Tag: Microsoft

Skype Coming to a Browser Near You, Works Without a Committed Client… !

SkypeMicrosoft has announced that it will soon make available a version of Skype that runs in a web browser. That means you will certainly manage to almost use any device to make a Skype call or communicate with family, friends or colleagues, not merely one with a desktop client or app set up.

Skype for Web will certainly be launched in a beta version and will run in a browser window throughout all web browsers, consisting of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome, so you can also use it in an Internet cafe far from home. All of your profile information & contact will be promptly accessible once you sign in. Continue reading

Microsoft is Slowly Prepping OneDrive for Music Storage !

onedriveYou understand all that OneDrive storage Microsoft’s been giving away recently? Turns out there could possibly be a new way to put it to make use of quickly; music storage space. A tipster to Windows Central points that going to this hyperlink will immediately create a folder for your listen Redmond’s cloud ecosystem, and when the feature officially hits it’ll apparently bring an extra 20GB of cost-free storage space with it as well. A few graphics suggest that there’ll be a web version, as well. We’ve embedded one from Windows Central after the break. Oh, the service apparently will not cost anything (Just Like Google’s Music Locker) and also your music will come throughout a range of devices consisting of Windows 8.1 computers, phones and tablet computers; browsers and also, of course, Xboxes. Not that the Xbox One in fact requires any sort of extra media options mind you, however more are always welcome.

Skype’s Translator Preview Goes Live for Windows 8.1 Users !

Skype-TranslatorWe initially heard about Skype’s Translator feature back in May, and that it should arrive before the end of the year. Well, in keeping with that timeline, the video-chatting outfit opened a sneak peek for Windows 8.1 devices. As its moniker suggests, the new feature transforms speech in real-time, to keep the lines of communication open without the demand for a 3rd person to do the translating. It also shows an on-screen transcript throughout calls and also can arrange IM translation in 45 languages. If you’re wielding a computer or tablet computer that’s running the aforementioned OS, head over to the source link to decide in to the preview ahead of the new tool’s official arrival.

Office for Android Tablet Computer Coming November 2014, Mac Early 2015, Windows Late 2015 !

Office AndroidIf you were asking yourself when you would certainly get your practical the current version of Microsoft Office, then rumours have drawn with each other a run of dates, throughout platforms.

1st  to hit should be a fuller version of Office for Android, designed to encourage tablet designed users, offering a wider range of productivity alternatives suggest to currently in place in the existing Office Mobile app, to match the Office for iPad experience. Sources talking the ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley have suggest the date of November 2014, & historically, Foley has actually been precise with Microsoft’s plans.

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Skype for Windows Phone Lets You Share Drawings With Close Friends !

windowsEver wanted to convey a lot more in a Skype chat compared to easy text and pictures can handle, such as directions to your home? If you’re using Windows Phone, you now have a better path to express yourself. Microsoft has actually published a new version of Skype for Windows Phone that, just like Google Hangouts, permits you send out easy drawings to good friends. You could start with a blank canvas if you’re an imaginative type; however you can also doodle on images & annotate Bing maps. There are a couple of significant under-the-hood upgrades, too, including HD display support and the choice to sign in with your phone’s Microsoft account. The Skype team hasn’t said when its Android & iOS apps will acquire sketching, But it wouldn’t be unexpected to see them get matching updates in the near future.

Microsoft OneDrive Offering 30GB cost-free Cloud Storage Space for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone!

onedriveMicrosoft is providing 30GB of OneDrive space for free, as it makes a significant play to snap up those keeping pictures in the cloud.

Pitching the restricted offer directly at iPhone owners, Microsoft claims on the OneDrive blog site- ‘For those preparing to set up iOS 8, this means you won’t was required to remove a lot of picture or applications to make room for the upgrade.’ This is a minimal deal, as you’ll need to set up the app as well as switch on photo vehicle uploads to get approved for the free space, just before the end of September. Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Microsoft’s Nokia and Windows Phone Brand Names!

LumiaMicrosoft will supposedly stop marketing the Nokia and also Windows Phone brand this holiday season.

GeeksOnGadgets obtained ahold of an internal Microsoft document that exposed Microsoft’s plans, as well as declared among the slides during that file explained- ‘As part of our phased transition, we will certainly drop the manufacturer name { Nokia } from product referrals during the Holiday project’. Microsoft will also not use the Windows Phone logo in promos and also commercials. The business instead would like to opt for simply Windows. Continue reading

Windows 9 Accidently Teased by Microsoft, With Logo !

Windows 9Microsoft China, keen to get people talking about the Operating System, Put up a message on Weibo today. It read: ‘Microsoft’s latest Operating System Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?’ There were even a windows 9 logo, above, that featured the post before it was pulled.

Microsoft is holding a press event where it’s expected to introduce Windows 9, presently described by the codename Windows Threshold, on 30 September. Continue reading

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