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Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Microsoft says MS Paint will be available on the Windows Store as a free standalone app in the future   —  Microsoft Paint has been in the news since yesterday when Redmond announced that the software is being deprecated with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Jul 24, 2017, 11:35 PMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Netflix now lets you download videos for offline viewing in Windows 10   —  Late last year, Netflix finally introduced offline viewing on some platforms.  Offline viewing on Netflix basically allows you to download videos so that you can watch them when you are offline.
Apr 3, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Windows 10 Creators Update will include a feature, disabled by default, that prevents apps that are not from the Windows Store from installing   —  With the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is adding a brand new feature to Windows that will help prevent installation of bloatware in Windows 10.
Feb 27, 2017, 7:15 PMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Early build of Windows 10 Cloud leaks; the lightweight OS can only run UWP apps from Windows Store, could lead to cheaper devices to compete with Chromebooks   —  Microsoft is working on a new Cloud SKU for Windows 10 which is expected to be Redmond's next take on Chromebooks.
Feb 4, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Microsoft is testing feature that brings Cortana to the lock screen on Android   —  Cortana recently got a pretty sweet update for Android and iOS, bringing a much cleaner and prettier user design.  If you use Cortana on your Android phone, you might be glad to know that Microsoft is making …
Jan 18, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Internal Windows 10 Mobile build shows Microsoft is planning an e-book store for Windows 10 devices, likely to debut with Creators Update in April   —  Microsoft is working on a new a store for e-books in Windows 10.  The software giant actually started building in features related …
Jan 18, 2017, 6:15 AMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Leaked screenshots show Project Neon, an upcoming incremental upgrade to Windows 10 design that will focus heavily on animations   —  Late last year we reported on Project NEON - the upcoming UI upgrade for Windows 10.  Recently we managed a closer look at Microsoft's internal plans …
Jan 7, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Microsoft partners with Intel on Project Evo, which adds “far-field speech communications” to devices, potentially paving the way for an Amazon Echo competitor   —  Microsoft today announced a major new feature coming to Windows 10: Project EVO.  Project EVO will be Microsoft's …
Dec 7, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Microsoft quietly launches a chatbot on Kik named Zo that avoids conversation topics like politics, following disastrous debut of Tay chatbot earlier this year   —  Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced a new chatbot powered by artificial intelligence, called Tay.
Dec 5, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Sources: Microsoft working on a Slack competitor called Skype Teams; service to include threaded messages, channels, DMs, video calls, meeting scheduling, more   —  It was recently reported that Microsoft wanted to buy Slack for $8 billion.  Slack, for those unfamiliar …
Sep 6, 2016, 2:56 PMIn context

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