video....
05:34, 06/11/2019

Microsoft teases 'Minecraft' AR for your phone Microsoft has something big in store for Minecraft fans. The company used the start of Build 2019 to offer a teaser for an augmented reality Minecraft experience for phones. The clip doesn't say much about what the experience entails, although...
19:51, 05/07/2019

You can now try out Microsoft’s Edge browser for macOS Microsoft has officially announced a preview of its Microsoft Edge browser for the macOS. Microsoft originally unveiled plans for the browser at its annual BUILD developers conference held on May 6. The browser is based on Google’s open-source Chromi...
12:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft: The open source company Enlarge The news from Microsoft's Build developer conference that surprised me most was that Microsoft will ship a genuine Linux kernel—GPLed, with all patches published—with Windows. That announcement was made with the announcement of Windows Ter...
03:17, 05/11/2019

Microsoft Wants to Protect Your Identity With Bitcoin Microsoft announced plans to use the bitcoin blockchain to create a "digital identity" that could be used to access sites and apps across the internet....
16:17, 05/14/2019

JPMorgan, Microsoft Team Up on Blockchain JPMorgan Chase is tapping Microsoft’s cloud-based services to boost its blockchain platform, aiming to make it easier, faster and cheaper for companies to build and deploy blockchain applications....
01:17, 05/03/2019

You can now install Microsoft Edge on macOS Last year Microsoft announced huge changes to its Edge web browser, including the fact that it was moving to the open source Chromium engine (which its chief competitor Chrome uses), and the company revealed it would also run on MacBooks and Mac comp...
14:17, 05/07/2019

Microsoft Word uses AI to improve your writing Microsoft is about to challenge Grammarly (not to mention Google) on its home turf. The company is developing an Ideas feature for Word's online version that uses AI to suggest grammar changes, among other assists. In addition to catching basi...
02:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft posts a record $29.1 billion Q1. Same old, same old (credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) Microsoft has posted the results of the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, which runs up until September 30, 2018. Revenue was $29.1 billion, up 19 percent year on year, to set a new record for the company'...
16:51, 05/02/2019

Deal: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 prices are down again Lately, Microsoft has been on a roll when it comes to offering discounts on its 2-in-1 tablets, with both the Surface Pro and the more affordable Surface Go seeing various temporary price cuts. Now, Microsoft is once again allowing US customers to sa...
03:34, 05/05/2019

Microsoft Azure: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide about Microsoft Azure includes common use cases, technical limitations, and what to know before adopting the cloud computing platform....
06:17, 05/11/2019

Microsoft Paint isn't going anywhere, and gets new accessibility features Microsoft has been making a strong push toward accessibility in the past year, with the Xbox Adaptive Controller proving to be one of the best Xbox One accessories. Now, the company is adding accessibility features to one of its most popular, long-st...
04:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft calls for US version of GDPR As we approach the one year anniversary of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Microsoft has outlined its vision for a US version of the regulation that would make it easier for consumers to protect their data.The com...
19:34, 05/21/2019

Save over $100 or 20% on a Microsoft Surface Go tablet Last July, Microsoft launched its Surface Go line of tablets in order to compete with Apple's lower-end iPad tablets. The Surface Go slates are equipped with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 10-inch display carrying a 1200 x 1800 resolution. Under the hoo...
07:51, 05/03/2019

Microsoft Launcher getting a bucketload of new features soon As developers keep adding new features and improvements via regular updates, Microsoft's Android launcher is becoming better and better. The upcoming update promises to further enhance user experience thanks to a number of important new options and a...
10:34, 06/23/2019

Tornadoes roar through nation: 'All the windows exploded, it was just chaos' A wide swath of the nation was bracing this week for damaging wind gusts, hail and tornadoes as communities woke up to damage from the last round.        ...
01:34, 05/20/2019

Qingta Wireless Game Controller for Nintendo Switch Rechargeable Gamepad Support PC (Windows 7/8/10) Mac and Android with LED Light Portable Gaming Joystick Handle black Qingta Wireless Game Controller for Nintendo Switch Rechargeable Gamepad Support PC (Windows 7/8/10) Mac and Android with LED Light Portable Gaming Joystick Handle black...
15:00, 06/22/2019

Microsoft HoloLens 2 needs to get into living rooms sooner rather than later Watching someone use Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 while holding a conversation with you is almost as good of a demonstration as using it yourself. It’s a glimpse at the wild future of computing in store for us – all of us – mere...
01:00, 05/10/2019

Microsoft’s Edge for macOS arrives in preview Fifteen years after Microsoft walked away from the Mac browser scene, it's back with Edge -- currently in semi-stable beta forms for curious testers.Read More...
18:34, 05/07/2019

Saved from obsolescence, Microsoft is now making Paint better Enlarge / A picture apparently constructed in Paint using the keyboard exclusively. (credit: Microsoft) The news for mspaint.exe aficionados is just getting better and better. Microsoft's original plan was to deprecate Paint and end its development...
02:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft's Web Browser for Macs Has Leaked Online Mac users who are tired of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari just got a new (if not totally official) way to browse the web. Monday evening, a Twitter user named h0x0d posted download links for developer builds of the macOS version of Microsoft’s Edge brow...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Watch Microsoft's E3 2019 press event here with us! Microsoft, with Sony sitting out this year, has a big show ahead of it -- and a big chance to claim all the gaming headlines. In the last 24 hours, Microsoft gave us a strong hint of major announcements on its next-gen console -- expect teraflop chat...
22:17, 06/09/2019

Microsoft Announces Project Scarlett, The Next-Gen Xbox Microsoft today teased some of its first plans for Project Scarlett, the next-generation Xbox, and the buzzwords make it sound impressive: up to 120 frames-per-second, a solid state drive, ray-tracing, and so on. It’ll be out in the fall of 2020....
00:51, 06/10/2019

Microsoft makes Google’s BERT NLP model better Microsoft AI researchers used methods laid out by in part by Google AI chief Jeff Dean for its MT-DNN achieve state-of-the-art language understanding.Read More...
01:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft teases next-gen Xbox news at E3 event Many have suspected that Microsoft would talk about its next Xbox at its E3 event, and that now appears to be virtually guaranteed. Gamers have discovered that Microsoft's E3 countdown videos have included background references to "R255 G36 B0,"...
22:17, 06/09/2019

Battletoads gameplay revealed at Microsoft’s E3 briefing After announcing a new Battletoads at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft has given us a better look at the game at its event this year.Read More...
23:51, 06/09/2019

