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Computing, Software & Applications

Is Chromium-based Edge the best thing ever to happen to Google’s Chrome browser?

May 15, 2019

Via: Techradar

At the end of 2018, Microsoft officially announced that the old Windows 10-only version of Edge was dead, to be replaced by a revamped spin on the browser based on Chromium – the same rendering engine which Google’s Chrome browser […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft’s new Cortana chief outlines the company’s digital assistant vision

May 8, 2019

Via: The Verge

Microsoft’s digital assistant has had a tough time recently. After starting off life on Windows Phone, Cortana appeared on Windows 10 PCs and looked set to launch on a range of smart speakers, fridges, toasters, thermostats, and more. While Alexa […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.8

May 6, 2019

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft has released .NET Framework 4.8, the first significant .NET Framework release in two years. The new release includes improvements in multiple product areas, including Windows Forms, WCF, WorkFlow, and WPF. It also includes changes in the Base Class Library […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Acrobat Pro DC: Adobe’s PDF software is still the one to beat

May 1, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Since its development back in the 1990s, the PDF has gone on to become the industry standard for documents. The file’s ability to work across all platforms has seen it become a ubiquitous format, and Adobe’s software remains the most […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google isn’t blocking Microsoft’s new Edge browser

April 26, 2019

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is moving its Edge browser to the Chromium engine, meaning improved web compatibility for the default browser on Windows 10. This should mean that all of Google’s services work well with the new version of Edge, but beta testers […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac

April 19, 2019

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac. This major version of one of the most popular development environments has released after a gap of two years during which the last major release – […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google Chrome is getting a reader mode on desktop

April 18, 2019

Via: The Verge

The desktop version of Google Chrome’s browser is getting a reader mode, which can be used to strip out a page’s unnecessary background clutter to make an article easier to read. ZDNet notes that the feature launched today in Chrome’s […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft introduces Variable Rate Shading to DirectX 12 bringing significant performance benefits

March 19, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft has some exciting news to share from GDC 2019 that will improve gaming performance. In DirectX 12, Microsoft is introducing Variable Rate Shading. The new API allows for more effective use of GPU resources so that high detail areas […]


Computing, Software & Applications

How Azure Maps differs from Bing Maps for developers

March 5, 2019

Via: Info World

There’s a dilemma facing anyone wanting to build a map app on a Microsoft platform: The company currently has two mapping APIs, one that uses Bing, and one that’s built on Azure. They’re very similar, and while Bing Maps has […]


Computing, Privacy, Security, Software & Applications

Apple acquires patents from AI security camera maker Lighthouse

March 5, 2019

Via: The Verge

AI security camera company Lighthouse may have shut down, but its patents will live on: Apple reportedly bought the patent portfolio of the now-defunct company at the end of 2018, according to IAM. As Patently Apple notes, the patents Apple […]