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Microsoft outlines recent Edge browser improvements

In a new post on the Microsoft Edge blog, the browser’s Principal PM Lead Kim Denny has outlined how the company made it faster and more efficient over the past few months. To help users perform their tasks as quickly as possible, the team rolled out…
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Microsoft releases a final preview for Windows 10’s October update

The Windows 10 20H2 update will arrive next month with a few new features, like a visually refreshed Start menu, improved notifications, preinstalled Chromium Edge browser and the ability to Alt+Tab through Edge tabs. It’s also bringing more of the f…
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Microsoft Surface Duo teardown reveals ‘refreshingly simple hinge design’

iFixit has pulled apart a Microsoft Surface Duo, giving us a look at what’s inside the dual-screen device. One of the team’s most notable findings is that the Duo has a “refreshingly simple hinge design” compared to the ones found in foldable devices…
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Microsoft says Apple’s game streaming policy will lead to ‘a bad experience’

Earlier today, Apple revised its App Store guidelines to give companies such as Microsoft and Google a way to offer their video game streaming platforms on iOS, but did so with a major caveat. Apple said those companies could release catalog-style ap…
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Microsoft Launcher 6.2 released, containing new features and bug fixes including landscape mode

Microsoft Launcher 6.2 has been released, and the updated version includes several new features and a number of bug fixes to improve reliability and stability. We recently covered how the Microsoft Launcher received a major upgrade, and today’s update appears to be smaller but contains several useful new features. These include enabling landscape mode, a […]

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FT: Oracle joins Microsoft as a possible bidder for TikTok

For a couple of weeks, Microsoft had been the only name publicly attached as a potential buyer for TikTok, and it has about a month left before the announced September 15th deadline to make a deal. Since then, Twitter was reported as a company in “pr…
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Microsoft says it’s aiming to close TikTok deal by September 15th

Microsoft added a dose of clarity to the reports of its impending TikTok purchase tonight, issuing a blog post that confirms it’s pursuing discussions with ByteDance. The company notes that CEO Satya Nadella discussed the matter with President Trump,…
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Microsoft confirms free ‘Halo Infinite’ multiplayer running at 120FPS

After a leak from an Irish retailer gave up the goods, Microsoft has confirmed the news — Halo Infinite will include a free-to-play multiplayer mode, and it’s running at 120FPS. This news wasn’t revealed during last week’s Xbox Series X gameplay show…
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Looks like AT&T will carry the weird Microsoft Surface Duo phone

While the Microsoft Surface Duo was originally announced back in October of 2019, Microsoft wasn’t planning on an immediate launch. It’s been tentatively scheduled for a holiday 2020 release, and it seems like we’re still going to hit that date, even with a pandemic. Additionally, it looks like Microsoft has courted AT&T into the folding […]

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Microsoft migrates ‘Minecraft’ from Amazon Web Services to its own Azure

Being owned by Microsoft, you would think Minecraft developer Mojang would be all about using tools like Teams and Office. But when it comes to some of its online infrastructure, the studio has been using the platform of one of Microsoft’s main compe…
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Microsoft confirm Game Streaming service xCloud launch for September 2020

Microsoft have officially announced the xCloud launch. The Google Stadia rival game streaming service goes live in September. As part of a big update on the future of gaming, Microsoft gave further details on the Xbox Series X and xCloud. In September, the xCloud service will go live for current Game Pass Ultimate subscribers ($ 15 […]

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Microsoft Launcher updated to v6 complete with reduced memory use, quicker launch times, and more

Microsoft Launcher has been updated to version 6.0, which the company says has been built on a new codebase, allowing the developers to include more new features than ever plus reduced memory use, quicker launch times, and lower battery use. The Microsoft Launcher for Android was designed to make it easier to move from working […]

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Microsoft will resume optional non-security Windows 10 updates in July

Microsoft will soon start rolling out non—security updates again, just as the world starts loosening lockdown orders and we all get used to a new normal. The tech giant paused optional Windows updates back in March in response to the pandemic, so it…
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Microsoft employees ask the company to end contracts with Seattle police

Hundreds of Microsoft employees are calling on the company to cancel its contracts with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and make other changes in response to police use of tear gas and other violent tactics during recent peaceful protests, OneZer…
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Microsoft launches Bing Wallpapers on Android for you daily dose of home screen customization

Microsoft really likes Android as a platform, and they’ve been consistently releasing new apps and features for phones over the last few years. This ranges from Microsoft Office apps to full home screen launchers, math solvers, and more. The latest addition to their mobile portfolio is a Bing Wallpapers app, which gives everyone access to […]

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Microsoft made a Nike Air Max 90 Xbox but you can’t buy it

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, so here come all the brand collabs. To celebrate Sunday's showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, Xbox, EA Sports and Nike have joined forces to create a limited-edition custom Xbox…
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Microsoft workers say it’s making progress on diversity

