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Microsoft Officially Deprecates UWP

Microsoft continues to baby-step around the obvious, but it has officially deprecated the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) as it pushes the desktop-focused Windows App SDK (formerly called Project Reunion) and WinUI 3 as the future of Windows applica.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotOct 20th, 2021

Microsoft Office has a fresh new look - here"s how to update

Microsoft's visual refresh for Office is now available for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

Deep Forest Raceway Will Return In Gran Turismo 7

Deep Forest Raceway will be officially making a return in Gran Turismo 7, announces developer Polyphony today, though they've been teasing it for some time. The post Deep Forest Raceway Will Return In Gran Turismo 7 appeared first on PlayStation Univ.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Game bits: PS anniversary, Paper Mario heading to Switch Online, and GTA Trilogy physical copies get delayed

Had the partnership with Nintendo not soured, or if Nintendo hadn’t ever reached out to Sony, the PlayStation as we know it likely never materializes. Nintendo's timeline would have changed as well, and who knows if Microsoft would have ever even b.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft backpedals on changing default browsers in Windows 11

Up until now, it was difficult to change your default browser in Windows 11. Microsoft listened to the outcry of its users and is making it easier to do......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft restores individual “default browser” setting in Windows 11 preview

Microsoft restores individual “default browser” setting in Windows 11 preview.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft Backtracks on Windows 11"s Controversial Default Browser Changes

Microsoft is backtracking on changes it made to Windows 11 that made it more difficult to switch default browsers. From a report: A new test build of Windows 11 now allows users of Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers to set a default browser with a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

PlayStation Plans New Service To Take On Xbox Game Pass

Sony Group's PlayStation division is planning a new subscription service to compete with rival Microsoft's popular Xbox Game Pass, according to people familiar with Sony's plans and documents reviewed. Blooomberg: The service, code-named Spartacus, w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft finally caves and makes it easier for users to switch default browsers in Windows 11

Microsoft will soon make it easier to switch default browsers in Windows 11. Independent app developer Rafael Rivera spotted a new set-default button on the latest Windows 11 test build. The option is under Settings>Apps>Default Apps>......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

NASA Awards Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop Grumman Over $400M In Contracts To Avoid Space Station Gap

Just two days after officially (and quietly) confirming that it intends to replace the International Space Station with a commercial station by 2030, NASA has awarded over $400 million in agreements to three companies to further develop private stati.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

On-screen touch controls are gaining in popularity according to Xbox Cloud Gaming

When Microsoft launched Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud for simplicity's sake) just over a year ago, Minecraft Dungeons was the only game with an on-screen gamepad for playing on mobile devices. Since then, more than 100 titles have received touch control.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft prompts to switch to the Edge browser are starting to get ridiculous

Microsoft has incorporated new prompts into its Edge browser that attempt to dissuade users from downloading Google Chrome......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft Makes Breakthrough In the Quest To Use DNA As Data Storage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Microsoft, one of the pioneers of DNA storage, is making some headway, working with the University of Washington's Molecular Information Systems Laboratory, or MISL. The company announced in a new res.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft Office is getting a simple little video editor

Microsoft Office for Android will soon allow you to make and share short video clips......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Microsoft Edge will now warn users about the dangers of downloading Google Chrome

Pop-ups range from straightforward to cheeky. One calls Chrome "so 2008." Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) If you're a Google Chrome user setting up a new Windows PC, the most important feature of Microsoft Edge.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Microsoft"s New Windows Prompts Try To Stop People Downloading Chrome

Microsoft has never been a fan of Windows users downloading Chrome instead of using Edge, but the company has now stepped up its campaign to keep people using its built-in browser. From a report: Windows 10 and Windows 11 have both started displaying.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Microsoft"s New Office UI is Now Rolling Out To Everyone

Microsoft is starting to roll out its new Office UI to all users this week. The visual update was originally announced earlier this year and went into testing over the summer. Now it's starting to roll out to all Office 365 and Office 2021 users. Fro.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ is still at its Cyber Monday price

You can still take advantage of some Cyber Monday laptop deals right now, such as Best Buy's $230 discount for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with Type Cover......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

3 reasons why Microsoft Edge is better than Google Chrome

Microsoft's Edge browser is based on the same engine as Google Chrome, but these three features make the browser the better option......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Microsoft expands its India Development Center at Noida

Microsoft has expanded its third India Development Centre in Noida. The new space is spread across 150,000 square feet. The newest facility will strengthen Microsoft's presence in India......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim Anniversary Edition PS5 Loads Faster & Boasts Higher Resolution Than Xbox Series X

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Anniversary PS5 vs Xbox Series X - Digital Foundry puts the fantasy-RPG through its paces on Sony and Microsoft's systems. The post The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim Anniversary Edition PS5 Loads Faster & Boasts Higher Resolution.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021