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC PC players, rejoice: Microsoft is bringing its previously-Xbox exclusive subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, to Windows 10. The company is promising "a curated library" with more than 100 titles from various third-party developers including Bethesd...
16:34, 05/30/2019

All the New Details About Microsoft's Rebooted Edge Browser Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser using the same Chromium foundation blocks that sit underneath Chrome, and thanks to this week’s Build 2019 conference, we now know a lot more about what the revamped browser has to offer. Here are the details ...
19:00, 05/07/2019

One Year Later, Did Microsoft (And Friends) Keep Their E3 2018 Promises? E3 2019 is just around the corner, and it’s going to look very different this year without PlayStation. Before we look to the future and are blinded by the razzle-dazzle of trailers and announcements at this year’s event, we need to address what happ...
20:17, 06/03/2019

Microsoft hints towards a new ‘modern OS’ with seamless updates Microsoft‘s VP of Consumer and Device Sales, Nick Parker, hinted yesterday towards a new ‘modern OS‘ with seamless updates at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. According to Parker, the OS will have “enablers” and “delighters” like seamless updates, ...
12:51, 05/30/2019

Here's Microsoft's new plan to keep Cortana alive and differentiated Microsoft is looking to breathe new life into Cortana by enabling its digital assistant to handle more complex queries, starting with people-centric, productivity-based ones. Here's how this will work....
00:00, 05/09/2019

Microsoft unveils Minecraft Earth, the new AR hotness In celebration of Minecraft‘s tenth anniversary, Microsoft played its Pokemon GO card and released an augmented reality phone app that shows the game pasted over the real world, called Minecraft Earth. This is perhaps the most novel way of incorporat...
21:17, 05/17/2019

Microsoft invests in seven AI projects to help people with disabilities Today marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and for the second year, Microsoft is awarding grants to AI projects meant to make the world more inclusive. The grants are part of a five-year initiative that will invest $25 million....
01:17, 05/17/2019

Microsoft wants to secure elections and political campaigns Get the jokes about voting booths crashing left and right out of your system: Microsoft announced today that it's taking a few steps towards election security. First up is ElectionGuard, an open source software development kit that will offer pu...
02:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft's Fluid Framework is a new take on document collaboration  Where do we go beyond web-based productivity apps like Google Docs and the Office 365 suite? That's what Microsoft is aiming to explore with Fluid Framework, a "componentized document model for shared interactive experiences." In plain English, ...
02:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft Edge is getting an Internet Explorer mode There are some big changes ahead for Microsoft's Edge browser. In December, the company announced that it'll be moving over to Chromium, the open source project that powers Google's Chrome. But that's not all: Microsoft announced ...
02:34, 05/07/2019

With ElectionGuard, Microsoft is trying to fix a growing global problem Microsoft has announced the ElectionGuard software developer kit (SDK), along with a new tool within Microsoft 365 called CampaignGuard, at Build 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Both of these pieces of software will attempt to secure elections, and make...
02:51, 05/07/2019

Microsoft designs an Xbox controller with Braille Microsoft is clearly invested in adaptive gaming controllers. Its Xbox Adaptive Controller for Xbox One and PC was the star of its latest Super Bowl ad. The company spent more than a year designing accessible packaging, and it recently teamed up with...
00:17, 05/08/2019

Microsoft and Oracle link their cloud services to take on AWS Microsoft and Oracle reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between their data centers.Read More...
01:00, 06/06/2019

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has become the AR industry’s dullest thud So far, HoloLens 2 looks a lot like its predecessor: boring and unlikely to get the mainstream attention it needs to become more than a footnote in history.Read More...
22:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft and Red Hat launch Kubernetes autoscaling project Microsoft introduced several new Kubernetes offerings today, including Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA), an open source project with Red Hat.Read More...
17:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft's 'Modern OS' vision: A foreshadowing of 'Lite' or more of the same? Is Microsoft's vision for 'a modern OS' something brand-new? Or is it just the next phase of the Microsoft 'Modern Desktop'? 'Modern' is in the eye of the beholder....
20:00, 05/29/2019

Microsoft teases a 'modern OS' with 'seamless updates' Microsoft made a nod towards a possible new operating system at Computex in Taipei this week, when corporate vice president of consumer and device sales Nick Parker took to the stage to outline the company's future OS ambitions. While the event ...
17:00, 05/29/2019

The UK’s first Microsoft Store opens in July. Here’s what to expect Microsoft today announced that its long-awaited UK retail launch will take place on July 11, less than six weeks from now, when it opens its first London store. As you’d expect from any ambitious UK retail launch worth its salt, Microsoft has chosen ...
13:34, 05/30/2019

Microsoft Xbox previews streaming service Microsoft Xbox is previewing its upcoming game streaming service, codenamed "Project xCloud", at the annual E3 games expo in Los Angeles. The service will go head-to-head with Google's Stadia that's set to debut in November. (June 11) ...
03:17, 06/12/2019

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: in a class of its own Stunning all-in-one PC that slides to become drawing tablet is held back by high price and old chips The Surface Studio 2 is Microsoft’s beautiful all-singing, all-dancing, all-in-one desktop computer that is quite unlike anything else on the market....
19:00, 05/01/2019

Microsoft announces new features for SharePoint and OneDrive At its annual SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced that it is adding new features to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.The company began its presentation with the announcement of SharePoint Home Sites which it describes as ...
11:17, 05/22/2019

Microsoft Warns of a Monster Computer Bug, In a Week of Them Microsoft took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug it has now patched could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago....
09:17, 05/15/2019

Quitting the five tech giants: Could you manage without Microsoft? Even though Microsoft is no longer as ubiquitous in our computing lives as it once was, it could be argued the company is stronger than ever before. We're at the penultimate point in our quitting project: can you live without Redmond?...
18:00, 05/26/2019

Microsoft AI creates realistic speech with little training Text-to-speech conversion is becoming increasingly clever, but there's a problem: it can still take plenty of training time and resources to produce natural-sounding output. Microsoft and Chinese researchers might have a more effective way. Th...
08:17, 05/27/2019

Microsoft keeps hiding Azure revenue numbers, but why? CIOs want to know that they're betting on a winner, but they might already have enough data for Microsoft Azure without getting revenue numbers, too....
21:00, 04/28/2019

Skills gap holding back AI adoption, says Microsoft Microsoft is witnessing a skills gap for companies to take advance Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and implement it in real commercial applications. Speaking exclusively to TechRadar Middle East, Kevin Dallas, Corporate Vice-President for A...
13:51, 05/01/2019

