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Skype is testing end-to-end encryption conversation
Jan11

Skype is testing end-to-end encryption conversation

Skype Microsoft’s owned video calling and chat app Skype is testing its own version of end-to-end encryption feature. In conjunction with Signal, the new encryption feature will make private conversation between users secure. “With hundreds of millions of active users, Skype is one of the most popular applications in the world, and we’re excited that Private Conversations in Skype will allow more users to take advantage of Signal...

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Microsoft sues an IP address for allegedly pirating Windows and Office
Dec28

Microsoft sues an IP address for allegedly pirating Windows and Office

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against an IP address for allegedly activating copies of Windows, Office and other products without the permission of the real owner. The suit, according to Geek Wire, was filed in Western Washington District Court last Friday. Geek Wire adds that someone used an IP address to attempt to activate unlicensed or pirated copies of Windows, Office and other Microsoft products. According to a WhoIs search...

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Chromebooks users can now use Microsoft Office apps
Nov27

Chromebooks users can now use Microsoft Office apps

Apparently Microsoft has decided it’s time to bring to an end a long-time complaint of not being able to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps on Chromebooks. For reasons best known to Microsoft, the company before this time had refused to make available the Office suits to Chromebooks users. According to Android Police, the company has quietly opened up the Office apps to all Chromebooks users. Though, no formal announcement has been...

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Microsoft to discontinue the Reader app; urges users to switch to Microsoft Edge
Nov21

Microsoft to discontinue the Reader app; urges users to switch to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has announced that it would no longer provide support for the Reader app from next February. The company made this known in a notice that accompanied the launching of the latest version of the app. What that means is that users of the app will no longer be able to use the app from February 2018. In its stead, the company is urging its users to switch over to Microsoft Edge for reading PDF files. Per onMSFT, Microsoft said:...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X, “world’s most powerful console” goes on sale
Nov07

Microsoft’s Xbox One X, “world’s most powerful console” goes on sale

Microsoft has just announced that the Xbox One X, which it described as “world’s most powerful console,” is now available to consumers in 35 markets globally. Consumers in those markets will be able to get the console for $499 at the biggest retailers as well as at the Microsoft Store. The new Xbox is 40 percent more powerful than any other game console currently available on the market—and that’s according to its specifications. As a...

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Skype for desktop gets an attractive design
Oct31

Skype for desktop gets an attractive design

One thing I like about competition is that it brings out the best in you. Skype is probably feeling the heat and wants its services to be almost like what Snapchat and Slack offer to people. So, the Microsoft-owned app is going ahead with plans to make its services more in line with famous video and chat app. On Monday Skype rolled out a new and attractive design for its desktop version. The new version for desktop comes with several...

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