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Microsoft to rebuild Edge browser on Chrome, will launch Mac version
Microsoft to rebuild Edge browser on Chrome, will launch Mac version By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has confirmed that some rumored changes are indeed coming to its Edge web browser.... Read more

Microsoft made a video to show off its new Office icons - see it here
Microsoft made a video to show off its new Office icons - see it here By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is updating its Microsoft Office icons for the first time in five years. It's also changing the design of the apps.... Read more

How to use Alexa to make a Skype call on Echo devices
How to use Alexa to make a Skype call on Echo devices By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has brought its Skype calling service to Alexa-enabled devices, starting with the Amazon Echo range.... Read more

What is Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode?
What is Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode? By Chris Hall

Microsoft ships a version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S or Windows 10 in S Mode. But what is it?... Read more

Office 2019 is out for Windows and Mac (no Office 365 required)
Office 2019 is out for Windows and Mac (no Office 365 required) By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft realises some people simply want to buy Microsoft Office like the used to: once - that's it - with no subscription fee.... Read more

Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier
Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier By Maggie Tillman

Considering a move away from Slack? Well, check out Teams. Microsoft has just introduced a free version.... Read more

Microsoft just launched its own version of Google Lens
Microsoft just launched its own version of Google Lens By Maggie Tillman

The new feature lets you take a picture of an object, animal, or thing with your phone to search for it online. It reminds us of Google Lens.... Read more

Microsoft Build 2018: All the announcements that matter
Microsoft Build 2018: All the announcements that matter By Elyse Betters

The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's is now underway.Every year Microsoft spends a couple days trying to bring... Read more

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's some basics of Microsoft's latest Windows OS
Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's some basics of Microsoft's latest Windows OS By Tyler Fee

With Windows 10 Microsoft worked hard to take the best features from Windows 7 and 8, while dumping a lot of what made Windows 8 so annoying.  Windows... Read more

Like Microsoft Edge? Now you can use it on iPad and Android tablets
Like Microsoft Edge? Now you can use it on iPad and Android tablets By Elyse Betters

Microsoft unveiled a beta version of Edge for iOS and Android phones last year, followed by making it officially available in November. Now, it's releasing... Read more

Cortana in Windows 10: How it works on the taskbar and in Microsoft Edge
Cortana in Windows 10: How it works on the taskbar and in Microsoft Edge By Tyler Fee

Windows 10 features Microsoft's very own virtual assistant, Cortana. Like Google Assistant, Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, she's designed to help you... Read more

Microsoft might launch a free version of its Slack-like Teams service
Microsoft might launch a free version of its Slack-like Teams service By Elyse Betters

Microsoft Teams could add a free tier soon, according to a new report.Microsoft launched its Slack competitor over a year ago as a paid service. It wasn't... Read more

What is Microsoft Edge? The lowdown on Microsoft's Windows 10 browser
What is Microsoft Edge? The lowdown on Microsoft's Windows 10 browser By Elyse Betters

Edge is Microsoft's latest internet browser. It's part of the Windows 10 operating system and also available for iPhone and Android devices. Edge is coming... Read more

Windows 10 Sets: How do the tabs work and when can you try them?
Windows 10 Sets: How do the tabs work and when can you try them? By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 feature, called Sets."Sets" is basically another name for tabs. The company is planning to add tabs to apps in... Read more

25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint
25 awesome album covers recreated in MS Paint By Adrian Willings

Microsoft Paint is one of the wonders of the Microsoft operating system and a piece of bundled software that's been around since the very first version... Read more

20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint
20 amazing illustrations created using only Microsoft Paint By Adrian Willings

We covered recently how Microsoft came very close to killing off the legendary software that is MS Paint in favour of their new 3D version. In order to... Read more

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming 17 October, Mixed Reality leads the charge
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming 17 October, Mixed Reality leads the charge By Mike Lowe

If you've been waiting for the next step in Windows 10 then it's just around the corner: the Fall Creators Update will begin rolling out from Tuesday 17... Read more

Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join
Microsoft's new Outlook.com beta: What's different and how to join By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has unveiled a new version Outlook.com. It's only in beta at the moment, but you can try it now, before everyone else.The refresh includes a... Read more

That was quick: Microsoft kills its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone
That was quick: Microsoft kills its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone By Elyse Betters

Farewell, Word Flow. We hardly knew ye.Microsoft launched its Windows Phone keyboard for the iPhone about a year ago. It offered a fan-shaped, one-handed... Read more

Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look
Microsoft's new app uses AI to describe to the blind how people look By Elyse Betters

Are you visually impaired? If so, Microsoft's latest app is for you.Microsoft has released a new smartphone app, called Seeing AI, which uses computer... Read more

This Microsoft app uses Cortana tech to add voice dictation to Office
This Microsoft app uses Cortana tech to add voice dictation to Office By Elyse Betters

Ever wish you could just say your essay aloud and have Microsoft Word write it out for you?Well, now you can, with a new app called Dictate. Microsoft... Read more

Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time
Microsoft Office is now available in the Windows Store for the first time By Elyse Betters

If you bought the new Surface Laptop, you can now grab Office 365 for free from Microsoft's Windows Store.When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop recently,... Read more

Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking
Whiteboard is Microsoft's Windows 10 app for collaborative inking By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 app called Whiteboard.It's a "collaborative inking" app meant for Microsoft's Surface devices. Microsoft demoed... Read more

Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work?
Microsoft Cortana skills: Which are available now and how do they work? By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has launched the first set of skills for Cortana.During the company's annual Build developers conference this week, Microsoft announced a Cortana... Read more

Microsoft Story Remix lets you edit movies on iOS, Android, or Windows
Microsoft Story Remix lets you edit movies on iOS, Android, or Windows By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is at Build 2017 and has introduced something interesting to consumers: a new Windows 10 app.But it's not just any app. It's basically a successor... Read more

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them
OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is finally implementing a feature in OneDrive that could be forgiven for thinking existed already.OneDrive Files On-Demand will store all of... Read more

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed
You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed By Elyse Betters

Microsoft held a hardware event on 2 May 2017 which it used to reinforce its position in education and make a couple of key announcements, including Windows... Read more

Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of Windows for education
Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of Windows for education By Chris Hall

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 S, a version of Windows that it is calling the "soul" of Windows.Announced at the New York education event, Microsoft... Read more

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks
This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has an event scheduled next month, and it could take the stage to unveil its version of a Google Chromebook.The company is also expected to debut... Read more

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year
Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced a “predictable twice-per-year feature" update schedule for Windows 10.After revealing last year that it had two big updates to... Read more

Windows 10 Creators Update: You can get it now and here's how
Windows 10 Creators Update: You can get it now and here's how By Elyse Betters

Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it sooner.Microsoft will officially... Read more

Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects
Microsoft's new camera app uses AI to offer up Snapchat-style effects By Elyse Betters

Microsoft quietly released a new app on April Fools' Day, and no, it isn't a prank app. You can download and use it.It's actually just a "fun camera app"... Read more

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early
Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early By Elyse Betters

Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it one week earlier.Microsoft... Read more

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017
Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017 By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has quietly confirmed it is working on another Windows 10 update, and it will arrive later this year, following the Creators Update. The company... Read more

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day
Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has alerted the media that ticket registration for its upcoming Microsoft Build conference will kick off soon.In an email, the company said Microsoft... Read more

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years
LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years By Elyse Betters

People use LinkedIn, right?The Microsoft-owned company must be exploring ways to spice things up, because it refreshed its entire professional networking... Read more

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data
New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data By Elyse Betters

Most people are concerned about their privacy, especially when it comes to their computers and mobile devices.So, in response to the Electronic Frontier... Read more

This is Project Neon, the new look Windows 10
This is Project Neon, the new look Windows 10 By Max Langridge

MSPowerUser has obtained leaked images of the new look Windows 10 operating system, currently codenamed Project Neon. It's said to be a minor update to... Read more

Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks
Microsoft Cortana finally comes to Android in the UK, iPhone within weeks By Rik Henderson

Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is finally ready to make her bow in the UK.As well as a major update to the existing Android app in the US, Microsoft... Read more

Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS
Microsoft's classic Solitaire Windows game now out for Android and iOS By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has taken a classic Windows game and made it available for Android and iPhone users.The new app, called Microsoft Solitaire Collection, includes... Read more

Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour
Are you colour blind? This Microsoft app will help you see colour By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has launched an iOS app called Colour Binoculars.It was developed to help the colour blind see a broader spectrum of colours. It works for anyone... Read more

Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365
Microsoft Teams is here: A Slack-like app that's part of Office 365 By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is the latest company to go after Slack.A couple weeks after Facebook unveiled its Slack-like messenger service, called Workplace, which allows... Read more

Windows 10 Creators Update: 6 new features Microsoft didn't announce
Windows 10 Creators Update: 6 new features Microsoft didn't announce By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's next major Windows 10 update has a few hidden features.While at its 26 October event in New York City, the company announced the Creators Update,... Read more

Microsoft announces Surface Studio, an all-in-one PC
Microsoft announces Surface Studio, an all-in-one PC By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is live in New York City, where it is unveiling new Surface goods.After introducing an updated Surface Book laptop, Microsoft announced an all-in-one... Read more

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update: What’s new?
Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update: What’s new? By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is live in New York City, where it is holding a hardware event.While at the event, the company revealed the next major Windows 10 update would... Read more

Cortana will soon be better at understanding English than you
Cortana will soon be better at understanding English than you By Rik Henderson

Microsoft claims to have made a significant breakthrough in speech recognition that could result in a artificially intelligent assistant that is better... Read more

Microsoft might launch a Slack-like app called Skype Teams
Microsoft might launch a Slack-like app called Skype Teams By Elyse Betters

Slack better watch its back.Microsoft owns Skype, and it doesn't like that Slack is currently dominating in the messaging software space for large teams,... Read more

Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now
Here’s how to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update right now By Elyse Betters

It's here!The first major update to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, has started rolling out to users around the globe. It's full of new tricks and... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update tips and tricks
Windows 10 Anniversary Update tips and tricks By Christopher Picaro

Four days after the one-year anniversary of Windows 10 on July 29, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.With the update comes features... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How does Action Center work?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How does Action Center work? By Christopher Picaro

The Action Center is a much more important area with the Anniversary Update. You can now edit the way you receive rich notifications, and so you will find... Read more

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