Microsoft to Test New Videogame-Streaming Project The tech giant said on Sunday it will begin publicly testing its new videogame-streaming initiative in October, just ahead of when Google’s competing service is slated to launch....
05:17, 06/10/2019

All the Xbox Announcements From Microsoft's E3 2019 Event At E3 2019, Microsoft gave release dates for Halo Infinite, Gears 5, unveiled Flight Simulator 2020, confirmed George R.R. Martin's Dark Souls collaboration, and brought Keanu Reeves on stage to......
13:51, 06/10/2019

For under $15, you can become a certified Microsoft network or security expert You can school up on all aspects of Microsoft offerings and earn company-approved certification with the Microsoft Network and Security Fundamentals Certification Bundle. It’s on sale now for hundreds of dollars off, just $14.99 from TNW Deals....
16:51, 04/29/2019

Xbox at E3 2019: what we want to see from Microsoft's big keynote conference It's shaping up to be a big E3 for Microsoft. With Sony skipping this year's event entirely, Microsoft's Xbox E3 2019 conference has the chance to steal the whole show. And it looks like that could be the case, with rumors circulating ...
20:00, 05/23/2019

We Put Microsoft’s Project xCloud To An Unexpected Test It’s unclear how accurately one can judge a new game-streaming service at a show like E3 here in Los Angeles, when the value of the service is going to be whether it works in normal situations. E3 ain’t a normal situation. But after Xbox chief Phil S...
20:00, 06/11/2019

Microsoft wants its Azure servers to be as durable as tardigrades Microsoft is working to improve the reliability of its Azure infrastructure on multiple fronts, including via 'Project Tardigrade,' its effort to enable a cloud app to survive platform failure....
20:51, 05/14/2019

Microsoft lays down the law for 'trash talk' on Xbox Possibly the worst thing about gaming online is the verbal abuse. Both kids and adults alike find a newfound freedom when blasting shotgun shells into complete strangers, and it's easy for tensions to run high in competitive environments.But no ...
11:17, 05/02/2019

Microsoft’s TORC will let you feel squeezable objects in AR and VR Conveying the elasticity of an object in AR or VR could made the difference between carrying a virtual ball and actually feeling its texture in your hand.Read More...
19:34, 05/02/2019

Could the death of UWP apps spell the end for the Microsoft Store? Microsoft’s UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps could soon be dead, according to well-known Microsoft insider Paul Thurrott, which means the future of the Microsoft Store – where the apps are purchased – could be in doubt.In an...
11:17, 05/02/2019

Microsoft’s Surface Pen stylus could one day also be a Bluetooth earpiece Microsoft could be planning on designing a future Surface Pen stylus that can be wrapped around your ear and used as a Bluetooth headset.The plans were spotted in a patent, which suggests that when the stylus isn’t being used to draw or sign d...
11:51, 06/14/2019

Microsoft rolls out new cloud services for AI and blockchain Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced new tools for software makers aimed at making technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain easier for businesses to use....
05:17, 05/03/2019

What to expect at Microsoft Build 2019: AI, Azure, and more Microsoft's Build 2019 (May 6 to May 8) will discuss AI, IoT, Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows 10, HoloLens, GitHub, Visual Studio, .NET, Xbox, and more.Read More...
08:34, 05/03/2019

Microsoft to Test New Videogame-Streaming Service The tech giant said on Sunday it will begin publicly testing its new videogame-streaming initiative in October, just ahead of when Google’s competing service is slated to launch....
04:17, 06/10/2019

Microsoft unveils an even more customizable Elite controller Remember the Xbox Elite controller? Well, it's just been replaced. Microsoft says its new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (what a mouthful) has "over 30 new ways to play like a pro," including adjustable-tension thumbsticks and shorter h...
01:34, 06/10/2019

Microsoft’s AI hallucinates unique whisky flavors When whisky is made in Scotland it’s called scotch. When it’s made in Kentucky it’s called whiskey – the Irish also add the “E”. But when it’s made in Sweden, based on a recipe created by Microsoft‘s AI, we just call it amazing. Swedish distillery Ma...
01:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft’s new ‘Flight Simulator’ looks like a wild 4K ride Microsoft showed off the next version of its Flight Simulator game at E3 2019, and it looks incredible. The company began the video teaser showing off a scene from the skies that it says was captured in real-time 4K. As you might expect, the new Flig...
01:34, 06/10/2019

Microsoft to Launch Just One Next-Gen Xbox Console, Not Two: Report Microsoft is reportedly focused on developing a single console for release next year, unlike the previous reports that had claimed the existence of two consoles....
18:34, 06/21/2019

Microsoft Insists Improvements in AI Need Not Come at the Cost of Privacy Microsoft announced a "zero-code" experience for the people who don't write code and brought a "code-first" machine learning experience for developers and data scientists at the Build 2019 conference....
18:34, 05/15/2019

Microsoft Azure: Everything you need to know about Redmond's cloud service Second only to AWS among cloud providers, Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud-based computing services available to businesses, developers, government agencies, and anyone who wants to build an app or run an enterprise without having to...
21:34, 05/20/2019

Double Fine joins Microsoft Studios Microsoft Studios has been on an acquisition spree over the past year or so, snatching up the likes of Ninja Theory, Playground Games, InXile, and Obsidian. During the company's marathon E3 keynote on Sunday, Microsoft announced that it has also...
01:34, 06/10/2019

This $50 bundle can turn you into an Microsoft Excel whiz You can not only learn all the hidden nooks and crannies that keep Excel so popular after 30-plus years, but prep to get certified as an Excel expert with the training found in The A to Z Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle. It’s a giant in...
17:51, 05/13/2019

Microsoft: Gaming should be for everyone, shouldn’t be toxic stew Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft's Xbox chief Phil Spencer has written a paean to video gaming, calling games a unifying force that anyone and everyone can enjoy. He rejoices in gaming's ability to sustain communities, foster friendships, and ...
19:17, 05/21/2019

Microsoft just teased an AR Minecraft game for phones While Microsoft spent most of the day focusing on enterprise solutions, including a way to protect elections from malicious software, it ended the Build 2019 keynote with a surprise announcement for a new augmented reality (AR) Minecraft experience c...
02:51, 05/07/2019

How Microsoft hopes to preserve privacy while gathering AR map data Researchers at Microsoft detail an attack vector for augmented reality map data, and a method that might help to preserve privacy in those same maps.Read More...
21:34, 06/13/2019

