Microsoft To Do app update brings new design, integration with Microsoft apps and services and more

Microsoft To-Do app replaced Wunderlist back in 2017 and the company aimed to bring the delightful, simple, and elegant daily task experience to the To-Do app. Now, Microsoft has started rolling out a new version of its To-Do app which includes a new design, access from wherever you are, and more integration with Microsoft apps and services.

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Microsoft schedules hardware event in New York on October 2; Dual screen Surface expected

Microsoft has scheduled a hardware event in New York City on October 2. The company has been having separate launch events from the past couple of years and this year, Microsoft is expected to introduce a range of Surface models including a Dual screen Surface.

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Reliance Jio and Microsoft sign long-term cloud agreement

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday, Reliance Jio announced that Jio and Microsoft have entered into a globally unique long-term alliance to accelerate the digital transformation of India.  This 10-year commitment combines the world-class capabilities of both companies to offer a detailed set of solutions comprising connectivity, computing, storage solutions, and other technology services and applications essential for Indian businesses and will span the broad Reliance Industries ecosystem including its existing and new businesses. Continue reading “Reliance Jio and Microsoft sign long-term cloud agreement”

Microsoft To-Do app now available for Mac

Microsoft launched To-Do app as a preview with basic features in April 2017 and later launched it with additional features in June 2018. It was available only on Windows, iOS, Android and the web and not on Mac. Today, the company has officially announced that its To-Do app will be finally available on the Mac App Store and it has been built using 100% AppKit.

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Microsoft Windows 10 latest update adds smart Phonetic Indic keyboards in 10 Indian languages

Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 May 2019 update earlier last month with a light theme, Kaomoji support and more. Today, as a part of the update, Microsoft has announced the release of smart Phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages. It is based on natural pronunciation and users can simply start using them immediately without having the need to learn.

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 with adjustable tension thumbsticks, more responsive controls announced

At the E3 2019 Microsoft introduced the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 with 30 new and improved features over the current Xbox Wireless Controller that was introduced in 2015, according to the company. It lets you enhance your aiming with new adjustable-tension thumbsticks, fire even faster with shorter hair trigger locks, stay on target with a wrap-around rubberized grip and know which profile is selected with new LED lights on the top.

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Xbox ‘Project Scarlett’ 8K gaming console with custom AMD processor, GDDR6 memory, Ray Tracing coming in 2020

At the E3 2019 Microsoft has announced details about its upcoming high-end Xbox console codenamed ‘Project Scarlett’. It will be powered by  a custom-designed processor, leveraging the latest Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture from AMD, pack high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, and a next generation solid state drive (SSD).

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Microsoft working on new ‘modern OS’ with seamless invisible background updates

Microsoft at the ongoing Computex 2019 dropped pretty big hints about the future of Windows operating system and also showcased Microsoft 365, Windows platform, Azure IoT technologies that device partners can use to deliver modern PC experiences and build a new generation of connected devices and IoT solutions.

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Microsoft Pro Intellimouse for gamers with new tracking sensor announced

Microsoft launched its classic Intellimouse Explorer in 2017, and it was widely popular among gamers for its unique shape and performance. Based on the feedback the company has introduced the Pro Intellimouse with upgraded tracking sensor, improved actuation and more.

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Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 May 2019 update with new light theme, Kaomoji support and more

Microsoft announced the initial availability of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update through the Windows Insider Program’s Release Preview in early April. Today, the company has officially announced the rollout of the stable Windows 10 May 2019 update to all users worldwide.

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 developer edition announced

Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset along with the Azure Kinect developer kit at MWC 2019 event. Today, Microsoft is launching a developer edition of the HoloLens 2 headset with Azure credits, free trial for Unity software and more.

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Microsoft launcher for Android gets live cricket updates widget

Microsoft relaunched the Arrow Launcher for Android as Microsoft Launcher in October 2017 with new features and design tweaks. The launcher included features from Arrow Launcher like Bing integration and the control center panel at the bottom of the screen and new features were added to the launcher with every update. Today, Microsoft has launched a new widget for Microsoft Launcher for Android devices that brings live action from the cricket pitch directly to the user’s phone’s home screen.

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Microsoft is testing Android alerts on Windows 10

Microsoft introduced the ‘Your Phone’ feature for Windows 10 at the Developer Conference in 2018. The new ‘Your Phone’ feature in Windows 10 enables instant access to text messages, photos, and notifications.  Now, Microsoft is said to be working on adding a new feature to ‘Your Phone’ which displays Android notifications on Windows 10 PCs.

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Microsoft introduces disc-free Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Microsoft has introduced its Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for disc-free gaming experience. This is aimed for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games, said the company. Continue reading “Microsoft introduces disc-free Xbox One S All-Digital Edition”

Microsoft said to be working on Surface Buds to rival AirPods

The trend of truly wireless earbuds is picking up pace swiftly in the market, and we are seeing companies bringing their own solution to rival Apple AirPods. Recently, there were reports that Amazon is working on its own wireless earbuds to take on AirPods. In similar lines, according to reports, Microsoft is said to be working on Surface Buds to take on AirPods.

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