Microsoft Confirms Incoming Fix for Microsoft Launcher Battery Draining Issue

Users have recently received pop-ups warning them Microsoft Launcher is overtaxing batteries. Microsoft says a fix is on its way.
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Instagram Leads Confirm the App Uses Your Facebook Activity to Order Its Feed

Instagram uses Facebook usage habits, including their friends, to determine who they are closest and inform a feed ranking algorithm.

Microsoft Offers Solution to HP Windows 10 Blue Screens, Removes Defective Driver

The source of HP user's issues originates in a faulty keyboard driver. While the company works on the issue, Microsoft recommends deleting the driver in recovery mode with command prompt.

Bitcoin Easter Egg Shows Hidden Genesis Code Message

An encrypted version of an original Bitcoin Easter egg has been discovered, offering an alternative of the famos Times headline mantra.

Windows Core OS Apps Reportedly Hit Microsoft Store for the First Time

The first Windows Core OS apps have hit the Store, signaling that Microsoft is closing on the release of a compatible device. WIth the releases come some new details about how the modular OS will work.

Samsung Flow on Windows 10 Now Syncs with Clipboard

Samsung Flow allows users to defer activity from their Galaxy device on Android and sync it to any Windows 10 PC.
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Surface Phone Re-emerges in Patent for Smartphone/Tablet Hybrid

A new Microsoft patent shows how the Surface Phone will have a continuous flexible screen that could redefine mobile hardware.

Microsoft Edge Zero-Day Vulnerability Fixed on Patch Tuesday Receives Proof-of-Concept

A security researcher who discovered a Microsoft Edge flaw has published a proof-of-concept for the vulnerability.

Reports: Cortana Development to Get a New Home under Microsoft Office Team

Microsoft is having another reshuffling, moving several projects from its AI + Research division to its product-focused Experiences & Devices. Among them is reportedly Cortana, who will be repositioned.

Facebook’s Head of Health Wants Medical Researchers to Utilize Patient’s Social Life Data

Facebook's Dr. Freddy Abnousi believes that healthcare researchers need access to anonymized social life information to further their studies. However, concerns about anonymity aren't unfounded.
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Workplace by Facebook to Add Safety Check Feature for Fast Crisis Response

Facebook's Safety Check for Workplace takes a mobile-focused approach to crisis response, enabling quick chatbot or notification-based replies from employees to confirm their safety. The feature will launch in early 2019.

Apple Pays $600 Million for Dialog Power Management Technology

In the deal, Apple will also get Dialog Semiconductor assets and more than 300 employees from the UK-based company.

Xbox Avatar Editor Now Available to All Windows 10 Users

The Xbox Avatar Editor has left preview on the Microsoft Store ahead of the launch of Xbox Live Avatars later this month.
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Cybersecurity: 64% of Working Adults Don’t Know What Ransomware Is

A new study published by Wombat Security shows the majority do not know what ransomware is, while there are other major gaps in cybersecurity knowledge.
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IBM Joins Tech Giants Calling for Pentagon JEDI Cloud Contract to be Multi-Vendor

IBM says the current demand for JEDI to be created by a single vendor will harm competition and be too restrictive.

Microsoft Patches Windows 10 Zero-Day Vulnerability

A zero-day vulnerability in Windows 10, first reported by Kaspersky in August, has been patched by Microsoft this week.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Calls for National Privacy Legislation

Satya Nadella is the latest tech CEO to call for the United States to develop a national law for privacy, instead of state-by-state legislation.

Microsoft Surface Breaks Top 5 PC Vendors

Microsoft Surface held 4.1 percent of PC shipments in the United States last quarter, allowing the company to enter the top 5 for the first time.
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Microsoft Teams with POLITICO for European Election HUB

POLITICO is using Microsoft’s Power BI for Election Hub, a comprehensive resource for Europeans to follow the election trail heading into 2019.
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Microsoft Firmware Brings Battery Limit Feature to Surface Devices

Battery Limit for the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 caps battery charging to 50 percent and will come to other Surface products soon.


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