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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size – The Verge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen. Simple. But for Panos Panay, the head of Microsoft’s Surface division, nailing that story is a struggle. He can enthuse about the intricacies of the…

Microsoft already published a KRACK fix, Apple and Google are working on it – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol yesterday that affects all devices that use WiFi. While we’ve listed many ways to protect yourself against KRACK, the best way to completely eradicate it from your network is to update all your WiFi devices. And some companies have been faster than others. First, you should update your WiFi access point. If you’re using your default ISP router, there’s not…

Hackers stole information on Windows vulnerabilities from Microsoft in 2013 – Quartz

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Major software companies like Microsoft always have a long list of bugs to fix. They can range from benign cosmetic issues to critical flaws that make software like Windows vulnerable to hacking. Usually, engineers fix such flaws before hackers ever know they existed. In 2013, according to a new report from Reuters, hackers broke into Microsoft’s network and stole its database of bugs. The report is based on interviews with…

Windows 10 Update: How Microsoft is thinking differently about hardware and software – ZDNet

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Which came first — the Surface Book 2 or the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? If you buy into Microsoft’s telling of the story, the two were designed hand-in-hand (along with the latest Office ProPlus release). Credit: Microsoft When crafting the Surface Book 2, which Microsoft announced today, October 17, the Windows and Devices Group worked with the Office team to create a platform that would appeal to “creators” of…

Microsoft is bringing the IntelliMouse Explorer back – The Verge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Microsoft’s original IntelliMouse became a status symbol and a mouse that lived on for what seemed like forever. While Microsoft discontinued the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 more than five years ago, fans of the mouse have been scrambling to stockpile them ever since. Microsoft is now bringing back the IntelliMouse with a new modern version that’s based on the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. The new Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse has appeared on the…

Microsoft joins the VR battle with Windows Mixed Reality today – The Verge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality. While Microsoft has picked the “Mixed Reality” naming for its initial headsets, they’re only capable of virtual reality experiences right now. Microsoft’s…

How Microsoft is thinking differently about hardware and software – ZDNet

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Which came first — the Surface Book 2 or the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? If you buy into Microsoft’s telling of the story, the two were designed hand-in-hand (along with the latest Office ProPlus release). Credit: Microsoft When crafting the Surface Book 2, which Microsoft announced today, October 17, the Windows and Devices Group worked with the Office team to create a platform that would appeal to “creators” of…

Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack in 2013 – New York Times

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Companies of all stripes now are ramping up efforts to find and fix bugs in their software amid a wave of damaging hacking attacks. Many firms, including Microsoft, pay security researchers and hackers “bounties” for information about flaws – increasing the flow of bug data and rendering efforts to secure the material more urgent than ever. In an email responding to questions from Reuters, Microsoft said: “Our security teams actively…

Microsoft is redesigning Outlook for Mac and Windows – The Verge – The Verge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Microsoft is working on a big redesign for its Outlook for Mac and Windows apps. The software giant revealed teasers for the new design during an Ignite conference session last month, and the goal is to simplify the user interface on both Mac and Windows versions. Spotted by MSPoweruser, a lot of the changes look very similar to the Outlook for iOS app, with a single-line ribbon and a smaller…

Microsoft has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability – The Verge

Monday, October 16, 2017

Technology companies are starting to respond to a new Wi-Fi exploit affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption. The security vulnerabilities allow attackers to read Wi-Fi traffic between devices and wireless access points, and in some cases even modify it to inject malware into websites. Security researchers claim devices running macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux will be affected by the vulnerabilities. Microsoft says it has…

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft email storage – Washington Post

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about emails stored overseas. The case began in 2013, when U.S. prosecutors got a warrant to access emails in a drug trafficking investigation. The data was stored on Microsoft servers in Ireland. Microsoft turned over information it had stored domestically but contended U.S. law enforcement couldn’t…

Microsoft is redesigning Outlook for Mac and Windows – The Verge

Monday, October 16, 2017

Microsoft is working on a big redesign for its Outlook for Mac and Windows apps. The software giant revealed teasers for the new design during an Ignite conference session last month, and the goal is to simplify the user interface on both Mac and Windows versions. A lot of the changes look very similar to the Outlook for iOS app, with a single-line ribbon and a smaller set of default…

Microsoft shows off its Fluent Design changes to Windows 10 – The … – The Verge

Monday, October 16, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its Fluent Design language earlier this year, promising subtle changes to the company’s software in the future. The first part of Fluent Design will appear in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release tomorrow, but Microsoft is preparing more in the coming months. Most of the existing changes include subtle additions like blur effects, which is a type of design we saw back with Windows Vista. All…

Microsoft’s New Android Invasion Has Started – Forbes – Forbes

Monday, October 16, 2017

Following on from Joe Belfiore’s announcement that Windows 10 For Mobile has been effectively killed (security updates and patches will continue, but there will be no new features added), there has been a renewed online interest in Redmond’s mobile software. This has been helped by two major software announcements last week that potentially pushes Microsoft’s mobile vision into the hands of hundreds of millions of consumers. Microsoft PR Microsoft advertises…

Microsoft’s New Android Invasion Has Started – Forbes

Monday, October 16, 2017

Following on from Joe Belfiore’s announcement that Windows 10 For Mobile has been effectively killed (security updates and patches will continue, but there will be no new features added), there has been a renewed online interest in Redmond’s mobile software. This has been helped by two major software announcements last week that potentially pushes Microsoft’s mobile vision into the hands of hundreds of millions of consumers. Microsoft PR Microsoft advertises…

Tired of the office? Microsoft builds treehouses for its employees … – MarketWatch

Monday, October 16, 2017

There’s no daydreaming about being outside at Microsoft Corp.’s new meeting spaces. You literally are in the great outdoors. Last week, Microsoft MSFT, +0.48%   unveiled a network of treehouses on its Redmond, Wash., campus, as part…

The ideological war playing out on China’s internet – CNN – CNN.com – CNN

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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How to check if someone has read your email – Fox News

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Want to know if your email has been read? Here’s how. (Credit: iStock)  (mheim3011) You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Junk folder? Were the messages just ignored? In the 21st century, our inboxes are flooded. The average adult will receive 92 email messages per day in 2017,…

The ideological war playing out on China’s internet – CNN

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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RIP Windows 10 Mobile: A Lost Opportunity for Microsoft – Madison.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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