Microsoft introduces standalone Modern Keyboard with fingerprint ID

Microsoft modern keyboard1 Microsoft has unveiled two new products – Modern Keyboard and Modern Mouse. The Modern Keyboard comes with a fingerprint ID that is built right into the keyboard, similar to Apple’s offering on the Macbook Pro. It had chiclet style keys, grey finish and looks similar to the Surface Keyboard . Continue reading “Microsoft introduces standalone Modern Keyboard with fingerprint ID”

Microsoft’s AI-powered Pix app for iPhone updated with Prisma-like filters

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Microsoft has updated its AI-powered Pix camera app with filters similar to Prisma. The feature was developed in collaboration with Microsoft’s Asia research lab and Skype. Pix Styles, transforms pictures into styles inspired by popular works of art or adds an effect such as making the picture look like it is on fire.
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Xbox One X 4K HDR gaming console announced, available starting November 7 for $499

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Microsoft at the annual E3 2017 conference introduced Xbox One X, its latest and its most powerful gaming console that was condenamed Project Scorpio. It has 4K HDR gaming, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X offering 3D spatial sound. “With 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s of Memory Bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon, the Scorpio Engine is the world’s most powerful console gaming processor,” says Microsoft
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Intel hints at potential patent infringement by Qualcomm and Microsoft over Windows on ARM’s x86 emulation

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Last month at the Computex 2017 Qualcomm announced that ASUS, HP and Lenovo will be the first OEM to develop mobile PCs powered by the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform with X16 LTE modem. This came after Microsoft failed to bring Windows to ARM chips in the form of Windows RT with Surface with Windows RT and Nokia Lumia 2520. Continue reading “Intel hints at potential patent infringement by Qualcomm and Microsoft over Windows on ARM’s x86 emulation”

Microsoft acquires cybersecurity firm Hexadite

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Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire cybersecurity firm Hexadite. The Israeli based company was founded in 2014 and specializes in delivering automatic incident investigation and remediation solutions. In May, Israeli financial news website Calcalist said Microsoft would pay $100 million for Hexadite. Neither of the companies has revealed terms of the deal.
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Microsoft Planner app for Office 365 users launched for Android and iOS

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Microsoft has launched its Planner for Office 365 users on Android and iOS devices. The task management app requires an eligible Office 365 work or school subscription and does not support Office 365 personal accounts. Continue reading “Microsoft Planner app for Office 365 users launched for Android and iOS”

Microsoft introduces new Surface Pro with improved battery life, 4G LTE option

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Microsoft just announced its fifth generation Surface Pro 2-in-1 at its Shanghai event, as expected. It is just called the Surface Pro and has the same 12.3-inch (2160×1440 pixels) display with 267 PPI,  8-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel camera at the front, but this is powered by latest seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors. Continue reading “Microsoft introduces new Surface Pro with improved battery life, 4G LTE option”

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 images surface ahead of announcement on May 23

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Microsoft recently scheduled a Surface related event in Shanghai on May 23rd where it is expected to unveil the long-awaited Surface Pro 4 successor. Now @evleaks has posted images of the device and also said that it will just be called the Surface Pro, and not the Surface Pro 5. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 images surface ahead of announcement on May 23”

Microsoft slams NSA over WannaCry ransomware attack

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Over the weekend a massive ransomware cyber attack WannaCry hit over 150 countries affecting healthcare, public transport, law enforcement, businesses, and individuals globally. Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith has slammed governments for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Continue reading “Microsoft slams NSA over WannaCry ransomware attack”

Microsoft details OneDrive files On-Demand, offline folder support added to mobile apps

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Microsoft has detailed a bunch of new features for OneDrive on second day of Build 2017 conference. The company announced that it is bringing back  OneDrive Files On-Demand feature to Windows 10 Fall Creators update.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update announced, to bring Fluent Design, cloud sync across Windows 10, Android and iOS

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Microsoft on Day 2 of Build 2017 announced Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that will bring several new features including Fluent design system, better experiences such as Cloud Clipboard that will improve the experience of moving content across Windows, iOS and Android, OneDrive Files on Demand, new apps on the Windows Store — including iTunes, and world’s first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers with no markers required.
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Microsoft takes on Alexa by launching Cortana Skill Kit in public preview

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Microsoft has released Cortana Skill Kit in public review at the Build 2017 conference. Developers will be able to build skills for Cortana by creating a bot and publishing it to the new Cortana channel of the Bot Framework. This is available across Windows 10, Android, iOS and the new Cortana-powered Harman Kardon Invoke speaker.
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Microsoft Windows 10 S introduced to take on Chrome OS, Windows 10 S PCs for Education starts at $189

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Microsoft today at its educational event introduced Windows 10 S operating system, a version of Windows 10 Pro that for education. Microsoft says that the OS has been streamlined for security and performance and the applications are delivered only via the Windows Store ensuring Microsoft-verified security and integrity. Continue reading “Microsoft Windows 10 S introduced to take on Chrome OS, Windows 10 S PCs for Education starts at $189”