Microsoft announces new Minecraft Earth AR game for Android and iOS Microsoft teased a brand new Minecraft-related AR (augmented reality) mobile game about two weeks ago and confirmed it recently. It's called Minecraft Earth and it will launched on Android and iOS devices at some point this summer.Besides announcing ...
08:00, 05/19/2019

Project xCloud: everything we know about Microsoft's cloud streaming service Last year Microsoft announced it was working on Project xCloud, a new streaming service that aims to let you play big-name games on whichever device you want, whenever you want.Project xCloud aims to leverage Microsoft’s existing data centers ...
20:34, 06/05/2019

The Morning After: Microsoft's cheaper 15-inch Surface Book 2 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Hey there! The birthplace of Juul (and many other players in the vape world) is closing in on an e-cigarette ban, and while Adam Sandler remains one of Netflix's big-hitters, more Stranger Things and Queer ...
14:17, 06/20/2019

Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits by registering ballots in encrypted form so they can be accurately and independently tracked long after they are cast. Two of the three top U...
00:51, 05/08/2019

Microsoft isn’t planning for Project Scarlett to be the last Xbox console Before the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched in 2013, there was some speculation about whether or not there would be another console generation in the traditional sense. With everything going digital, would Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo still feel ...
08:34, 06/14/2019

Microsoft leases new office building in downtown Manhattan Microsoft has signed a downtown lease for a major office outpost in New York City, The Post has learned. The tech giant this week signed its lease for about 70,000 square feet of space with the new owners of 300 Lafayette St., who have just closed th...
20:00, 05/15/2019

Microsoft’s next Surface Pen could be a smart stylus usable across all devices The next version of the Surface Pen could be a much smarter stylus capable of being used across all your devices, automatically switching between different profiles and configurations as appropriate, if a recently discovered patent (spotted by Window...
15:00, 04/30/2019

Deal: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is up to $300 off on Amazon (multiple models) Microsoft newest Surface Pro 2-in-1 laptop is getting massive discounts on Amazon, but none of the deals includes any accessories. If you want a brand new device that you can use as a laptop, you should definitely try to buy a keyboard for the Micros...
11:51, 06/12/2019

Microsoft partners with distillery to create world’s first AI whiskey Microsoft has helped distill the first-ever whiskey that has been developed by artificial intelligence. The tech giant, which is usually associated with more sober products, teamed up with a Swedish whiskey distillery to find the perfect recipe. Deta...
17:17, 05/14/2019

Microsoft’s Project Scarlett might be the most backwards-compatible console ever In the midst of the rest of the news from E3, Microsoft quietly revealed it’d no longer be adding older games to its Backwards Compatibility program, but that it would be striving to make those games already part of its library capable of running on ...
23:00, 06/12/2019

Microsoft announces SharePoint Home Sites, Q&As in Yammer, and more At Microsoft's SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, the company unveiled new features heading to Microsoft 365 services like SharePoint and Yammer.Read More...
21:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft releases first test version of its Edge browser for Mac Last month, Microsoft released a preview of its new, Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10. Now, you can test drive the browser with macOS, too. For the most part, the macOS Canary build comes with the same features you'll find in the Win...
20:51, 05/20/2019

Microsoft, Sony partner on streaming games, chips and AI Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp on Thursday said they struck a strategic partnership in which Sony would use Microsoft's cloud for streaming games and media and the two would work together to develop new image sensors....
19:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft's Official Examples Of "Acceptable Trash Talk" Are A Joy Microsoft updated the company’s “Community Standards for Xbox” earlier this week, and while this is normally not news, the content is so damn wholesome that it’s worth a closer look....
12:34, 05/02/2019

Microsoft closes its 'specialty stores' in mall kiosks Microsoft has closed its remaining specialty stores, or in-mall kiosks, and appears to be consolidating its retail presence around full-fledged brick-and-mortar stores....
21:34, 06/04/2019

Microsoft adds requested new feature for the Your Phone Companion app Microsoft's Your Phone Companion app allows users to sync their Android phone with their Windows 10 PC. Texts, notifications, and photos can be sent to your desktop or laptop from any phone running Android 7 or higher. With certain Android handsets i...
23:17, 05/18/2019

Microsoft wants to make 'Minecraft' easier for kids to read Microsoft is bringing its Immersive Reader to Minecraft: Education Edition. The tool will let users expand the text in character dialogue, settings and boards. Immersive Reader will dictate each word as it is highlighted, so users can follow along, a...
23:34, 06/20/2019

AI for Earth: How Microsoft is using Azure to build a more sustainable world Microsoft's Azure machine learning tech is being put to good use in a grant program designed to give computing resources to scientists working on environmental sustainability programs....
19:00, 04/28/2019

Microsoft releases Visual Studio dev kit for Ethereum dapps Microsoft is further broadening its suite of enterprise-grade blockchain tools with the launch of a Visual Studio development kit for Ethereum and its own Azure blockchain. The Redmond giant tech firm officially announced the launch of the dev kit in...
14:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft, Oracle team up on cloud services in jab at Amazon Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp on Wednesday said they reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between their data centers, targeting big business users and uniting against cloud computing lea...
16:34, 06/05/2019

Microsoft resumes sales of Huawei laptops online The action reflects the evolving dynamic for U.S. companies that have done business with Huawei, which has been caught in the middle of growing U.S.-China trade tension....
22:34, 06/17/2019

Microsoft finally releases Hyper-V Server 2019 Microsoft has made Hyper-V Server 201, which it first released last fall, available on its Evaluation Center and plans to deliver it to Visual Studio Subscription customers by June 19....
06:34, 06/18/2019

Dell Technologies and Microsoft expand partnership through VMware The tech giants launch new Azure VMware Solutions and Microsoft and VMware reveal they're working together on digital workspace offerings and future cloud integrations....
20:51, 04/29/2019

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says being a Microsoft executive is 'a dream job' Jeff Weiner told CNBC's Jon Fortt that, about three years after the Microsoft acquisition, he gets to work with "an extraordinary group of individuals."...
20:17, 06/19/2019

News roundup: Microsoft Build, Google I/O, and SAP Sapphire Karen Roby gives a snapshot of this week's news coverage on TechRepublic and ZDNet. The stories include three major conferences, a telecom data breach, and the number of CIOs implementing AI....
23:17, 05/09/2019

Microsoft's next step toward embracing Android: Adding app support? Microsoft is considering bringing Android apps to Windows 10 Lite devices like its rumored dual-screen Centaurus PC. Can Microsoft embrace and extend without trying to extinguish?...
21:34, 06/24/2019

