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  1. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft rolls out the ability to run Android apps on your Windows 10 PC

    Microsoft rolls out the ability to run Android apps on your Windows 10 PC Microsoft has announced that its upgraded Your Phone functionality is gradually rolling out to Windows 10 users across the world. "We are excited to announce that the Your Phone apps feature which was highlighted during...
  2. Jamie McKane

    The price of a gaming PC as powerful as the Xbox Series X

    The price of a gaming PC as powerful as the Xbox Series X Microsoft is expected to launch its next-generation console - the Xbox Series X - near the end of 2020. Xbox team head Phil Spencer has said the new console will boast four-times the performance of the company's current-generation...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft kills 12-month Xbox Live subscriptions

    Microsoft kills 12-month Xbox Live subscriptions Microsoft is no longer selling annual subscriptions to its Xbox Live Gold online service. According to a report from TrueAchievements on 17 July, the 12-month subscription option was removed from Microsoft's online store in every territory in...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft launches new Windows 10 File Recovery app

    Microsoft launches new Windows 10 File Recovery app Microsoft has launched a new application for Windows 10 which allows users to recover accidentally deleted files. The app is named File Recovery, and it is available to download from the Microsoft Store.
  5. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft wants its Edge browser to be a powerful PDF reader

    Microsoft wants its Edge browser to be a powerful PDF reader Microsoft has detailed a number of features coming to its new Chromium-based Edge Internet browser which will greatly improve the experience of reading PDF files in the application. In a roadmap detailing upcoming features for the...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft claims removing annoying apps is a copyright violation

    Microsoft claims removing annoying apps is a copyright violation Microsoft has claimed that removing specific Windows 10 applications, uninstalling bundled software, and changing certain settings is a copyright violation. A modified version of Windows named Ninjutsu OS has been hit with a DMCA...
  7. Nimz

    Microsoft Surface Book 1 - Nvidia GPU - i5 - 8GB RAM

    Item: Microsoft Surface Book (1) Age: Not Sure Price: R7500 Warranty: None Packaging: None - will package if shipping is needed Condition: Good - obvious signs of wear and tear (scratches/scuffs etc) Location: Durban North or Ballito Reason: Need something with more RAM Shipping: Yes - Own Risk...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft launches News Bar beta app for Windows 10

    Microsoft launches News Bar beta app for Windows 10 Microsoft has launched a News Bar app, which is a taskbar that shows the latest news and can be pinned to your desktop. The application is currently in beta and is listed on the Microsoft Store.
  9. RedViking

    Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board of directors

    https://www.htxt.co.za/2020/03/16/bill-gates-steps-down-from-microsoft-board-of-directors/
  10. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft revenue falls due to coronavirus

    Microsoft revenue falls due to coronavirus Microsoft Corp. became the latest tech giant to reduce its quarterly outlook based on the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that’s slowing production of computers and crimping sales of an array of consumer services and electronics. In a statement...
  11. S

    Office 365 Price Increase

    Just received an email from Microsoft saying that they are increasing the Office 365 annual subscription from R1 199 to R1 399 per year effective 19 February 2020. That's an increase of 16,7%!!! Typical Microsoft, suck you in with an attractive deal and then when you are hooked they up the price...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Trillion-dollar tech companies live up to their hype

    Trillion-dollar tech companies live up to their hype Memo to bears waiting around for the earnings engine to stall for megacap tech firms: keep waiting. The biggest spectacle in equity markets of late has been giant rallies in computer and internet companies. Apple Inc. is up 79% in eight...
  13. Jamie McKane

    How Microsoft’s Game Pass is becoming the Netflix of gaming

    How Microsoft’s Game Pass is becoming the Netflix of gaming The launch of Google’s game streaming service, Stadia, had the hype machine in overdrive this week. Not because streaming games over the Internet is a particularly new idea, but because it’s Google. Apple didn’t invent the MP3 player...
  14. Jamie McKane

    SITA partners with Microsoft Azure

    SITA partners with Microsoft Azure The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Microsoft South Africa have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow government departments to move their services to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. The MOU, which was announced at the...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft beats Amazon to $10-billion contract

    Microsoft beats Amazon to $10-billion contract Microsoft Corp. has won the sought-after JEDI cloud computing contract with the Pentagon valued at as much as $10 billion over a decade, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon.com Inc., which had been the front-runner. The decision, which was...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft sales surge due to Azure demand

    Microsoft sales surge due to Azure demand Microsoft Corp.’s sales and profit got a boost from demand for Azure cloud-computing programs and internet-based versions of Office productivity software, lifting results above analysts’ expectations. Profit in the first quarter, which ended Sept. 30...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft to merge Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into Office Mobile app

    Microsoft to merge Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into Office Mobile app Microsoft is working on a new app for Android and iOS named Office Mobile, ZDNet reports. The new application will be a unified software platform that includes three of the company's most popular mobile Office applications -...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft reveals dual-screen Surface Neo

    Microsoft reveals dual-screen Surface Neo Microsoft has unveiled its new dual-screen Surface device, which it has named the Surface Neo. The device comprises two 9-inch screens separated by a hinge in the middle, allowing the Surface Neo to open up and offer a full-size 13-inch display.
  19. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft offers free Python course

    Microsoft offers free Python course Microsoft has introduced a YouTube video series called Python for Beginners that aims to teach aspiring programmers the fundamentals of the Python programming language. The series is presented by Microsoft senior program manager Christopher Harrison and...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft xCloud coming to Android next month

    Microsoft xCloud coming to Android next month Microsoft opened registrations for its Project xCloud game streaming service to applicants in the US, UK, and South Korea today. The company will send out invitations to participate in the platform's public preview programme to a select few during...
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