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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Skype Takes A Page Out Of Zoom’s Playbook By Introducing Custom Backgrounds
Video conferencing apps aren’t new, but in the recent months, we’re seeing an explosion in their popularity as more people are working and studying remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Zoom, despite its issues, has seen a massive surge in popularity due to the ease of use of its platform and the fact that it can support as many as 100 users at a time.

NVIDIA’s GeForce Now Will Lose Games From Microsoft And Warner Bros.
When NVIDIA’s GeForce Now first launched, it was off to a great start where many praised the streaming service. However, in the months that followed, the platform started to lose publishers as some of the bigger names pulled out and stopped licensing their games to the platform, making it less appealing each time.

Microsoft Wants To Use Plasma From Recovered COVID-19 Patients To Treat Others
Companies like Apple are doing their part in trying to help curb the COVID-19 virus outbreak by creating and producing face masks and shields for frontliners. They have also teamed up with Google to create contact tracing features that will be built into apps designed for iOS and Android.

Microsoft’s Patent For Cryptocurrency Mining Might Raise Some Eyebrows
When it comes to mining for cryptocurrency, it generally involves the use of computers powered by powerful GPUs which can automate the mining process and run 24/7. However, it seems that Microsoft has invented a new potential way of mining cryptocurrency that could potentially raise some eyebrows due to how it works.

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Microsoft Surface Neo Could Be Delayed Beyond 2020
Last year Microsoft unveiled the Surface Neo, a dual screen Microsoft Windows 10X device. If you were hoping to get your hands on it this year, you might be disappointed to learn that might not be happening. This is according to a report from ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley who claims that Microsoft might have delayed it to 2021.

Mixer Is Giving Its Streaming Partners $100 Each During The COVID-19 Crisis
With the coronavirus spreading around the world, businesses are forced to temporarily suspend their operations. For some smaller companies, this could actually spell the end of their operations as they might not have enough cashflow to wait out the virus outbreak, which could last for months.

Microsoft Edge Is Now The Second Most Popular Browser In The World
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the butt of many jokes back in the day, but to Microsoft’s credit, they did improve on the browser over the years, although unfortunately, it never did quite manage to shake its poor reputation. This is why Microsoft introduced a new browser called Edge with Windows 10.

Skype Removes Sign-Up Requirements To Join Video Calls
If there is a reason why Zoom has seen such a huge boost in popularity, it is because the app does not require users to have an account to join video calls. This means that as long as the host has an account and has created a room, all they need to do is provide users with the link and users without a Zoom account can jump straight in.

Woman Turned Herself Into A Potato During A Video Meeting, But Couldn’t Figure Out How To Turn It Off
These days, a lot of video conferencing apps come with fun filters. This is because such apps aren’t just used for work, but also for social purposes where friends and family members can use them to chat with each other. Unfortunately for Lizet Ocampo, the political director at People for the American Way, she did not know how to turn her filter off.

Microsoft Takes On Grammarly With Its New ‘Editor’ Browser Extension
If you do a lot of writing, then Grammarly might be a software you have heard of. For those unfamiliar, Grammarly is a piece of software that can check your grammar as you write, identifying problematic sentences and so on. This is helpful regardless of whether or not English is your native language.

Benchmarks Suggests That The Xbox Series X Could Outperform The Sony PS5
When it comes to choosing a console, different players have different needs from their gaming devices. If you’re in the camp that just loves pure power and being able to play the best-looking games possible, then you might want to consider Microsoft’s Xbox Series X as your next gaming console.

Microsoft To Temporarily Pause All Non-Security Windows Updates
Microsoft has announced that starting in May 2020, they will be hitting the pause button on all non-security related Windows updates. According to the company, this is because they are looking to create as little disruptions as possible, especially in these trying times where more people are being forced to work from home to curb the coronavirus spread.

How To Fix An External Hard Drive That Is Not Detected
Sometimes when you plug in an external hard drive to your computer, it just won’t show up or isn’t detected by Windows. This can be alarming, but follow the steps we’ve listed in our guide and hopefully it will resolve the issue.

Microsoft Warns Of Windows Exploits That Are Actively Being Attacked
From time to time, new security holes and exploits are discovered in software. This is because there is simply no such thing as the perfect code, where there will always be ways in which certain features and functions can be exploited. Unfortunately for Windows 10 users, it seems that there are currently a couple of vulnerabilities in Windows 10 that are being actively exploited.