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Microsoft finally kills the gun emoji as it replaces it with water pistol
Apr28

Microsoft finally kills the gun emoji as it replaces it with water pistol

The list of companies to ditch the gun emoji seems to be swelling by the day. Just this week Google announced that it will no longer use the gun emoji; preferring the water pistol to it. Hot on the heels of that decision is Microsoft—the software giant is finally confining the pistol to the history bin. A preview of Microsoft’s new emoji was show on Twitter on Friday with the company claiming its decision was based on feedback it got...

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Microsoft’s Content Creator mode gets call recording feature on Skype for desktop
Apr09

Microsoft’s Content Creator mode gets call recording feature on Skype for desktop

Microsoft is adding a lot of innovative features to Skype these days. This has become inevitable considering the stiff competition the video calling app is getting lately from close rivals. The latest information we have is that Skype will now allow podcasters to record calls with a new feature called call recording. The new feature, which is being added to Content Creator, will allow Windows 10 and Mac users to record calls once they...

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LinkedIn has added an ‘Ask for a Referral’ button for job seekers
Mar19

LinkedIn has added an ‘Ask for a Referral’ button for job seekers

LinkedIn has a new button for job seekers—one that adds an “Ask for a Referral,” button. The referral button is added next to the job where they know someone who works at the company that is advertising a job opening. Referrals are not exactly something new when it comes to getting a new job. As a matter of fact, many job seekers find get to know about an advertised position in a company via referrals. The feature only works very well...

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Skype unveils lighter version of its app for Android
Mar02

Skype unveils lighter version of its app for Android

Microsoft has released an optimized version of Skype designed for Android devices 4.0.3 to 5.1. In the next couple of days, Skype light will become available globally to everyone using version 4.0.3 to 5.1 of the Android operating system The optimized version of the face-to-face chat app is light on both disk and memory consumption. What that means is that your device will now be faster, with improved video and audio calling. Skype...

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Microsoft’s Soundscape—a new app to help the blind find their way
Mar02

Microsoft’s Soundscape—a new app to help the blind find their way

Following the successful launch of its AI-powered free app for the blind “Seeing AI” at the middle of last year, Microsoft is once again launching another app for the blind. Soundscape has been an app in the making—it actually took the company a couple of years to put it together. The aim of the new app is to guide individuals with vision impairment around cities. Soundscape according to Microsoft, will only be available to users in...

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Skype’s new Gallery feature—you can now easily retrieve shared content
Mar01

Skype’s new Gallery feature—you can now easily retrieve shared content

Skype added a new Gallery feature to the Windows 10 version of its app—and its something you want to take a look at. The new feature helps you to easily retrieve shared content including media, links, and files. The Gallery pane shows all shared content from the beginning of the chat. What that means is that you can quickly find a picture you shared in the recent past, or better still, a link sent by a contact to you in the chat. To...

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