News Roundup: Microsoft Build, Google I/O, Sapphire Karen Roby gives us a snapshot of the news covered this week on TechRepublic and ZDNet. The stories include 3 major conferences, a telecommunications data breach and a look at the amount of CIO's implementing AI....
23:17, 05/09/2019

Microsoft joins Hyperledger blockchain technology community Microsoft is joining the Hyperledger open source community for blockchain projects today, the latest move by a tech giant toward blockchain applications.Read More...
23:17, 06/18/2019

Sony blindsides PS5 team with news of Microsoft partnership The team-up announced last week between gaming’s eternal blood rivals, Microsoft and Sony, came as a surprise to many — including, apparently, Sony’s PlayStation team. Other industry whispers suggest that Nintendo might also be considering a team-up ...
00:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft wants to apply AI ‘to the entire application developer lifecycle’ Visual Studio IntelliCode offers code completion and style inference, but Microsoft wants to apply AI and machine learning to help developers at every step.Read More...
23:17, 05/20/2019

Microsoft wants more durable hinges to stop laptops from breaking A new patent has been published which suggests that Microsoft is looking into ways to make the hinge in future Surface devices more durable – while making those devices ever thinner.The patent, called “high strength hinge mechanism ...
13:00, 06/19/2019

Microsoft is selling a cut-back 15-inch Surface Book 2 for $1,999 When Microsoft introduced the Surface Book 2 in 2017, it added a 15-inch screen option. While that gave the Macbook Pro some serious competition, it still started at $2,499. Now, Microsoft is offering a 15-inch Surface Book 2 configuration for $1,999...
21:17, 06/19/2019

Microsoft announces cloud gaming partnership with Sony Microsoft and Sony, makers of the eternally-competing Xbox and PlayStation consoles, respectively, today announced they were partnering up to find “joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and co...
07:00, 05/17/2019

Microsoft's dual-screen tablet could run Android apps Microsoft could release a radically different Surface as early as the first half of 2020. Rumors about a dual-screen tablet have been circulating since last year, and the company reportedly showed a similar device to employees earlier this month. Now...
19:17, 06/24/2019

Deal: Grab Microsoft's premium Surface Headphones for $100 off Microsoft made a risky move when it decided to launch the Surface Headphones, a premium product that directly competes with the likes of Sony WH-1000XM3 and Bose QC35 II headphones when it comes to price.The main advantage of Microsoft's headphones i...
19:34, 06/15/2019

Microsoft and Sony to collaborate on game-streaming technology together Microsoft is helping Sony on its next game console - or at least the game-streaming service that will be running on it: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida today announced their partnership and the pair’s plans to work t...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Where to buy Microsoft Office: all the cheapest prices and deals in May 2019 Looking to buy Microsoft Office for the best price in the land? You're in luck as our comparison charts are constantly hunting for the cheapest Microsoft deals 24/7.You could buy an Office subscription from Microsoft directly, but it's ofte...
11:34, 05/21/2019

This week in tech history: Microsoft shows us the Surface At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
02:17, 06/17/2019

Piecing together Microsoft's 'people-centric' computing strategy Microsoft's vision for how it can put people at the center of its future computing experiences pulls together everything from its coming Fluid Framework to more collaboration-friendly devices and furniture....
02:51, 05/09/2019

Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (credit: ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images) Microsoft is finally catching on to a maxim that security experts have almost universally accepted for years: periodic password changes are likely to do more harm than good. In a largely overlooked post p...
16:17, 06/04/2019

Microsoft open sources algorithm that gives Bing some of its smarts Enlarge / The Eiffel Tower. (credit: Pedro Szekely) Search engines today are more than just the dumb keyword matchers they used to be. You can ask a question—say, "How tall is the tower in Paris?"—and they'll tell you that the Eiffel Tower is 324 m...
03:17, 05/16/2019

Microsoft’s Cortana gains conversational AI, becoming an ‘intelligent agent’ Over at Build 2019 in Seattle, Washington, Microsoft has revealed its plans to push forward with making Cortana a smarter digital assistant which offers more natural and conversational interactions.This is something Microsoft has been banging the dru...
02:51, 05/07/2019

Microsoft warns users about email security scam Security researchers at Microsoft have issued a warning concerning an ongoing spam wave which utilizes malicious RTF documents to infect users' systems with malware.According to the company, the spam wave is specifically targeting European users...
19:00, 06/10/2019

Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.Read More...
20:00, 05/23/2019

Microsoft's Cortana will eventually sound more like a real assistant Virtual assistants like Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon's Alexa and Google's have finally made voice-controlled computing a reality. But talking to them still feels basic -- shouting commands isn't exactly how you'd interact with...
02:34, 05/07/2019

Microsoft's first UK store opens in London on July 11th It's been several years in the making, but Microsoft has finally announced an opening date for its flagship store in London. Its first physical retail premises in the UK will open to the general public on July 11th in Oxford Circus, covering 21,...
13:34, 05/30/2019

Watch Microsoft's Build 2019 keynote here at 11:30AM ET We're thick in the middle of developer conference season -- Facebook's F8 event took place last week, and Google I/O kicks off tomorrow. Today, however, all eyes are on Microsoft: Build 2019 starts in just a few hours with a keynote present...
17:00, 05/06/2019

Inside the 'Bat Cave' Where Microsoft's Top-Secret Presentations are Designed Microsoft established 'Bat Cave' shortly after Satya Nadella was appointed as the CEO to modernise the development of on-stage presentations and demos....
16:51, 06/06/2019

Microsoft Botched Its First HoloLens Demo of Build 2019 Anything can happen during a live event. Or not happen. As it just so happens, Microsoft Build 2019 opened up with a whole lot of nothing thanks to a botched HoloLens 2 demo.Read more......
23:34, 05/06/2019

New Microsoft patent teases Surface Pro 7 with USB Type-C – finally Microsoft's presumed Surface Pro 7 could take the product line's accolades to the new level with the long-awaited inclusion of a USB Type-C port, based on details in a patent discovered by Windows United and shared by HotHardware.Microsoft&...
20:51, 05/24/2019

Canada says Microsoft and Facebook will do more to help ensure security of election Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said on Monday....
22:51, 05/27/2019

Microsoft rolls out AI and robotics toolkit in limited preview Microsoft plans to build an end-to-end toolkit for AI and robotics and today announced the platform’s first component: a limited preview program for building intelligent agents using Microsoft AI and Azure tools that can autonomously run physical sys...
17:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft teams up with JP Morgan to shill enterprise blockchains Microsoft and American bank JP Morgan are teaming up to make it easier to put enterprise businesses on the blockchain. Yesterday, Microsoft announced, that it’s partnered with the American banking giant to try to spearhead the adoption of JPM’s enter...
16:17, 05/03/2019

