Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft may extend Windows 7 end of life for some users

Microsoft will continue to provide support Windows 7 for some users despite the official software end of life rapidly approaching. Business customers subscribing to certain versions of Windows 7 will be able to enjoy an extra year of support for the aged software, according to a recently-discovered official company FAQ. Microsoft says the move will allow businesses more time to… Read More »

Microsoft is using Android’s share and ‘open with’ menus to advertise its other apps

Microsoft has done a lot on Android in recent years, and last week many were excited when the company launched its Your Phone Companion app for mirroring notifications on a Windows 10 PC. However, that’s had an unfortunate side effect that sees Microsoft inserting ads in Android’s share menus for its various other apps. Through some sneaky methods on… Read More »

What if Microsoft had invented Android?

The smartphone war is long over; the two winners were Android and iOS. Most of the other contenders have long given up; right now Microsoft is slowly laying the last remnants of Windows Phone to rest. That doesn’t meant there aren’t regrets. Indeed, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently listed the company’s failure to come up with an Android-like mobile… Read More »

Microsoft confirms Edge switch to Chromium, Windows 7, 8 and macOS support

Microsoft confirmed earlier rumors that it will be rebuilding Edge on the Chromium platform. It will also be bringing the browsers to more platforms, including Windows 7, 8 and macOS. The Microsoft Edge browser currently runs on the EdgeHTML engine. The new variant, codenamed Anaheim, will be rebuilt on the Chromium platform and use the Blink rendering engine… Read More »

Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview Build Brings Sets Overhaul, Cloud Clipboard, Dark Theme, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The latest Windows 10 Preview Insider Build 17666 is out New updates to Fluent Design have also been revealed Notepad is set to get embedded Bing search Microsoft Build 2018, the tech giant’s annual developer conference, was held on May 7-9 and brought to the public several new developments on Microsoft’s core products. A lot of those… Read More »

Microsoft Suspends AMD Spectre and Meltdown Patch Rollout After Complaints of Unbootable PCs

HIGHLIGHTS Users of PCs with certain AMD CPUs reported freezing at bootup Microsoft blames AMD for providing inaccurate documentation The two companies are working together to resolve the problems Following multiple user complaints that of PCs with AMD processors were freezing while booting after the installation of Microsoft Windows security patches, the software giant has announced that it has suspended the delivery of specific… Read More »

Microsoft OneNote Design Overhaul Simplifies Navigation, Brings Consistency Across Devices

HIGHLIGHTS The update redesign is already rolling out to all platforms Navigation layout simplified for easier use Update meant to help people who use assistive technologies Microsoft’s OneNote is already one of the better productivity apps that you can find on all major platforms but now the company has further updated the app’s design to provide users with more… Read More »

Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Microsoft has been steadily making Windows 10 a lot more developer friendly, adding the bash command line, alongside Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. The software giant is now adding a native OpenSSH client to Windows 10. It’s available immediately as a beta option in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and it’s easy to enable. TechCrunch reports that the… Read More »

Microsoft Takes Path Less Traveled to Build a Quantum Computer

In the race to commercialise a new type of powerful computer, Microsoft has just pulled up to the starting line with a slick-looking set of wheels. There’s just one problem: it doesn’t have an engine – at least not yet. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant is competing with Google, IBM Corp., and a clutch of small, specialized companies to develop quantum computers… Read More »

Windows 10 to Group Apps Into Tabs With ‘Sets’, Timeline Feature Coming Soon: Microsoft

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft bringing tabs to Windows apps through ‘Sets’ The multitasking feature is inspired by Microsoft Edge Timeline is coming to next Windows Insider Preview build Microsoft is taking Windows 10 to new levels by adding a new multitasking feature called ‘Sets’, where apps are placed like tabs in a browser. The Redmond giant is also enhancing the latest Windows platform… Read More »