Netflix partners with Microsoft for ad-supported subscription plan

Netflix announced in April that it is planning to offer an ad-supported subscription plan to its customers. This action follows the firm’s downward trend in subscriber growth. The streaming giant lost 200K subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, which is a huge blow. As a result, the company is expected to take some serious actions in the future. Continue reading “Netflix partners with Microsoft for ad-supported subscription plan”

Windows 11 Subsystem for Android updated to Android 12.1

Support for Android apps was added to Windows 11 to make it easier for users to download and run Android apps on a Windows PC. Several new features and an upgrade to Android 12.1 have been added to the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) as part of Microsoft’s latest release. Continue reading “Windows 11 Subsystem for Android updated to Android 12.1”

OPPO India and Microsoft team up for OPPO Elevate Program 2nd edition

The Chinese smartphone company OPPO has made clear its intention to collaborate closely with Indian startups lately. Through the government’s Invest India programme, it is already partnering with a number of them. And the company stated that, as part of the second edition of its OPPO Elevate Program, it will collaborate with Microsoft to train and develop startups that have the ability to bring about the industry’s future significant technical advancement. Continue reading “OPPO India and Microsoft team up for OPPO Elevate Program 2nd edition”

Microsoft Teams now available on the Microsoft Store

To make things easier for users, Microsoft has finally added its Teams app to the Microsoft Store. The app was first mentioned in the Microsoft 365 roadmap a few weeks ago, and now it’s finally available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 and 11 users. Continue reading “Microsoft Teams now available on the Microsoft Store”

Microsoft announces new Windows 11 accessibility features

Microsoft has announced many new accessibility features that coming to Windows 11 at its Accessibility Summit 2022 keynote. The company is apparently preparing Windows 11 22H2 for RTM this month, and it is now nearing general release. Among the new features are a more immersive Focus experience, system-wide live captioning, more efficient voice access tools, and more realistic Narrator voices. Most of these new features to make Windows more accessible have already been tested by Windows Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channel versions. Continue reading “Microsoft announces new Windows 11 accessibility features”

Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ PC app for Android revamped as ‘Phone Link’

Microsoft’s Your Phone app, which links Android phones with Windows PCs, has recently undergone a huge revamp. The app will now be renamed “Phone Link” and will have a new style that matches the Windows 11 interface. Continue reading “Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ PC app for Android revamped as ‘Phone Link’”

Microsoft bets big on healthcare; buys AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 Billion

In the latest development, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Nuance Communications, in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion, inclusive of net debt. As a part of the deal, the Redmond tech giant will pay $56 per share for Nuance, a 23% premium over the closing price of Nuance on Friday, April 9. The transaction is expected to be closed this calendar year. Continue reading “Microsoft bets big on healthcare; buys AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 Billion”

Microsoft Teams adds support for Groups, list and document sharing, location sharing and more

Microsoft Teams is a software used by people in the professional workplace to stay connected and in sync. Now Microsoft is rolling out features to the Android and iOS mobile apps, extending Teams’ functionality into the personal space with support for Groups, the ability to share lists, locations sharing and also added a password and login manager.

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Microsoft introduces new Surface Book 2 with 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft launched the Surface Book 2 last year and hasn’t seen a refresh after that. But today, the surface Book 2 has been refreshed with a new processor.

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Microsoft introduces Game Stack, brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS

Microsoft has announced a new initiative, Microsoft Game Stack, which brings together Microsoft tools and services that will empower game developers. Continue reading “Microsoft introduces Game Stack, brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS”

Microsoft Windows 10 latest Insider Preview Build lets you mirror your Android apps on PC

Last year, Microsoft launched the “Your Phone” feature in an attempt to help further tie Android or iOS smartphone to your PC. Right now, the Redmond giant is running a beta of a new screen mirroring feature that allows Android apps to be run on a Windows 10 PC. Continue reading “Microsoft Windows 10 latest Insider Preview Build lets you mirror your Android apps on PC”

Microsoft said to be working on Windows Lite for dual-screen Chromebook-like devices

Windows 10

Microsoft is said to be preparing a new lightweight version of Windows for Dual-screen devices and Chromebook competitors. According to a new report, the company is said to be working on stripping back its Windows user interface with dual screens in mind. This new hardware could launch as early as later this year, depending on chip and PC maker readiness. Continue reading “Microsoft said to be working on Windows Lite for dual-screen Chromebook-like devices”

Microsoft to end support for Band and health dashboard apps and services on May 31st

Microsoft has officially announced that it is killing its Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard apps and services on May 31st. The company has already discontinued its wrist-worn Band fitness tracker more than two years ago, but the company has kept the Band apps running to support existing users. Continue reading “Microsoft to end support for Band and health dashboard apps and services on May 31st”

Microsoft Excel app now lets you add data to spreadsheet directly from a photo

Microsoft is adding the ability which allows users to take a photo of a printed data table and convert it into a fully editable table in the Excel app for iOS and Android. For now, though, the app is rolling out to Android and will be gradually rolled out to iOS.  Continue reading “Microsoft Excel app now lets you add data to spreadsheet directly from a photo”