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Computing

Microsoft continues to improve its Windows 10 Mail & Calendar app

The Mail & Calendar app is particularly important to users, as it serves as the main communications tool for most people running Windows 10. Microsoft gets this, and is working to make it a better app with some impending updates.
Computing

Snap off or flip around? Microsoft Surface Book vs. HP Spectre x360 15-inch

Microsoft's Surface Book and HP's Spectre x360 15 represent very different takes on the notebook-centric Windows 10 2-in-1 machine. They're both well-built and offer good performance, but which one is best for you?
Mobile

LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is getting a set of new apps aimed at low-connectivity markets, starting in India. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the products on Wednesday at his company’s Future Decoded event in Mumbai.
Computing

EU still unhappy with Windows 10 data collection, despite changes

Microsoft's announced changes to Windows 10 privacy policies around enough for the European Union (EU), which has let the company know that it's not doing enough to inform users of what data is collected, and why.
Computing

Microsoft decides to release Adobe Flash Player update for Windows after all

Microsoft decided to delay its February 2017 Patch Tuesday update for a month, due to some issues with the update package. However, the company has decided to release an Adobe Flash Player update in the meantime.
Virtual Reality

Stryker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design operating rooms of the future

Microsoft's HoloLens AR solution is perhaps the most advanced in terms of becoming a part of the real world. Stryker, which is using HoloLens to redesign the operating room, provides a clear example of the potential of AR in this…
Computing

Yes, Microsoft is releasing the Windows 10 Redstone 3 update in 2017

A third Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 3, is expected at some point in late 2017. Now, Microsoft has finally confirmed that it is scheduled for this year, as part of a presentation at its Ignite 2017 event in Australia.
Computing

Microsoft is reportedly shaking up its HoloLens development roadmap

Microsoft has apparently ceased development on an immediate revision of its HoloLens headset, in favor of working on a more comprehensive update to the device that's intended to release in 2019.
Computing

A Microsoft Surface coffee table running Windows 10 might be worth producing

The original Surface was a "coffee table" device that ran Windows Vista and had a multiuser interface that worked at all angles. Now, Windows 10 has been installed on it, demonstrating how useful such a device could be.
Computing

Microsoft brings Focused Inbox to the Windows 10 Mail app for some lucky users

Focused Inbox is one of the features pulled from the Accompli app that Microsoft acquired that has not yet made its way to the Windows 10 Mail app. However, it looks like that app might finally close the gap with iOS and Android.
Computing

Stop refreshing Windows Update! Microsoft's February 2017 Patch Tuesday is cancelled

Every now and then, something happens to interrupt Microsoft's update schedule, usually due to some show-stopper bug that would mean an update would cause more problems than it solves. February 2017 is just such an occasion.
Gaming

Microsoft teases Xbox ‘Project Scorpio’ reveal coming at E3 2017

Microsoft has told Xbox fans to "brace for big news" at this year's E3 event in Los Angeles. It appears that the company is planning a full reveal for its upcoming 4K-capable Xbox console, code-named "Project Scorpio."