macOS Mojave includes a feature called Dynamic Desktop that causes your wallpaper to cycle through 16 images of the same scene throughout a day. When developer Timothy Johnson saw this he decided he wanted to write a similar program that would work with Windows 10. Thus the WinDynamicDesktop.was born.
A screenshot of a new Microsoft app called Screen Sketch may have leaked that Microsoft is still developing the Windows 10 Control Center feature.
Microsoft announced today that it's news aggregation service that powers MSN has been rebranded as Microsoft News. This engine is used to display a list of curated news stories gathered from more than a thousand publishers, which is then aggregated in their MSN news feeds and in their Microsoft News app for Android and iOS.
Cyber-criminals are currently using a trick that allows them to bypass Microsoft's security filters and deliver spam and phishing emails to Office 365 email accounts.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17692 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This build adds a bunch of new features such as SwiftKey becoming the new touch keyboard, Edge getting autoplay video controls, search improvements, and more.
With today's release of Windows Insider Build 17692, Microsoft announced that their Swiftkey keyboard application will now become the touch keyboard for Windows 10. Using Swiftkey, users will get autocorrection and predictive typing in multiple languages as the application learns a particular user's writing style.
Microsoft fixed yesterday a faulty Debian package that was messing with users' OS settings during its installation routine. The faulty package that was causing all the problems was Open R v3.5. Open R is an enhanced version of the R programming language maintained by Microsoft.
Microsoft has released the criteria used to determine whether a reported and confirmed vulnerability is resolved through a security update or in the next version of Windows. These criteria were released in order to provide insight into the decision making progress and to receive feed back from security researchers.
Starting today Microsoft is bringing the Fluent Design from Windows 10 to Office 365. This design is aimed to offer more a streamlined interface with depth, the right amount of colors, and transition animations that make using Office a cleaner and easier experience.
Microsoft has patched a vulnerability in the Cortana smart assistant that could have allowed an attacker with access to a locked computer to use the smart assistant and access data on the device, execute malicious code, or even change the PC's password to access the device in its entirety.
Yesterday's Patch Tuesday release included fixes for the latest Spectre vulnerability, known as Spectre variant 4, or SpectreNG.
Microsoft has released the June 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, and this month's release comes with fixes for 50 vulnerabilities.
Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that starting on July 1st 2018 they are no longer offering official support for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and a wide variety of older applications in the Microsoft Community forums.
Microsoft has added a new feature to the web version of the Microsoft Store called called "Install on my devices" that allows you to install an app on Windows 10 devices where you have an account. Similar to Google Play, this allows you to install apps on devices from the web, even if your not accessing the store from Windows 10.
Microsoft agreed to hold a vote for a new name for their GVFS project after over a year of complaints from developers and users that it was causing confusion with the long-standing Gnome GVfs package.
Microsoft has announced a monster single-instance Azure VM that supports up to 12 Terabytes of memory being made available in the near future. This is the largest memory configuration for a single VM in the public cloud and is part of their M-Series of virtual machines.
Microsoft has recently published an interesting open source project called "PQCrypto-VPN" that implements post-quantum cryptography (PQC) with OpenVPN. This project is being developed by the Microsoft Research Security and Cryptography group as part of their research into post-quantum cryptography.
Microsoft announced this morning that they are purchasing the source-code repository site GitHub for $7.5 billion USD in Microsoft stock. While rumors have been circulating since Friday, today is the first official confirmation that the acquisition is taking place.
Code hosting service GitLab has seen a massive traffic spike after news broke over the weekend that Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub, the world's largest code repository.
Windows 10 v1803 —also known as the April 2018 Update— is the fastest spreading Windows 10 update of all time, according to third-party telemetry data released last week.