Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana voice-assistant, 360-degree sound available from Oct 22 for $199

Harman Kardon Invoke

HARMAN International, subsidiary of Samsung unveiled Invoke voice-activated speaker powered by Microsoft’s Cortana back in May. It detailed the features of the speaker earlier this month. Now both Harman and Microsoft have announced the pricing and availability of the smart speaker with 360-degree sound. Continue reading “Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana voice-assistant, 360-degree sound available from Oct 22 for $199”

Huawei partners with Microsoft for AI-Powered Translator, LinkedIn integration on Mate 10

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei has partnered with Microsoft and also Microsoft’s LinkedIn for Mate 10-series which was announced earlier this week. As a part of the partnership with Huawei, Microsoft will deliver world’s first fully neural on device translations in the Microsoft Translator app for Android which is customized for the Huawei Mate 10 series. And, LinkedIn is now integrated within EMUI 8.0 OS.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update starts rolling out, here’s how to get it

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators update

Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update earlier this week, as it had promised. The update brings 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 and support for world’s first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers with no markers required. Continue reading “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update starts rolling out, here’s how to get it”

Microsoft Surface Book 2 in 13.5-inch and 15-inch models announced starting at $1499

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft has announced the Surface Book 2 its latest and greatest in the Surface Book series which debuted two years ago back in 2015. It comes in two different variants; one with a 15-inch display and another with a 13.5-inch display. The Surface Book 2 is powered by the Intel 8th gen Core processors and is Windows Mixed Reality ready.

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Microsoft rolls out Cortana for Skype

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Microsoft is finally bringing Cortana to Skype for Android and iOS. Cortana will now appear as a permanent contact in every Skype user’s contact list. It will offer smart replies during chats to make conversations easy. The suggested responses can be accessed with a tap.  Continue reading “Microsoft rolls out Cortana for Skype”

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Mobile and new hardware no longer a focus

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Windows Mobile has final nail in the coffin as the company’s Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore officially confirmed that Windows 10 Mobile features and hardware are no longer a focus. Taking Twitter as a platform, he clarifies that as an end user, he has switched to Android and Windows 10 Mobile will is no longer a focus for Microsoft.  Continue reading “Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Mobile and new hardware no longer a focus”

Microsoft introduces Edge browser for Android and iOS

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android

Microsoft has introduced its popular Edge browser for iOS and Android. Available initially as a preview, this brings familiar features like Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page and Reading View across PC and phone, making it easier to find, view and manage content on-the-go, without disrupting the flow. You can continue on your PC, which enables you to immediately open the page you’re looking at right on your PC—or save it to work on later. Continue reading “Microsoft introduces Edge browser for Android and iOS”

Samsung Windows Mixed Reality Headset Odyssey announced for $499

HMD-Odyssey

Samsung has teamed up with Microsoft to unveil the Windows Mixed Reality Headset dubbed as Samsung HMD Odyssey, as expected. The headset was announced at the Windows Mixed Reality headset event in  San Francisco. The Samsung HMD Odyssey joins other mixed-reality headsets from partners like Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Acer. Continue reading “Samsung Windows Mixed Reality Headset Odyssey announced for $499”

Microsoft Office 2019 coming next year, preview to release by mid-2018

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Microsoft at the IT Pro conference held in Orlando has formally announced the new Office client, Server exchange and Skype for business clients. The company said that it is committed to releasing the new Office client, Server exchange, SharePoint server, and Skype for business in the second half of 2018. But, before the official release, Microsoft said that it will offer preview version of the Office client which will be named as Office 2019 by mid-2018. This preview version will be called as the Perpetual Client Release. Continue reading “Microsoft Office 2019 coming next year, preview to release by mid-2018”

Microsoft Xbox One S now available for pre-order in India starting at Rs. 29990

Xbox One S

Microsoft has started taking pre-orders for its Xbox One S gaming console in India. It was introduced back in 2016 and is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One. It can be placed horizontally or vertically with an optional stand, supports 4K video streaming and also offers High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming for richer and more luminous colors in games.

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Microsoft might schedule Surface event on October 31

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Microsoft will host a Surface event in London at the end of October, according to a latest report from The Verge. The company is planning a Surface keynote at Future Decoded in London on October 31 and November 1. Continue reading “Microsoft might schedule Surface event on October 31”

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releasing on October 17

Microsoft Fall Creators Update October 17

Microsoft announced Windows 10 Fall Creators Update back in May at the Build 2017. Today at an event at the IFA 2017 it announced that the update will roll out starting from October 17th. It also announced that the Windows Mixed Reality headsets will start rolling out from October 17 when the Fall Creators Update ships. Continue reading “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releasing on October 17”