Microsoft Windows upcoming 2021 “Cobalt” release could feature major UI changes for Start Menu, Action Center and more

Since Microsoft announced that Window 10 will be the final update to the OS, they have released many updates that brought many improvement and new features. However, the UI has mostly remained the same. This might be changing next as Microsoft is reportedly planning on bringing a major update to many core applications like the Start Menu, File explorer, etc.

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Microsoft brings Bing app to Xbox family of consoles

While the Xbox’s primary purpose is play games, it also has the ability to browse the web and discover content. To make this experience better, Microsoft has introduced the Bing app to both the Xbox Series consoles and the Xbox One consoles, where users can access the many functions of the web directly from their console.

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Microsoft introduces new Surface Pro X with SQ2 processor, 15-hour battery life and more

The Surface Pro X launched last year as Microsoft attempt at producing a product with all of the promises of ARM based computing. Microsoft has announced a refresh for the thin-and-light device, offering an updated custom designed Microsoft SQ 2 processors, and a longer battery life of 15 hours.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go with 12.4-inch touchscreen, 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor announced starting at $549

Microsoft just announced the Surface Laptop Go, which is the lightest, most affordable Surface laptop yet. It features a 12.4-inch touchscreen PixelSense Display, comes with 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, up to 8GB (configurable up to 16GB) of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Laptop Go with 12.4-inch touchscreen, 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor announced starting at $549”

Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks for $7.5 billion

In a move that was quite surprising and also quite confusing to many, Microsoft has announced its acquisition of ZeniMax Media, which is the parent of the famous game publisher, Bethesda Softworks, for a price of $7.5 billion.

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Microsoft Xbox Series S and Series X launching in India on November 10th starting at Rs. 34990

After many months of teasing, Microsoft has finally announced that November 10th, 2020 will be the launch date for their two next generation Xbox consoles, and they launched the Xbox All Access starting at $24.99 a month. The launch price for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were also announced at $499 (Approx. Rs. 36,600) and $299 (Approx. Rs.  21,930) respectively in the US. In India the Xbox Series S is priced at Rs. 34,990 and the Series X will cost Rs. 49,990 with pre-orders starting on September 22 ahead of launch in November 10th in India.

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Microsoft reveals next generation Xbox Series S console design; priced at $299

With the announcement of the Xbox Series X, there were multiple rumours of Microsoft working on a smaller, less powerful console. Microsoft has now confirmed these rumours by revealing the Xbox Series S in a tweet. It is the smaller sibling to Series X and Microsoft has even announced its price — $299 (Approx. Rs. 21,956) in the US and £249.99 (Approx. Rs. 24,150) in UK.

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Walmart is working with Microsoft in a deal to acquire TikTok’s US operations

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The September 15th deadline is nearing and TikTok is yet to finalize a deal with either Oracle or Microsoft to sell their app’s operations in U.S., Canadian, Australian and New Zealand. Now, Walmart has expressed their interest in partnering with Microsoft to acquire TikTok’s operations.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review: Perfecting the 2-in-1 tablet PC

Microsoft’s Surface Pro devices have been leading the 2-in-1 detachable tablet industry for more than 7 years now. The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is the latest in the line, now updated with Intel’s latest 10th Gen Ice Lake processors that is built on the 10nm process node, finally includes a USB Type-C port and support for Wi-Fi 6. Today, we’ll be reviewing the model with the Core i7 processor with Iris Pro integrated graphics, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.

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Microsoft Surface Duo foldable dual-screen Android phone goes on pre-order in the US starting at $1399

Microsoft showcased Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone back in October last year and said that it will go on sale for the Holidays of 2020. Today the company has started taking pre-orders for it in the US and also revealed the complete specifications. It features a 5.6-inch PixelSense AMOLED that opens up to create one expansive 8.1-inch PixelSense screen and features a Dynamic 360-degree hinge that allows you to use each screen individually or together, across a variety of modes. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Duo foldable dual-screen Android phone goes on pre-order in the US starting at $1399”

Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service will not come to iOS: Here’s why

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There have been instances of developers complaining about Apple’s restrictive policies for its App Store, and now, Microsoft has announced that its game streaming service, xCloud, will not be coming to the iOS or iPadOS platform after the beta Testflight period ends.

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Microsoft reportedly interested in acquiring India and Europe operations of TikTok

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Just earlier this week, we reported that Microsoft was in talks with ByteDance to acquire TikTok’s operations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Now, Microsoft is looking to expanding its acquisition to TikTok’s operations in India and Europe too, according to a new report.

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Microsoft in talks with ByteDance to purchase TikTok

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In recent news, TikTok has been coming under fire by many governments across the world for it alleged data collection practices. As the US government is reportedly looking into banning the app, Microsoft has revealed that they are in preliminary talks to acquire the TikTok service from ByteDance by September 15, 2020 and shift its operations to the US.

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Microsoft launches Family Security app with tools to control your kid’s online activities

Microsoft has released a new app called the Family Security app that provides parents tools to control and protect their kid’s online safety and activities. With it, parents can receive weekly activity reports, limit their kid’s device screen time, set web filters, enable location sharing and more.

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Microsoft reveals Xbox Series X game lineup including 22 exclusives

Microsoft held their Xbox Games Showcase yesterday where they revealed a bunch of new games that are slated to release for their Xbox Series X console. These include 10 world premieres, 22 Xbox exclusive titles, like the Halo Infinite, Fable, etc. from 9 Xbox Game Studios and several of their partners.

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