Tag Archive: Microsoft


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…]

Google’s Home Hub smart display spotlights another Microsoft failure

Google’s Home Hub joins Amazon’s Echo Show in an ambient-computing, smart-display space in which Microsoft is conspicuously absent.

Amazon pioneered the progression of voice-controlled ambient computing with its Alexa-powered smart speakers. The Google Assistant-powered Google Home and Apple’s Siri-powered HomePod eventually followed. In 2017, Amazon upped the ante with its Amazon Echo Show smart display. The Echo Show brought the ability to display interactive content to the smart speaker battle.

Microsoft was notably absent from this space  [Read More…]

Snatch up this $29 bundle and be much smarter with Microsoft Office

As much as we like to use Google Docs and Sheets for our general office needs, sometimes we have to turn to bigger and more powerful tools. Microsoft Office, the leader in the space for many years, continues to be the standard that many customers rely on.

For all of the stuff that you do know about Office, we bet there’s five times as much that you don’t. We’re willing to bet you can’t identify half of the icons and  [Read More…]

Microsoft unveils Xbox Project xCloud game streaming

Microsoft is making a move into game streaming.

At E3 2018, Microsoft announced that it was working on a game streaming service. Users would be able to play their games no matter if they were on a phone or tablet. Today, the company provided more details about “Project xCloud”. In a post on the Official Microsoft Blog, Kareem Choudhry, Corporate Vice President of Cloud Gaming said the following.

The highlights from this announcement have to be  [Read More…]

With Google lurking, gaming has never been more critical to Microsoft

Google has been a gigantic thorn in Microsoft’s side for many, many years, but things are about to get a whole lot worse for Redmond.

Google has been chipping away at Microsoft’s software empire for many years now, with Android in particular exploding as a software ecosystem to rival Windows itself. Android handsets armed with Google Play are a dominating force on mobile devices, while Microsoft’s efforts in the space fell spectacularly flat.

Google has been leveraging  [Read More…]

Microsoft brings Android app mirroring to Windows 10

Mirroring or accessing your Android phone’s screen is on your computer is nothing new. There have been ways to do this in the past with other apps on Windows. However, Microsoft is about to make this process a lot easier by building it directly into Windows 10.

Beginning with the October update you will be able to use the Your Phone app to sync your Android phone with your Windows 10 computer. This comes after Microsoft was forced to ultimately  [Read More…]

Microsoft will soon make accessing your Android phone on Windows 10 easy with app mirroring

Mirroring or accessing your Android phone’s screen is on your computer is nothing new. There have been ways to do this in the past with other apps on Windows. However, Microsoft is about to make this process a lot easier by building it directly into Windows 10.

Beginning with the October update you will be able to use the Your Phone app to sync your Android phone with your Windows 10 computer. This comes after Microsoft was forced to ultimately  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher 5.0 for Android brings new Feed UI and Timeline support

A new update for Microsoft Launcher is rolling out in beta today that brings with it lots of new changes. Let’s take a look.

Microsoft has today announced its next big update to its Microsoft Launcher for Android, bringing with it a brand new Your Feed page, and support for Windows Timeline. I’ve been playing with it over the weekend, and so far it’s looking pretty good. The new update introduces an updated Your Feed page that is  [Read More…]

Microsoft To-Do updated on Android with faster sync, new ‘undo’ option

Microsoft To-Do has added new ways to interact with your tasks and faster syncing on iOS and Android.

Microsoft is taking a small break from its onslaught of major features for its To-Do app, opting instead for some smaller tweaks in the latest updates for mobile devices. Across both iOS and Android, that means you’ll now see To-Do sync a little faster. Meanwhile, each app has received its own slight tweaks to the way you interact with  [Read More…]