Microsoft has taken the first big step toward unifying Minecraft for all the key platforms into ONE edition of Minecraft. This is a huge deal for the company as well as for gamers worldwide. Minecraft is the first major title where players on Xbox, Windows 10, Android, iOS and other platforms can play the same game, communicate with each other, synchronize their progress across platforms and more. Here’s why this is a big deal both for Microsoft and gamers worldwide:
Apple has announced the launch of three new smartphones: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. If you have watched any news channel, you surely heard about it. One feature that surprised us about these smartphones is not the processor they use or the quality of their cameras, but the fact that they have adopted wireless charging: a technology that has been around for five years. Not only that but Apple has also decided to adopt an industry standard instead of creating its own. That’s a move that most people would never expect from Apple. What’s happening to the company from Cupertino? Will the world end soon?
The neutrality of the internet is under fire, and an increasing number of countries and governments are planning to regulate it, and implement or extend practices like data retention about their citizen’s online activities, prioritized traffic lanes based on local regulations, and so on. Because of that, users are trying to find ways to protect their privacy while online, and they are more interested in using search engines that safeguard their privacy. Due to this trend, DuckDuckGo has doubled its popularity during the last year. Here’s what happened and why:
If you tell people that you use Bing as your main search engine, many will laugh at you and say “Nobody uses Bing. Why do you do it?” While the public image of this search engine is not very positive, the truth is that this search engine has grown in use, in the USA and a few other markets. Also, recently Microsoft has bragged about Bing on Twitter and showed us that is bigger than we think. Would you like to guess Bing’s global market share in search?
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will be delivered as part of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, available this fall. This version is aimed at power users and businesses that need the ultimate performance for demanding tasks like video-editing, processing big data and more. Here’s what’s new about Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and the main features that make it stand out compared to other Windows 10 editions:
Many novelties were announced this week from Microsoft. One of the most important ones is the chance to test an upcoming feature of Windows 10 that allows users to link their Android smartphones to their Windows 10 PCs, so that they can share a common clipboard and other productive features. To see more details and other interesting news, read this week’s recap:
This week, Microsoft has announced the world’s first thermostat that is powered by Cortana. It is a beautiful device that’s built in partnership with Johnson Controls. Another positive news item is that OneDrive will soon offer version history for all files stored in this storage service, not only for Microsoft Office documents. To see more, as well as other interesting news, read this week’s news recap:
This week, there was a lot of news about the business products and services sold by Microsoft. However, on the consumer side, it seems that the latest version of Skype is downright hated by mobile users worldwide, and the app’s rating in stores has plummeted. On a more positive note, Microsoft has released many new exciting features for Xbox One. To learn more, read this week’s recap:
This week, OneDrive users have reported that OneDrive no longer works on non-NTFS storage devices. This is surprising news that wasn’t communicated by Microsoft. What Microsoft did announce though is that a major feature that was initially announced for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update won’t be delivered with this update but in the one after that. To see more, as well as other interesting news, read this week’s recap:
This week Microsoft has launched for testing a new feature that will be included in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It is named “controlled folder access” and it protects your important files from ransomware. The company has also released a major redesign for the Skype app on iOS. To learn more, as well as other interesting news, read this week’s recap: