Apple and Microsoft have been around long enough that they know what a rivalry looks like. They also understand, just like Intel, what "competitive fun" looks like, too. But it looks like the rivalry between Apple and Microsoft is ramping up again.
In its fight to try and get xCloud on iOS and iPadOS, it turns out Microsoft led to an entirely different company's app getting removed from the App Store.
Dongle. Dongles. It's one of those words that if you say it enough times, it starts to lose its meaning. And yet, for some companies looking to drum up a competitive spirit against Apple, those dongles are an important factor.
It has been a longtime coming, especially considering Microsoft had to skirt Apple's App Store to make it happen, but the company's cloud gaming service is finally coming to iPhone and iPad.
Microsoft has a Surface Pro 7 to sell to interested individuals, which means the company has to market the device. Apparently the best way to do that is to compare it to Apple's devices.
Following through on its promise to discontinue support for Cortana on mobile devices in early 2021, Microsoft has now shut down support on the digital assistant app on iOS and Android.
Artificial intelligence is a major focal point for a variety of companies out there. Especially the ones launching "smart" products like smart speakers, and of course services like Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa. So perhaps it's not too surprising to hear that Apple gobbled up the most companies in an effort to build up its own efforts.
In January of this year, Intel announced that its CEO at the time, Bob Swan, would be stepping down. The company was on shaky ground, for a variety of reasons, and a shakeup at the top was seen as a way to get things back on a right path. That probably hasn't happened quite yet, but that isn't stopping the company from leaning into some anti-Apple marketing.
It's always been a point of pride for some Mac users out there that worrying about potential malware threats isn't as big of a concern as it is while using Windows. And, despite the fact that a new report says threats are growing for Apple's computers, that talking point still seems to stand true.
After announcing vertical tabs nearly a year ago, Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser now lets you stack tabs at the lefthand side instead of having the long list of tabs at the top.
Windows giant Microsoft has updated its app development environment Visual Studio Code (VSC) with Apple silicon compatibility. Now programmers can run the software natively on their M1-powered Mac computers, enjoying the snappy performance and long battery life.
Microsoft is adding machine learning-powered text predictions to Word next month. According to Neowin, which first spotted text predictions in Word, Microsoft has put this feature on its roadmap and plans to launch it for all Word users on Windows next month.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS:Word predicts what words you want to type next. Suggestions can be accepted/rejected with the Tab/Escape key. The feature can be turned off at will. Predicting what you wanna type next
The feature will show predictions as you type, giving you the option to accept the suggested word by pressing the Tab key or reject it by hitting Escape. This isn't a mandatory feature because people will be able to turn it off at will in their Word preferences.
Microsoft originally announced text predictions in Word last year.
Your data does not leave the tenant boundary. Text predictions use a machine learning model to make suggestions based on the text you have typed in the current document or email. The content is not stored or seen by any human unless donated as part of the feedback mechanism.
Text prediction learns and improves over time
It's unclear whether the same feature might appear in Word for Mac. For what it's worth, Microsoft remains committed to the Mac platform: It recently announced that Office 2021 will be launch across Windows and macOS platforms later this year.
Text predictions in Word could speed up document creation and help “users write more efficiently by predicting text quickly, timely and accurately”, Microsoft hopes. This sounds very similar to the same feature that recently rolled out to Outlook for Windows users.