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Microsoft begins testing Android apps on Windows 11

Microsoft earlier this month released the much-awaited Windows 11 OS to all the eligible devices and one of the key aspects of the new PC software is support for Android mobile apps. The Subsystem includes the Linux kernel and the Android OS based on the Android Open Source Project version 11. For Android apps to work on PCs, the latter should meet system requirements detailed by Microsoft. [Via]
Tags: Business, News, Microsoft


Apple Music Android App Can Now Be Used in Windows 11

Apple Music subscribers who use Windows 11 and dislike accessing the service through iTunes or their browser can now run the ‌Apple Music‌ Android app on their desktop, thanks to the first preview release of Android apps support. why hello there Apple Music, Signal, and Microsoft Launcher Android apps all running on Windows 11 pic.twitter.com/X7RNeTzbiD— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) October 21, 2021 Microsoft released Windows 11 earlier this month, but its promised support for side-loading And...
Tags: Amazon, Android, Microsoft, Apple Music, Amazon Appstore, Tom Warren, Windows 11, Apple Music Signal


Xbox Series X Replica Mini Fridge Scalped & Review Bombed

The Xbox Series X Replica Mini Fridge has suffered the same fate as the real console and the pre-orders for something that won’t launch until December were quickly snapped up by scalpers, leading infuriated customers to review bomb the page. According to a Twitter user, the mini fridge pre-orders were sold out in 35 seconds: […]
Tags: Business, Games, Money, Microsoft, Internet, Xbox, Anime, Xbox Series X


It's not just Facebook - China's big tech firms like Alibaba and Tencent are also piling into the metaverse

Booth at a tech conference in China. VCG/Getty Images "Metaverse" has become a buzzword with Facebook reportedly planning a name change to reflect its focus on the concept. Chinese tech giants are also eyeing the metaverse. Tencent, ByteDance, and Alibaba are reportedly taking steps to enter the space. Social media giant Facebook has thrust the metaverse into the limelight, reportedly going as far as planning to change its name to reflect its focus on the concept.The tech buzzword refers t...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, China, Trends, Alibaba, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Cnbc, Scmp, Afp, Bloomberg Intelligence, South China Morning Post, Kuaishou, Bytedance, Facebook China


Microsoft Officially Deprecates UWP (slashdot)

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 application development. Paul Thurrott reports: For those unclear on the matter, the Windows App SDK basically takes key UWP technologies and new technologies like WinUI 3 that will not be backported to UWP and makes them available to developers in a way th...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Sdk, Paul Thurrott, UWP, BeauHD


Why Not Legal Blogging Classes at Law Schools?

Is there a law school which teaches law students the skill of blogging? Whether a class or a program affiliated with the career development office?I have not found one yet, though Daniel Linna did a heck of a job introducing students to blogging and social media while he was a professor at Michigan State University Law School.I don’t mean to imply that legal blogging is preferred to the traditional legal writing track at law schools. That argument cannot be won, nor should it be argued.At the s...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Congress, Uncategorized, Henderson, Indiana University, William Henderson, Harvard Law Review, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn Sports, Northwestern Law School, Maurer School of Law, Dan Rodriguez, Daniel Linna, Balsam, Michigan State University Law School


You can now test a handful of Android apps on Windows 11

One of Windows 11‘s biggest features was omitted from the OS’ initial launch: the ability to run Android apps that you can install right from the Microsoft Store. That highly anticipated feature is finally showing signs of life, albeit in a very limited form. The ‘Windows Subsystem for Android‘ is now rolling out to Windows Insiders on the beta channel, allowing them to downloads apps from the Amazon Appstore, which is embedded into the Microsoft Store. Similar to the Windows Subsystem for Linux...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Insider, Amazon Appstore, Plugged


Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Wine – Part 21

Wine (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow computer programs developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems including Linux. This article walks you through the installation process.
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Microsoft unveils Android apps for Windows 11 (for US users only)

Windows Insiders get their hands on the Windows Subsystem for Android Microsoft has further teased the arrival of the Windows Subsystem for Android by detailing how the platform will work via a newly published document for Windows Insiders.…
Tags: Microsoft, US, Software


