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Microsoft Officially Acquires SwiftKey: App Remains Available On Android and iOS

You might have heard the rumor before and it turns out to be true: the popular predictive keyboard SwiftKey is now officially part of Microsoft. The news was announced by the co-founders of the company, Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock as well as by Harry Shum, the Executive Vice President, Technology and Research of Microsoft.

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Microsoft Now Labels Windows 10 As A “Recommended” Update

It seems like Microsoft really, really wants its users to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft’s newest operating system is now labelled as a recommended update for users that are still using either Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. This comes to no surprise since the change coincides with Microsoft’s scheduled Windows 10 push, which was highlighted […]

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Microsoft Introduces Word Flow Keyboard For iOS Devices

Microsoft has recently sent out invites to Insiders, prompting them to try out Microsoft’s latest Word Flow Keyboard for iOS. The company plans to bring Word Flow to iOS in the coming months, with an Android version also in the works for later this year. The app is being tested internally, but it will soon be available to public […]

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This Is Microsoft’s Mimicker Alarm App For Android

Microsoft has made another app for Android and this time it’s an alarm. Microsoft’s Mimicker Alarm for Android is one of the creations of Microsoft’s Project Oxford team. But this isn’t just any alarm, it’s one that requires you to play a game before the alarm gets shut off. 

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Microsoft To Recall Power Cords For Surface Pro 3 And Older, Malaysia Included (UPDATE)

UPDATE (22 Jan): Eligible Surface owners in Malaysia are now able to obtain their new replacement power cord. More details below.  UPDATE (410PM): Microsoft Malaysia has confirmed that our market is part of the recall program. Read more for further info. If you owned a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, we have an alarming news for you: the power cord […]

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Microsoft Officially Announces Minecraft: Education Edition For Teachers And Students

Microsoft has previously acquired Minecraft, and the company hasn’t stopped introducing new features to the popular game. Moving forward, the company has announced its acquisition of MinecraftEDU, followed by the introduction of ‘Minecraft: Education Edition’, a new title that is made for the classroom.

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HoloLens’ New Details Revealed; Includes Info Regarding Field Of View And Battery Life

Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Bruce Harris, revealed some new details about the HoloLens’ specifications during a recent event. According to Harris, the device will last between 5.5 and 2.5 hours, depending on the task done by the user. The HoloLens will also support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and is able to run any Windows 10 universal app.

Computing Enterprise News

Future Processors Will Not Support Older Versions Of Windows

Enterprise customers are notorious for hanging on to legacy operating systems for the sake of compatibility; however, it looks like Microsoft is about the change the deal. Redmond has announced that it will no longer support older versions of Windows on future computer processors.

Mobile News Phones

Microsoft Lumia 550 Finally Available For Consumers In Malaysia, Alongside Nokia 230 Dual SIM

Truth to be told, Microsoft Lumia 550 was already available in Malaysia right after Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were launched into our market. However, it was only available to enterprise users through DiGi SmartPlan for Business but that changed today as consumers are now able to obtain the Windows 10-powered smartphone at Microsoft Authorized […]

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Microsoft Raises Prices for Office 365 and Office 2016 In Malaysia Once Again

There was a time when Office 365 Home costs less than RM 300 per year but unfortunately, that has now become a distant memory. As the story goes, the latest subscription price for the productivity suite in Malaysia has now been increased to RM 379.99 per month and it was rather unsettling to see that […]

Internet News

Microsoft Will End Support For Internet Explorer 8, 9 And 10 Next Week

Microsoft is pulling the plug on Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 next week on 12 January, releasing a final patch that encourages users to upgrade to one of the company’s more recent browsers immediately. The end of supports means that these previous versions of Internet Explorer will no longer receive any security updates or technical […]

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The Best Intel-Powered Laptops For Every Type of User

The new year is upon us, and this is just the right time to think about refreshing that clunky old laptop. A new year should mean new toys, and with the introduction of Windows® 10 and 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, there’s no better time for upgrading.

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Microsoft Will Start Clamping Down On Adware In March 2016

Microsoft announced this week that starting from 31 March 2016, any ad injection software using man-in-the-middle (MiTM) techniques will be automatically considered as malicious adware and removed from users’ machines; Examples of such techniques are changing DNS settings and injection by proxy. 

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Document Editing On Windows 10 Mobile’s Continuum Will Require Office 365 Subscription Soon

As you might know from our numerous reports on the feature, Continuum allows users to utilize the newly launched Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL as if they are PCs. They not only will have much more screen space to work on, they are also able to edit their Office documents using familiar interface. However, […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 Devices Won’t Get Windows 10 Mobile Update Until Next Year

Microsoft has delayed the Windows 10 update for existing Windows Phone device until “early 2016.” The reasons for this change is currently unknown, as the company had originally indicated that it was heading towards a December 2015 launch for the update.

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Microsoft Lumia 550 Officially Confirmed For Malaysia: Coming To Enterprise Customers First

Apart from launching Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in Malaysia today, the new Lumia 550 also made it first official appearance in our market. But instead of normal consumers, the smartphone will be released to enterprise market first.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL Officially In Malaysia, Available In Stores On 18 Dec

As per our previous report, Microsoft has officially launched its brand new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones in Malaysia. First announced to the world during the company’s Windows 10 Devices event in New York back in October, both are the first flagship smartphones that come standard with Windows 10.

Cloud Storage Computing News

Microsoft Backtracks On OneDrive Storage Reduction… For Some Users

Microsoft announced that it would be removing unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 users last month; and the reduction to 1TB of online storage is still there. However, Redmond is offering existing free users of OneDrive the opportunity to preserve their 15GB of storage.

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Apple Increases iCloud Music Library Storage To 100,000 Songs

Ever since the launch of Apple Music a few months ago, Eddy Cue – Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services – mentioned on Twitter that Apple is looking to increase the iCloud Music Library storage by the end of the year. Previously, the storage limit of the iCloud Music Library is 25,000 […]

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL Pre-Order Appear On Lazada: Free Display Dock For Early Birds

It is rather odd but seems that there have been plenty of price leaks this month. After BlackBerry Priv and Huawei Nexus 6P, the same case happened to Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Revealed on Lazada Malaysia ahead of their upcoming launch next week, the listing on the online store did mention something […]

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