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Microsoft to buy all the power from new Irish wind farm – Financial Times

Monday, October 09, 2017

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Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead – The Verge

Monday, October 09, 2017

In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users. “Of course we’ll continue to support the platform…..

Two months ago, the internet tried to banish Nazis. No one knows if it worked – The Verge

Monday, October 09, 2017

On August 11th and 12th, the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally marked a turning point in modern American politics, where far-right groups felt empowered to gather and openly support white supremacy. The event ended with the alleged murder of protester Heather Heyer. The rally also marked a turning point for the internet. A central rallying point for the white nationalist “alt-right,” the Daily Stormer website was scrubbed from multiple platforms…

German Firefox users to test recommendation engine ‘a bit like thought-reading’ – The Register

Monday, October 09, 2017

POLL Mozilla has decided to experiment on its German users by opting-in around one per cent of them to a search recommendations service that slurps their browsing histories. The recommendations will come from Cliqz GmbH, an outfit in which Mozilla has made a “strategic investment”. Cliqz says its browser offers optimal privacy but also has the following functionality: Just imagine. You search for something and even before you have finished…

Microsoft’s biggest fans are getting worried the company doesn’t care about them anymore – Business Insider

Monday, October 09, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaAP Last Tuesday, Microsoft made the announcement that it was going to kill off Groove Music Pass, its home-grown competitor to Spotify and Apple Music.  The demise of Groove Music Pass wasn’t a big surprise — Microsoft never disclosed specifics, but it was widely understood that the service wasn’t particularly popular, despite the Groove app coming pre-installed on Windows 10.  But it’s caused a stir among Microsoft…

Microsoft is going to buy all the wind power from this GE site – CNBC

Monday, October 09, 2017

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Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, October 09, 2017

In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users. “Of course we’ll continue to support the platform…..

Microsoft Windows 10 might be losing consumers – Business Insider – Business Insider

Monday, October 09, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaAP Last Tuesday, Microsoft made the announcement that it was going to kill off Groove Music Pass, its home-grown competitor to Spotify and Apple Music.  The demise of Groove Music Pass wasn’t a big surprise — Microsoft never disclosed specifics, but it was widely understood that the service wasn’t particularly popular, despite the Groove app coming pre-installed on Windows 10.  But it’s caused a stir among Microsoft…

Microsoft exec says Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a ‘focus’ – Engadget

Monday, October 09, 2017

As for why the platform has been all but dropped? The executive boils it down to one main reason: the difficulty of getting developers to write apps. Microsoft tried paying companies to produce apps and even wrote them itself when creators couldn’t or wouldn’t get involved, but the number of users was “too low for most companies to invest.” Why build an app for a relatively small bunch of Windows…

​Edge in name only: Android and iOS Edge web browser | ZDNet – ZDNet

Monday, October 09, 2017

What’s 2017’s fastest Windows 10 web browser? In years past, Google Chrome was easily the best. This time around it’s a three-horse race. Read More So far as I know, no one’s clamoring for Microsoft Edge on Android smartphones and Apple iPhones. Indeed, according to the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP)‘s most recent data, only 3.7 percent of all users use Edge. But, Microsoft is determined to make Windows…

How Azure Stack Helps Microsoft Deliver The Promise Of Intelligent Cloud And Edge – Forbes

Monday, October 09, 2017

Last month at the Ignite conference, Microsoft has announced the commercial availability of Azure Stack, the long-awaited hybrid cloud platform from Redmond. The product that was supposed to be shipped almost a year ago got delayed due to multiple factors. It’s finally available from select OEM vendors as a hyper-converged appliance. Despite the delay, the Microsoft ecosystem is excited about the hybrid cloud opportunity delivered by Azure Stack. Source: Microsoft…

Computer virus infects US military drone fleet: report | TheHill – The Hill

Monday, October 09, 2017

Editor’s note: This story inadvertently went off reporting from a Wired.com article published in 2011. The story, as published by The Hill, incorrectly stated that the military had detected the virus two weeks ago. We regret the error. A computer virus has reportedly infected the US military drone fleet, Wired.com reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter. The military’s Host Based Security System detected the virus two weeks ago, according to the news outlet, which added that it so…

Microsoft’s biggest fans are getting worried the company doesn’t care about them anymore – Business Insider

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaAP Last Tuesday, Microsoft made the announcement that it was going to kill off Groove Music Pass, its home-grown competitor to Spotify and Apple Music.  The demise of Groove Music Pass wasn’t a big surprise — Microsoft never disclosed specifics, but it was widely understood that the service wasn’t particularly popular, despite the Groove app coming pre-installed on Windows 10.  But it’s caused a stir among Microsoft…

Microsoft’s biggest fans are getting worried the company doesn’t care about them anymore – Markets Insider

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaAP Last Tuesday, Microsoft made the announcement that it was going to kill off Groove Music Pass, its home-grown competitor to Spotify and Apple Music.  The demise of Groove Music Pass wasn’t a big surprise — Microsoft never disclosed specifics, but it was widely understood that the service wasn’t particularly popular, despite the Groove app coming pre-installed on Windows 10.  But it’s caused a stir among Microsoft…

Google Chrome UPDATE – World’s most popular browser about to get even better – Express.co.uk

Sunday, October 08, 2017

He said: “Users watch and listen to a lot of media, and autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web.  “However, one of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing.  “To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio. “Starting…

Google Chrome UPDATE – World’s most popular browser about to get even better – Express.co.uk

Sunday, October 08, 2017

He said: “Users watch and listen to a lot of media, and autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web.  “However, one of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing.  “To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio. “Starting…

1Password extension is finally available for Microsoft Edge – Engadget

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Like the 1Password extension for other browsers, it shows up as an icon somewhere on the upper right-hand part of Edge. It saves your existing passwords and credit card info so it can auto-fill forms, and it also generates complex and unique passwords you can use for each application and website. As the note the Microsoft Store said, you’ll need to install 1Password for Windows 6.7+ before you can add…

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

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Google Chrome UPDATE – World’s most popular browser about to … – Express.co.uk

Sunday, October 08, 2017

He said: “Users watch and listen to a lot of media, and autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web.  “However, one of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing.  “To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio. “Starting…

Google’s Sister Company Wants to Fly Its Massive Balloons Over Puerto Rico to Restore Internet – Slate Magazine

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Typically, it makes sense to be skeptical of Silicon Valley’s doe-eyed tech-solutionism, but in this case, Puerto Rico needs all the help it can get. Gov. Rosselló said at a press conference on Tuesday that people aren’t getting the deliveries of food and water that are being distributed across the island, Mother Jones reported. “Now, it could be for a whole host of reasons,” he said. “One of them could…