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Full performance mode isn't necessary for all tasks and Microsoft is now working on a new feature that would allow you to quickly adjust level of performance. Called Power Mode, the feature will significantly improve the power management feature in Windows 10.
Several months ago, Microsoft confirmed to cut 2,850 jobs globally by June 2017 as a part of latest restructure and failed business with Lumia smartphones. Most of the layoffs will affect the mobile division and the first wave of the layoffs will happen next week.
The second major Windows 10 update is expected to start rolling out in April which will bring several new features. At an event in October, Microsoft showcased a feature called My People that was expected to be included with the Windows 10 Creators Update, but the company now
Minecraft might be owned by Microsoft, but it still can't justify continuing to support Windows Mobile. Sources speaking with Windows Central say Minecraft: Pocket Edition will soon end its support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 mobile devices and no updates will be released.
It was already confirmed that Microsoft wants to unify its platforms and according to new reports, the company working on a huge upgrade for the Windows 10 shell. Internally known as "cshell" or Composable Shell, the new single "adaptive shell" will work on all devices
The beta version of Cortana for Android now comes with a feature that brings the voice-controlled digital assistant to the lock screen. If you enable the "add Cortana to my lock screen" option, a shortcut for the assistant will appear at the top of your existing lock screen.
Although Microsoft hasn't been updating the public about its Xbox One sales, third-party analysts continue to track the console's performance. According to a report from SuperData, the console has seen 26 million sales since its release in November 2013.
Microsoft is going to begin selling eBooks through the Windows 10 Store, according to a leak posted by MSPowerUser. The leak includes multiple images showing eBook content on the Windows store, suggesting there will soon be a dedicated tab for books.
Only a few companies are still working on Windows-powered smartphones, among which is Alcatel. The company has now launched its flagship Windows 10-powered smartphone in the United States, the Alcatel Idol 4S, that can be purchased from Microsoft's online US store for $470.
Following Microsoft and Samsung, LG has also filed another patent for a foldable phone that pretty much works the same as Microsoft's device. The phone can transform into a tablet, so you can use it as a tablet in Landscape mode. The patent documents reveal that the phone will
Microsoft's Mike Ybarra has teased part of the Xbox One's upcoming dashboard update. The update is intended to make tasks on the console faster. As revealed in the teaser, there will be a new Xbox button part of the guide that gives access to your recent apps and games.
Since the release of Windows 10, users asked Microsoft to address the privacy concerns. Many users have expressed concerns regarding Windows 10 privacy, since the operating system sends to Microsoft location, text input, voice input, touch input, website visit, and other
Patent filings from Microsoft reveal the company has come up with a design for a foldable phone that can transform into a tablet. The filings include notes and diagrams pertaining to a smartphone that can either become a tablet or be used in a "tent" mode.
A Nintendo Switch edition of Minecraft has been announced. Details about the game are minimal, but a listing for the title is now live on Nintendo's website. 4J Studios, the game's co-developer, also confirmed the title and released a picture of Minecraft running on the system.
The second major update for Microsoft Windows 10 codenamed Redstone 2 is now confirmed to launch in April. After Dell accidentally confirmed that Microsoft plans to launch the Creators Update in April, Fitbit did the same via message posted on its forums.
2017 has barely started and Microsoft is already making some big moves. The company has made its first acquisition by purchasing a deep learning startup called Maluuba. The acquisition details are still a mystery, and Microsoft said it will share company's plans with Maluuba in
To better compete with relatively inexpensive Chromebooks, Microsoft might reduce its Windows 10 licensing fee for OEMs. A supply chain source claims the fee will drop for notebooks measuring under 14.1-inches that are set to be released during 2017.
Windows 10 is receiving a Game Mode that'll improve in-game performance. Microsoft hasn't detailed the feature, but it says it'll help "optimize" PCs "for increased performance in gaming." It works with both Universal Windows Platform and Win32 titles.
Two Microsoft employees tasked with viewing and moderating explicit content are suing their former employer because of the PTSD they developed as a result of their job. In their lawsuit, it is alleged the PTSD developed following exposure to highly explicit content.
Microsoft is working on a new Windows security feature that'll automatically lock your computer when it detects you've stepped away. Called Dynamic Lock, the feature is present in Windows 10 test builds. It's easy to see how Windows Hello facial recognition could be utilized.