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Amazon cuts up to $829 off the Microsoft Surface Book 2 detachable laptop

After the October Surface event, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 gets price cuts on Amazon. You can even get this top-of-the-class detachable laptop now up to $829 less.

UK government reveals major cybersecurity investment

£36m investment sees government partner with leading tech firms to combat cyber-threats.

Minecraft Earth Early Access Begins Today With Iceland & New Zealand

Minecraft Earth early access is starting as of today, and it's beginning the rollout with Iceland and New Zealand. The official Minecraft Earth twitter detailed the start of the rollout around 10:45 AM on October 17. It also mentions that any users who aren't citizens of either of those regions should stay tuned for future updates. [...] Read More... The post Minecraft Earth Early Access Begins Today With Iceland & New Zealand appeared first on Android Headlines.

Windows 7 Pro end of life gets closer

As Windows 7's end of life approaches, Microsoft has began to send out notifications to those still running the 11 year old operating system.

Logitech’s MX Master 3 mouse and MX Keys keyboard should be your setup of choice

Logitech recently introduced a new mouse and keyboard, the MX Master 3 ($99.99) and MX Keys ($99.99) respectively. Both devices borrow a lot from other, older hardware in Logitech’s lineup – but they build on what the company has gotten really right with input devices, and add some great new features to make these easily […]

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for the disabled

The tech world has a lot to offer those with disabilities, but it can be hard to get investors excited about the accessibility space. That's why Microsoft's AI for Accessibility grants are so welcome: equity-free Azure credits and cash for companies looking to adapt AI to the needs of those with disabilities. The company just announced ten more, including education for the blind startup ObjectiveEd.

Microsoft says Surface Duo and Neo are only a taste of what's to come

Surface hardware will continue to grow as a signficant focus for Microsoft, Panay says.

Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 foldable laptop will get bent out of shape before Surface Neo

Lenovo looks set to beat Microsoft by getting its foldable laptop into stores first.

Google Stadia controller only works wirelessly with Chromecast Ultra for now

A blow to the play-anywhere messaging of the cloud gaming service.

The Full Nerd ep. 111: Ryzen 7 3750X leak, Microsoft Elite Series 2, wait for Nvidia Ampere?

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dive into the future, digging deep into rumors while Brad’s away. They kick things off by discussing the recently leaked 8-core AMD Ryzen 3750X and whether it can take on the all-8-core-5GHz Intel Core i9-9900KS coming within the next month. After that, the gang dives off a viewer question about graphics card advice for a 1440p, 144Hz monitor into whether or not its worthwhile to wait for Nvidia’s next-gen GPUs at this poi[..]

Google and Microsoft moves that signal opportunities for Apple

In the fall, a technology company’s fancy turns to new products. As we pass the midpoint of October, the holiday buying season has started to solidify, and we’ve gotten our requisite annual announcements from not only Apple, but from Google and Microsoft as well. Now that these three big tech companies have all laid their cards on the table, we have a chance to look over what each of them discussed and compare and contrast approaches: where are they working on technology in the same vein, and where do their[..]

Google and Microsoft moves that signal opportunities for Apple

In the fall, a technology company’s fancy turns to new products. As we pass the midpoint of October, the holiday buying season has started to solidify, and we’ve gotten our requisite annual announcements from not only Apple, but from Google and Microsoft as well. Now that these three big tech companies have all laid their cards on the table, we have a chance to look over what each of them discussed and compare and contrast approaches: where are they working on technology in the same vein, and where do their[..]

How to Prepare Your PC for Windows 10's November Update

Microsoft is readying the public release of its next major Windows 10 update, version 1909. These major releases show up twice a year, first in spring then again in the fall, and tend to include a number of new features, updates, and patches. However, they can also come with some major bugs and annoyances, so it’s… Read more...

