Microsoft attempts to spin its role in counterfeiting case

Source: Microsoft attempts to spin its role in counterfeiting case Earlier this week Eric Lundgren was sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling what Microsoft claimed was “counterfeit software,” but which was in fact only recovery CDs loaded with data anyone can download for free. The company has now put up a blog post setting “the facts” straight, though it’s something of a limited set of those facts. “We are sharing this information now and responding publicly because we believe both Microsoft’s role in the case and the facts themselves are being misrepresented,” the company wrote. But it carefully ...

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Microsoft’s Edge browser now lets you mute tabs

Source: Microsoft’s Edge browser now lets you mute tabs Unlike other browser vendors, Microsoft remains committed to a relatively slow update cycle that sees the company launch major new versions of Edge in sync with the bi-annual Windows 10 updates. It doesn’t look like that’s changing anytime soon, even as the Edge mobile browser is seeing far more regular updates now. Since today is the day Microsoft announced the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, which will be available for download on Monday, it’s also announcing a new version of Edge, too. No surprise there. Like Windows 10, the Edge update ...

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Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls

Source: Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts and videos to make Skype more appealing to content creators. The company is now testing a new “Skype for Content Creators” mode for its desktop app that will allow creators to place and record calls using Skype software, which can either be streamed live or imported into other apps for further editing before posting. The feature is currently in “preview” – Microsoft’s term for software that’s being tested with select users ahead of a broader, ...

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Apple could be announcing a new cheap iPad

Source: Apple could be announcing a new cheap iPad According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple could be unveiling a new version of its entry-level iPad at its event next week. The company is holding a press event on March 27 in Chicago. And the only thing that we know is that the event is going to be focused on the education market. Apple launched a cheap iPad in March 2017 without any press conference. This iPad looks like the iPad Air 2 with a 9.7-inch retina display and an A9 chip — the chip that first appeared in ...

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