Tag: Microsoft

[Update: Read receipts now rolling out to all] Skype finally gets read receipts in Insiders Preview build

In-conversation read receipts are either a useful way to keep track of text-based communication or a hindrance in ignoring people, depending on who you ask. They’re finally coming to Skype — but only in its Insider Preview beta build. Now when someone reads a message in either one-on-one or group conversations, their avatar will appear […]

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Windows 10 has started ‘warning’ users not to install Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft Edge is undoubtedly an improvement over Internet Explorer, but a vast majority of Windows 10 users prefer Chrome and Firefox. In fact, nearly 60% of the worldwide market uses Chrome (according to StatCounter), which has to be the reason why Microsoft is resorting to questionable methods in order to convince Windows 10 users to […]

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Windows 10 Insider Preview now syncs photos and SMS messages with Android

Now that Windows 10 Mobile is pretty much dead, Microsoft has been focusing more on making iPhone and Android devices work with desktop PCs. The company announced a ‘Your Phone’ app for Windows 10 earlier this year, which promised to send notifications and messages from an Android device to a PC. That functionality has finally […]

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Microsoft Redesigning Skype to Make it Simpler to Use; Killing All Snapchat-like Features

Last year, Microsoft rolled out a full-fledged redesign of Skype which introduced Snapchat-like Highlights feature. The move led to the company receiving a lot of backlash since instead of focusing on improving the core features of the messaging service, Microsoft was busy adding unnecessary features to it. Now, Microsoft has […]

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Skype v8.29 ditches Snapchat-like ‘Highlights’ and has a simplified UI

Skype has floundered in recent years, among increased competition from services like WhatsApp, Hangouts, Discord, and others. In an effort to gain back market share, Microsoft has bloated the desktop and mobile apps with features like add-ons and Snapchat-like ‘Highlights.’ The Skype team is now flip-flopping, as it has announced a new focus on simplicity and […]

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Google and several other tech companies pushing for a new federal privacy law

Online privacy is a touchy subject, with all of us falling on different parts of the how-much-do-I-actually-care spectrum. In general, though, most people seem to understand that the companies whose products we use or rely on daily, like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, are collecting a lot of data on them. The creepiness factor is real, […]

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Of course Russia denies Microsoft’s claim that Russian hackers are attacking the upcoming elections

Russia has always maintained it did not interfere in the 2016 US presidential elections, in spite of significant evidence that says otherwise. And Russia continues to deny any involvement in recent attacks on US targets that may represent an early assault on the incoming elections. Microsoft has found evidence that Russian hackers that were linked […]

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps gives you a way to compete against friends with Spirit Trials

Microsoft revealed a new mode, Spirit Trials, for its upcoming Metroidvania, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The announcement came as part of its Inside Xbox Live stream from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest is coming out for Xbox One and PC […]

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‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ is Heading to the iPad in September

Minecraft: Education Edition has been available for a bit of time now for macOS and Windows, and now it’s heading to large-screen iOS devices. As was reported by GeekWire on Monday, Microsoft is planning on bringing the education-focused game to the iPad beginning in September. The rollout is meant to […]

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Rethinking Pittsburgh’s Public Space with Bae Bae’s Greenhouse

Nestled into the tree-lined 900 block of Liberty Ave in downtown Pittsburgh, there’s a casual Korean-inspired restaurant called Bae Bae’s Kitchen. Its family-run vibe and consistently fresh, tasty, food became an instant hit. But it’s their community spirit that also attracts locals and visitors. They encourage customers to donate to charitable funds in their name […]

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Video Game Release Dates for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and PC Gaming Titles

Updated August 7th When it comes to scheduling out your entertainment, you’ve got a lot of options these days. We’re in the age of Peak TV, Superhero Cinema, and have an unparalleled amount of content available across a wealth of online providers. It’s hard enough to keep release dates straight for your favorite TV shows, […]

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