Category: Microsoft

Microsoft Bing Maps is switching to TomTom for base map data

Bing Maps Platform is powered by multiple data providers including HERE, TomTom and OpenStreetMaps. Back in 2016, TomTom first announced a partnership with Microsoft to bring enterprise-grade location-based services to Azure, based on TomTom’s maps, traffic and navigation software. Last year, Microsoft announced an expanded partnership with TomTom to bring TomTom’s maps and traffic data across […]

Microsoft updates Xbox One with ability to customize Guide tabs

Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Xbox One consoles that changes up the ‘Guide’ menu. For those unfamiliar with the Xbox Guide menu, it gives users quick access to things like the friends list, messaging and achievements. The biggest change coming to the Guide is that users will be able to change the […]

Microsoft open sources GW-BASIC interpreter

Microsoft today announced that it is open sourcing GW-BASIC. In 1983, Microsoft released GW-BASIC for the IBM PC XT and compatibles. GW-BASIC is a BASIC interpreter derived from IBM’s Advanced BASIC/BASICA (a port of Microsoft BASIC) You can check out the source code of Microsoft GW-BASIC on GitHub today. The source code of GW-BASIC is written in assembly language. […]

Recent Windows 10 update breaks Windows search experience

Recent Windows 10 update breaks Windows search experience

Microsoft recently released a couple of updates along with some optional updates for Windows 10 users. It looks like these new updates are causing issues for some Windows 10 users. According to users on Reddit (1, 2) and Microsoft Answers forum, the latest updates are causing issues with the Windows Search experience. The bug seems to […]

Microsoft adds dual-screen emulation to Chromium

Microsoft adds dual-screen emulation to Chromium

Microsoft is still launching their Surface Duo dual-screen Android handset later this year, and ideally, they want developers to support the form factor. This includes web developers, and to help them optimise their websites for dual-screens Microsoft is adding dual-screen support to the built-in F12 emulator in Chromium. Gallery Microsoft, of course, is not the […]

Microsoft to acquire CyberX, an Israel-based IoT security company

Microsoft to acquire CyberX, an Israel-based IoT security company

CyberX is an Israel-based startup that is developing a cybersecurity platform to reduce IoT/OT risk and preventing costly outages, safety and environmental incidents, theft of intellectual property, and operational inefficiencies. CyberX clients include three of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, three of the top 10 US energy utilities; multiple government agencies including the US Department […]

Facebook now allows users to transfer their photos directly to Google Photos

Facebook now allows users to transfer their photos directly to Google Photos

Back in 2018, Facebook along with Microsoft and Google announced the Data Transfer Project (DTP). The aim of this new project is to build a framework with open-source code that can connect any two online service providers, enabling a seamless, direct, user initiated portability of data between the two platforms. Late last year, Facebook started […]

Microsoft engineer talks about the evolution of thermal design in the Surface line

A leaked presentation has given us an insight into several design features in the Surface line of laptops and PCs. Uncovered by WalkingCat, we earlier heard how the Surface Neo was designed to activate more of your brain, and why no Surface device has Thunderbolt 3 ports or socketed RAM. Now WalkingCat has posted another […]

Microsoft Bing partners with GoFundMe to help small businesses affected by COVID-19

Microsoft Bing partners with GoFundMe to help small businesses affected by COVID-19

Microsoft Bing today announced its partnership with GoFundMe to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. Any small business owner having a Bing Places for Business account can now easily set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to get financial support from the community. To maximize the reach of fundraiser, Microsoft Bing will promote the GoFundMe fundraiser on […]

Microsoft store employees are training and helping customers remotely

The coronavirus pandemic has forced companies to shut down their offices and stores around the work. Last month, Microsoft was one of the companies that announced its decision to close all the stores around the world. The decision was made to protect both employees and customers but it did mean that more than 2,000 stores […]