Tag Archives: Microsoft

  • Facebook, Microsoft, and IBM Leaders on Challenges for AI and Their AI Partnership

    Late last month, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft announced that they will create a non-profit organization called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. At the White House Frontiers Conference held at Carnegie Mellon University today, thought leaders from these companies explained why AI has finally arrived and what challenges lie ahead. (Also read the White House’s […]

  • MICROSOFT POINTS TO A TRANSITION OF WINDOWS 10 MOBILE TO 64-BIT

    Thirty-two bits is “not really a limitation for us since the devices are all 4GB [of RAM] or less. But that will change over the next couple of years,” said Jason Whitehorn, partner software engineer manager of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. The company is “very aware of” the impending transition and recognizes […]

  • Microsoft Edge Browser to Start Automatically Pausing Flash Content

    Microsoft has announced that much like Apple, Google, and Mozilla, it too is wary of Flash. The company says that it will introduce changes to its new Web browser Edge alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Update later this year to give users more control over Flash content. The company also noted that it doesn’t see […]

  • Microsoft brings in cross-network play with PC

    It looks like Xbox One vs PS4 multiplayer might actually become a reality, as Microsoft opens the door to cross-network gameplay. Microsoft has already announced plans to support Xbox-One-to-Windows-10 multiplayer, but has now taken it one step further by adding rival consoles into the mix. There’s no guarantee that Sony will take Microsoft up on the offer, of […]

  • MICROSOFT REPORTEDLY BUYING AI-POWERED SOFTWARE KEYBOARD MAKER SWIFTKEY

    Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in theFinancial Times Tuesday. The acquisition would be an interesting buy for Microsoft, which has been on a buyingspree lately. SwiftKey brings a lot to the table — it’s a wildly popular […]

  • Microsoft’s Surface Book is coming to the UK earlier than expected

    Microsoft’s Surface Book wasn’t expected to arrive in the UK until early spring, so it came as a surprise when pre-orders opened up today (January 5). The MacBook rival is available to purchase from Microsoft’s online store and Currys/PC World, with orders set to ship by February 18. Microsoft’s Surface Book is a convertible laptop […]

  • Microsoft’s Android app ,‘not going as planned’

    Back at this year’s Build conference, Microsoft said that it will make available tools to port apps from other platforms, including iOS and Android. Now it looks like the Android tool — dubbed Astoria — won’t be available any time soon, if ever. Windows Central is reporting “from multiple sources” that Project Astoria is now […]

  • MICROSOFT’S EXCEL TEAM TALKS VISUAL BASIC VS. JAVASCRIPT AND MAC WOES IN REDDIT AMA

    Microsoft Excel remains the gold standard for spreadsheets for good reason: if you work with massive amounts of data or need advanced functionality, there is no substitute. The questions plaguing users of Microsoft Excel—JavaScript support, slow Mac development cycles, the lack of Easter eggs—all apparently come down to one thing: prioritizing developer resources. The Microsoft […]

  • Surface Mini Was Real

    Before Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3, the tablet that would later push the company’s tumbling devices revenue closer towards the green zone, Microsoft was also working on the Surface Mini. The device was rumoured to be launched alongside the Pro 3, but the company at the last moment decided against it. It is finally […]

  • IPAD PRO USERS WILL NEED TO PONY UP FOR AN OFFICE 365 SUBSCRIPTION

    Word and PowerPoint running side by side on an iPad Credit: Microsoft The tablet’s big screen means editing Word documents will cost you   Microsoft surprised the tech world two weeks ago when one of its executives appeared on Apple’s stage to demonstrate new features for the company’s Office apps on the new iPad Pro. […]

  • Microsoft says Windows 10 available on July 29

    Microsoft Corp said on Monday its new Windows 10 operating system will be available worldwide on July 29, as a free upgrade for users of the most recent versions of Windows. The world’s largest software company had earlier said Windows 10 would be released this “summer”. Touch-friendly Windows 10, which features the return of the […]

  • Windows 10 PCs unveiled: Microsoft and partners prepare for big launch

    An HP 2-in-1 running Windows 10, one of several new machines unveiled today. Windows 10 is officially confirmed for release on July 29, and now we’re getting a glimpse of the hardware that will launch with the new operating system. Microsoft showed off some new third-party hardware running Windows 10 at Computex in Taipei today — including new form […]