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Microsoft Xbox One X: Everything you need to know

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Video game consoles have become a popular source of entertainment for the kids and adults alike. They have come a long way from the old 8-bit 2D graphics of the past to the latest 4K models. Gaming consoles today consist

Microsoft rolls out game gifting for all Xbox One users

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Microsoft’s digital game gifting functionality which was launched in October has been made public now. Earlier the feature was available only to Xbox Insiders users. Xbox One game gifting adds the ability to send digital game licenses between players through

Microsoft integrates AI-powered LinkedIn resume assistant to Word

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Microsoft is teaming up with LinkedIn to bring AI to your job search with a new LinkedIn-powered feature in Word called Resume Assistant. The feature, which will begin rolling out to Microsoft Insider this week, pulls in relevant LinkedIn data as you’re

Microsoft and KidZania team up to make kids aware about online safety

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Microsoft has partnered global indoor theme park KidZania to create awareness among kids about cyber safety on the Internet. The tech giant has recommended the use of Microsoft “Family Safety” features and Windows 10 “Parental Controls” to safeguard children against cyberbullying.

Ola partners Microsoft to build a connected car platform

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India’s largest cab-aggregator Ola has partnered Microsoft to build a connected-car platform. Ola will also use Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service to power its in-car entertainment offering. This will transform driver and passenger experiences, providing vehicle diagnostics, improved in-car productivity, advanced navigation, predictive maintenance

Microsoft acquires imaging startup Swing Technologies

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Microsoft has acquired maker of the acclaimed ‘living photo’ app Swng, Swing Technologies. Swing will bring its expertise in imaging technology and customer experiences to deliver on key innovations for Skype messaging and calling experiences. “This is a unique opportunity for the team

Microsoft to end its free upgrade to Windows 10 on December 31

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If you are using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 and wish for a Windows upgrade then better hurry up because Microsoft is ending its free upgrade to Windows 10 offer on December 31. The company had already stopped free upgrade

Microsoft beats Wall Street expectations on strong cloud performance

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Microsoft posted better than expected quarterly profit on Thursday on the back of strong cloud performance. While the Wall Street was expecting the company to report revenue of $23.56 billion and earnings per share of $0.72, the actual reported figures stood at $24.5

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is finally here

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is finally available to more than 500 million devices running on Windows 10 globally. The 4th major update for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is filled with new features that empower the users to unleash their

Microsoft breaches data protection laws in Netherlands

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Microsoft has already drawn criticism regarding data collection of Windows 10, is still overly aggressive. However, now it is facing a direct legal challenge from the Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority(DPA). The DPA suggests that Microsoft is breaching the Dutch data protection laws,

SunTec’s Xelerate suite for financial services cos now on Microsoft Azure

BANGALORE, INDIA: SunTec today announced the availability of its customer experience suite, Xelerate on Demand Service (XoDS) on Microsoft Azure. XoDS significantly reduces a bank’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on the IT infrastructure by paying for what they use.

Microsoft finally brings Cortana to Skype for iOS and Android

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Microsoft announced that it is bringing Cortana, its AI assistant to Skype for iOS and Android users. It will work very much like Google’s Allo and Facebook Messenger’s M and will be available as a conversational partner. Cortana will provide

Microsoft officially pulls the plug on Windows phone

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Well, Microsoft’s big smartphone dream is now officially over. Over the weekend, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, in a series of tweets confirmed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. Of course we’ll continue to

1Password extension now available for Microsoft Edge

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If you’re a 1Password user, the password manager’s Edge extension is now finally available on Windows 10, a year after a preview came out for Insiders. The development was first spotted by Windows Bog Italia. According to the developers’ posts on their forum, Microsoft approved

Microsoft brings Edge browser to iOS and Android in beta

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Microsoft is finally bringing its Edge browser to iOS and Android devices. The beta version of the mobile browser is only available to Windows Insiders, which requires a Windows 10 PC to sign up. iOS users will be able to

Microsoft buys VR social network AltspaceVR

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Microsoft announced that it has acquired the virtual reality social network, AltspaceVR that enables users across headset and web platforms to join 3D chat rooms to play games, watch videos and attend events. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Microsoft retires Groove Music, partners with Spotify

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Microsoft has announced that it is retiring its online music streaming service, Groove Music, ending all the existing subscriptions alongside. Existing Groove Music subscribers are being encouraged to transfer their playlists and libraries to Spotify. Although, the company says that it

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are the most valuable brands of 2017

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Technology industry was a clear winner when Interbrand released its latest Global Brands ranking with half of the top ten brands being technology firms. Without any surprises, Apple and Google topped the 18th edition of global rankings for the fifth consecutive year. While Apple’s

Apple changes the guard from Bing to Google for search results in Siri and Spotlight

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Apple is switching from Microsoft’s Bing to Google as the default search engine for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company has announced. “Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and

Microsoft and Facebook complete Transatlantic Internet cable ‘Marea’

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Microsoft and Facebook have finished laying the 4,000-mile transatlantic cable, Marea, the companies announced last week. The cable project that began last year connects Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Bilbao, Spain, and is a joint project between Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius, a telecom