Microsoft's push for greater diversity in its workforce appears to be paying off, and it's not just the company's management saying so this time. The tech giant's 2019 Diversity and Inclusion report offers the first public glimpse at Microsoft's Incl…
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Microsoft merges all of their mobile productivity apps into one Office hub

Microsoft has announced that they’ll be taking their existing Word, Excel, and Powerpoint applications on Android and iOS and merging them into a single Office app. Fortunately there’s no loss of functionality with this change, but it should make things a little more fluid on your phone and take up less space, too. Alongside this […]

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Microsoft patent application describes a vibrating floor mat for VR

Microsoft has filed a patent for a floor mat that could prevent you from crashing into furniture while you're exploring new worlds in virtual reality. It's also an indicator the company is still interested in bringing VR to the Xbox ecosystem, after…
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Microsoft has just announced the Surface Duo – a dual-screened smartphone running on Android

When you think of Microsoft and smartphones you might think back to the company buying Nokia and then failing to achieve anything other than pleasing a niche market with its Windows Phone OS. Since then, Microsoft has slowly but surely moved its focus to making its apps and services available via the Google Play Store, […]

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The Morning After: Our 2019 Microsoft Surface event preview

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Microsoft's 2019 Surface event is just hours away, so before we kick off coverage at 10AM ET, it's time to lay out everything we're hoping to see unveiled. Also, Nintendo released a major upgrade for Super Mario…
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Microsoft makes the Xbox One work with Google Assistant and Google Homes

Microsoft has announced a new integration for its home video game console, the Xbox One, and it should be a big deal for anyone building a smart home with Google Assistant. Like the previously announced Amazon Alexa integration, you’ll now be able to use Google Assistant to control your Xbox One. This works for turning […]

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Google, Intel and Microsoft form data protection consortium

It's common to secure data when its sitting put or flying to its destination, but not so much when you're actually using it — there's still a risk someone could peek at your content while you work. Industry heavyweights might help keep your info se…
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Certifications for Microsoft software and networking are pretty valuable, but that doesn’t make the tests any less difficult. If you want to make sure you pass them, you’ll want to check out our bundle on the Microsoft Network and Security Fundamentals Certification. This bundle includes training material for two courses: Microsoft MTA-98-366 Network Fundamentals, and […]

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[TA Deals] Save 92% on the Microsoft Technology Associate mastery bundle

If you’re ready to take a deep dive and get more familiar with some of Microsoft’s security and networking fundamentals, we’ve got a bundle for you. The Microsoft Technology Associate mastery bundle includes three extremely comprehensive courses. If you’re trying to start up a career using Microsoft tech, these classes will help you ace any […]

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[Sponsored] Save big on Windows 10 and Microsoft Office keys from URCDKey’s big sale

Software can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. URCDKey is an online retailer that offers discount on activation codes and software keys, so you can get your computer upgraded without having to shell out a ton of money for things like Windows 10 and Microsoft. They’re currently running a deal on Windows and […]

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Microsoft, Alphabet team up to teach quantum computer programming

The very concept of a quantum computer can be daunting, let alone programming it, but Microsoft thinks it can offer a helping hand. It's partnering with Alphabet's X and Brilliant on an online curriculum for quantum computing. The course starts wit…
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Microsoft previews Android-to-Windows notification mirroring

Microsoft is rolling out an update to insiders enabling notification mirroring from Android to Windows via their existing ‘Your Phone’ app. Microsoft introduced their ‘Your Phone’ app last year so Windows users can text from their PC, share files between devices, and even mirror their mobile screen as of a few months ago for a […]

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UK investigates Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony over game service practices

Do you feel that game console giants hold you over a barrel by making you subscribe to a service to play online? You might have an ally in your corner. The UK's Competition and Markets Authority is investigating Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony to see…
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[TA Deals] Save 98% on the complete Microsoft and Oracle SQL certification bundle

Ready to master Microsoft SQL Server to pad out your resume? We’re running a killer offer on a certification bundle that will teach you everything you need to know about creating and administering Microsoft’s database software and managing a server with it. This bundle includes 11 courses, covering not only Microsoft’s SQL databases and server […]

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Microsoft Excel adds photo-to-spreadsheet feature with latest update

Microsoft Excel for Android has been updated with a nifty new feature that was originally teased at a conference last year. If you’re in a rush and need to turn a photo or image into a spreadsheet that you can actually edit, this is now your go-to app. The update uses image recognition and AI […]

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[TA Deals] Save 97% on the Ultimate Microsoft SQL Certification bundle

Ready to master Microsoft SQL Server to pad out your resume? We’re running a killer offer on a certification bundle that will teach you everything you need to know about creating and administering Microsoft’s database software and managing a server with it. This bundle includes 7 courses that will help you become officially certified with […]

