Tag Archive: Microsoft


Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality apps to Android and iOS

Dynamics 365 Product Visualize for iOS

Microsoft’s augmented reality business apps are expanding from HoloLens to Android and iOS.

HoloLens is has been Microsoft’s main avenue for experimenting with business-focused mixed reality apps, but it’s preparing to expand those efforts to Android and iOS. As part of a broader set of updates for Dynamics 365 today, Microsoft announced that two of its mixed reality apps, Product Visualize and Remote Assist, will soon come to iOS and  [Read More…]

Microsoft will debut a cross-play SDK to bring Xbox Live to more platforms

Microsoft has made no secrets about its cross-platform ambitions, and it’s about to turn up the heat.

At GDC 2019, Microsoft is set to debut a new cross-platform development platform with the goal of bringing Xbox Live support to games on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, in addition to PC and Xbox consoles.

Microsoft already has a few games with Xbox Live support across mobile devices, most notably via Minecraft, which requires an Xbox Live login on Android,  [Read More…]

Microsoft To-Do beta adds file attachments on iOS, Android, and Windows

Your prayers have been answered.

Microsoft this week has pushed out an update for To-Do beta testers, bringing the highly requested ability to attach files to your tasks. The features is available with the latest updates to the Microsoft To-Do preview on iOS and Android, along with Insiders on Windows 10.

The highlight feature allows you to attach any file or photo to a task, up to 25MB in size. The only limitation, for now at least,  [Read More…]

Microsoft wants Cortana to complement Alexa and Google Assistant

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants Cortana to work hand-in-hand with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Cortana may not have seen the same sort of success as digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, but Microsoft now sees those platforms as an opportunity for success, not competitors. At a media event reported by Business Insider (via OnMSFT), Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the company wants to position Cortana as a skill for Alexa and Google Assistant,  [Read More…]

Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix unfettered access to user data

In its latest controversy, Facebook let tech giants read users’ private messages without their consent.

Facebook was hit with a maelstrom of controversy this year, and it doesn’t look like things are about to get better for the social network. A new report by The New York Times states that Facebook provided the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify unrestricted access to users’ data.

The publication says it interviewed over 60 people, including “former employees of  [Read More…]

What is Chromium and why is Microsoft using it for Edge?

Chromium isn’t just another Google product — it can be anything you want it to be thanks to its open-source license.

Microsoft’s announcement that it will rebuild its Edge browser using Chromium was a bit of a shocker. It almost sounds like Microsoft has decided to let Google build the web browser of choice for Windows computers, and that’s a change that would affect a couple billion people, most of which wouldn’t even know, as long as  [Read More…]

Microsoft To-Do now works with multiple accounts on Android

Keeping your work and personal tasks separate just became a little easier with To-Do’s latest update.

Microsoft is shipping out a relatively small update for To-Do on Android today, but it’s likely to be a welcome one for anyone juggling work and personal tasks. The app now supports signing in with multiple accounts, making it easier to keep them separate and averting the possibility of sharing a potentially embarrassing set of tasks with your boss.

Switching between  [Read More…]

Grab a new Microsoft Surface Go as low as $349 for Black Friday

Looks good, feels good, and the price is good.

The new Microsoft Surface Go is down to $ 349 on Amazon. This version of the Surface Go is only a couple months old and has never gone on sale before. This is its first real discount.

Get an upgraded Surface Go for $ 499. It’s also on sale for the first time, down from a street price around $ 550. You can find both this deal and  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher gets big 5.0 update with Windows Timeline support

It’s Time for Timeline.

Microsoft Launcher’s big update to version 5.0 is now rolling out to everyone on Android, coming a little over a month after first launching for beta testers. This update brings several added tweaks and features, but the biggest addition by far is Windows Timeline integration.

Timeline support has been a long time coming, with Microsoft promising its eventual release earlier this year. Now, when you’re signed into the same Microsoft account on your  [Read More…]

Microsoft To-Do picks up ‘Planned’ smart list on Android

Keep a handle on your upcoming tasks with To-Do’s latest smart list.

Microsoft To-Do has been gradually rolling out its new “Planned” smart list feature across platforms, and Android is the latest on deck. The feature offers a quick overview of your tasks for the upcoming week, and it’s rolling out now with the latest update to To-Do for Android (via OnMSFT).

The “Planned” list sits alongside your “My Day” and “Important” tabs within the To-Do menu.  [Read More…]