Tag Archive: Microsoft


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…]

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…]