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Microsoft’s Chromium-powered Edge browser is now available to developers
Apr10

Microsoft’s Chromium-powered Edge browser is now available to developers

Microsoft’s attempt at giving other big browsers a run for their money got a major boost on Monday when it began testing its Chromium-based Edge browser. The company’s desire to transform its browser into a Chromium-powered one has been in the public domain for a while, and this latest move is aimed at announcing to the world that things are almost set. Microsoft is making the new browser available to developers as Canary and...

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Skype’s new screen-blurring feature will blur your messy room during video calls
Feb08

Skype’s new screen-blurring feature will blur your messy room during video calls

Credit: https://blogs.skype.com/news/2019/02/06/introducing-background-blur-in-skype/ Correcting a negative impression during calls—especially when using Skype to make video calls can be very difficult. Sometimes you get carried away; forgetting to put your room in order before initiating a video call. The good thing is that Skype has noticed this and has now launched a new feature to blur your messy room during video calls. “There...

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Skype mobile gets improved video call experience in latest update
Feb01

Skype mobile gets improved video call experience in latest update

Skype has announced a new update—an improved video call experience for Skype Insiders. Version 8.38.76.134 now comes with a clearer and improved video call with minimal distractions. You can now dismiss all of the call controls by tapping once on the video when next you are on a video call. When you want controls, you can bring them back by simply tapping once again. “Today, we are proud to release these new changes and improvements...

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Microsoft launches new news app called Hummingbird
Dec14

Microsoft launches new news app called Hummingbird

The news niche is so lucrative that it generates tons of traffic for the serious publisher. So rich and attractive is this niche that virtually every big tech company including Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter and now Microsoft wants a piece of the action. Microsoft has launched an AI-powered news app called Hummingbird. Like Google News, the app is designed to curate personalized news for users. Hummingbird is currently only...

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Skype launches Call Captioning and Language Subtitles
Dec03

Skype launches Call Captioning and Language Subtitles

In celebration of this year’s United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Skype has launched call captioning with live captions and subtitles. The two features, according to the video-calling app, work on the latest version of Skype for one-on-one calls with friends, coworker, or to any phone number. They are also designed to work in group calls with a work team or friend group. It will interest you to know that...

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SwiftKey is adding web search within its keyboard on Android
Nov30

SwiftKey is adding web search within its keyboard on Android

Microsoft’s SwiftKey has been around for a while—the keyboard app is one of the top apps with good user ratings on the Play Store. The app does not only make typing easier for users, it also encourages chatting with friends more of fun. Its biggest challenge is not a lack of quality features, but the fact that it has Google’s Gboard as its biggest rival. That said, it remains one of the most highly-rated keyboard apps for Android. A...

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