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Microsoft 'Life' bundle with Office, Teams, and password manager could arrive soon
Microsoft 'Life' bundle with Office, Teams, and password manager could arrive soon By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is planning to launch a new, consumer version of its Microsoft 365 subscription, but it'll supposedly be called M365, according to ZDNet. Read more

Microsoft just delayed launching the Surface Earbuds and didn't say why
Microsoft just delayed launching the Surface Earbuds and didn't say why By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is pushing back the release of its recently announced Surface Earbuds by about six months. Read more

Minecraft Earth update: US release, iOS and Android early access and more about the AR game
Minecraft Earth update: US release, iOS and Android early access and more about the AR game By Rik Henderson

Here's everything you need to know about Microsoft's plans to bring Minecraft into the real world. Read more

Double 11, Double The Profit! Buy 1 get 1 free: Get Windows 10 Pro for free!!!
Double 11, Double The Profit! Buy 1 get 1 free: Get Windows 10 Pro for free!!! By Pocket-lint Promotion

Double 11 is right around the corner! One of the most famous expressions around Chinese netizens, Double 11 is the Singles’ Day (or Bachelor’s Day) Read more

Could Microsoft's new Surface Pro X usher in a new generation of repairable devices?
Could Microsoft's new Surface Pro X usher in a new generation of repairable devices? By Dan Grabham

Microsoft's new Surface Pro X is an incredibly repairable device. That's according to iFixit, known for its teardowns of products moments after launch Read more

Minecraft Earth rolling out now to UK, Canada and more
Minecraft Earth rolling out now to UK, Canada and more By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is rolling out its early access build of Minecraft Earth to select countries around the world, is your's one of them? Read more

Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser full release date revealed
Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser full release date revealed By Rik Henderson

Microsoft will release the full, consumer version of its Chromium-based Edge browser on 15 January 2020. Read more

More 'masculine' Microsoft Cortana coming to iOS and Android through Outlook app
More 'masculine' Microsoft Cortana coming to iOS and Android through Outlook app By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft's Cortana is finally coming to iOS and Android devices through the Outlook app. The personal assistant will appear on iOS first, followed by Read more

Microsoft now has a single app for Office on iOS and Android
Microsoft now has a single app for Office on iOS and Android By Dan Grabham

Microsoft is introducing a single Microsoft Office app for iOS and Android. The new app is simply called Office. Read more

Leaked video shows Microsoft is giving Cortana a 'masculine' voice
Leaked video shows Microsoft is giving Cortana a 'masculine' voice By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft appears to be readying a set of new features for its Cortana voice assistant, including a male voice. Read more

It looks like Windows 10 X will appear on all kinds of devices
It looks like Windows 10 X will appear on all kinds of devices By Dan Grabham

Windows 10 X won't just appear on foldables. That's according to a leaked webpage that marks the new operating system out as a Chrome OS competitor that Read more

Microsoft's latest anti-hacker tech locks down your PC's firmware
Microsoft's latest anti-hacker tech locks down your PC's firmware By Dan Grabham

Microsoft's latest wheeze to lock down your PC from the ill-meaning is to totally lock down its firmware.Firmware is the base-level code that starts up Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 initial review: More power and a new 15-inch version, too
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 initial review: More power and a new 15-inch version, too By Dan Grabham

The Surface Laptop 3 15 is a proper MacBook Pro rival and a top addition to the Surface family. Read more

First look: Microsoft Surface Neo and Surface Duo - what to expect from the dual-screen tablets
First look: Microsoft Surface Neo and Surface Duo - what to expect from the dual-screen tablets By Dan Grabham

We weren't able to get too close to Microsoft's new pair of foldables, but we did get a good look at what they're set to offer when they go on sale. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro X initial review: The Surface Pro reborn
Microsoft Surface Pro X initial review: The Surface Pro reborn By Dan Grabham

Surface Pro X is a superb design that breathes new life into traditional Surface devices. Read more

Microsoft says the Surface Neo and Duo have been "in development for years"
Microsoft says the Surface Neo and Duo have been "in development for years" By Dan Grabham

Surface head of devices Panos Panay says the development of the Surface Duo phone and Surface Neo dual-screen tablet has been a long journey. We went Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 7 at a recent event alongside the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro X and the all-new Surface Neo and Surface Duo which Read more

