Microsoft suspends advancement of touch-friendly Workplace apps for Windows

Microsoft suspends advancement of touch-friendly Workplace apps for Windows

Microsoft has stopped developing new features for the touch-friendly Office Mobile apps for Windows 10, reports the Verge. Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile first made their debut with Windows 8.1. Their significance is twofold: they have a user interface that's designed to be touch-friendly, and they're built using Microsoft's modern UWP (Universal Windows…
Google backtracks– a bit– on questionable Chrome sign-in function

Google backtracks– a bit– on questionable Chrome sign-in function

Google will partially revert a controversial change made in Chrome 69 that unified signing in to Google's online properties and Chrome itself and which further preserved Google's cookies even when users chose to clear all cookies. Chrome 70, due in mid-October, will retain the unified signing in by default, but it will allow those who…
Microsoft developed AI to secure you from morons that smoke at gas pumps

Microsoft developed AI to secure you from morons that smoke at...

A lit cigarette burns at around 600-degrees Celsius (1,100 F). The auto-ignition point for gasoline is less than half that. Somehow, despite these facts, people smoke while pumping gas. In fact, it’s such a prevalent problem that Microsoft developed an AI-powered alarm system to help gas station employees crack down on offenders. It’s difficult to…
Windows 10 passes 700 million gadgets, 1 billion still away

Windows 10 passes 700 million gadgets, 1 billion still away

Everywhere Windows 10 can be. And on the server, too, though there it gets a different branding. Microsoft Windows 10 is now on 700 million devices, according to executives speaking at the Ignite conference this week, reports Neowin. Windows 10 has been the fastest-growing version of Windows, hitting 700 million in about three years on…
VMWare Blend 11 includes assistance for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18- core iMac Pro

VMWare Blend 11 includes assistance for Core i9 MacBook Pro and...

Running a graphics-intensive Windows application on a Mac via Metal in VMWare Fusion 11. The new application menu in VMWare Fusion 11. Finder integration in VMWare Fusion 11. Customizing the Touch Bar in VMWare Fusion 11. A new version of virtualization software VMWare Fusion hit Macs this week. VMWare Fusion 11 adds a new application menu…
macOS 10.14 Mojave: The Ars Technica evaluation

macOS 10.14 Mojave: The Ars Technica evaluation

Apple I ended last year’s review of macOS High Sierra by lamenting its invisibility but praising the much-needed work it did on the macOS foundation. There weren’t a lot of ways to tell that a Mac was running High Sierra instead of Low Sierra, but Apple quietly replaced the file system and the system’s window…
Ways to make your very own bootable macOS 10.14 Mojave USB set up drive

Ways to make your very own bootable macOS 10.14 Mojave USB...

Enlarge / It's still pretty easy to make a bootable USB install drive for macOS Mojave. Andrew Cunningham Apple hasn’t shipped operating systems on physical media in almost a decade, but there are still good reasons to want a reliable old USB stick for macOS Mojave. Luckily, it's not hard to make one—either with a…
Constantly certified Workplace 2019 now readily available for business clients

Constantly certified Workplace 2019 now readily available for business clients

The perpetually licensed version of the desktop Office apps, branded Office 2019, was released today. It's available as a one-time purchase for volume-licensed commercial customers. A consumer release will come in the next few weeks. Office 2019 is supported on Windows 10—exclusively; no Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 support is available—and the three most-recent versions…
Microsoft unifying search throughout Bing, Workplace, and Windows

Microsoft unifying search throughout Bing, Workplace, and Windows

Enlarge / Even searches on Bing will show organizational results, in a section above the regular Web results. Microsoft is shaking up the search boxes found in Bing, Office, Windows, Teams, and everywhere else it shows up in productivity apps. Under the common banner "Microsoft Search" the plan is to provide a consistent, unified view…
Cody Wilson shows up back in the States, goes into United States Marshals custody

Cody Wilson shows up back in the States, goes into United...

Enlarge / In addition to a press release, USMS sent an updated wanted poster to media. USMS In a late evening press release on Saturday, September 22, US Marshals announced they have received and taken custody of Cody Wilson at the International Airport in Houston. The 3D printed guns activist is charged in nearby Travis…
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