Microsoft looks to turn the Web into a more collaborative canvas with Fluid Framework Compound documents are back. Microsoft's newest approach to making them happen is via its 'Fluid Framework,' coming to users and developers late this year....
17:51, 05/06/2019

xCloud, Microsoft’s answer to PlayStation Now, can stream 3,500 games While Microsoft’s game-streaming service isn’t ready for primetime yet, it’s further along than anyone thought: Project xCloud, which is currently being beta tested by Microsoft employees, can already stream 3,500 games from the ...
22:51, 05/24/2019

Leak shows Microsoft's very purple 'Fortnite' Xbox One S Microsoft's rumored Fortnite Xbox One appears to be real... and it wouldn't just be a basic software bundle. WinFuture claims to have obtained images and details of the system, and the Xbox One S variant would come in a very, very conspicu...
00:00, 05/26/2019

Microsoft 'Builds' its data story, in the cloud and at the edge On the day after Cinco de Mayo, it's Christmas for Azure database pros. Cosmos DB, Azure Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse all see significant updates....
17:51, 05/06/2019

Microsoft launches Azure cloud services for AI and blockchain Microsoft has announced a series of new Azure services and developer technologies ahead of its Build conference next week that will make it easier for developers to to create new AI, mixed reality, IoT and blockchain projects.The company will help de...
23:34, 05/03/2019

Microsoft’s plan for Edge: Integrated IE compatibility, better privacy Microsoft has outlined its plans for the next stage of development for the new Chromium-based Edge browser, and those plans include a trio of new features. The first is a big nod to enterprise customers: a built-in Internet Explorer mode. Chrome has ...
20:00, 05/06/2019

Microsoft outlines new features for its Wave 2 Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP refresh Microsoft is readying 'hundreds' of new features for Dynamics 365 and its Power Platform, which it will deliver between October 2019 and March 2020 as part of its 'Wave 2' roll-out....
21:17, 06/10/2019

Microsoft sets high expectations with next-gen Xbox announcement Microsoft on Sunday gave the world the first official details about its Xbox 2, its next-gen console that is currently referred to as Project Scarlett, setting high expectations for the future of console gaming. At the same time, Project Scarlett tea...
21:34, 06/10/2019

Microsoft’s next Xbox is coming in 2020 with 8K graphics and SSD storage At its E3 briefing today, Microsoft announced Project Scarlett, the working name for its next-generation Xbox game console – and it sounds like it’s going to be a real powerhouse. I don’t mean to use that term lightly – if Microsoft is to be believed...
11:00, 06/10/2019

Microsoft, Sony reveal game-streaming partnership Microsoft and Sony are exploring how the two could collaborate on cloud-based gaming and content-streaming, as well as on smart sensors for Sony consumer products....
21:17, 05/16/2019

New Microsoft Flight Simulator Looks Uncannily Like Real Life Announced today and releasing in 2020, the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator looks greater than fiction. Apparently, its hyper-realistic graphics are a product of AI technology and satellite data....
00:51, 06/10/2019

We're Liveblogging Microsoft's E3 2019 Press Conference [Update: Over!] Josh Rivera and Gita Jackson are here to walk you through the highs, lows, and awkward cheering of Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference! You can watch the press conference here or experience it vicariously below....
00:51, 06/10/2019

Watch Microsoft's E3 2019 Presentation Live, Right Here [Update: It's Over!] E3 is even more upon us with Microsoft’s press conference at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific. We’re expecting new games and updates from the numerous studios Microsoft has picked up in the last year, some Game Pass news, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a ...
00:51, 06/10/2019

All the New Details About Microsoft Xbox Project Scarlett and xCloud Sony and Google have spared few details about their next-gen video game systems, but Microsoft has been quieter about how it plans to deliver games in the future. Sure we heard a few details about the console, codenamed Scarlett, and the cloud servic...
01:00, 06/10/2019

Microsoft's Elite Series 2 Controller Feels Like an Improvement in Every Way On Sunday, Microsoft announced a new iteration of the Microsoft Elite Controller. And that is great news because while the original was a landmark concept, in practice, it was kind of junk. The Series 2, at least from my limited time with it, seems l...
14:34, 06/11/2019

Microsoft’s M12 leads $25 million investment in API marketplace RapidAPI Microsoft's M12 has led a $25 million investment in RapidAPI, a public API marketplace that is launching a new service today for internal APIs.Read More...
11:17, 06/11/2019

E3 2019 liveblog: all the news from Microsoft's Xbox conference Join the Guardian’s video games editor Keza MacDonald and correspondent Keith Stuart for live news from the Xbox E3 2019 press conference: will we see a new console? 9.07pm BST Ninja Theory (also now a Microsoft studio) is here to show Bleeding Edge,...
22:17, 06/09/2019

Microsoft teases Xbox Scarlett in E3 countdown videos Microsoft has been tweeting out videos counting down the days until its E3 2019 keynote presentation - and it’s been hiding hints to its next-gen Xbox Two (more formally called 'Xbox Scarlett') consoles in them.Look at the buildings ...
09:34, 06/09/2019

Microsoft files patent for controller with Braille readout Microsoft has apparently applied for a patent for a new Xbox controller with the ability to show visually-impaired gamers what’s on screen via a haptic Braille readout. If we ever see this controller, it could open up gaming for a whole new group of ...
06:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft unveils new Xbox console to be released next year The device will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X console and be powered by an Advanced Micro Devices chip, the company said during its Xbox E3 conference in Los Angeles....
02:17, 06/10/2019

Microsoft's Classic IntelliMouse Returns With Its Cord Still Intact Twenty years ago, Microsoft vastly improved how we all point and click with the introduction of its IntelliMouse Explorer that used a small camera to track movements instead of an easily dirtied rolling ball. Countless iterations were released over t...
16:00, 05/28/2019

Xbox on a phone: Microsoft Project xCloud hands-on Microsoft's Project xCloud is almost ready for public consumption. In fact, it's launching in some capacity this October, with the ability to stream games from your at-home Xbox One to any device you own. The company's big E3 showcase ...
01:51, 06/11/2019

Microsoft E3 2019 live blog: we're here and ready for the Xbox Two We're live from the Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 conference at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. We'll be bringing you all the biggest Xbox news and announcements as they happen. So what are we expecting? The worst kept secret of the show is...
03:00, 06/10/2019