Windows 10 November 2019 Update review: Fewer features now, bigger changes later

Microsoft’s Windows 10 November 2019 Update is deliberately low-key, primarily designed to optimize Windows rather than pile on a boatload of new features. If nothing else, Microsoft is likely clearing the path for the bigger splash expected from the Windows 10 20H1 “feature update,” expected to ship around March 2020. Microsoft recently said that the November 2019 Update (also known as “19H2” or version 1909) is essentially finalized, and has been released to the Windows 10 Insider “Release Preview” ring. [..]

Would Apple make its own Surface Neo?

Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced the Surface Neo, a strange device that looks like two iPads stuck together, or alternately, a laptop in which the keyboard has been replaced with a second touchscreen. Upon first seeing the Surface Neo, I immediately wondered: Would Apple make a product like this? And if not, why not? Microsoft Microsoft Surface Neo To read this article in full, please click here

Multifactor authentication issue hitting North American Azure, Office 365 users

MFA issues are impacting a number of Microsoft Azure and Office 365 customers in North America. So far, the causes aren't known, but Microsoft engineers say they're working on it.

Multifactor Authentication Issue Hitting North American Azure, Office 365 Users

A widespread multifactor authentication (MFA) issue is hitting a number of Microsoft customers in North America this morning. From a report: The exact cause of the problem is not clear at the moment, but Microsoft's engineering team says it is working on it. "Customers in North America are experiencing issues with Sign-in when Multi-Factor Authentication is enabled. Engineering team is currently investigating the issue and will send out an update as soon as possible." The Microsoft 365 Status twitter accoun[..]

Multifactor Authentication Issue Hitting North American Azure, Office 365 Users

A widespread multifactor authentication (MFA) issue is hitting a number of Microsoft customers in North America this morning. From a report: The exact cause of the problem is not clear at the moment, but Microsoft's engineering team says it is working on it. "Customers in North America are experiencing issues with Sign-in when Multi-Factor Authentication is enabled. Engineering team is currently investigating the issue and will send out an update as soon as possible." The Microsoft 365 Status twitter accoun[..]

Surface Neo and Surface Duo tell you everything about Microsoft's future

These two foldable devices say a lot about where Microsoft thinks it is going next.

Germany's Cybersecurity Agency Recommends Firefox As Most Secure Browser

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Firefox is the only browser that received top marks in a recent audit carried out by Germany's cyber-security agency -- the German Federal Office for Information Security (or the Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik -- BSI). The BSI tested Mozilla Firefox 68 (ESR), Google Chrome 76, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge 44. The tests did not include other browsers like Safari, Brave, Opera, or Vivaldi. The audit was carried out usin[..]

Germany's Cybersecurity Agency Recommends Firefox As Most Secure Browser

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Firefox is the only browser that received top marks in a recent audit carried out by Germany's cyber-security agency -- the German Federal Office for Information Security (or the Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik -- BSI). The BSI tested Mozilla Firefox 68 (ESR), Google Chrome 76, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge 44. The tests did not include other browsers like Safari, Brave, Opera, or Vivaldi. The audit was carried out usin[..]

Windows 10 1909: What do developers need to know? Not much, says Microsoft

Just use the same kit we provided for Windows 10 version 1903, Microsoft tells Windows developers.

Inside the shutdown of the ‘world’s largest’ child sex abuse website

This morning, the Justice Department announced that it had brought charges against the administrator and hundreds of users of the “world’s largest” child sexual exploitation marketplace on the dark web. For me, it marked the end of a story I’ve wanted to write for two years. In November 2017, I was working for CBS as […]

You Can't Play Monument Valley Creator's New Game

The creator of Monument Valley, Ustwo Games, has a new game out called Headed South, and as of this writing, you probably can't play it. If you happen to have a Pixel 4 on hand, you can give it a try; it relies on the phone's new Motion Sense gesture technology. It seems, however, that [...] Read More... The post You Can't Play Monument Valley Creator's New Game appeared first on Android Headlines.

