Microsoft is said to be working on a new version of its Surface Pro tablet that's set to arrive in the first quarter of 2017. The new Surface Pro 5 2-in-1 will sport an UHD 4K display and magnetic charging stylus, with Pegatron Technology that will manufacture the device, DigiTimes...
Windows 10, which was launched on July 29th and has already been downloaded over 14 million times. The operating system has come with a large number of pros, however there are some significant cons too which you need to look into. While some Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will not...
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...
Today, in an email to Outlook.com customers, Microsoft announced that it will be discontinuing support for Facebook Chat and Google Chat on the service. The company blames the Google Chat removal on Google changing its chat protocol but doesn’t mention why it’s removing Facebook support. Going forward, the only chat service...
How well are the biggest tech companies upholding your rights and privacy? A long-term study published Tuesday ranks the likes of Google and Facebook based on dozens of criteria, from what data they collect and sell to how they handle government requests. The Ranking Digital Rights organization, funded by several...
Remember when Chrome was fast? Microsoft might, if ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley’s recent report that the software company is building a lightweight browser, codenamed “Spartan,” bears out. According to Foley, Spartan is “new” and “isn’t [Internet Explorer].” Her post notes that it could be set free inside of the Windows 10 release schedule. In short, Microsoft may be building a speedy, simpler browser that maintains use of Internet Explorer’s rendering engine.
Microsoft is combating Google Classroom with its own education platform for teachers and students, called OneNote class notebooks. The service allows teachers to set up OneNote accounts that are synced online using Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Students use the “notebooks” for all of their classwork and teachers can access...
Microsoft has released a database system for storing and managing business entities called Common Data Model.  The latest feature for the Flow preview, CDM integrates into Microsoft Flow.  Flow creates automated workflows between apps and services while getting notifications, synchronizing files and collecting data. Stephen Siciliano, with Microsoft’s Flow team, says they’ll add more features as...
Tech giant Microsoft Corp. is joining the Cloud-Computing Standards Group, which is led by cloud-computing rival Google Inc. to collaborate on standards for software that can run on multiple computers and networks. The group is seeking to standardize the management tools called Kubernetes that let applications run on the Internet, such...
Microsoft announced on Xbox.com that they were stopping production of the popular Xbox 360 video game console, which helped the company gain a firm foothold in the market. More than 80 million units of the console have been sold since it was launched 10 years ago in 2005. Xbox 360 also...