Tag: Microsoft

Say Goodbye to Microsoft’s MSN Messenger, Closing Down After 15 Years!

Startup-MSNMicrosoft plans to shut down 15-year-old MSN Messenger for good this autumn.

MSN Messenger is a well-known instant messaging client by Microsoft (re-branded as Windows Live Messenger in 2005). Although the client allegedly had over 330 million monthly active users each month merely 4 years earlier, Microsoft has actually revealed it will certainly switch off the service and transfer any remaining users to Skype by 31 October, baseding on the BBC and many Chinese newspapers. Continue reading

Now Microsoft Has a Snapchat-like Application for Windows Phone, Called WindUp!

windupInitially there was Snapchat. Then there was Facebook’s Slingshot. And now there’s WindUp, from Microsoft.

The Microsoft Research team has released an app called WindUp. It lets Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 device owners send out self-destructing messages to buddies. According to the app’s description, WindUp users could ‘Make and Share fun, Temporary Messages and Media with close friends’. Kinds of messages consist of pictures, videos, audio snippets, and content – and they’ll all go away after a short while. Continue reading

Microsoft Lumia 730 Superman Phone Leaks With Selfie Camera and New Debian Red Software!

Microsoft_SupermanRumors have swirled of Microsoft making a brand-new Windows Phone that’s about selfies, and it now looks like that portrait-oriented device will become a reality. WPCentral has actually scored wedding photos of a prototype for the mid-range ‘Superman’ (rumored to be called the Lumia 730) that would reportedly pack a 5-megapixel electronic camera up front. That’s on par with exactly what you’ll find on some Android phones, but it’s a large step up from the modest 1.3 MP camera on the Lumia 720 this will likely replace. Continue reading

Microsoft to Update Windows 8 Every Month, With New Features And Tweaks!

msft win811 updateInstead of issuing major Windows 8 updates every few months or years, like the Windows 8.1 Update that debuted in April, Microsoft has actually revealed it will take on a more regular update routine going ahead.

Microsoft already has a routine month-to-month update procedure called ‘Update Tuesday’, that includes security and non-security updates, but now the company would like to utilize this procedure to supply considerable renovations to Windows in order to react more quickly to customer and partner comments. Continue reading

Microsoft Office for Android Tablet Computers is Coming This Year, Register for Very Early Access Now!

Office-for-AndroidMicrosoft is working with a version of Office for Android that is specifically designed for tablet. The company’s efficiency suite has actually been offered for Android Smartphones as a complimentary download since last year, yet Android tablet customers have actually been compelled to with patience await a variation optimized just for them. Well, it looks like they will not have to hang around much longer.

Office for Android tablet  is anticipated to officially release for customer use sometime later this year. Continue reading

Microsoft OneDrive Users Now Get 15GB Totally Free, Office365 Subscribers Get 1TB!

onedriveMicrosoft on Monday revealed intentions to greater than double the amount of OneDrive (Formerly SkyDrive) cloud storage provided to normal customers to 15GB. Approximately this point, storage for non-paying subscribers was topped at 7GB (or 25GB for early adopters). The modifications do not stop there, however, as all Office 365 customers will now receive 1TB of storage option, up from a lowly 20GB in comparison. Workplace 365 Personal customers could have access to the exact same 1TB of area for $6.99 each month while Office 365 Residence subscribers can acquire 1TB for approximately five folks for $9.99 each month. Continue reading

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Desktop Computer New Start Menu Delayed Until 2015!

windows-8Microsoft made numerous desktop-friendly tweaks to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and the much-anticipated return of the Start menu selection was allegedly slated for Update 2 later on this year.  According to a ZDNet report, nevertheless, the firm has actually decided to hold back on this feature until sometime in 2015.

Update 2 is apparently still on tap for August this year sans the spruced up menu. As an alternative, Microsoft plans to deliver that function as component of the following major launch of Home Windows, referred to Limit – a.k.a Windows 9 – which is currently rumored to launch about a year from now in April 2015. Continue reading

WhatsApp Returns to Windows Phone With Tow New Features!

whatsapp for windows phoneWindows Phone users worried that Whatsapp’s devs might be appreciating their Facebook cash way too much to fix the application can now rest simple. Whatsapp is now back on the Windows Phone Store after few weeks’ absence, and it also comes with brand-new features, including chat backgrounds, far better privacy settings and the ability to personalize notification tones. Its devs pulled the application from the store after a lot of users reported having serious concerns with update 3 for Windows Phone 8 that permanently disabled notices or caused persistent errors. Just as Microsoft’s Windows Phone individual Joe Belfiore promised on Twitter, though, Whatsapp’s back and ready for additional cross-platform messaging.

Windows Phone Now Allows You to Browse Your Files!

Windows-Phone-File-BrowserYou no more need to go browsing app-by-app to find a buried file on your Windows Phone. Right on timetable, Microsoft has actually launched its Files application, if you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, you can now dig through folders to open and control files kept anywhere on your device. The user interface won’t as compare to what you get on your pc, yet it ought to be useful for offloading photos to an SD card or deleting video clips that are chewing up space. If you’re currently running Microsoft’s most current and greatest mobile OS, you just need to swing by the Windows Phone Store to give the file browser a spin.

Skype to Launch Automatically Translating, Real-Time Multi-Language Voice Calls!

Skype voice trans.Microsoft just demoed a remarkable new feature for Skype that will really allow you speak to people in various other languages – in real-time – by doing all the translating dirty work for you.

Skype Chief Gurdeep Pall teased the new function at Re/code’s Code Conference, Calling a German – speaking officer to display the new translation chops. According to a few German – speaking members of the audience, the translation was ‘pretty good’ – yet not perfect. Continue reading