A new report might’ve just revealed Sony’s PlayStation 5 release timing

Sony plans to launch the PlayStation 5 during the 2020 holiday season, and that’s not a secret. The company said as much a few times already, stopping short of revealing the actual date or even month when the PS5 will hit store shelves. If you assumed that the late-2020 launch window meant mid-November, as was the case with the PS4 back in 2013, you won’t like this new rumor. Sources said to be familiar with the matter claim the PS5 won't be released in November, but rather December 2020. The December 2020 [..]

Microsoft admits Android is the best operating system for mobile devices

At a Surface event in London, Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer, revealed why the company has turned to a rival operating system for its upcoming dual screen phone.

Former Dropbox CTO Quentin Clark just joined General Catalyst as a managing director

Quentin Clark resigned a couple of weeks ago as the CTO of Dropbox at the same time that the storage company announced two other execs — Bharat Mediratta and Tim Young — were joining its leadership team in Clark’s stead. Now we know where Clark was headed — into the world of venture capital and, […]

CHEAP: Stop living under a rock, get the maxed out Surface Laptop for just $1,049

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop 3 at its special event. While the entry-level configuration starts at $999, you will have to spend more than $2000 to get the top configurations. But if you don’t want to spend too much money, and still get top-notch specs on a laptop, we’ve got a great deal for you. The maxed-out original Surface laptop is available for just $1,049, down from $2,699. Even after [..]

Microsoft Office now supports dark mode for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft has updated its mobile office suite with a set of new dark designs for iOS 13 and iPadOS.

Microsoft Launches Two New Open Source Projects for Developers -- OAM and Dapr

Continuing its embracing of open source, Microsoft has today announced two new open source projects. From a report: The first is Open Application Model (OAM), a new standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms. The second project is Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime), designed to make it easier to build microservice applications. Microsoft says that both OAM and Dapr "help developers remove barriers when building applications for cloud and edge." Microsoft has wor[..]

Microsoft Launches Two New Open Source Projects for Developers -- OAM and Dapr

Continuing its embracing of open source, Microsoft has today announced two new open source projects. From a report: The first is Open Application Model (OAM), a new standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms. The second project is Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime), designed to make it easier to build microservice applications. Microsoft says that both OAM and Dapr "help developers remove barriers when building applications for cloud and edge." Microsoft has wor[..]

You’ll need to eat Taco Bell to get Microsoft’s Xbox Elite 2 controller early

Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft is teaming up with Taco Bell once again to launch a limited edition Xbox One X console. The software giant unveiled a similar console last year with Taco Bell’s signature “ring” when it’s powered on — and this console has the same ring — but this year Microsoft is bundling in the new Xbox Elite 2 controller, too. Xbox fans will need to purchase Taco Bell’s Double Chalupa Box to try and win this special bundle, dubbed the Xbox One X Eclipse Limited Edition. The promo[..]

On Windows Phone 8.1? No more app store for you after December 16, says Microsoft

Windows Phone 8.1 devices will soon have no where to install or reinstall apps.

LinkedIn gets physical, debuts Events hub for people to plan in-person networking events

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network for the working world with around 650 million users, is known best as a place where people connect with each other online either to build work connections, for recruitment, or for professional development. Now, the company is taking a step to bring its networking features into the physical world: the […]

Your Google Daydream VR Headset Is Now A Collector's Item

Google Daydream appears to be dead now. Mobile VR fans will have likely noticed that Google's VR platform had been dying a slow death, and now the company has confirmed it by excluding Daydream from the Pixel 4 lineup. Mobile VR in general is known to be cumbersome, and now Google has abandoned it entirely [...] Read More... The post Your Google Daydream VR Headset Is Now A Collector's Item appeared first on Android Headlines.

Windows security might be about to get a huge upgrade

Tamper Protection will prevent malware and third-party apps from disabling settings in Microsoft Defender.

Office 2010 only has one year of support left

As Office 2010 reaches its end of life, Microsoft has laid out all the reasons why Office 365 ProPlus is a better choice than Office 2019.

