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Microsoft crosses $1 trillion market cap after impressive Q3 earnings  Windows Central · 3 hours
Microsoft has joined the likes of Apple and Amazon among the first companies to hit a $1 trillion market cap. After beating analyst expectations with its FY19 Q3... more
Xbox revenue on the rise in Microsoft FY19 Q3 earnings  Windows Central · 4 hours
Microsoft has dropped its FY19 Q3 earnings, outlining continued success for the Xbox family. Microsoft has posted its quarterly earnings for FY19 Q3, highlighting continued company-wide growth for... more
Microsoft's cloud growth pleases Wall Street  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Microsoft's ongoing push to get automakers, retailers and other businesses onto its cloud computing platform helped power the company's third-quarter earnings ahead of Wall Street expectations Wednesday more
Microsoft beats expectations with $30.6B in revenue as Azure’s growth continues  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Microsoft reported its quarterly earnings for Q3 2019 today. Overall, Wall Street expected earnings of about $1 per share and revenue of $29.84 billion. The company... more
Surface, cloud, and more push Microsoft's Q3 revenues to $30.6 billion  Windows Central · 6 hours
Microsoft's earnings are looking up again, largely on the back of continued solid cloud growth, Surface performance, and Office 365. Microsoft today announced its earnings for... more
41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Forty-one percent of voice assistant users are concerned about trust, privacy and passive listening, according to a new report from Microsoft focused... more
Search for events, people and locations in Windows 10 Calendar app - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
Calendar lets you search for names, locations, and anything included in an event. Plus, the renamed Microsoft Defender expands to other platforms. more
How to use your Apple TV with your Xbox One  Windows Central · 7 hours
Along with its new original content offerings, Apple is redesigning its TV application and opening it up to a whole bunch of new, non-Apple devices. The Xbox One... more
Microsoft is considering dropping its Windows password expiration policy  TechCrunch · 9 hours
Microsoft has proposed scrapping a policy in Windows that requires users to periodically change their login password. In a blog post, the software giant said its new draft security configuration... more
Is Microsoft doing enough to nurture its Xbox game franchises?  Windows Central · 9 hours
Imagine if all of those games didn't get abandoned... At the beginning of the current console generation, Xbox was slammed for selling a more-expensive, less-powerful system compared to... more
Ride-hailing firm Grab is losing its CTO  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Grab is once again on the hunt for a CTO after Theo Vassilakis, the former Microsoft and Google executive who currently occupies the role, announced that he will leave the ride-hailing company this summer.... more
Was Windows 10 'Sets' doomed to fail from the start?  Windows Central · 14 hours
Windows 10 Sets still isn't officially available, which makes you wonder, is it doomed to fail? Microsoft has finally commented on the current whereabouts of Windows 10's tabbed... more
Xbox and really chill with these great relaxing options  Windows Central · 14 hours
Stressed out after a work week? Ready to drop everything and get your game on? Fancy something a little less involved? We have you covered. While any game can be... more
Is the Surface Pro (2017) or Surface Go better for you?  Windows Central · 16 hours
Here at Windows Central we test and review every Surface device released by Microsoft, so we're comfortable comparing products and making recommendations based on what you... more
Microsoft Paint: Fans rejoice as art app saved 'for now'  BBC · 16 hours
After suggestions Paint could be removed from Windows, Microsoft says it's staying - "for now". more
Microsoft Teams and SharePoint get 'Files Restore' feature  Windows Central · 1 day
Data loss will be a thing of the past. Microsoft has begun rolling out a new "Files Restore" feature for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams as part of Office 365. ... more
Latest Anthem patch adds ‘The Sunken Cell’ stronghold  Windows Central · 1 day
Anthem just got even better. Anthem launched on Xbox One and PC recently. As with any online game at launch, it has some surprisingly strange bugs that BioWare is working on. Anthem... more
Microsoft To-Do beta for Android adds Planner integration  Windows Central · 1 day
Planner meets To-Do. Microsoft To-Do beta testers can now check on their Planner tasks with the app's latest update. ... more
Get behind the wheel of one of our fav Xbox racing games  Windows Central · 1 day
Start those engines, grab the wheel, and put the pedal to the metal. We've rounded up the very best racing games for Xbox One... more
Sea of Thieves ‘Tall Tales’ offer story-driven quests for all players  Windows Central · 1 day
Sea of Thieves should appeal to even more gamers now. A few weeks ago, Microsoft revealed that Sea of Thieves was getting a massive "Anniversary Update"... more
These are the wireless keyboards you need to know about  Windows Central · 1 day
The problem with cables is that they need managing. That takes time and effort and rarely looks as neat and tidy as if they weren't there at all.... more
