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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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Windows users can now sign into their Microsoft accounts without password
Nov24

Windows users can now sign into their Microsoft accounts without password

Passwords are becoming unfashionable this days—social media and tech companies are gradually deemphasizing its importance. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google and lately Microsoft, all share a common view on providing what they term better alternative to password login. The good news for all Windows users is that they can now access their Microsoft accounts on the Edge browser without using a password. They now have the option of...

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Microsoft introduces native OneDrive integration into Skype
Nov23

Microsoft introduces native OneDrive integration into Skype

Skype users will soon be able to share files over the cloud as Microsoft has announced native OneDrive integration into the popular video calling app. The new preview version of Skype according to Thurrott, will allow you to share files natively into Skype. All you have to do is to share a link to the file on OneDrive within the Skype chat. The integration will work across different devices including Windows 10 PCs, iPhones, iPads,...

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Microsoft brings Skype calling to Alexa
Nov19

Microsoft brings Skype calling to Alexa

Back in September, we did report that Skype calling was on its way to Amazon’s Alexa—now the long wait is over, and you can now call mobile and landlines using SkypeOut and saying “Alexa, call Ken on Skype” to make a call. This partnership further strengthens the existing business relationship between Microsoft and Amazon. In 2017, Amazon and Microsoft partnered over two of their popular products Alexa and Cortana. That partnership...

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