Google Just Unveiled a New Pixel Smartphone, an AirPod Rival and More. Here’s What to Know

Here's everything the company announced today

Google's Back To Basics Pixelbook Go Arrives: Features, Specs & Pricing

The Google Pixelbook Go was unveiled on October 15 at the Made by Google 2019 event. Like many of the company's previous gadgets, the device represent a new direction for the company's Chromebooks. But the search giant is taking an even harder line this time, following an announcement earlier this year that it would abandon [...] Read More... The post Google's Back To Basics Pixelbook Go Arrives: Features, Specs & Pricing appeared first on Android Headlines.

Google Pixelbook Go release date, price and features

Google's next Chromebook has finally arrived: the Pixelbook Go. Here's everything we know so far.

Xbox testing troll-blocking private messaging feature

No more shocking messages in your Xbox inbox.

Google launches the $649 Pixelbook Go Chromebook

At its annual hardware event, Google today announced the launch of the Pixelbook Go, the latest iteration of its first-party Chromebook lineup. Starting at $649, the Pixelbook Go marks a return to the standard laptop format after last year’s Pixelbook with a 180-degree hinge and the Pixel Slate 2-in-1. The Go will come with a […]

Google Stadia release date set for November 19

Google's game streaming service is set to launch in just over a month's time.

Project xCloud public testing is live – sign up to stream Gears 5 (and more) to your Android phone

It’ll be very interesting to find out how Microsoft’s game-streaming service copes with real-world conditions.

Microsoft rolls out Windows Tamper Protection for Windows antivirus to keep hackers at bay

Microsoft has officially announced the general availability of a new Tamper Protection feature for its Windows Defender Antivirus service. The security feature is essentially meant to thwart any attempts made by cybercriminals to break the real-time anti-malware defenses incorporated in Windows. In other words, tamper protection safeguards against “malicious and unauthorized changes to security features, ensuring that endpoint security doesn’t go down.” The setting, which will be on by default for home user[..]

Smart home startup Level Home emerges from stealth with $71M and a new take on the smart lock

As companies like Google, Amazon and Apple hone their strategies to build the brain that helps you use the smart home of the future, where a new wave of internet-enabled appliances, climate and security systems and other connected objects can be connected and controlled through their hubs, a new smart home startup called Level Home […]

They're back: Windows 7 popup warnings to update to Windows 10 will soon reappear

Windows 7 support expires on January 14, 2020. And if you’re a Windows 7 Pro user, Microsoft is going to tell you that right on your PC screen via a popup notification. In March, Microsoft warned that it would begin using popup reminders to let Windows 7 users know that it was time to upgrade, and began pushing some to Windows 7 users. In an update to Microsoft’s original blog post, Microsoft is now saying that it’s begun specifically extending notifications to non-domain-joined Windows 7 Pro users—consumer[..]

Google Updates Pixel Buds and They’re Truly Wireless This Time

Apple has AirPods, Samsung has its Galaxy Buds, and Microsoft has its Surface Earbuds. Not to be left out, Google announced today its Pixel Buds 2. Read more...

Microsoft Office Apps for iOS Gain Dark Mode Support

Update: As spotted by WCCFTech, Microsoft has now updated all of its Office apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook – to support Dark Mode. Microsoft OneNote received an update on iOS today that brings much-awaited Dark Mode support to the popular note-taking app. OneNote is usually a particularly bright app because of the large white scrollable canvases and pale menus, so this update should be a welcome one for users who work with it long into the night. How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 13 Apart [..]

What makes the Ryzen 7 Surface Edition inside the Surface Laptop 3 so custom

Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 running a “custom” AMD Ryzen CPU was one of the big surprises of Microsoft’s new Surface lineup, unveiled October 2. Although the chip is still under fairly tight wraps, PCWorld had a chance to chat with AMD officials about its big splash with the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3, as well as the future of AMD in Microsoft products. And yes, it was a big splash for AMD, which has seen huge success on desktop with Ryzen, but a more muted response on laptops thus far. AMD’s main pr[..]