Tag Archive: Microsoft


Microsoft shows off how its new Android Wear Outlook watchface can keep you connected

Microsoft has released the Outlook watchface for Android Wear. This new addition to the wearable platform will allow users of Microsoft’s email app to take their work life on the go. Installing and deploying the Outlook watchface will display an overview of one’s day with key details on upcoming schedules. The next 12 hours of your life will now be covered by the connected Android Wear-powered watch.

This watchface joins Outlook support for Android Wear, which  [Read More…]

Xiaomi and Microsoft sign patent cross-licensing, app pre-install deal

Microsoft and Xiaomi have announced that the companies have reached an agreement that will see the companies cross-license patent portfolios, as well as pre-load Skype and Microsoft Office on future Xiaomi Android phones and tablets. Details on exactly which patents from each company are to be licensed were understandably not revealed, but we do know that apps will arrive on new phones sold starting in September 2016.

The deal, which was announced both on Twitter by  [Read More…]

Pay what you want: The A to Z Microsoft Office training bundle

In today’s AndroidGuys deal of the day, we have a special bundle on education courses so you can learn everything possible about the latest software from Microsoft. You can pay what you want for this bundle of 10 courses with 56 hours of content. Learn about Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and more. The coolest part is

Microsoft is shutting down Sunrise Calendar

Sunrise has announced in a blog post that it is shutting down its popular calendar app on August 31st. The news follows the company’s acquisition by Microsoft in 2015. According to the post, the team at Sunrise have shifted all of its focus to the development of Microsoft Outlook for Android and iOS, making it

Oculus Rift sales kick off at Best Buy, Amazon and the Microsoft Store this week

If you’s planning to check out what all of this virtual reality stuff is about, you’ll soon be able to get a taste in person with the Oculus Rift at Best Buy. Oculus announced today that it will launch Oculus Rift sales at more than 48 Best Buy stores around the U.S. on May 7.

Not only will you be able to purchase a Rift, but you’ll also be able to demo the headset as well.  [Read More…]

Microsoft and Google hug it out, agree to withdraw regulatory complaints

Are Microsoft and Google entering a new era of cooperation? A new report states the two companies are going to work together to resolve any issues among themselves before bringing in outside regulators.

According to Re/code:

“Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing legal priorities,” a Microsoft representative said in a statement to Re/code. “We will continue to focus on competing vigorously for business and for customers.” Google, meanwhile, offered  [Read More…]

Microsoft Translator can now translate text from images

Microsoft has updated its Translator app for Android, adding support for translating words in images. This allows you to get instant translations of signage, menus, and more. Additionally, those with Marshmallow installed on their phones will be able to translate text without leaving their current app.

Here’s everything you’ll get with the latest version of Microsoft Translator:

Translate words within images – convert from 21 languages or choose automatic language detection Select and translate text without  [Read More…]

HTC Vive demos headed to select GameStop and Microsoft stores in U.S. and Canada

If you’re eager to try out the HTC Vive before plopping down a hefty sum to purchase it, HTC has announced that customers can demo the VR headset at select GameStop and Microsoft Store locations across North America. To kick things off, HTC says the first demos are available now in the following Microsoft Store locations:

Microsoft Flagship store in New York Microsoft at Bellevue Square in Washington Microsoft at City Creek Center in Utah

While that  [Read More…]

Microsoft shows off Xamarin tools to write apps for Windows, iOS and Android

During today’s Build 2016 keynote address, Microsoft showed off an example of how developers can make apps with Xamarin’s tools. They allow app makers to create software with shared code that can run on Windows, iOS and Android platforms. Microsoft acquired Xamarin just a few weeks before Build 2016.

The example shown at the keynote featured the Windows 10 UWP Microsoft Health app that was first built in Visual Studio. The Xamarin tools can create  [Read More…]

Microsoft can teach Android makers a thing or two about updates

Microsoft just updated a slew of Windows phones to the latest version. Even low-end and older models.

Microsoft has begun rolling out the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade to a long list of phones. I’m not a Windows fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I am a mobile tech fan so I’m interested. I jumped over to Windows Central to check out the news about the rollout, to see which devices were getting it and  [Read More…]