Apple is working with Microsoft to bring its Podcasts and Music app to the Microsoft Store. Apple currently has iTunes available for download in the store but its development has stopped, and it has not received any new features or bug fixes in a long time now. Instead, Apple replaced iTunes with standalone Podcasts, Music, Books app with the release of macOS Catalina in 2019. However, it never released the counterpart Windows version of these apps.
Microsoft has updated the Xbox app for iPhone and iPad with support for remote streaming of games. This will allow Xbox owners to stream and play their favorite games on their iPhone or iPad even when they are not in front of the console.
Late last week, the Windows XP source code leaked and it has revealed that Microsoft was working on a theme that was similar to Apple’s Aqua theme that made its debut at the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2000.
Microsoft has showcased a new Outlook app for Mac. The updated email client brings a new UI design, more features, and better performance.
Ten months after initially being announced, Microsoft today shared the details on the price and availability of the Surface Duo. The Duo is a dual-screen Android smartphone from Microsoft that features two 4:3 aspect ratio AMOLED panels connected to each other with a hinge.
After the Indian government banned TikTok, the U.S. government was also considering doing the same due to TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, having close ties with the Chinese government. In a surprise move, Microsoft has now confirmed its interest to purchase TikTok in the United States and a few other markets.
Microsoft has been expanding its app and services offerings for other platforms, including Android, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Linux as it focuses its shift from platforms to services. The company has announced the rollout of the new Outlook app for Macs. However, it is available to beta testers first.
Microsoft, which aimed at competing with Apple Stores with its own retail stores, has announced that it is shutting down all its retail stores in the US and around the globe. The company said in a press release that it will focus on its online stores and that it has no plans to lay off its retail store employees.
Microsoft has unveiled a new lineup of Surface-branded products. The Redmond-based tech giant unveiled the Surface Book 3, Surface Earbuds, Surface Go 2, and the Surface Headphones 2. All these products are up for pre-order in the US right now and will go on sale in the next few weeks.
Microsoft has announced that it is working on bringing its Defender ATP security solution for Apple’s smartphone operating system as well as for Android. It is already available for Linux, macOS, and Windows 10 operating systems.