You'll soon be able to receive Android phone calls on Windows PCs
You'll soon be able to receive Android phone calls on Windows PCs By Dan Grabham

You'll soon be able to make phone calls from your Windows 10 PC - if you have an Android phone. As we know from last week's reveal of the 2020 Surface Read more

Get Windows 10 Pro for less than $12 and Office for less than $30!
Get Windows 10 Pro for less than $12 and Office for less than $30! By Pocket-lint Promotion

Now that Autumn is here, prices are falling faster than the leaves – and GoodOffer24 is no exception. If you’re on the lookout for new software deals, Read more

Microsoft planning a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality
Microsoft planning a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality By Adrian Willings

A new patent filing seems to imply that Microsoft is considering a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality with interesting implications. Read more

Surface Duo is a neat idea, but who is going to buy a Surface Phone?
Surface Duo is a neat idea, but who is going to buy a Surface Phone? By Dan Grabham

Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Phone isn't really a phone at all.At least, that's what Microsoft wants you to think - but in reality, everyone is calling Read more

Microsoft Surface event: Watch the event recap right here
Microsoft Surface event: Watch the event recap right here By Maggie Tillman

If you'd like to see these products be introduced on stage, all you have to do is watch the event after the fact or even check out Microsoft's recap video on YouTube. Read more

What is Windows 10X, how does it work, and which devices run it?
What is Windows 10X, how does it work, and which devices run it? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has been designing and building a new version of Windows 10, called Windows 10X, for the last couple of years, with the help of hundreds of engineers and designers. Their goal, Microsoft said, is to enable "a new era of mobile productivity and creativity across two screens". Read more

Microsoft Surface Duo: Specs, release date and price for the Surface Phone
Microsoft Surface Duo: Specs, release date and price for the Surface Phone By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay revealed the Surface Duo during the October 2019 Surface event, where he demonstrated how the device can do everything you'd expect from a modern smartphone. Read more

Microsoft's Surface phone is real! It's called Surface Duo and runs Android
Microsoft's Surface phone is real! It's called Surface Duo and runs Android By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft had one more thing to announce at the end of its Surface event: a foldable Surface phone that runs Android. Read more

Super new Surface Neo is like a dual screen iPad mini - but with tiny bezels
Super new Surface Neo is like a dual screen iPad mini - but with tiny bezels By Dan Grabham

Surface Neo is the much-talked-about dual-screen Surface. It won't be with us until late 2020 but looks absolutely amazing. Read more

Surface Pro X runs ARM-based SQ1 platform developed with Qualcomm
Surface Pro X runs ARM-based SQ1 platform developed with Qualcomm By Dan Grabham

Surface Pro X is a new ARM-based Surface that boasts a Microsoft and Qualcomm designed SQ1 platform with full-fat Windows 10, an integrated AI engine and Read more

Microsoft Surface Earbuds offer 24-hour battery life and Office integration
Microsoft Surface Earbuds offer 24-hour battery life and Office integration By Rik Henderson

After Amazon entered the true wireless in-ear headphones market last week, now it's Microsoft's turn. Read more

Surface Pro 7 is here and more powerful than ever, but it's just a slight redesign
Surface Pro 7 is here and more powerful than ever, but it's just a slight redesign By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has revealed the latest 2-in-1 Surface Pro which will be known as Surface Pro 7. Read more

Surface Laptop 3 official, adds 15-inch version and USB-C at last
Surface Laptop 3 official, adds 15-inch version and USB-C at last By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has unveiled Surface Laptop 3 with USB-C, a removable hard drive and a new 15-inch variant in addition to a 13-inch model. USB-C is a more welcome Read more

Microsoft's stripped-down Windows will be called Windows 10X
Microsoft's stripped-down Windows will be called Windows 10X By Dan Grabham

Microsoft's stripped-down Windows will be called Windows 10X and not Windows Core OS as we previously thought.  Windows Core OS: What is it and why you Read more

Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface on ARM leak ahead of official launch
Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface on ARM leak ahead of official launch By Dan Grabham

Images of Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface on ARM have leaked ahead of Wednesday's official Surface launch event. There will be 13.5 and 15-inch Read more

Microsoft might launch a new Surface Pen with wireless charging next month
Microsoft might launch a new Surface Pen with wireless charging next month By Maggie Tillman

Thanks to a new FCC filing, it looks like a revamped Surface Pen might also appear, complete with a wireless charging capability Read more

