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Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to help Linux avoid lawsuits

This is a surprise to many in the developer community as Microsoft has been notoriously protective of its patents. Android and Samsung have even had to pay billions because of infringements, so Microsoft has a vested financial interest in keeping a tight grip. But Microsoft wants to change its reputation, and show how developer-friendly it…

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Spring Creators Update to arrive April 2018

Microsoft has “confirmed” that the next version of Windows 10, version 1803, a.k.a. the Spring Creators Update, will be available in April 2018. This info came by way of this blog post, in which Microsoft originally listed the release as “April 2018”, and then removed the mention shortly after. Assuming all else goes to plan, Microsoft…

Cortana now works with IFTTT

Do you use Cortana for your smart home? Well, Microsoft has announced that its digital assistant now natively supports smart home devices from Ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell Total Connect Comfort, LIFX, TP-Link Kasa, and Geeni. This is in addition to the Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue, Wink, and Insteon support the Windows 10 maker announced last…

You can now learn Chinese on iOS via an AI-powered app developed by Microsoft

If you have the interest in picking up Chinese and own an iOS device you might want to look up the Microsoft Learn Chinese app, which is AI-powered. The app basically lets users hone their Chinese language skills without having to practice with another person, and as well all know, It is extremely difficult for…

Microsoft Office 2019 will be coming in 2018

Microsoft has confirmed that the next perpetual version of Office – that is, the pay-once-and-use-forever version – called Office 2019 will be released in the second half of 2018. Office 2019 includes perpetual versions of the Office apps, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as server versions for Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype…

Microsoft and Facebook’s new subsea cable can transmit data at speeds of 160Tbps

Microsoft has announced the completion of the Marea subsea cable, a joint project with Facebook and global telecommunications infrastructure company Telxius, that took two years to install. Suresh Kumar, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for cloud infrastructure and operations, said that the subsea cable was the most technologically advanced to cross the Atlantic Ocean and that it…

Prepare to bid farewell to Microsoft Paint

If you were a child in the nineties, you probably were on your computer for the sole purpose of getting on Microsoft Paint. Sadly, the iconic graphics tool that defined some of our earliest computer experiences will be omitted from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The newly-deprecated tool first existed as a 1-bit monochrome feature during the…

Apple now has a cash reserve of over US$250 billion

Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world. It generates so much profit that the latest reports indicate that its cash reserves have swollen to over US$250 billion, with the actual number of its cash reserves expected to be revealed later this week during its earnings call. To offer some perspective,…

Gmail will no longer support Windows XP and Vista come December 2017

If your daily routine involves accessing Gmail through Google Chrome on a system that’s running on Windows XP or Vista, you might want to consider transitioning over to newer pastures soon, as Google has recently announced that Gmail will no longer support Chrome browsers that are running on version 53…

Did you know? You can run Windows 95 on the Apple Watch!

  When Apple said the S1 chipset of the Apple Watch has a miniaturized computer architecture, it is not kidding at all! Developer Nick Lee detailed on his blog how he hacked his Apple Watch to run Winows 95 in emulation. The process is fairly technical and in a nutshell,…