Tag Archive: Microsoft


Microsoft teases Surface Duo, a folding ‘phone’ that runs Android

Microsoft, at a Surface-related event today, had a little something special to show off as it wrapped up its show. It’s called the Surface Duo and it runs Android. And it makes phone calls. Oh, and it folds, too.

Don’t look for the Surface Duo to hit the market anytime soon as Microsoft says it’s not due until “holiday 2020”.  Why show it off so early? The device maker hopes to attract developer interest so they can begin working on  [Read More…]

With Surface Centaurus, can Microsoft avoid Samsung’s Galaxy Fold mistakes?

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has re-emerged after a difficult delay, alongside high-profile problems with its generation-one folding display. Will Microsoft’s Surface “Centaurus” suffer the same problems?

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is among the first in a new wave of foldables expected to dominate tablet and phone innovation over the next decade. Notoriously, the Fold was also plagued with launch issues, with early review units failing relatively easily under a variety of average smartphone user scenarios.

After some engineering  [Read More…]

Microsoft To Do gets fresh design that taps into its Wunderlist roots

To Do is tapping into its Wunderlist DNA to for a warmer, more customizable look.

What you need to know Microsoft debuted a new look for To Do today. The new experience incorporates more customization with background images and warmer colors. The updated experience will be available across Microsoft To Do on all platforms.

Microsoft To Do has evolved considerably since its initial launch in 2017. Over time, Microsoft has sought to make the app a replacement  [Read More…]

This Microsoft Office training bundle is only $39 right now

If you’ve worked in an office (or even at home) at any point over the past thirty years, chances are you’ve used at least one Microsoft Office program. These ubiquitous tools—ranging from Excel and Powerpoint to Word, Outlook and beyond—stand at the heart of countless businesses ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 conglomerates.

But chances are you’ve only scratched the surface of what these powerful programs can do. The Mega Microsoft Office 2019 Bundle will transform you from an  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher gets optimized local search results in new update

Local results are easier to access in Microsoft Launcher following a recent update.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher has been updated to version 5.8. The update brings an optimized search experience that makes local results easier to access. The update also allows you to add new apps to the home screen automatically.

Microsoft Launches has a new update available. The update brings the app to version 5.8, and it adds a few handy features (via  [Read More…]

Microsoft cracks down on Minecraft Earth Android APKs

Unauthorized Minecraft Earth installations are getting the boot from Android beta tests.

What you need to know The Minecraft Earth closed beta is now available on Android, following its iOS debut. Some Minecraft Earth users now face errors following unauthorized downloads.

The Minecraft Earth beta recently expanded to Android, bringing Microsoft’s upcoming augmented reality (AR) adventure to a fresh wave of devices. The ongoing tests saw over a month of early iOS trials, locked down to Apple’s  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta gets support for Intune managed devices

Microsoft Launcher beta version 5.8 adds new features for IT administrators and a bit of convenience for new app installs.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher beta version 5.8 is now available. The update gives IT administrators the ability to fully manage devices with Microsoft Intune. For phones on Android 8.0, Launcher will now automatically add icons to the home screen for new app installs.

A fresh update is now rolling out to the Microsoft Launcher  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher 5.7 rolls out with new Cortana conversation experience

Cortana is now a little more conversational in Microsoft Launcher.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher 5.7 is now rolling out for everyone. This update brings a new conversation experience for Cortana. It also move the feed tabs to the bottom for “easy access.”

Microsoft Launcher version 5.7 is now rolling out to everyone after a few weeks of beta testing. This update adds a couple of new notable features, including a more conversational Cortana experience  [Read More…]

Microsoft Edge beta on Android now supports Read Aloud feature

Microsoft Edge beta on Android can now read webpages out loud, improving web accessibility.

What you need to know Microsoft Edge beta on Android now supports reading pages out loud. The feature improves accessibility and gives users another option for consuming the web. Read aloud is already supported on Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, Mac, and iOS.

The latest beta release of Microsoft Android on Android supports the Read Aloud feature. This allows users to have webpages  [Read More…]

Microsoft made the perfect Android messaging app, and it’s now in the U.S.

This is what Android Messages should have been from the beginning.

Microsoft significantly raised the quality of its apps on Android over the course of the last two years, leading to great Android apps that include the likes of Next Lock Screen and Microsoft Launcher.

The latest is SMS Organizer, a text messaging service from Microsoft Garage, an initiative within the company that lets employees work on projects they’re passionate about. The app leverages machine learning to  [Read More…]