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Microsoft unveils Xbox content filters to stop the swears and toxicity

Microsoft unveils Xbox content filters to stop the swears and toxicity

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Text-based filtering first, but voice filters are on the way Microsoft is starting to test new content filters for its Xbox Live messaging system today in an effort to thwart toxicity on its platform. Microsoft has handled moderation on Xbox Live for almost 20 years, including the ability…
Microsoft’s latest Surface Book 2 update fixes its dreaded Nvidia GPU bug

Microsoft’s latest Surface Book 2 update fixes its dreaded Nvidia GPU bug

Microsoft’s recent firmware updates for the Surface Book 2 seem to have fixed a big issue that, for the past few months, has prevented some users from being able to update to the latest version of Windows 10. The problems started following the release of Microsoft’s May 2019 Update. Some users reported that their high-end…
Microsoft is using anticompetitive behavior against Slack and Zoom

Microsoft is using anticompetitive behavior against Slack and Zoom

The companies making the software many office workers depend on are at war with each other. And while battles over workplace communication software may sound mundane, they reflect a larger, more pressing debate about US antitrust laws and how they should be applied to tech companies. Over the past year, Big Tech has faced a…
Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards

Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards

Microsoft’s latest keyboards now include dedicated Office and emoji keys. The software giant was previously experimenting with an Office key on keyboards earlier this year, and now the company is launching a new Ergonomic and slim Bluetooth Keyboard that include the dedicated button. The Office key replaces the right-hand Windows key, and it’s used to…
Microsoft announces the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, confirms final build – Neowin

Microsoft announces the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, confirms final build – Neowin

In an evening blog post penned by the Windows Insider Program team's Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft announced that it's prepping the Windows 10 November 2019 Update for release. Aside from being the first time that the company has publicly mentioned the (fairly obvious) name of the update that's otherwise known as version 1909, the blog post…
Microsoft enables Android call syncing on Windows – Android Authority

Microsoft enables Android call syncing on Windows – Android Authority

Microsoft One big reason iPhone users stay within Apple’s ecosystem is that all of its devices communicate with one another. Microsoft’s Your Phone app helps bring similar connectivity between Android and Windows devices. And with its latest update, it’s better than ever.Android users can now sync their phone calls with their Windows computers. Right now,…
Microsoft’s Your Phone app can now route calls from your Android phone to your PC

Microsoft’s Your Phone app can now route calls from your Android phone to your...

Microsoft announced that its latest preview build 18999 for Insiders (20H1) adds call support to the Your Phone app on Windows 10. Following its update in the summer that rolled out the app’s ability to mirror your phone’s text messages and notifications, this will let you leave your phone in your pocket while you’re on…
Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control software. Already, the company allows parents to limit screen time across Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android via the Microsoft Launcher. However, it hadn’t yet allowed parents to limit the amount of time a child…
What should Microsoft call the next Xbox?

What should Microsoft call the next Xbox?

The next phase of the unending console wars is starting to heat up, with Sony announcing that the successor to the PlayStation 4 will, predictably, be called the PlayStation 5. But the news got us wondering: what will Microsoft call its next-generation Xbox console, which is currently using codename “Project Scarlett”? Unlike Sony, which tends…
Microsoft wants to connect another 40 million global internet users

Microsoft wants to connect another 40 million global internet users

Microsoft’s Airband initiative is going international, with a newly formalized goal to get 40 million more people connected to the internet by July 2022. The program, which launched in 2017 with the goal of improving rural internet access across the US, is expanding to offer better internet access across Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. In…

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LG tries to bring webOS to cars, robots, and the smart...

LG and The Qt Company have announced an expanded partnership to bring webOS to more devices including cars, robots, and other smart home products. LG says the partnership will make it more efficient to port webOS to new devices. LG and The Qt Company have been working together on webOS since 2014, after LG acquired…

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