Latest patent images reveal what a Microsoft foldable tablet could look like

The latest images related to patents filed by Microsoft for a foldable tablet reveal that the device will be closer to the size of a smartphone than a slate. As you can see from the schematics that accompany this story, a complex series of hinges allows the tablet to offer three configurations; at 0 degrees, the tablet is closed. At 180 degrees, the device is flat open, and at 360 degrees, it is fully open.

When in the 180-degree configuration, the inside screens show a single user interface. In the other configurations, each screen will display its own interface. When opened in …


The Microsoft Surface Mobile will include a built-in projector, Surface Pen, and Win32 app support, leak shows

It’s been a while since we’ve heard rumors of the mythical creature known as the Surface Phone, but if the rumor mill is to be trusted, a number of huge details about it (like, for example, that it hasn’t been shelved like most of us suspected) may have just been revealed by Microsoft itself.

As far as obscurity goes, the source of the information probably ranks pretty high on your average Westerner’s list – a video description on Microsoft’s official account on Bilibili, a Chinese, anime-themed YouTube-like video sharing service. The text reveals …

Microsoft pushes major Outlook update to Android and iOS devices

Outlook users rejoice, as Microsoft has just released a new update for both the Android and iOS platforms. Although it doesn’t add too many new features, it’s worth noting that all the changes included are meant to improve the way users manage contacts.

First off, the update brings the ability to add and edit contacts directly from Outlook on iOS. Android users will get this feature as well, but it hasn’t been included in this update. Furthermore, the contact card has been completely redesigned to offer users more details, including the newest conversations …

Microsoft to discontinue Skype apps on Windows Phone after July 1

Windows Phone is dead in its current form, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft won’t try to resurrect the obsolete OS in the not so distant future. Until then, the Redmond-based company is closing all services that might eat up resources that would be better spent for different purposes.

After discontinuing the Skype WiFi apps at the end of March, Microsoft announced that the Skype apps would no longer work on Windows Phone effective July 1.

So, if you’ve previously used Skype on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, or the Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile, …

Canceled Microsoft Lumia 960 flagship smartphone makes appearance

It’s only been a day since news about Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different branch of Windows Mobile made headlines, and now it looks like another device that should have been powered by the defunct Windows Phone OS appeared online.

We’re talking about the never-revealed Lumia 960, also known as Lumia “Northstar.” Photos of the devices have been leaked online directly from China. Apparently, this is a prototype unit that’s still being used by Microsoft for developing Windows 10 Mobile.

It’s unclear whether or not the smartphone would have …

Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different version of Windows Mobile

The saying “it’s not over until the fat lady sings” might perfectly apply to Microsoft’s Windows Phone plans. Even though many believe the company is done with everything related to smartphones, it looks like things might not be as bleak.

Sales of Windows Phone handsets stopped almost completely, and the market share nosedived under 1% worldwide over the last couple few years. Microsoft did not seem interested in continuing with its smartphone business having sold its mobile division.
Well, it appears that the Redmond-based company still flirts …

Microsoft video shows what it really had in mind for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

Imagine the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with a Surface Pen. That was the original plan, according to marketing documents that Microsoft had produced back in 2015. Eventually, the decision was made not to spend the money on producing such high-end features. Shortly after the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were unveiled by Microsoft, we passed along a rumor that Surface Pen support was coming to the two phones. That, of course, never happened.

The video at the top of the story was turned over to Windows Central by an anonymous source and was believed to be produced early …

With a new Surface Pro coming soon, Microsoft slashes Surface Pro 4 prices

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro, and didn’t call it Surface Pro 5 because it’s not too different from the Surface Pro 4 of 2015. The new 2-in-1 tablet comes with superior processors and enhanced battery life, but it’s not going to be available before June 15 (starting at $799). Meanwhile, if you’re not eager to buy the new Surface Pro, the older, yet still good enough Surface Pro 4 – pictured above – can currently be purchased at discounted prices.

You can find discounted Surface Pro 4 models online, both at Microsoft, and on Amazon.

Here …

Microsoft teases Adventure Time update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition

It’s been slightly more than a month since the last major update hit Minecraft: Pocket Edition and developer Mojang has already teased year another mash-up pack that will go live in the coming weeks.

The new Adventure Time update will be pushed to all version of Minecraft probably at the same time, but an exact release date hasn’t been announced yet. Here is the new update’s description, as teased by developers:

Join Finn the human and Jake the dog in a Minecraft world like no other. Protect the candy citizens of Ooo from some familiar foes, or run amok in …

Microsoft intros the new Surface Pro, the lightest and fastest Surface tablet to date

As expected, Microsoft unveiled a brand new Surface Pro slate, at its hardware event held in Shanghai, China. The Redmond-based company is calling this “the new Surface Pro” since it’s an upgraded version of the previous model.

Apparently, the new Surface Pro doesn’t come with any meaningful innovations over the previous model so that it could be released on the market as the Surface Pro 5.

The new tablet comes with a powerful Intel Core i7 7th Gen processor and a battery that should provide up to 13.5 hours of video playback. LTE Advanced is on board as …