Best Buy has some incredible Black Friday laptop deals today — From $99

Save big on these great HP and Microsoft Surface laptop deals at Best Buy right now.
Tags: Deals, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Deal, HP laptops, Microsoft Surface Go, Computing Deals, Best Buy 2021, Commerce 2021, Black Friday 2021, Microsoft Surface laptop 4


Windows 11’s much-anticipated Android Apps integration finally arrives in beta

Microsoft has finally delivered on one of the most hotly-anticipated Windows 11 features. Android apps in Windows 11 are now in beta.
Tags: Android, News, Microsoft, Windows, Trends, Computing, Android Apps, Amazon App Store, Windows 11


Microsoft tells sysadmins to update PowerShell 7 to fix flaw that could expose credentials in Linux

Microsoft has issued a stark warning to system administrators, advising them of the importance of updating PowerShell 7 as soon as possible. Versions prior to PowerShell 7.0.8 and PowerShell 7.1.5 are vulnerable to a .NET Core Information Disclosure flaw that is being tracked as CVE-2021-41355. There is a degree of urgency to upgrading to a non-vulnerable version of PowerShell, as the flaw could expose credentials in plain text in Linux.
Tags: Microsoft, Linux, Powershell


Microsoft launches programme to help Indian startups deploy AI at scale

Access to the right AI resources, partnerships, and guidance to deploy AI at scale, Microsoft has launched a new startup programme called AIInnovate. Their programmes for agritech startups and healthtech startups are helping startups from respective industries to build solutions and scale them. According to Maheshwari, AI Innovate programme aims to empower startups to achieve meaningful innovation at scale. [Via]
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Xbox Game Pass subscriptions miss Microsoft's target

Microsoft set an ambitious target for Game Pass growth, which it was not able to achieve.
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Microsoft Warns of New Security Flaw Affecting Surface Pro 3 Devices

Microsoft has published a new advisory warning of a security bypass vulnerability affecting Surface Pro 3 convertible laptops that could be exploited by an adversary to introduce malicious devices within enterprise networks and defeat the device attestation mechanism. Tracked as CVE-2021-42299 (CVSS score: 5.6), the issue has been codenamed "TPM Carte Blanche" by Google software engineer Chris [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Chris, Ravie Lakshmanan


Hackers imitate Microsoft, Amazon emails to target customers with phishing

Hackers and cybercriminals are imitating emails from Microsoft, Amazon and DHL to enhance chances of success with their phishing attempts, as per a report by Israel-based cybersecurity organisation Check Point. The Q3 brand phishing report also revealed that for the first time, social media has entered the top three avenues for phishing attempts, with WhatsApp, LinkedIn and Facebook appearing in the top ten list of imitated brands. Although Microsoft still continued to be the most frequently ta...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, News, Microsoft, Israel, DHL, Microsoft Amazon


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 application development. Paul Thurrott reports: For those unclear on the matter, the Windows App SDK basically takes key UWP technologies and new technologies like WinUI 3 that will not be backported to UWP and makes them available to developers in a way th...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Sdk, Paul Thurrott, UWP


MacBook Pro 14-inch vs. Surface Laptop Studio: Flagship showdown

The newest high-end laptops you can buy include the MacBook Pro 14 inch and the Surface Laptop Studio. We compared the price, specs, and features.
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Surface, Macbook Pro, MacBook Pro 14, Surface Laptop Studio


We just got a preview of what Android apps on Windows 11 will look like

Windows 11 was rumored to support Android apps, but it was launched without that capability. Leaked screenshots show what this feature may look like.
Tags: Android, News, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Computing, Windows 11


Dragon Ball FighterZ, The Forgotten City Headline Xbox Game Pass October 2021 Lineup

