Skype 6.11 for Android is finally here, bringing a lot of little handy features to the communications app. Not only are users now able to manage conversations better, but they can also save video messages, search for content better, and share photos easier.
Microsoft originally told us that reworked Android and iOS apps would be able to run on Windows 10. Microsoft is still planning on keeping part of that promise, but now has decided to stick to just iOS.
On Thursday, Microsoft revealed a new feature coming to users of OneNote on Android devices. OneNote is getting an always-on badge that floats above other apps to allow quick note-taking. The obvious benefit from this badge is being able to jot something down without ever stopping what you’re currently doing.
Mark this in the “this is why we can’t have nice things” category. Microsoft has announced that they will be ending their unlimited cloud storage options for Office 365 consumers and will be making changes to the other plans they offer. The change was triggered by cases where some users were taking advantage of the unlimited option by backing up several PCs and entire movie and DVR recording collections. Some users were consuming more than 75 TB of space, which Microsoft says is 14,000 times the average. In their announcement, Microsoft says they decided to focus on the majority of users and their need for “high-value productivity and collaboration experiences” rather than the “extreme backup scenarios” some users were creating. Read more
The Arrow Launcher for Android, a Microsoft Garage project, is now available to download in the Play Store for free. Arrow isn’t just another AOSP launcher, but aims to bring all of your favorite applications and social networking to the forefront.
Near the beginning of 2015, Microsoft went out and acquired the company behind the popular Sunrise Calendar app. As the end of October approaches, the fruits of that acquisition are starting to show up in the form of an overhaul of the Outlook mobile app on both iOS and Android, with a Windows phone update pending. According to Microsoft, the Sunrise team has been rolled into the Outlook product team where they will help bring a “fresh approach” not just to the calendar portion, but the entire user interface for the app. The bad news for fans of the Sunrise Calendar app is that Microsoft plans to end-of-life the product once all features are fully integrated into Outlook. Read more