Rejoice! Microsoft Paint is here to stay in Windows 10.  Windows Central · 1 day
The grizzled veteran lives on. It wasn't long ago that the venerable Microsoft Paint's future was in question, but it looks like it's here to stay as part... more
Best Replacement HDMI Cable for Xbox One S and X in 2019  Windows Central · 1 day
At Windows Central, we test hundreds of products and accessories year-round, with a particular focus on Windows, Surface, Xbox, and gaming. We know about... more
Final Fantasy X|X-2 runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One  Windows Central · 1 day
Early reports weren't true. A few days ago, Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remastered launched on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. However, there was some confusion regarding... more
Xbox One S All-Digital vs. PlayStation 4 — console showdown!  Windows Central · 1 day
Windows Central is full of dedicated and experienced gamers that play on a variety of systems and devices. When we compare and contrast two consoles, you can rest... more
Xbox One S All-Digital vs. PlayStation 4: Which is a better value?  Windows Central · 1 day
Windows Central is full of dedicated and experienced gamers that play on a variety of systems and devices. When we compare and contrast two... more
Microsoft Launcher 5.4 beta goes live with a few new features, UI tweaks  Windows Central · 1 day
Microsoft Launcher for Android (beta) gets some minor tweaks and a treat for Cricket fans The Microsoft Launcher for Android has both... more
Need to view and edit PDFs? Check out these valuable Windows apps.  Windows Central · 1 day
PDF is a versatile file format for sharing documents online. For example, many contracts and documents are signed virtually and saved as PDFs because... more
Is the Invoke the speaker to pair up with your Xbox?  Windows Central · 1 day
Best answer: The Invoke is a good speaker but the power of the Alexa platform means you're better off getting an Amazon Echo instead. Better choice:... more
Minecraft’s ‘Village & Pillage’ update adds pandas and so much more  Windows Central · 1 day
Get that download going! A few months ago, Microsoft revealed that Minecraft was getting a "Village & Pillage" update which would add a host of new... more
Add Windows Hello to your PC with one of these simple finger scanners  Windows Central · 1 day
We're fans of security and love Windows Hello, but not all Windows PCs support the use of it. Here's what we recommend... more
Mortal Kombat 11 launches on Xbox and PC  Windows Central · 2 days
Flawless victory! The day many of you have been waiting for is finally here! Mortal Kombat 11 is available on Xbox One and PC. It appears that the plot of the latest... more
SteelSeries Arctis 9X is super-comfy and sounds great  Windows Central · 2 days
Amazing sound quality meets exceptional comfort. SteelSeries produces some killer PC accessories, including some of the best headsets we've tested. The company took what made the Arctis Pro catalog of headsets so... more
Microsoft Paint to Remain Available in Windows 10, Reveals Executive  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Microsoft Paint was earlier supposed to be removed from Windows 10 and be offered via Windows Store as an optional download. more
Farming Simulator 19 team on Xbox One mods, mouse and keyboard support  Windows Central · 2 days
How Farming Simulator's modding and mud-spattered fields are a perfect pairing in 2019. Loaded shooters and high-octane sports may steer modern gaming, but Giant... more
Microsoft under pressure over Chinese censorship  Sky News · 2 days
Microsoft is under pressure to resist Chinese censorship demands after tech workers in the country began using its code-sharing platform to protest being over-worked. more
The best antivirus of 2019 to protect Windows 10 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Your PC needs protection, but free options may be enough. Here's what to get, and what's worth paying extra for. more
We spent some time with Windows Core OS using an emulator  Windows Central · 2 days
Microsoft has made available the first version of Windows Core OS via an emulator, in the form of HoloLens 2. Microsoft released an emulator for developers... more
Stuck running Windows 10 32-bit? Here's how to switch to 64-bit version.  Windows Central · 2 days
If you're running Windows 10 32-bit, you can upgrade to the 64-bit version with the same license, and in this guide, we'll show you... more
Which is the best Xbox One for playing discs?  Windows Central · 2 days
Best answer: No, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition doesn't support disc-based media. The best alternative is the standard Xbox One S. The full package: Xbox One S Battlefield V... more
Windows 10’s new app tabs feature has disappeared and might not return  THE VERGE · 2 days
Microsoft had been planning to introduce a tabbed apps feature in Windows 10, dubbed Sets. The company tested it with Windows Insiders, but decided... more
Microsoft Paint to remain part of Windows 10 after all  THE VERGE · 2 days
Microsoft had been planning to remove its popular Paint app from Windows 10, but the company... more
Microsoft Workers Join China's Debate Over Gruelling Workweek  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The repository has been quickly blocked on Chinese websites. Microsoft employees are asking that it remain open, according to an open letter published on Monday on GitHub. more