Microsoft's latest IntelliMouse revival is a pro model for gamers If you pine for the nostalgia of Microsoft's revived IntelliMouse but want the performance of a thoroughly modern gaming mouse, you're in luck. After months of availability in China, Microsoft has released the gaming-oriented Pro IntelliMou...
15:51, 05/28/2019

Microsoft wasted its best opportunity to get the jump on Sony at E3 2019 When Sony announced last fall that it would be skipping E3 for the first time ever in 2019, my mind started racing. Sony dominated the current console generation with the PS4, but with a new generation approaching, it was going to give Microsoft the ...
23:51, 06/10/2019

Best Buy outdoes itself and Microsoft by offering the highest Surface Pro 6 discounts ever For the umpteenth time in the last few months, the popular Surface Pro 6 tablet is on sale from Microsoft at a cool $200 discount in multiple configurations. But at the exact same time, Best Buy is offering bigger savings on select models for dads an...
10:34, 06/07/2019

The CEO of EE just made the best case for 5G yet We've known 5G is coming for a while now, but so far we've been struggling to comprehend why tech companies are so keen on the new standard. Sure, it's quicker and more reliable than 4G, but isn't 4G enough? Who needs faster inter...
00:00, 05/23/2019

Nonfiction: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and the Man Who Made That “Becoming Dr. Seuss,” a new biography of Theodor Geisel by Brian Jay Jones, chronicles the famous children’s book author’s influential career, zany imagination and original rhyme schemes....
05:00, 05/08/2019

Eriksen: 'We made them look better than they are' "Christian Eriksen claimed Tottenham \u0027made Ajax look better than they are\u0027 after the Dutch side won the Champions League semi-final first leg."...
17:17, 05/01/2019

How we made Luniz's I Got 5 on It ‘Everybody was rapping about getting high but our slang camouflaged it. We got a weed anthem on mainstream radio’The record we sampled, Why You Treat Me So Bad by Club Nouveau, was always the dopest. A million rappers were rapping over another record...
09:17, 06/04/2019

Microsoft has hinted at this for a while, but now it’s official: Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC. Microsoft has hinted at this for a while, but now it’s official: Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC. No word on timing or any other details just yet; Xbox boss Phil Spencer says they’ll elaborate more at E3....
17:00, 05/30/2019

Sony and Microsoft ink key entertainment deal ahead of PS5 and next-gen Xbox launch Sony and Microsoft are huge rivals in the gaming business, with each company set to unveil new hardware in the not too distant future. In a surprising move, the two companies have inked an entertainment-related partnership with plenty of time left to...
16:17, 05/17/2019

Microsoft, Alphabet team up to teach quantum computer programming The very concept of a quantum computer can be daunting, let alone programming it, but Microsoft thinks it can offer a helping hand. It's partnering with Alphabet's X and Brilliant on an online curriculum for quantum computing. The course ...
08:17, 05/27/2019

Microsoft courts Steam’s audience with Xbox Game Pass on PC Okay, Microsoft, what bad karma are you trying to negate? The company is not only bringing several of its games to Steam, relinquishing them from Windows Store purgatory, but it’s also bringing its Game Pass to PC now. That’s a previously-unforeseen ...
22:34, 05/30/2019

Microsoft is prepping a new Surface Pro 6 variant for heavy multitaskers on a budget After Microsoft waited almost two years to upgrade the 2015-released Surface Pro 4 and another 16 months to revise the 2017 generation of the popular 2-in-1 tablet, it's hard to predict when a Surface Pro 7 might see daylight. That could happen in ju...
14:34, 05/17/2019

Microsoft releases first Chromium-based Edge preview for MacOS Microsoft officially has released the 'Canary' version of its Chromium-based Edge browser for MacOS. Developer and beta previews for MacOS are 'coming soon.'...
21:34, 05/20/2019

Microsoft removes Huawei laptop listings from its online store Google may have killed Huawei’s ambitions to become the world’s top smartphone brand, but Microsoft is quietly following suit. The Windows maker has stopped selling the Huawei MateBook X Pro in its online store in the wake of the US government’s blac...
17:51, 05/22/2019

Microsoft to spend $100 million on Kenya, Nigeria tech development hub Microsoft Corp will invest $100 million to open an Africa technology development center with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years, the company said on Tuesday....
14:34, 05/14/2019

What Microsoft and Sony’s streaming partnership means for gaming’s future Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty / Hanna-Barbera) In a rare move, console rivals Microsoft and Sony announced a major collaboration on Thursday to join forces on a potentially huge new gaming sector: the cloud. The companies announced today t...
01:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft is bringing Xbox Game Pass to PC with over 100 games at launch We’re still a couple weeks out from E3 2019, but Microsoft decided not to wait that long to reveal that its Xbox Game Pass subscription service is coming to PC. Although it has the same name as the Xbox One service, Microsoft says that Xbox Gam...
18:00, 05/30/2019

Microsoft acquires Drawbridge to bolster LinkedIn's marketing platform Microsoft plans to use Drawbridge's digital identty management technology, which uses machine-learning techniques, to grow LinkedIn's Marketing Solutions product....
11:00, 05/29/2019

Xbox Game Pass for Steam: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's latest service Today, Microsoft announced several new steps it’s taking to contribute to the thriving PC gaming ecosystem via the successful Xbox Games Pass service. Here's what you need to know....
20:17, 05/30/2019

Microsoft, Sony to Partner on Cloud Technology for Gaming Services Microsoft and are teaming up to work on cloud and game-streaming technologies, an unusual partnership between two longtime videogame rivals facing new threats from some of tech’s biggest names....
00:51, 05/17/2019

Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse aims to be the perfect mouse for gaming and work Microsoft is again revamping the classic IntelliMouse, this time adding features to make it more suitable for gamers.The Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse boasts an upgraded tracking sensor which is more sensitive to let you move and aim with greater precis...
15:00, 05/29/2019

Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up on cloud services For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft’s gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, on franchises, on exclusives… you name it. But it seems they’ve set their enmity aside tem...
01:51, 05/17/2019

Deal: Save over $100 on a Microsoft Surface Go tablet with Type Cover The most recent device coming from Microsoft, the Surface Go is an excellent choice for those looking to buy a lightweight, yet powerful laptop. Aside from the convenient price, Microsoft's Surface Go offers maximum portability and a range of accesso...
04:17, 05/29/2019

Microsoft patented a braille-displaying controller accessory for the blind Those rows of dots would display in-game text as finger-readable braille dots. Last year, Microsoft released its highly customizable Adaptive Controller as a way to further engage with gamers facing a variety ...
00:17, 05/10/2019

