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Microsoft rolls out preview of plugin-free Skype for Web support in Edge

Microsoft today launched a preview of plugin-free Skype calls in Microsoft Edge. The new functionality works anywhere you can use Skype in the browser: Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online, and OneDrive. Both voice and video calls are supported, including one-to-one and group sessions. This is possible because Edge last year gained support for the […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Mobile preview with Cortana, Edge, and lock screen improvements

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Mobile preview today. The latest build includes improvements to the Action Center, notifications, Cortana, Settings, emoji, Edge, and the Lock screen. Like the last mobile build, this one is only available for devices that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile (the Lumia 950, 950 XL, 650, 550, Xiaomi Mi4, and […]

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Kangaroo Pro is a $199 Windows 10 PC with a little less portability, a lot more ports

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro, a $199 Windows 10 portable PC that is meant to be much more capable than the original Kangaroo. The Kangaroo Pro is available on Newegg, Amazon, and InFocusDirect.com now, and will go on sale at the Microsoft Store later this month. When the Kangaroo debuted in October […]

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Chrome 50 arrives with push notification improvements and declarative preload

Google today launched Chrome 50 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, adding the usual slew of developer features. You can update to the latest version now, using the browser’s built-in silent updater, or download it directly from google.com/chrome. Chrome is arguably more than a browser: With over 1 billion users, it’s a major platform that web […]

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Google launches Android N Developer Preview 2 with new 3D rendering API, launcher shortcuts, and Emoji Unicode 9

Google today launched the second release of the Android N developer preview. You can start testing your apps against this release by downloading the new preview from developer.android.com/preview. Google launched the first Android N developer preview just over a month ago. In past years, Google has unveiled the next Android version and released the accompanying […]

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Google blocks KickassTorrents in Chrome and Firefox as a ‘deceptive site’

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users visiting popular torrent site KickassTorrents (KAT) have been seeing a malware warning since yesterday, similar to the warning they received on the site back in October 2015. Navigating to both http://kat.cr and https://kat.cr results in a message cautioning you to go no further (“Deceptive site ahead” in Chrome and […]

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WordPress 4.5 arrives with editing improvements, custom logos, and responsive previews

WordPress.org today launched WordPress 4.5, which adds a slew of new features to the blog management tool to “streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.” You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download (8.0MB). WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that powers 25 percent of the Web. The latest version […]

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Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 9.6% in Q1 2016, the first quarter below 65 million units since 2007

No surprise here: The PC market started 2016 off poorly. Both Gartner and IDC have noted PC shipments were down globally, again. Gartner estimates worldwide PC shipments fell 9.6 percent to 64.8 million units in Q1 2016. In fact, the firm notes that this is the first quarter to see below 65 million units since […]

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Just like Chrome, Microsoft Edge will start automatically pausing less important Flash content this summer

Microsoft continues to unveil features coming to as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, slated for this summer. The latest one is an update to how Microsoft Edge handles Flash content, following in Google Chrome’s footsteps. Google and Adobe worked for a long time last year to automatically pause less important Flash content (like […]

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Google launches Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and Cloud Test Lab

Google today launched Android Studio 2.0, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), with a long list of new features. You can download the new version now directly from Android.com/SDK. In November, Google unveiled Android Studio 2.0, the second major version of its IDE. Version 2.0 brings a slew of improvements, including Instant […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Bash, Cortana cross-device features, universal Skype app

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs. This is the first build released since Build 2016, where the company announced the the Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer. Windows 10 is a service. As we wrote in our deep dive on how Microsoft is still building Windows 10, this means Windows […]

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Microsoft’s Surface phone is now reportedly coming in 2017

We’ve known for a long time that Microsoft’s Surface team is toying with the idea of building a premium smartphone. The latest rumor claimed such a device would arrive in the second half of 2016, but that timeframe has reportedly been pushed back to early 2017. This tidbit comes from sources close to Microsoft’s plans […]

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Android Marshmallow adoption doubles to 4.6%

Android Marshmallow is finally getting some love. After taking four months to hit 1 percent adoption and following Lollipop finally assuming the Android crown, the latest version of Android was the only one to gain share this past month, according to Google’s Platform Versions page. Android Marshmallow doubled its adoption share from 2.3 percent to […]

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Watch a stop motion video made entirely in Snapchat

MysteryGuitarMan decided to make a stop motion video. Sounds pretty standard. Oh. You want to know the catch? MysteryGuitarMan filmed his crazy clip entirely in Snapchat. The video description explains that creating the video only required three components: “some fruits, Snapchat, and a LOT of free time.” Unfortunately, I only have the first one, and […]

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Microsoft denies Edge is getting a native ad blocker

On top of the slew of news coming out of Microsoft’s Build 2016 developer conference, a story broke yesterday that Microsoft was building an ad blocker into its Microsoft Edge browser. While this would be a big deal, it apparently isn’t true. “We have no plans to build a native ad blocker into Microsoft Edge,” […]

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Microsoft announces new Edge extensions: Pinterest, Adblock Plus, LastPass, Amazon Assistant, Evernote, and more

Microsoft today announced a slew of new Edge extensions. Partners announced include Pinterest, Ad Block, Adblock Plus, LastPass, Amazon Assistant, Evernote, and Page Analyzer powered by Vorlon.js. Exactly two weeks ago, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview build with Edge extension support, arguably the most important feature missing from Microsoft’s new browser. But the […]

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Microsoft unveils Graph improvements, Office for Mac add-ins, new Skype SDKs, and Office 365 connectors

At its Build 2016 developer conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced three improvements that help developers leverage Microsoft Office. Qi Lu, executive vice president at Microsoft, took the stage to show off what’s new with Microsoft Graph, Office for Mac 2016, Skype, and Office 365. In November 2015, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Graph, which […]

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Microsoft integrates Xamarin into Visual Studio, will open source Xamarin runtime

Microsoft today announced that Xamarin’s capabilities have been built into Visual Studio Community, Xamarin Studio for OS X is being made available for free as a community, and Visual Studio Enterprise subscribers will get access to Xamarin’s advanced enterprise capabilities at no additional cost. Furthermore, the company promised to open source Xamarin’s SDK, including its […]

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Hey Microsoft, how many apps are in the Windows Store?

OPINION: Windows 10 is now running on over 270 million devices. That’s arguably the most impressive number that Microsoft shared today at its Build 2016 developer conference, especially as it means the company saw 70 million devices added since January. But neither then nor now, Microsoft did not share any updates about the number of apps […]

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Microsoft launches HoloLens emulator so developers can test holographic apps, no headset required

As promised, Microsoft today started shipping its $3,000 HoloLens development kits. In addition to sharing that bots are coming to the new platform, the company also released a HoloLens emulator, which lets developers test holographic apps on their PC without the need for a physical HoloLens. You can download the emulator now directly from here. […]

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Microsoft launches Cortana Collection in Windows Store, unveils proactive features coming to digital assistant

At its Build 2016 developer conference Microsoft naturally had a lot to update on its digital assistant Cortana. The company launched Cortana Collection in the Windows Store to highlight the “nearly 1,000 Cortana-enabled apps already available” to Windows 10 users. Microsoft’s Marcus Ash also shared some new features coming to Cortana as part of the […]

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Microsoft brings Universal Windows Platform apps to Xbox One

At its Build 2016 developer conference, Microsoft announced that developers can start bringing their Windows apps to the Xbox One. Last year at Build 2015, the company promised app makers would be able to bring their apps to the console, and now it is finally delivering. Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) allows developers to build […]

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