Paint 3D is now a part of the Microsoft’s Creators Update test build

3d-paint-surface-pen You know you’ve been wanting to play around with that new version of Microsoft Paint — if only to see if it is, indeed, that big of an update to the long-maligned drawing application that’s been shipping with Windows since the mid-1980s. Paint 3D is unquestionably one of the biggest refreshes in the application’s history. In fact, it’s really a complete rethink,… Read More

Microsoft officially launches the first preview of Visual Studio for Mac

ic863336 Given that Microsoft already mistakenly published this announcement earlier this week, the fact that the company is launching Visual Studio for Mac doesn’t come as a major surprise now that it has made this official. Still, let that sink in for a moment: Microsoft is bringing its flagship developer tool to macOS. It’s doing so by leveraging the work of Xamarin, the… Read More

Microsoft says it will push for diversity and security from the Trump administration

microsoft_logo Although Donald Trump’s presidential campaign never netted much support from tech companies, at least one company is now congratulating him on his election victory. “Every president-elect deserves our congratulations, best wishes and support for the country as a whole. The peaceful transition of power has been an enduring and vital part of our democracy for over two centuries, and… Read More

Microsoft says it will push for diversity and security from the Trump administration

microsoft_logo Although Donald Trump’s presidential campaign never netted much support from tech companies, at least one company is now congratulating him on his election victory. “Every president-elect deserves our congratulations, best wishes and support for the country as a whole. The peaceful transition of power has been an enduring and vital part of our democracy for over two centuries, and… Read More

Accordion Guy Joey DeVilla talks the future of culture and IoT

selfie-accordionguy Joey DeVilla is my blogging hero. He’s run his blog for most of two decades and he’s worked at Microsoft, Shopify, and Tucows. Most recently he’s taken on the mantle of evangelist for SMARTRAC, an NFC/RFID company. In this episode of Technotopia we talk about the cyclical nature of culture – how, for example, Nine Inch Nails sounds pretty tame to us now – and… Read More

The head of 3D for Windows explains how the feature became a new centerpiece for the OS

ms Microsoft’s future is three-dimensional. Up to now, we’ve seen the company embrace the notion in dribs and drabs, through the HoloLens and its work with Minecraft. But earlier this week, at an event in New York City, the company went all in, making 3D content creation a core principle of both its upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update and hardware like the Surface Studio. Asked how… Read More

LinkedIn Q3 sales up 23% to $960M in its last earnings ahead of MSFT acquisition

LinkedIn app on smartphone. Microsoft expects to close its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn by the end of this year — pending some final regulatory approvals — and so, in light of that, today LinkedIn posted a very basic earnings report for Q3. It’s also skipping the customary analyst call and is no longer providing financial guidance for the coming quarter. Still, the company reported growth in… Read More

Microsoft shows off a new input method with the Surface Dial

surface-studio-pen Okay, this is cool. Microsoft kind of powered past the Surface Dial in all of the pomp and circumstance around the new Creators Update version of Windows 10 and the Surface Studio all in one, but the new wireless peripheral offers up some interesting new methods for interacting with the company products The name and form factor tell you lot about what you need to know here – the dial… Read More