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Microsoft’s Cortana can now read out your emails on Outlook for mobile
Nov05

Microsoft’s Cortana can now read out your emails on Outlook for mobile

Microsoft is not giving up on Cortana despite not getting the kind of result expected from the assistant in the last couple of years. In trying to keep Cortana alive and kicking, Microsoft has just launched a new feature called Play My Emails. This feature is designed to read out your emails on Outlook on iOS. This looks like one of those features added for the purpose of making an already fading service come back to life—and it does...

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Microsoft’s SMS Organizer app now available outside India
Aug20

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer app now available outside India

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the best SMS app for your phone—there are so many of them to choose from. As a matter of fact, you are no longer limited to the default SMS app on your phone as you can get as many good ones as you can from any of the app stores—Play Store or Apple Store. A while ago, Microsoft launched a new short messaging app—SMS Organizer; but this was only limited to users in India at the time....

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Microsoft Office 365 banned in German schools over privacy-related issues
Jul15

Microsoft Office 365 banned in German schools over privacy-related issues

There are troubles for Microsoft in Germany as TNW reports that the state of Hesse wants its school to stop using Office 365 over “privacy concerns.” Not a good one actually, and a development that could serve as a huge blow for the company’s reputation, especially as it could spread to other schools in other states and even beyond the German territory. According to a ruling issued by the Hesse Commissioner for Data Protection and...

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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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