Microsoft Archive

Seeing AI app recognizes and describes the world for blind people

Seeing AI is a new app by Microsoft which narrates the world around a user. Built for people with visual impairment, the app utilizes artificial intelligence to recognize and narrate what it sees. The app can recognize people, text, documents, currency, products, scenes as well as content from other apps. The user just needs to point the app at anything and the app will describe …

Google Backup and Sync is now available for macOS and Windows

Google has launched its new Backup and Sync utility for macOS and Windows. The utility intends to replace Google Drive and Google Photos desktop uploader apps for Mac and Windows by providing a single solution to keep all your data backed up. Even though the app is not called Google Drive, all data is still going to be synced to the same Google Services in …

Play PlayStation 4 games on your Windows PC with PS Now

Sony has added PlayStation 70 games to its subscription service, PS Now, which lets users stream games to their Windows PCs. The service was initially launched with a collection of 450+ PlayStation 3 games which include the likes of Red Dead Redemption, The Last of Us, Killzone Shadow Fall and other exclusives. Both Windows PC users and PlayStation 4 users could subscribe and start streaming …

Outlook for Mac getting send later, read and delivery receipts, email templates and more

Microsoft has shared details of an upcoming update for Outlook for Mac which will include a number of longtime requested features. New features will include send later, read and delivery receipts, email templates, drag-and-drop task creation and improved account setup experience. All these new features will be rolling out gradually to Office 365 subscribers over the coming few weeks.

Skype gets a new design, Snapchat like stories and add-ins support

Skype has announced a major new update to its apps that revamp the whole interface and introduces a new Snapchat Stories like feature, support for add-ins and enhancements to bots. The updates will be available soon to Skype on all platforms on which it is available: Android first, followed by iOS while Windows and Mac versions will be updated in a few months.

How to use Night Light mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 recently got a new featured called Night Light. If you use iOS, macOS or Android, you would instantly recognize this feature known as Night Shift in Apple’s ecosystem and Night Mode in Google’s ecosystem. What Night Light does is, it filters out the blue light emission from your display, while showing warmer colors to relax the strain on your eyes.

Use the Windows 10 media creation tool to create installation media

If you buy a new laptop or PC which ships with Windows 10 preinstalled, chances are that it does not come with the installation media. If you need to reinstall Windows 10, or do a clean installation from an older version of Windows, you would need to create the installation media yourself, whether on a DVD or a USB drive. Microsoft has provided an easy to use media creation …

Fix Windows 10 Start Menu not working

Ever since Windows 10 was released, a common issue that randomly plagues users is that the Start Menu, Cortana and task bar become unresponsive. I have had this unfortunate issue on a Lenovo tablet and the only solution used to be a complete reinstall for Windows. However, after some tinkering, I figured out that there are a few other workarounds that can be tried to …

AirPlay from Windows 10 to Apple TV with these apps

One of the biggest benefits of Apple’s ecosystem is the interoperability of the devices and software with each other. One example of this is AirPlay, which lets users use any iOS device or Mac to either mirror its display or stream any media content from it like photos, videos and music to an Apple TV. Officially, AirPlay is only available to Apple devices and software but luckily, …