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Microsoft and MIT can detect AI ‘blind spots’ in self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are still prone to making mistakes, in part because the AI training can only account for so many situations. Microsoft and MIT might just fill in those gaps in knowledge — they've developed a model that can catch these virtual "bl…
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Microsoft Launcher 5.2 opens up to beta testers with UI changes and better Microsoft Rewards integration

Microsoft may have totally abandoned Windows Phone but their Microsoft Launcher for Android is actually one of the better options for third-party launchers for your smartphone. It has a ton of extra features and integration with Microsoft services, and Microsoft frequently updates it with changes, fixes, and new stuff. The latest version of the launcher, […]

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Apple hires former Tesla and Microsoft senior designer

Apple has hired Andrew Kim, formerly of Tesla and Microsoft, to bolster its design team. Kim captured the attention of many in 2011 with a custom iOS device stand and again in 2012 when, as a fan, he shared his vision for an overhaul of Microsoft's b…
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Apple and Microsoft are fixing a serious iCloud bug in Windows 10

The return of Windows 10's October update wasn't welcome news for everyone. Microsoft says it's "working with Apple" to solve an iCloud for Windows bug that creates problems updating or syncing shared photo albums when using the latest Windows relea…
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Microsoft’s Office is the world’s most popular productivity suite. It handles documentation, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. If you’re going into business, you need to know how to use Office. The Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle on Talk Android Deals is the perfect way to master the entire suite for a fraction of what online academies charge. This bundle […]

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Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 bug

Microsoft has pledged to rescue those all-important personal files that its most recent Windows 10 update contrived to consume. The company was forced to halt the rollout of its October 2018 upgrades when users started complaining that their document…
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Microsoft launches Xbox All Access with two-year console financing

The rumors are true: Today, Microsoft announced an all-inclusive service called Xbox All Access. For $ 22 per month over two years, Microsoft will provide you with an Xbox One S console, access to over 100 games thanks to Xbox Game Pass and an Xbox Li…
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Microsoft Launcher for Android gets a major update with tons of new features

Microsoft has released a pretty major update for the Microsoft Launcher home screen experience onto the Play Store, bringing a ton of new features centered around Microsoft’s apps and services. The update bumps the app to version 4.11 and includes some interface tweaks on top of the new integrated features. Here’s the changelog: What’s new […]

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Microsoft wants to bring its Movies and TV app to your Android smartphone

Microsoft offers their own movie and television show store on Windows 10, which is really useful for anyone that relies primarily on their PC for entertainment. It’s great for anyone in Microsoft’s ecosystem, but considering just how dead Windows Phone is, that’s a pretty limited platform right now. Microsoft knows that, and Microsoft wants to […]

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Microsoft is using AI to make Windows 10 updates smoother

AI is becoming so common that it's almost boring. While we're seeing some surprising new projects using AI, including detecting movement through walls and predicting that Brazil will be the winner of this year's World Cup, other companies are using t…
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Microsoft has discussed buying code giant GitHub

GitHub is practically a household name among developers looking to store, share and discuss code, but it's not in a great position when it's floundering in a bid to replace its outgoing CEO. And it appears that Microsoft might seize this opportunity…
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[TA Deals] Master Microsoft Excel with the Ultimate All-Level Bootcamp Bundle

It’s always great to pad out your resume with new skills, and right now you can add Microsoft Excel to that list thanks to our latest discounted bundle. The Ultimate All-Level Excel Bootcamp bundle offers four courses to help you master this part of Microsoft’s Office suite to make better business decisions and impress potential […]

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[TA Deals] Master Microsoft Excel with the Ultimate All-Level Bootcamp Bundle

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Microsoft confirms ‘S Mode’ will replace Windows 10 S

This week, Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed the rumor that Windows 10 S would no longer be standalone software. Instead, users will be able to access the platform as a "mode" within existing full Windows 10 installations.
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Microsoft adds support for iOS Files app, drag and drop to OneDrive

Apple's latest operating system for its mobile devices, iOS 11, added a ton of productivity tweaks. One of the biggest is Files, a new, well, file system for iOS that lets users interact more directly with documents and images without having to go th…
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[TA Deals] Save 95% on the Microsoft Excel + Advanced Excel bundle

Microsoft Excel is very important in many businesses and career roles, so why not get better at it? That’s exactly what our highly discounted Ultimate Microsoft Excel bundle is here to do. This bundle features 48 hours of material covering everything from creating formulas to analyzing table data to automating spreadsheets. There’s a ton of […]

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Microsoft adds real-time collaboration to Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft's latest update for Office 2016 on Mac adds features that make it a much better tool for collaborative projects. (Or worse, depending on how you prefer attacking group work.) It gives you the ability to work with others in real time &agrave…
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