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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft tests power throttling background apps in pre-RTM build of Windows 10 to save up to 11% battery life, currently only for Skylake and Kaby Lake systems   —  Microsoft is planning to throttle the amount of power that background apps can use to improve battery life in Windows 10.
Apr 18, 2017, 8:15 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says Windows exploits disclosed by Shadow Brokers have been patched on all currently supported versions of Windows   —  Microsoft says it has already patched the Windows exploits released by the Shadow Brokers group.  The hacking tools, likely originating from the NSA …
Apr 15, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
A look at Windows 10 Creators Update's best features: picture-in-picture, dynamic lock, Paint 3D, Night Light, better privacy controls, Inking in Windows photos   —  Microsoft has been testing its latest Windows 10 Creators Update in recent months, and it's now ready to roll out to existing machines.
Apr 11, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft ends support for Windows Vista, more than 10 years after it arrived late to market and was met with widespread criticism   —  Vista support ends today  —  Microsoft is bidding farewell to Windows Vista, more than 10 years after it first debuted.  Support for Windows Vista ends today …
Apr 11, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft outlines diagnostics data collected by Windows 10 and introduces advanced settings to cut back collection, available in the Creators Update   —  Another attempt to ease privacy concerns  —  Microsoft has been responding to Windows 10 privacy concerns for nearly two years now …
Apr 5, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces patent licensing program for connected cars, with navigation, entertainment, and voice recognition features, signs first deal with Toyota   —  Microsoft is making a fresh attempt to convince companies to use its technology for connected cars.
Mar 23, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Lenovo launches new Yoga 720 laptops with fingerprint readers, up to 16GB RAM, 4K displays, and stylus support; 13-inch model starts at $860, 15-inch at $1,100   —  Lenovo is unveiling its latest Yoga laptops at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.  Unlike the series 900 Yoga laptops …
Feb 27, 2017, 4:20 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia is back from the dead with a trio of pure Android phones   —  Nokia's phones are making a comeback.  HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, is unveiling a trio of Nokia-branded Android devices today that are designed to cater for the mid-range of the smartphone market.
Feb 26, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft updates Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps with Focused Inbox, @mentions for adding contacts to email threads, package delivery information, more   —  Microsoft is updating its Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 today with some features that the company has been using in its mobile apps.
Feb 22, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS with support for apps and add-ons, starting with Giphy, Evernote, Trello, more   —  Microsoft is bringing apps and add-ins to its Outlook for iOS email application today.  The software giant has partnered with Evernote, Giphy, Nimble, Trello …
Feb 2, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context

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