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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft 365 subscription offers AI assistance in Word, PowerPoint

03/30/2020, 11:03 am

Microsoft is offering an enhanced form of its Office 365 subscription for consumers, with the new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions adding a number of extra cloud-based features to the online productivity suite to assist with working, security, and communications.


App Store guidelines limit Stadia, GeForce Now, xCloud rollouts

03/25/2020, 08:03 am

Apple is facing increased scrutiny as Google's Stadia, Microsoft's xCloud, and Nvidia's GeForce Now are restricted or are barred entirely from reaching iPad and iPhone users.


How Apple's move to an ARM Mac is going to be a bumpy road for some

03/17/2020, 12:03 pm

Apple can engineer Macs with ARM processors instead of Intel ones, but it can't make all developers move with it -- and there are some complications that will cause some problems.


Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy

03/13/2020, 07:03 pm

Bill Gates on Friday stepped down from Microsoft's board of directors, further removing himself from the company that he cofounded.


Microsoft cancels in-person segment of Build 2020 conference on coronavirus concerns

03/12/2020, 11:03 pm

Microsoft on Thursday became the latest company to cancel a large annual conference amid COVID-19 concerns, announcing it will nix all in-person portions of the Build 2020 developer conference.


Coronavirus forces massive AAPL hit, Microsoft earnings warning

02/27/2020, 09:02 am

As uncertainty swirls about the coronavirus impact technology industry-wide, industry stalwart Microsoft has issued an earnings warning, and Apple stock price continues to plummet.


Microsoft readying iOS expansion of enterprise Threat Protection platform

02/20/2020, 10:02 am

Microsoft is extending its Threat Protection platform to cover mobile platforms, with it preparing to offer an update to its enterprise-grade security solution for iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets.


New Microsoft Office iOS app unifies Excel, PowerPoint, Word

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

The newly updated Microsoft Office app for iOS combines three of Microsoft's most popular apps into one, and puts them in the palm of your hand.


Malware, Microsoft gaming, and Sherlocking apps on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/14/2020, 09:02 am

On this week's AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about coronavirus and its impact on Apple, Microsoft's iOS gaming beta, and the FTC's newfound interest in 'Sherlocked' apps or companies.


How to play 'Halo' on your iPhone or iPad with Microsoft's Project xCloud

02/13/2020, 12:02 pm

Project xCloud is the codename for Microsoft's new game streaming service, and it is now available in beta for users to test out, bringing massively popular titles like "Halo - The Master Chief Collection" to the iPhone and iPad. We've spent a few hours playing to test it out.


Microsoft's Surface Duo suffers a Face ID-style demo failure, nobody cares

02/12/2020, 11:02 am

Microsoft's demo of its upcoming Surface Duo completely flopped during its developer day event yesterday, calling to mind Apple's embarrassment at the launch of iPhone X. Yet unlike the demo failure of Face ID in 2017, observers only briefly noted the issue in passing and instead focused on the unlikely potential for Microsoft to turn around its unbroken string of tablet flops over the last two decades. That's a big problem.


Avast antivirus harvested user data, then sold to Google, Microsoft

01/27/2020, 10:01 am

The Mac and Windows version of Avast antivirus has been used to harvest user data, an investigation claims, with some sensitive info sold to third parties, including Google, Microsoft, and Intuit.


Microsoft Edge Chromium now available for macOS

01/15/2020, 12:01 pm

Anyone interested in trying Microsoft's redesigned Edge Chromium browser can now download and use the first release version.


Internet Explorer 5 developer describes frustrations of working with Steve Jobs

01/05/2020, 12:01 pm

On the 20th anniversary of Internet Explorer 5 for Mac, one of its key developers reveals how Apple's Steve Jobs ignored agreements, and made Microsoft pull features from its browser.


Apple, Amazon, Google under pressure by new contract disclosure law in Japan

12/17/2019, 06:12 am

Japan's government is introducing a new contract disclosure requirement for firms like Apple, Google and Amazon, with the law intended to prevent any large firm from abusing its market power.


Apple among companies sued over 'brutal' child labor

12/15/2019, 06:12 pm

A class suit representing multiple plaintiffs from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been filed against Apple, Google, Tesla and others. It claims tech companies have knowingly exploited underage labor in local mining for cobalt, used in lithium-ion batteries.


Deal alert: Free $50 Amazon gift card with Office 365 today only; Apple AirPods Pro return to Black Friday sale price

12/04/2019, 01:12 pm

Attention Office 365 users. If you'd like to extend your subscription -- or if you've been waiting to take the plunge on signing up for one altogether -- Amazon has an extraordinary flash deal running right now. But it ends tonight, so don't delay. Apple AirPods Pro are also back on sale, returning to Black Friday and Cyber Monday pricing.


Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

11/16/2019, 07:11 pm

Microsoft is changing plans for its digital assistant, with the software giant withdrawing availability for Cortana's iOS app for iPhone and iPad in a number of major territories starting from January 31, with users forced to use other apps to access content previously synchronized with Windows desktops from their mobile devices.


Microsoft giving Outlook for Mac better performance with a complete revamp

11/05/2019, 06:11 am

Microsoft unveils a redesign of its Mac version of Microsoft Outlook including dropping the famous tool ribbon, adding faster syncing, and improving overall performance.


Microsoft unveils slew of updates coming to Office 365 apps

11/04/2019, 10:11 am

The company is introducing dozens of significant updates, including a new single iOS app incorporating Word and Excel, to be rolled out in stages over approximately the next year.