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Microsoft releases new all-in-one Office app for iOS and Android

The homescreen in Microsoft Office for iOS. Samuel Axon Pressing the add button brings up three options: Notes, Lens, and Documents. Samuel Axon Selecting documents lets you pick from these options for Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents. Samuel Axon The other major feature at the top level in this app is Actions, which gives you …

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Microsoft’s all-in-one Office app is now available to all

Sponsored Links Engadget Microsoft’s all-in-one Office app is ready for primetime. The mobile-first application, which the company announced last November, has already been available as a public preview. That version was limited to Android users that signed up through a specific Google Group and 10,000 iOS testers that registered via Apple’s TestFlight program, however. The …

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Cloud Giant Microsoft Azure Embraces Commercial Blockchain

Lition, a commercial blockchain, announced on Feb. 18 that Microsoft has officially brought Lition blockchain solution to its Azure cloud marketplace.   This makes Lition one of the few public/private blockchains currently supported by a major cloud provider like Microsoft. Microsoft also became the first to bring blockchain to the cloud and continues to remain at …

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Microsoft now sees Amazon and Google as its main gaming threats

Enlarge The coming launch of Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X later this year (along with the continued success of the Nintendo Switch) point to a pretty familiar battle brewing in the ever-cyclical console wars. But Microsoft President of Gaming Phil Spencer said in a recent interview with tech site Protocol that the gaming …

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‘Fallout 76’ adds human NPCs on April 7th

Sponsored Links Bethesda Game Studios Fallout 76‘s long-awaited Wastelanders update will launch on April 7th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, finally adding with it non-playable human characters to the game. The free DLC was initially supposed to come out last year, but Bethesda delayed it in October. On the same day, Fallout 76 …

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Adapter turns power wheelchairs into Xbox controllers

Sponsored Links AbleGamers, YouTube The Xbox Adaptive Controller already makes gaming more accessible if you’re in a wheelchair, but wouldn’t it be better if you could use the wheelchair itself as a controller? You can now. AbleGamers Charity has unveiled a Freedom Wing Adapter that lets you use the joystick on a power wheelchair as …

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Microsoft will pay up to $20,000 for Xbox Live bugs

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Microsoft has launched a bug bounty program especially for Xbox Live network and services, and it’s paying bug hunters up to $20,000. Like any other bug bounty program, the payout depends on the security vulnerability’s severity and starts at $500. Security holes that leave the Xbox Live network vulnerable to spoofing …

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Microsoft backs AI in healthcare with a $40 million program

Sponsored Links hadynyah via Getty Images Microsoft’s deepening health tech strategy now includes a significant commitment to AI. The company is starting a $40 million AI for Health program that should help researchers and key organizations improve the quality of life for people around the planet. The five-year initiative will use AI to improve diagnosis, …

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Microsoft’s Azure is still growing fast to take on AWS, but Xbox is still struggling

Enlarge / Xbox Series X, due in late 2020. It’s tall. And it has a modified controller compared to the Xbox One pad. Xbox Today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke with investors on the company’s quarterly earnings call to share some numbers about Microsoft’s performance in the second quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, which …

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Avast packaged detailed user data to be sold for millions of dollars

Sponsored Links anyaberkut via Getty Images The popular antivirus program Avast has been selling users data to giant companies like Google, Home Depot, Microsoft and Pepsi, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag found. Avast reportedly scraped data from its antivirus software and handed it off to its subsidiary Jumpshot, which repackaged the data and …

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