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Windows search is getting a massive upgrade in the guise of Mac’s Spotlight search function with a tool called PowerToys Run. Launched this past Tuesday and still in a very early stage. CNN calls the new feature “promising”, a search box that could put the Start Menu and Windows key-R shortcuts out of business. The […]
Microsoft 4Afrika and Andela have partnered to implement the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020 to up-skill developers in Kenya and Nigeria through an immersive program where selected developers will work to learn basic skills in Azure, via the LinkedIn Learning platform. The program is focused on training software engineers in learning the basics of Azure, a […]
While Microsoft Office is still the vastly popular and ubiquitous choice for word processing, slideshow presentations, spreadsheet calculations and a bounty of many more digital tasks, steep subscription costs can lead to some users turning instead to ad-riddled freeware or ‘free’ apps that lock most of their features behind hidden paywalls. If this sounds like […]
Despite being 11 years old, Minecraft sales have officially topped 200-million copies, with a total of 126-million people playing the game monthly. Microsoft is detailing the latest sales figures just as Mojang Studios celebrates 11 years since the first Minecraft alpha build was originally released. Microsoft has also seen a big increase in Minecraft usage […]
Microsoft is rolling out a new reply-all protection feature for Office 365 and Exchange Online. This new feature is designed to prevent email storms when hundreds or thousands of people start replying to an email thread after someone forgets to BCC everyone or a distribution list was misconfigured. Something that has happened to everyone at […]
Microsoft has introduced its latest Surface range which includes the new Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds. The tech goliath says that this range was designed to help users navigate the current environment which sees more people turning to Windows PCs than ever. In fact, over 4 trillion minutes […]
When it comes to doing business from home, apart from Telegram which is planning to move into the video chat space, the most immediate threat to the sector dominance of Zoom is Microsoft Teams. This should come as no great surprise as the number of daily active users on Microsoft’s service leapt from 44-million to […]
Last month Microsoft said that Teams usage had grown to 44-million daily active users during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, The Verge is reporting that the platform’s user base has jumped 70%. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella revealed in an investor call that Teams now has more than 75-million active users. #Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella revealed […]
Microsoft is joining forces with its partners to give academic institutions in South Africa free half-day training in Teams to help them effectively use the technology and enable more seamless remote learning across the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that it can be challenging for educational institutions moving to remote or distance learning, which […]
Several Windows 10 users are reporting a wide range of issues after installing Windows 10 KB4549951 cumulative update. Others still are reporting error messages when they try to download and install an important security package released on Tuesday, via Windows Latest. Microsoft faced heavy criticism after the company shipped, what many users perceived to be, […]
When it comes to phishing attacks, cybercriminals often try to imitate the official website of a well-known brand – they do this by using a similar domain name or URL and web-page design to the genuine site. The link to the fake website can be sent to targeted individuals by email or text message, a […]
On Tuesday, according to an article from Motherboard, video-calling service Zoom accidentally released the personal email addresses and photos of thousands of its users. This is because the service had an issue with its “Company Directory” feature, that groups together users who share the same email domain. Since the ides of March, Twitter users of […]
Hackers are now exploiting a pair of previously unknown vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, that can be used to create and plant documents booby-trapped with malware, to help them take over your computer, reports PC Mag. Hackers are now exploiting a pair of previously unknown vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows that can be used to create and […]
Microsoft is expected to make big changes to its Office software on Monday. The tech mega power announced that it will change the name of the Office suite, and add major chat features for everyday customers, according to Yahoo Finance. These changes are influenced by the coronavirus outbreak, as apps become more important than ever […]
A hacker has reportedly stolen the AMD graphics source code that the Xbox Series X runs on its next-generation GPUs and is asking for a $1-million ransom or else they’ll leak the information online, reports Comicbook. Apparently the hacker obtained source codes from a few AMD devices, namely the Navi 10 and Navi 21, as […]
Some of the worlds biggest social media and information sharing platforms have announced that they will be working together to protect their users from coronavirus-related misinformation. These companies include Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. “We are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts,” reads the joint industry statement from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, […]
Microsoft announced that co-founder and tech advisor Bill Gates is stepped down from the company’s board of directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities, including global health in the age of COVID-19, as well as development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change. Microsoft announced that co-founder and tech advisor Bill […]
Twitter has ordered employees around the world to work from home following the COVID-19 pandemic – with Tweeps in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan already working remotely. The social media company, based in San Fransico, operates more than 35 offices across the globe. Twitter had already “strongly encouraged” its staff to work from home […]
The world of entertainment is changing rapidly. Increased access to fibre to the home, as well as a growing number of content creators and video-on-demand services, are forcing large entertainment companies to rethink their business strategies and innovate new and exciting ways to entertain their customers. That’s why, as part of its digital transformation journey, […]
The Microsoft for Startups initiative has announced the launch of the new Global Social Entrepreneurship programme. Designed the make the world a better place, startups are creating new businesses built on powerful and innovative technologies. Innovators and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to harness tech to drive purpose-led social enterprises that measure success by the […]
Microsoft has had to issue major warnings to all Windows 10 users, confirming that the latest ‘Patch Tuesday’ update can cause system freezes and crashes across every supported version of Windows 10 – from Windows 10 Home through to Enterprise and even Server, reports Forbes. The update designated as ‘KB4524244‘ had been available for four […]
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Microsoft’s Surface Neo, their upcoming foldable tablet, (which features Microsoft’s new Windows 10X OS) is implied to have a function as a gaming device, according to My Broadband via a new patent. The patent shows that the Surface Neo could come with an attachment that could function as a game controller. “…the input device #102 […]
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Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate, Sony is struggling to come to a price for their new ninth-generation console, the PlayStation 5, due to scarce components and pressure to beat out rival, Microsoft. Over the past few months, the world is buzzing with information about Sony’s new console, the fifth edition of the PlayStation series after […]
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Microsoft, who has just recently announced a cloud gaming team-up with Samsung, has expanded its Project xCloud gaming service to iPhone as well, but the software colossus has had to abide by some of Apple’s stringent rules, meaning the service may not run or appear as it does on Android. The beta of xCloud has […]
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A new version of Windows 10 will be able to install updates in a few seconds, reports Softpedia News. This change was announced during Microsoft’s 365 Developer Day. Where the reworked OS was announced for Windows 10X, the operating system of Microsoft’s dual-screen and foldable devices, which include the Microsoft Surface Neo dual-screen laptop. This […]
Samsung’s Unpacked event was not without gaming news as the Korean tech juggernaut revealed that they would be teaming up with Microsoft on the video game front, reports CNET. David Park, director of strategy at Samsung, speaking at the worldwide event, says that they are working with Xbox on a new “premium cloud-based game streaming […]
Companies have been urged to safeguard assets and build agile security frameworks to enable digital transformation.
The future of gaming is… Now? According to several articles reviewing the latest and greatest Cloud Gaming device releases, such as the Nvidia Geforce Now and the highly publicized Google Stadia, the consensus is all very similar. The sentiment is usually summed up with “We’re not quite there yet”. It is a technological wonder at [&hellip
Google announced plans to buy enterprise software firm CloudSimple, another sign the search giant isn’t letting a flurry of antitrust investigations interrupt its expansion strategy.
Amazon.com has given notice that it will file a lawsuit challenging the US defence department’s decision to award Microsoft a cloud computing contract valued at as much as $10-billion over a decade.
Jeff Bezos is about to relinquish the title of world’s richest person to Bill Gates, as Amazon.com shares tumbled in late trading on Thursday. Click here to discuss this article.