Xbox Game Pass is set to grow even larger soon, as Microsoft and Xbox have announced the latest batch of games set to release on the streaming service throughout the month of October. MORE: The Forgotten City Is a Clever GOTY Contender You Shouldn’t Miss With a new month upon us, Xbox has unveiled the latest additions to their service, beginning today with the retro-FPS roguelite Into the Pit and the third-person shooter Outriders. Both will be available for Xbox Game Pass, with Into the Pit ava...
Tags: Games, Movies, Microsoft, Xbox, Dlc, Freddy, Alan Wake, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Xbox Game Pass, Dragon Ball FighterZ, The Forgotten City, Echo Generation Cloud Console, Everspace, Carto Cloud Console, PC Comanche PC Eastshade Cloud Console


#AbuDhabi's tech hub sees surge of interest from start-ups | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's tech hub sees surge of interest from start-ups | Reuters Abu Dhabi’s new technology hub says it has seen a surge in interest from start-up firms in the United Arab Emirates and abroad despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic last year, amid increased optimism from the sector.Hub71, backed by Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment Co, the SoftBank Vision Fund, and Microsoft (MSFT.O), has accepted 100 start-up firms since its inception in 2019 after a selection proce...
Tags: Travel, Microsoft, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, Reuters Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Itani, Mubadala Investment Co, SoftBank Vision Fund, Jida Itani


Microsoft seems to be pushing developers away from UWP Windows apps

Microsoft could be getting ready to move on from Windows past by moving developers away from the UWP apps.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Trends, Computing, Windows 10, UWP, Windows 11, UWP Apps


Bill Gates was told to stop 'inappropriate' emails with Microsoft employee in 2008, report says

Years before Microsoft's board investigated a romantic relationship that founder Bill Gates had with an employee, Gates was told by fellow executives to stop inappropriately emailing with a different employee, Microsoft confirmed on Monday.
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Bill Gates was told to stop 'inappropriate' emails with employee in 2008, report says

Years before Microsoft's board investigated a romantic relationship that founder Bill Gates had with an employee, Gates was told by fellow executives to stop inappropriately emailing with a different employee, Microsoft confirmed on Monday.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Stories


Xbox Game Pass finally brings Outriders to PC today

Microsoft announced 11 new games coming to Xbox Game Pass in October, some of which are available starting today.
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Xbox One, Trends, Pc, Microsoft Xbox, Cloud Gaming, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X


Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a Game of the Year Edition on Game Pass

Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a new Game of the Year edition update coming to consoles, PC, and Game Pass.
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Trends, Xbox, Microsoft Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X, Microsoft Flight Simulator


Windows 11 Paint: Oh look – 'progressively' rounded corners. And it is prettier.... but slightly worse

New iconography, minimalism, less text – and at least it is not Paint 3D Microsoft's redesigned user interface for Paint in Windows 11 is prettier but perhaps a little less useable than the previous version.…
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Windows 11 Paint: Oh look – rounded corners. And it is prettier.... but slightly worse

New iconography, minimalism, less text – and at least it is not Paint 3D Microsoft's redesigned user interface for Paint in Windows 11 is prettier but perhaps a little less useable than the previous version.…
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A look at Apple’s history with CPUs; and how its vertical integration helped beat Intel, Qualcomm, and others

4/ An unlikely partnership was formed between IBM, Apple, Microsoft. This followed the breakup of the alliance known as AIM between Apple, IBM, and Motorola. Recall, Moto was the provider for all Apple’s chips going back to the start. 5/ Apple relied on Motorola including the launch of the PowerBook. But even in the latest 680030 was woefully far behind Intel. Many at Apple, such as @gassee firmly believed Apple needed to gain full control of computing, but becoming a Chip maker cost billio...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Business, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Tech, Ppc, Intel, Ferrari, Ibm, Sam, Moore, NeXTStep, Intel Qualcomm, Apple IBM


Amid drama at the .NET Foundation, Microsoft staffer reveals it was meant to be like the GNOME Foundation

The troubled .NET Foundation was intended to "borrow as much as possible from the GNOME Foundation," according to Miguel de Icaza, co-founder of GNOME and now at Microsoft, who was involved in its original design. De Icaza's remarks were triggered by a post from Reed Copsey, president of earth science research company C Tech and executive director of the F# Foundation.
Tags: Microsoft, Linux, NET Foundation, Miguel de Icaza, GNOME Foundation, De Icaza, NET Foundation Microsoft, Reed Copsey, C Tech