Microsoft

Microsoft is the company behind software like Windows, Microsoft Office and hardware like the Xbox and Kinect. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. MS-DOS was the product that propelled Microsoft towards success, but it is Windows and Office that made it what it is today. Microsoft is currently engaged in a number of projects, including Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox, Office and the Azure cloud computing platform. the large majority of desktop computers run on Windows.

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Microsoft’s Project xCloud For Android Is Now Available In Beta
Microsoft is set to release Project xCloud on Android devices next month, but the good news is that if you can’t wait to try it out, you’ll be very pleased to learn that Microsoft has actually released the beta version of the service today where if you’re interested, you’ll actually be able to take it for a spin ahead of the public launch.

You Can Now Pre-Order Microsoft’s Surface Duo
While companies like Samsung and Huawei are making devices with foldable displays, Microsoft is taking a different approach by launching a device in the form of the Surface Duo. The handset was actually announced last year and if you’re interested in seeing what Microsoft has to offer, you won’t have to wait much longer.

Xbox Series X Confirmed For November Launch
Sony’s PS5 is expected to be released later this year, so the question is when will Microsoft’s Xbox Series X be launched? We safely assumed it would be this year as well, and sure enough Microsoft has confirmed that to be true as the company has announced that the Xbox Series X will be launching this November.

Excel’s Formatting Is Screwing Up Human Gene Research
If you’re looking to keep track of things like in a database, then using Microsoft Excel is one way to go about it. It is a great spreadsheet tool that can be useful when keeping track of things like names, phone numbers, finances, and more, but it seems that no thanks to Excel’s formatting, it is messing up the research on human genes.

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Microsoft Could End Up Buying TikTok’s Worldwide Business
With TikTok facing a potential ban in the US, it was recently confirmed that Microsoft is interested in acquiring the company. This would effectively make TikTok an American company without any ties to China as its US operations would no longer be controlled by ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company in China.

How To Use Windows Apps On A Mac
If you work primarily from a Mac, there might be times when you need a piece of software that is only available on Windows, so instead of buying a new separate PC, here’s how you can run Windows apps on your Mac.

Apple’s iOS Devices Will Have To Sit Out On Game Streaming Services
Game streaming services are expected to disrupt the gaming industry and the way we approach gaming hardware. Since the majority of the processing is done in the cloud, all gamers really need is a device that can stream those games and a steady (and fast) internet connection. However, it now seems that they will need a device that isn’t an iPhone or iPad.

Microsoft And Samsung Team Up For An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Bundle
So you are thinking about buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. If you are wondering if you should pick up this phone or a “gaming” smartphone, it seems that Samsung is making a pretty compelling case for their products because in a partnership with Microsoft, both companies have unveiled the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundle for the Note 20 handset.

Microsoft Office Flaw Would Allow Hackers To Take Over A Mac
One advice that is generally dispensed to prevent your computer from getting infected by malware or a trojan is to simply not download any file attachments you get in your emails by people you do not know. However, sometimes these attachments might look harmless, like a Microsoft Word or Excel file.

Support For Office 2016 For Mac Will End In October 2020
If you’re still using Microsoft’s Office 2016 on your Mac computer, you might want to take note that support for the productivity suite will be officially coming to an end in October 2020. This was announced by Microsoft on their support page where they also revealed that the end of support also means that Office 2016 users will no longer be able to connect to Office 365 services.

Microsoft Confirms Their Interest In Acquiring TikTok
Last week it was reported that to potentially avoid getting their app banned in the US, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance was looking to sell off TikTok to a US company and it was reported that Microsoft was potentially interested in them. It turns out the rumors were right as Microsoft has since confirmed that they are in talks.

Microsoft Could Be TikTok’s New Owner
The US government had previously announced that they might be considering banning TikTok. This is because TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is from China and due to the ongoing tensions between both countries, it could spell trouble for TikTok. Now it seems that things could be escalating, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Microsoft Shuts Down Cortana For iOS And Android
Just like many other tech companies, Microsoft wanted in on the digital assistant market and launched Cortana several years ago. Suffice to say that unlike other digital assistants like Google Assistant or Alexa, Cortana has not gained the same level of traction or use, despite them having launched it on platforms like iOS and Android.

Microsoft’s Datacenters Are About To Get A Lot Greener
Due to the immense amount of data that companies like Microsoft need to process, it is not surprising that datacenters can get pretty resource intensive. This is obviously not very sustainable given current methods of powering them, which is why Microsoft has been testing out new ways to more sustainably manage their datacenters.