Xbox Deals with Gold feature The Count Lucanor and Gravel  Windows Central · 2 days
Microsoft has debuted a new week of sales across Xbox One games. Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount numerous games for Xbox Live users. Some deals are... more
Microsoft reportedly shelves Windows 10 'Sets' feature  Windows Central · 2 days
Sets is dead as Microsoft switches Edge to Chromium, undoing all the work it has originally started with Sets. Over the weekend, a Microsoft employee on Twitter made mention that "the shell-provided tab experience"... more
Microsoft employees urge company to support protesting Chinese tech workers  Windows Central · 2 days
A group of Microsoft employees today called on the company to stand in solidarity with Chinese tech workers who have adopted GitHub as a platform to protest unfair... more
Add cheap storage to your Surface Go with this handy guide  Windows Central · 2 days
The Surface Go might just be the best portable 2-in-1 around, available in a couple of different configurations that differ in RAM and storage. If 64GB... more
Best Chromebooks for students in 2019 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Microsoft Windows is ungainly. Apple Macs are too expensive. But Chromebooks have everything most students will need. more
Win a new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console right HERE!  Windows Central · 2 days
Microsoft's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition marks a new disc-less era for its gaming console. The new All-Digital Xbox embraces the ever-connected nature of modern gaming,... more
Is Office 2019 or Office 365 right for you?  Windows Central · 2 days
I've been using Microsoft Office for a long time, and while I've tried other apps, I always come back because of the features and usability. After spending thousands of hours... more
Microsoft workers join China's debate over grueling workweek  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Tech workers in China protesting a corporate culture of grueling work schedules are getting some support from their U.S. peers more
Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android adds single sign-on for enterprise users  Windows Central · 2 days
The enterprise enhancements are now in preview for Edge in the enterprise community. Microsoft is now testing a couple of new features for Microsoft... more
Snakebyte Head:Set Pro for PC packs awesome audio ... and terrible design  Windows Central · 2 days
Snakebyte's latest gaming accessory is a "pro" headset in an affordable price range. Is it good enough for prime time? Snakebyte is responsible for... more
Surface Book 2 with Core i5 processor discounted by $400 at Microsoft  Windows Central · 2 days
Save some serious cash on a Surface Book 2 from Microsoft. If you have yet to snag a Surface Book 2, Microsoft is currently... more
How Google is beating Microsoft in the cross-platform cloud  Windows Central · 2 days
Image Credit ICT Journal Google's new open-source, cross-platform hybrid cloud solution, Anthos, is positioned to take on Microsoft's and Amazon's lead in computing's new frontier- the intelligent cloud. Microsoft's Azure... more
On this week's podcast ... Surface Hub 2S, WCOS for HoloLens, and Xbox SAD  Windows Central · 2 days
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Surface Hub 2S, WCOS for HoloLens 2, Xbox Digital Edition, and more Surface... more
Microsoft shelves Windows 10 'Sets' feature as Edge moves to Chromium  Windows Central · 2 days
Sets is dead as Microsoft switches Edge to Chromium, undoing all the work it has originally started with Sets. Over the weekend, a Microsoft employee on... more
Russian hackers are targeting US embassies, according to new report  THE VERGE · 3 days
Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments... more
On this week's podcast ... Surface Hub 2S, WCOS for HoloLens 2, Xbox SAD  Windows Central · 3 days
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Surface Hub 2S, WCOS for HoloLens 2, Xbox Digital Edition, and more Surface... more
Is Mortal Kombat 11 the Best Fighting Game This Generation?  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Mortal Kombat 11 for PS4, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch is out this week and we've been playing the game extensively. Here's what you need to... more
Microsoft Starts Reminding Windows 7 Users to Upgrade, Recommends Buying a New PC  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Microsoft has started dropping notification pop-ups for Windows 7 users, asking them to upgrade their machines to Windows 10. more
Microsoft Cancels Windows 10's Sets Designed to Bring Tabs to All Apps?  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The highly anticipated Windows 10 Sets feature, which would have allowed multiple Windows programs to run as tabs within one window, seems to have... more
Weed tech heats up with a new smart vaporizer from Apple, Microsoft alums - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The newest app-enabled vaporizer on the market is the Firefly 2 Plus, and it shows how Silicon Valley... more
Better sorting for games and apps coming to Xbox One  Windows Central · 5 days
The new feature is rolling out shortly to Skip Ahead and Alpha Xbox Insiders. The way the Xbox One sorts inside My Games and Apps is somewhat frustrating,... more
