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9 Cool Tricks for Outlook.com That You Can’t Do in Gmail

For years Gmail has ruled the land of web-based email services, but slowly and surely Microsoft has been making Outlook.com a force to be reckoned with. We’re not yet at the stage where we can confidently declare Outlook.com is superior to Gmail for your online email checking—but what we can say is here are nine cool tricks for Microsoft’s webmail service that Gmail can’t quite match. Read More >>

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Top Cortana Exec Out at Microsoft as Internal Shakeup Continues

The next VP to leave Microsoft is the current head of Cortana, Javier Soltero, according to multiple reports. The departure is part of an ongoing internal shakeup at Microsoft that has seen execs including 20-year vet Terry Myerson leave the company. Read More >>

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Surface Laptop 2 Review: Design Overkill

The Surface Laptop 2’s billboard new feature isn’t a feature at all. It’s a colourway: You can now get the device in a severe matte black that manages to be deeply opaque whilst still being totally striking and beautiful. But that the device’s leading point of interest is a colourway should raise some red flags that maybe there’s not all that much to be excited about. And in a way, maybe there never was. Read More >>

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Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Dead at 65

Paul Allen, the man who co-created Microsoft with Bill Gates, one of the largest and most impactful technology companies in history, has passed away. He was 65. Read More >>

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9 Reasons it Might be Time to Switch to Microsoft Edge

Years after we all jumped ship from Internet Explorer to Firefox and Chrome, we don’t really want to go back to a Microsoft browser, do we? While buggy and slow when it first appeared, Microsoft Edge has been given a continuing stream of new features and updates that make it worthy of your consideration now. Below are nine of our favourite additions that make it a worthy replacement for your current browser. Read More >>

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Microsoft Says It’s Fixed That Windows 10 October Update Bug That Mass-Deleted Entire Directories

Over the weekend, Microsoft pulled the latest update build of Windows 10 (version 1809) after a bug that flew past its Feedback Hub without the company’s notice resulted in mass file deletion for some users. Now, the company’s director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery, John Cable, says that the bug has been resolved. Read More >>

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In 2019, Microsoft Wants to Stream Xbox One Games on Your Smartphone, And Any Other Device

Back at E3 2018, Microsoft's Phil Spencer came on stage and announced that Microsoft was looking at ways to allow gamers to, in the future, stream games on any device without needing to own powerful gaming hardware. Many of us expected this tease to be for a project a long way away, but an announcement today makes it seem like it might actually be fairly close. Read More >>

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Microsoft Delays Latest Version of Windows 10 After Reports of Mass File Deletion

Microsoft has temporarily halted the rollout of its October 2018 update for Windows 10 (version 1809), writing in a page dedicated to the update that it would “investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.” Read More >>

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Microsoft Might Have a Modular Surface PC in the Works

The other day Microsoft announced it was refreshing its Surface range, alongside the release of some new Surface headphones, proving Microsoft still had bold plans for developing its own hardware. But it seems those plans may stretch beyond tablets, laptops, and even audio products, with Surface chief Panos Panay hinting there may be a lot more interesting releases planned for the future. Read More >>

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9 Things You Can Do in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update That You Couldn’t Do Before

In addition to pushing out a boatload of new Surface hardware earlier this week, Microsoft also made the October 2018 update of Windows 10 generally available—it should be heading to your machine soon if it isn’t there already. Here are all the new features you’re going to be able to take advantage of with the new update. Read More >>

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Microsoft Makes Surface Headphones Now

Microsoft just announced a whole lot of stuff at an event in New York, but it saved the weirdest for last. The company, best known for its software and nice computers, is now making headphones. Read More >>

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Microsoft Just Announced Great Upgrades to a Whole Bunch of Its Computers

Microsoft announced refreshes to three different computers today and it's proof the company is committed to manufacturing computers, and not just to periodically releasing glitzy overpriced products to showcase Windows. We’re getting the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2, all with nice upgrades inside. Read More >>

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Microsoft Says That Full Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One Is Finally Coming Soon

Microsoft has claimed that the Xbox One would be getting full, official mouse and keyboard support since June 2016, though the feature has long remained ephemeral beyond unsupported third-party workarounds. According to a company blog post on Tuesday, though, they are actually doing it this time and a preliminary version of the feature will available “for select Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks.” Read More >>

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Microsoft Seizes Domains Imitating Right-Wing Groups Controlled by Kremlin Hackers

Last week, Microsoft took control of six internet domains allegedly being used by Russian hackers, the company said. The domains included one website apparently created to mimic an organisation led by six Republican senators, the International Republican Institute, on whose board also sits Senate hopeful Mitt Romney. Read More >>

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A Year Later Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together

It only took a year, but Cortana is finally coming to Alexa speakers, and vice versa. Read More >>