Microsoft has announced that it is testing a new "Private Conversations" feature in Skype, which is being introduced through a partnership with Signal. Microsoft joins a growing list of organizations including WhatsApp, Google, Facebook, and Signal itself that have integrated the open source Signal Protocol into their messaging platform. The Private Conversations feature, which is...
Popular video streaming platform Netflix, on Wednesday, announced the roll out of High Dynamic Range (HDR) support on Windows 10 for both the Edge browser and the standalone Netflix Windows 10 app. Netflix users will require a premium plan and an HDR10-capable device for viewing HDR content on Windows 10. The feature will be available...
LinkedIn has introduced a new feature called Resume Assistant to bring the insights of the professional networking platform directly into Microsoft Word. The new feature began rolling out to Microsoft Insiders earlier this week on Windows and will be generally available to Office 365 subscribers in the coming months. After you...
After months of testing, Microsoft is bringing its updated Skype for desktop experience to everyone. The update carries over the same aesthetic flourishes seen in the Android and iOS Skype updates that rolled out over the summer. That includes plenty of pops of color and customizable themes. A dedicated notification panel can...
Microsoft has announced the launch of a new open-source tool called Sonar that lets developers check their websites for potential performance and security issues. Sonar is a linting tool and site scanner with a focus on helping developers build better, faster and more secure websites. It’s available both as a...
During its Ignite 2017 keynote, Microsoft showcased a number of short-term announcements centered around the likes of Microsoft 365, commercial Windows 10 S machines, and more. And the main highlight: Quantum Computing. Microsoft has been working on aspects of building a quantum computing ecosystem for some time, but this is the first...
 Microsoft is currently in the process of rebranding the Windows Store to the Microsoft Store in Windows 10. The company recently started rolling out a new logo and name for the Windows Store in Windows 10, but the new Microsoft Store will have a lot of other things along with the...
Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. is calling upon African game developers to participate in their annual Microsoft’s Dream.Build.Play Challenge. A challenge that pushes game makers to maximize their creativity and create experiences that engage gamers from across the world. The challenge isn't limited to Africans, but open to all creators, working...
According to TechCrunch, Microsoft’s professional-networking site LinkedIn is today launching a new Tinder-style service that matches people who are looking for mentorship in a specific area with potential mentors. It is reported that LinkedIn has hand-selected a list of potential mentors. This list of mentors will be shown to people who are interested...
PayPal today announced a new deal with Skype that will allow users in 22 countries worldwide to send money to other Skype users through an updated version of the Skype mobile app. This extends PayPal’s potential reach by a sizable amount – the Skype app has been downloaded over a billion...