UPDATE 1-Canada says Microsoft and Facebook will do more to help ensure security of election Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said on Monday....
22:51, 05/27/2019

Microsoft's return to its nerdy roots is good news for developers Microsoft spent years trying to be cool and failed. Now that Microsoft is content to be nerdy, with the most impressive developer tooling around, it's a real contender in the cloud....
00:17, 05/12/2019

Microsoft publishes first Edge for macOS preview, promises to make it truly “Mac-like” Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) One of the most important ways that Microsoft wants to make the new Chromium-based Edge different from the current EdgeHTML-based Edge is in its support for other platforms. The original Edge was, for no good reason, ti...
07:00, 05/21/2019

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 scores $200 discount today only in its most affordable variant Microsoft was ranked fifth among the world's top tablet vendors in a recent market report, and although the popularity of the Surface line is obviously primarily owed to the power and productivity of the 2-in-1 Windows 10 setups, another crucial fact...
13:51, 05/15/2019

Microsoft details 'Modern OS,' its vision for a future operating system At Computex 2019, major tech companies are showing off their newest products and  visions for the future of computing. Microsoft is also sharing its vision for the future in a blog post that highlights the path forward for the future of Windows ...
07:51, 05/30/2019

How Microsoft reinvented itself as a master of the tech universe | John Naughton Long written off by as a parable of missed opportunities, Bill Gates’s firm has become the third in history to be valued at $1tnIt may have escaped your attention, but Microsoft recently became the third company in history to reach a valuation of one...
17:17, 05/12/2019

Microsoft And Sony Announce Vague Cloud Gaming Partnership Microsoft said today that it will partner with Sony, its chief rival in the gaming console space, on “new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences.” It’s unclear what exactly the new collaboration will ultimately lead to, but the move is still a ...
22:34, 05/16/2019

Microsoft Surface Headphones with Cortana and noise cancellation go $100 off list to $250 Microsoft is one of the many companies widely rumored to be preparing a frontal attack on Apple's crazy successful AirPods, but before that can happen, the Redmond-based tech giant unveiled a pair of premium over-the-ear headphones with built-in Cort...
12:51, 05/18/2019

ProBeat: Microsoft and Sony deal validates Google Stadia Gaming rivals Microsoft and Sony have partnered to work together. This is a direct response to Google's Stadia, and all comes back to the cloud and AI.Read More...
03:51, 05/18/2019

Sony and Microsoft team up on cloud-based gaming and entertainment In an unlikely turn of events, Microsoft and Sony announced today that they are to tackle the future of entertainment. The companies are planning to work together to build future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure that will support gaming and content...
01:17, 05/17/2019

Microsoft's new software detects hacking, tracks ballot through the system Microsoft Corp. has launched new software that makes it more difficult to hack elections, detects whether a cyber intrusion has occurred and determines whether the results are compromised....
20:17, 05/06/2019

Microsoft seems very proud of its smart contract auditing tools for blockchain Microsoft is very proud of its Azure Blockchain-powered smart contract auditing tools for Ethereum – so much so it decided to flaunt some of the benefits of the software in a new blog post. “One of the key drivers making blockchain-based applications...
13:00, 06/04/2019

Microsoft Flight Simulator embodies Game Pass’s potential Microsoft Flight Simulator was a big surprise at E3 2019. It's not a game that appeals to everybody, but that doesn't matter as much on Game Pass.Read More...
01:17, 06/18/2019

Double Fine Productions is Microsoft’s latest Xbox acquisition Enlarge / Tim Schafer introduces himself as part of Microsoft for the first time. LOS ANGELES—"For the last 19 years, we've been independent. Then Microsoft came to us and said, 'What if we gave you a bunch of money.' And I said 'OK, yeah,'" That ...
12:00, 06/10/2019

As developer toolchains consolidate, Microsoft takes pole position Developers may be tiring of siloed, best-of-breed solutions and are increasingly looking to vendors to pull disparate tools together, giving Microsoft an edge....
00:17, 06/05/2019

AI Weekly: Microsoft, machine learning framework interoperability, and ONNX Microsoft and Facebook made the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) for interoperability between frameworks and hardware optimized for machine learning.Read More...
01:00, 05/04/2019

Microsoft Azure experts are averaging $130K a year; get their skills for $19 Knowing how to use Azure, then construct, grow and secure a truly scalable cloud network is the heart of this training bundle. After getting familiar with the platform, your Azure training will take you through building a system infrastructure, insta...
02:17, 06/23/2019

This week in tech history: Microsoft announces its first 'real' laptop At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical te...
15:51, 05/04/2019

Microsoft's 'Project Scarlett' Xbox arrives holiday 2020 Microsoft is following through on its teaser for next-gen Xbox details, and it's clear the company is ready to take the PlayStation 5 head-on. The new system, nicknamed Project Scarlett, will use a custom variant of AMD's Zen 2 processor ar...
01:34, 06/10/2019

Microsoft's xCloud game streaming service begins in October Microsoft didn't give us many new details about its Project xCloud game streaming service at E3, but at least we know when it's going to arrive: this October. As you'd expect, the service will let you play Xbox titles across multiple d...
01:34, 06/10/2019

Microsoft introduces Power BI Embedded enhancements and PowerApps updates Microsoft announced improvements heading to Power BI and PowerApps, including Power BI Embedded enhancements and life cycle management tools.Read More...
17:34, 05/06/2019

Microsoft Buys Psychonauts 2 Developer Double Fine Productions Surprising the audience in attendance at its E3 2019 press conference (and basically everyone), Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Double Fine, the studio that made Psychonauts and is currently working on its sequel....
00:51, 06/10/2019

Microsoft adds new calendar-related feature to Outlook for Android There's nothing more frustrating than having to check two, three or sometimes four apps just to make sure that you won't be late to your meeting or that you don't miss your flight. As we continue to heavily rely on our smartphones for our agendas, we...
18:17, 06/08/2019

Microsoft's Gears of War mobile game is now open for pre-registration on Android and iOS One year after its official reveal, Microsoft's Gears of War mobile game with a twist is finally open for pre-registration on Android and iOS. The Coalition and Funko have teamed up for the release of the Gears of War mobile game, which is why all th...
11:51, 06/12/2019

Microsoft wants to help business users to build their own customized digital assistants Microsoft's evolving 'conversational AI' strategy looks to be a key focus at Build 2019. And Cortana is still part of that strategy, though in a more business-centric way....
20:51, 04/29/2019