Microsoft wants to build one Outlook client for Windows and Mac, replacing the existing clients with an app that's powered by web technologies. When ready, this new client will replace the existing Mail & Calendar apps on Windows 10.
Yesterday, Apple unveiled its brand new version of macOS, known as "Big Sur" and coming later this year to a plethora of Macs. Its biggest new addition is a complete redesign of the OS, adopting the same aesthetic Apple has been pushing on iOS and iPadOS for some time. This is a complete cosmetic update from the ground up that's consistent across apps and icons, and it puts Windows' cosmetic update efforts to shame.
Microsoft has today announced that it is bringing its rich set of family safety tools to Android and iOS, extending support beyond Windows 10 and Xbox. Microsoft's Family Safety features have been part of Windows 10 and Xbox for a while, and are managed using Microsoft's online family safety website. Now that these tools are coming to iOS and Android, users will be able to manage family...
Microsoft has today announced that the Cortana app on iOS and Android, including Cortana inside the Microsoft Launcher, is being phased out early next year in certain markets. I reported last week that Microsoft was planning to remove Cortana from the Microsoft Launcher in certain markets, and now Microsoft has confirmed these plans in a support document.
The new version of Microsoft Edge has a release date! Expect to see the browser launch on January 15, with a release candidate available now for those who want to check out the stable version of Edge early. The new Edge will be launching on Windows 7, 8, and 10 as well as macOS too.
Cortana is expanding into new areas as Microsoft beings integrating the virtual assistant into Microsoft 365, starting with Outlook. Users inside Outlook will soon be able to take advantage of Cortana and allow it to work for you by organizing your calendar, emails, and more.
Microsoft's Chromium-powered version of Edge is now available in Beta form, marking the third and final preview channel to be made available before an official public release. With over one million downloads to date, Microsoft is feeling good about its new browser.