Microsoft's PWA Builder hits version 2.0 with new design and more  Windows Central · 5 days
PWA Builder 2.0 has a fresh new look and much more in store for developers. Microsoft this week launched version 2.0 of its Progressive Web App... more
We rounded up our favorite podcast apps for Windows 10  Windows Central · 5 days
Podcasts are an excellent source of entertainment and information. You can find a great podcast that covers just about any topic or genre of media. You can listen... more
These Surface Studio 2 alternatives are all WAY more affordable  Windows Central · 6 days
Interested in the Surface Studio 2 but can't lay down $3,500 for one? Perhaps you should consider some alternatives built by Microsoft's partners, the best of which we... more
Google Sheets adds further enhanced tools for spreadsheet formatting  9to5Google · 6 days
Google Docs continues to encroach upon Microsoft Excel territory with the addition of many stalwart Excel functions and... more
Microsoft Acquires Express Logic to Push IoT Dream  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Microsoft has acquired San Diego-based software company Express Logic, that makes software for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. more
Chrome Canary picks up a distraction-free Reader Mode  Windows Central · 6 days
Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon. Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari,... more
Will Borderlands 3 support cross-play?  Windows Central · 6 days
Best answer: Gearbox hasn't confirmed cross-play for Borderlands 3, but the company has stated that it's looking into it. Shooting and looting: Borderlands 3 ($60 at Amazon) What is cross-play? Cross-play or cross-platform play as it is sometimes... more
Is your laptop's battery meter way off? Here's how to recalibrate it.  Windows Central · 6 days
As you use your Windows 10 laptop, the battery goes through a number of charges and discharge cycles that slowly wear it down. Calibration... more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets first weekly update  Windows Central · 6 days
You can now use media casting and give Microsoft's PDF reader a whirl. Microsoft today issued its first weekly update for the new Microsoft Edge's developer channel. ... more
Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition  TechCrunch · 6 days
Microsoft has never been shy about being acquisitive, and today it announced it’s buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at... more
Microsoft acquires Express Logic to boost IoT efforts  Windows Central · 6 days
Express Logic's ThreadX real-time operating system will be offered alongside Azure Sphere for IoT devices. Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Express Logic, a firm focused on creating real-time operating systems... more
Windows Office Insiders get fast account switching, new icons, and more  Windows Central · 6 days
If you're in the Office Insider Slow ring, there's a whole lot of new stuff to check out this week. Microsoft is pushing out a set... more
Is Xbox One S All-Digital a good streaming box?  Windows Central · 6 days
Best answer: Yes. Since it supports 4K and HDR video streaming, the Xbox One All-Digital is a great device for streaming. However, the lack of a disc drive does mean... more
Watch Microsoft's full Surface Hub 2S reveal here  Windows Central · 6 days
Watch Panos Panay give a full rundown on Surface Hub 2. Microsoft this week held a small event to officially unveil the Surface Hub 2S. ... more
Protect your Surface Go with one of these great cases  Windows Central · 7 days
Microsoft's Surface Go brings a more affordable and more portable tablet experience to everyone. Like any other 10-inch tablet, the Go is prone to drops and scratches, and... more
How to cancel Xbox Game Pass Ultimate  Windows Central · 7 days
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate isn't yet available to everyone, but it will be at some point later in 2019. Right now, select Xbox Insiders, those in the Alpha and Skip Ahead rings specifically, are... more
Xbox games releasing next week: Mortal Kombat 11, Unknown Fate, and more  Windows Central · 7 days
Be on the lookout for these titles! Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some... more
Google Chrome is getting a reader mode on desktop  THE VERGE · 7 days
The desktop version of Google Chrome’s browser is getting a reader mode, which can be used to strip... more
What you need to know about Xbox Game Pass Ultimate  Windows Central · 7 days
As Microsoft announces the next evolution of the Xbox Game Pass program, here's a roundup of everything we know so far. Announced on the April edition of Inside... more
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Windows 10’s new app tabs feature has disappeared and might not return
THE VERGE
Microsoft livestream with rumored new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: How to watch - CNET
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Microsoft unveils disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for $249
THE VERGE
Forza Street is a new free-to-play racing game coming to Android, iOS, and PC
THE VERGE
Making The Grade: Use cases for G-Suite login integration on macOS
9to5Mac
Borderlands 3 will be exclusive to the Epic Store on PC
THE VERGE
Telling Lies is a game investigating how well we know ourselves
THE VERGE
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