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Microsoft's Hub Keyboard for iOS is nifty but there's no emoji

It has been a long time coming but Microsoft has finally released its own keyboard app for iOS.<p>Called Hub Keyboard, the app offers a number of SwiftKey-inspired features, which isn’t surprising given that Microsoft acquired the company in February. It also comes with Office 365 integration and it’s …

Microsoft releases updated Translator app for iPhone w/ offline support & Safari extension

Microsoft is updating its Translator app today with some notable features, including support for offline translations, that could give it the upper hand on Google and the competition.<p>The standout feature of the update is support for offline translations, meaning you won’t need an Internet …

Google receives threat at HQ, police say

Police "assisted" Google security at the company's corporate campus in Mountain View, California, after a threat Friday, according to a tweet from the Mountain View Police Department.<p>The police said there were no injuries.<p>Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mountain View

“Windows 95 for Dummies” is the best-selling “For Dummies” book of all time

Twenty years ago, the hot new CD-ROM everyone wanted was Microsoft’s Windows 95, an operating system that came with a sexy “Start” button to let you scroll through the computer’s programs, all in one place.<p>A few million people, it seems, just could not wrap their minds around this. And so thanks to …

Windows 10

Check Out Microsoft's Jank Prototype For The HoloLens Headset

They've come a long way<p>Microsoft's Hololens headset, which lets you see in augmented reality (a.k.a. making digital "hologram"-like characters appear in front of you) looks pretty sleek in its current iteration — as it should, since it costs $3,000! But it didn't always look that way: as <i>Wall Street</i> …

Microsoft brings its Hub Keyboard app to iPhone

Microsoft today released its first standalone keyboard application for iOS users. No, it’s not the rumored version of its Windows Phone keyboard that’s being ported to the iPhone – it’s an iOS version of the Microsoft Hub keyboard, which hit Android this February. Like the prior release, the iOS …

Apps

What to expect from Microsoft Build 2016

It’s that time of year: Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference is upon us.<p>Running for three days starting March 30, Microsoft biggest developer event will surely be saturated with software news, and maybe even some hardware too. This year, the company is being extremely tight-lipped about what’s to …

Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives

Two hours north of Sydney, the kids of 3-6 Rainbow, a class in Aspect Hunter school combining grades 3-6, are playing Minecraft. The students are bright, bubbly and talkative -- pretty much what you'd expect from any group of kids ages 8 to 11.<p>But this class is a little different. It's run for …

Autism

Microsoft's Tay AI makes brief, baffling return to Twitter

Microsoft's Twitter AI experiment -- Tay -- briefly came back online this morning. Tay was initially switched off, after learning the hard way that, basically, we're all terrible people, and cannot be trusted to guide even a virtual teenage mind. This morning, however, it looks like Microsoft …

Xbox One grabs 360 games 'Halo Wars' and 'Soul Calibur 2 HD'

The Xbox One is beefing up its library via backwards compatibility, allowing players to boot up some of their favorite games from the Xbox 360. This week, Xbox One users get <i>Halo Wars</i>, <i>Soul Calibur 2 HD Online</i> and <i>The</i> <i>King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match</i>. It's a fighting game fiasco with a side of …

Dark Souls 3: see how the Bloodborne engine runs on Xbox One

Due for a worldwide release on April 12th, Dark Souls 3 snuck in an early Japanese launch today - meaning that we can at last see this game running …

Dark Souls

Next Xbox One EA Access Free Game Revealed, Coming Soon

EA Access members on Xbox One will get a new, free game to play next week in the form of NHL 16, the latest entry in the professional hockey simulation series from EA Sports.<p>The game will join "The Vault" on March 29, it was announced on Twitter.<p>It will be the second NHL game available through EA …

Play Dark Souls 3's English version now on Xbox One

Dark Souls 3 launched in Japan today and a loophole has been discovered allowing players to purchase the game's English version on Xbox One, …

Dark Souls

Dark Souls III on Xbox One has already been put through the performance paces

<i>Dark Souls III</i> is weeks away from a worldwide launch, but it just released in Japan. In fact, the Xbox One version actually hit the Xbox marketplace …

Microsoft's Chatbot Told Me She's High, Uses an iPhone - PCMag UK

In case you've been wondering about Microsoft's mobile strategy, I may have a piece of the puzzle for you: today, a new Microsoft chatbot told me she …

Chatbots

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Xbox apologizes for go-go dancers at Game Developers Conference party

It's one step forward, two steps back for inclusiveness in the games industry.<p>Xbox head Phil Spencer had to apologize Friday after attendees of a …

Apple hires former Microsoft, Amazon executive to head corporate security

As its battle with the FBI continues, Apple has reportedly hired a former Amazon executive to oversee its corporate digital defenses, according to Reuters. George Stathakopoulos was vice president of information security at Amazon for 6 years and was a general manager at Microsoft for 10 years …

Xbox One drops to $299 in Microsoft's spring game sale

If you missed out on last fall's Xbox One sales, you're about to get a second chance. Microsoft is kicking off an Xbox Spring Sale on March 20th that will once again lop $50 off the Xbox One's price. And yes, that applies to any bundle -- the 500GB offerings start at as little as $299, and even …

Morocco is under pressure from children to end a ban on Skype and Whatsapp calls

Photos of children as young as 2 years old are the face of a Facebook campaign against Morocco’s decision to block residents from using voice over IP (VoIP) apps like Skype, Viber or Whatsapp to make free phone calls.<p>The”Stop the VOIP ban in Morocco” Facebook page features photos of young children …

Social Media

Microsoft breaks its Windows 10 Mobile upgrade promise

Microsoft has screwed up its Windows Phone upgrades once again. While the software maker promised that all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices would be upgraded to Windows 10, it's breaking that promise. Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to existing Lumia devices this week, and revealed …

Microsoft Agrees Hiring Go-Go Dancers For Its Xbox Party Was Wrong

Microsoft says it was "unequivocally wrong" for hosting a party with scantily dressed female dancers during a video game developers' conference.<p>The party sparked a firestorm of criticism this week, in an industry that's been struggling to overcome longstanding complaints that it has objectified …

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is rumored to be working on two new "ultra-thin" MacBooks.</b> It may be saving the 13 and 15-inch laptops for later this year.<p><b>2. Facebook activated its Safety Check feature in Brussels after the deadly attacks there.</b> It took more than two hours for Facebook to activate the tool, prompting …

The ugly truth about equal pay for women in the tech industry

But it's also an unquestionably male-dominated industry with a clear undercurrent of sexism.<p>One place where that sexism is present is in the paychecks of women, finds a recent report by job hunting site Glassdoor.<p>Glassdoor examined its database of hundreds of thousands of self-reported salaries, …

Hackers are preying on people who can't spell

As if the spectre of being hacked while surfing the Web isn’t bad enough, there has been a surge in the number of attacks on people who misspell the names of popular websites.<p>In a study carried out by Endgame, the cyber security firm has found more than 300 well-known companies, such as Netflix, …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Paints Itself The Rebel With First Nokia Promo Video

Microsoft the rebel? That’s the image of the company you get in a new ad spot created for Nokia devices Redmond has released following the closing of its acquisition of the hardware division of the Finnish gadget maker. Thematically, this ad calls to mind the early Apple ‘Think Different’ tagline …