Microsoft reveals Build 2020 dates a full eight months in advance
Microsoft reveals Build 2020 dates a full eight months in advance By Maggie Tillman

The company announced it will hold Build 2020 in Seattle from 19 May to 21 May. Microsoft hasn't started selling tickets to the show at this point, but it has a mailing list you can join to get more information. Read more

Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 details leak ahead of Microsoft's October event
Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 details leak ahead of Microsoft's October event By Dan Grabham

Details are leaking about Microsoft's upcoming slew of Surface devices, namely the next-gen Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. Microsoft is holding an event Read more

Microsoft developed liquid-filled hinges for foldable Surface devices
Microsoft developed liquid-filled hinges for foldable Surface devices By Maggie Tillman

The company, which will reportedly unveil a dual-screen Surface device at a hardware event next month, appears to be developing a hinge that uses liquid to reduce the stress on flexible and foldable displays. The liquid fills gaps around the flexible display to help it move around. Read more

Microsoft hints at new Surface device experiences in latest event tease
Microsoft hints at new Surface device experiences in latest event tease By Maggie Tillman

The company has sent another invite to the press, but this time with a different image included. It has the Surface logo and what appears to be a shape of a processor. Read more

Microsoft will launch a portable speaker that looks like a Google Home Mini
Microsoft will launch a portable speaker that looks like a Google Home Mini By Dan Grabham

It looks very much like Microsoft will debut a portable speaker of some description at next month's Surface launch in New York on 2 October.The speaker Read more

Microsoft October event announced: Is a dual-screen Surface device coming?
Microsoft October event announced: Is a dual-screen Surface device coming? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding an event in New York City in October, as evident by the invites now arriving in journalists' inboxes.This event is being described Read more

The biggest Microsoft failures ever
The biggest Microsoft failures ever By Ben Crompton

One of the largest multinationals ever, Microsoft is known all over the world. But it doesn't always do everything right. Read more

Microsoft Chromium Edge browser: How to try the beta on your Mac or PC
Microsoft Chromium Edge browser: How to try the beta on your Mac or PC By Maggie Tillman

The Edge beta is available for all supported versions of Windows and MacOS, with Microsoft describing it as a very "stable" preview that has cleared many rounds of quality testing. Read more

Want to organize SMS messages on Android? Try Microsoft's new app
Want to organize SMS messages on Android? Try Microsoft's new app By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has created a new mobile app for Android users. Called SMS Organizer, it's designed to auto-sort SMS messages using machine learning. Read more

That sleek GLAS smart thermostat just totally ditched Cortana
That sleek GLAS smart thermostat just totally ditched Cortana By Maggie Tillman

Remember GLAS? It's a not-so-new-anymore smart thermostat from Johnson Controls that's finally giving up on Cortana. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Laptop 2 vs Surface Book 2: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Laptop 2 vs Surface Book 2: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

How do the pro-level Surface portables compare? Read more

Use Skype or Cortana? How to delete your voice data before Microsoft listens in
Use Skype or Cortana? How to delete your voice data before Microsoft listens in By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft contractors have been reviewing voice recordings from Skype’s auto-translation feature and the Cortana voice assistant. Read more

How to play Minecraft Earth and what to expect
How to play Minecraft Earth and what to expect By Rik Henderson

We've been playing the closed beta of Minecraft Earth and here are our initial thoughts on what to expect and how to start. Read more

Inside Microsoft's new flagship London store
Inside Microsoft's new flagship London store By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has opened the doors to its first store in Europe. The store is right in the heart of London’s West End on the corner of Oxford Circus – Read more

Alexa turn on my PC: Microsoft looks to open up voice control beyond Cortana
Alexa turn on my PC: Microsoft looks to open up voice control beyond Cortana By Stuart Miles

Alexa could become your default voice assistant on Windows 10 following changes by Microsoft to its operating system. Read more

Windows 7 support discontinued from 14 January 2020: What does it mean for me?
Windows 7 support discontinued from 14 January 2020: What does it mean for me? By Mike Lowe

It's been on many computers for a decade, but Windows 7 is hanging up its boots, letting Windows 10 and beyond replace it. Here's the overview. Read more

Microsoft's new Windows 1.11 app takes you back to 1985 for 'Stranger Things'
Microsoft's new Windows 1.11 app takes you back to 1985 for 'Stranger Things' By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has finally shared more details about its "new Windows 1.0" project. Read more