Deal: Grab the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Microsoft's Cortana at half price

It looks like both Harman Kardon and Microsoft are looking to get rid of the relatively new Invoke smart speaker powered by Cortana. The device made its debut on the market late last year, but it has already been the subject of some deep price drops.

Back in November, the Invoke went on sale for half off, even though it was launched on the market less than a month prior to that. If you missed the opportunity to grab the smart speaker when its price was reduced by 50%, you’ll be pleased to know the same deal is available once again.

Harman Cardon’s Invoke smart speaker is on sale at …


Download this: Microsoft's new app makes photo transfers much easier

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If you use a PC, then you know that transferring files between your phone and your computer can be a huge pain. Well, Microsoft finally has a solution.

A new app called Photos Companion lets you move photos between your phone and PC using a wireless connection. Think of it as a bit like Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s AirDrop, except it works with both iOS and Android devices. 

Get started by scanning a QR code from the Photos app in Windows 10 — this links your phone and PC, provided they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network. After you scan the code, you’ll be able to transfer your photos to your computer. Read more…

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Microsoft's OneDrive for Android gets a brand new look

Microsoft has just released a new version of OneDrive in the Google Play Store. Obviously, it’s not the first time the app gets a major update, but it’s one of the few updates that’s limited to design choices for the most part.

If you’ve been using Microsoft’s OneDrive app on a regular basis, you’ll notice quite a lot of changes design-wise. OneDrive 5.1 features a brand new look and feel, which is supposed to offer a more productive framework.

For starters, Microsoft removed the hamburger menu and put all settings and options on tabs at the bottom of the …

Microsoft's Edge browser now available for iPhone

Since Microsoft couldn’t secure a big enough piece of the smartphone pie, it has eased off in its hardware attempts and has dedicated its efforts to mobile software that’s available across all platforms. For the last months, we’ve seen steady updates for the full Office suite for both Android and iOS, as well as selfie apps and other fun experiments from Microsoft for the iOS platform.

Now, Redmond is introducing its Edge browser to iOS, a day after it officially launched for Android.

What do you get with Edge? Well, mostly, it’s a solid browser and a reasonable Safari alternative. …

Deal: Buy Microsoft's Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana at half price

Microsoft fans rejoice, as the company is running a great promotion on the recently launched Harman Kardon Cortana-enabled speaker, the Invoke.

Although previous rumors suggested the speaker may be available on the market for no more than $150, the Invoke hit the shelves weeks ago for no less than $200.

The good news is Microsoft now offers the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker at half price. It’s now available on Microsoft’s online store for just $99.95, exactly $100 cheaper than the retail price.

Also, customers get to choose between Graphite and Pearl …

Bing! Microsoft's search app for the iPhone gets an updated home page

Shh. Listen carefully. Bing! There it is. That sound that you just imagined in your head is telling you that the Bing search app for the iPhone has been updated. And this new version (v.6.20) brings with it a redesigned home page that includes a custom news feed in the bottom half of the page. This feature will remember what kind of stories you like to read over time. Tapping on the “…” icon allows you to dislike a particular story or the source it came from. In addition, the new home page allows users to quickly access camera and voice search. The latter has also been re-designed to make it …

Microsoft's Black Friday 2017 deals include savings on two Android flagship phones


If you want to know what Microsoft is planning for Black
Friday 2017, you’ve come to the right place. While most of the company’s Black
Friday deals don’t have anything to do with phones, there are some upcoming
offers that will certainly be of interest to our readers. In particular, starting
November 23, Microsoft will allow customers to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and
Galaxy S8+ (unlocked) at $150 off.

 

Right now, Microsoft is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $724.99,
while the unlocked Galaxy S8+ is offered for $824.99. At $150 off, the two
flagship handsets will cost $574.99 and $674.99, …

Report: Microsoft's foldable tablet to focus on note-taking, may be released in 2018

A lot of ink has been spilled in the topic of Microsoft’s spectacular failure in the smartphone realm, though one would imagine such musings would stop now that Windows 10 Mobile is pretty much officially dead. And yet, there’s that one rumor that has simply refused to die: the one about the foldable Surface device that’s been in development seemingly forever.

But if a new report from Windows Central is to be believed, the reason as to why it persists is simple: Microsoft is actually working on such a prototype. Commonly referred to as “Andromeda” (though …

Microsoft's Belfiore puts the final nails into the Windows 10 Mobile coffin

For many, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore was the face of Windows Phone. He made important contributions to the development of the platform, having a hand in the creation of the Metro UI, Live Tiles and Cortana. That is why he created an uproar by using an Apple iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S7 as his daily drivers during a 9-month leave of absence from Microsoft. Belfiore used the time to travel around the world.

Currently, the Microsoft executive uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 loaded with Microsoft software. In a series of tweets that Belfiore disseminated today, he blamed the app gap as the …

Microsoft's upcoming Mixed Reality app (formerly View 3D) is Android bound according to video?

Microsoft posted a job listing the other day, apparently seeking developers to build a 3D scanning and augmented reality app for mobile devices. One question not answered by the listing is which platform(s) will be the recipient of this work. It appears that Microsoft might have given away the answer with a promotional video it released back in May. The video, which we’ve embedded at the stop of the story for your viewing pleasure, shows a preview of Redmond’s View 3D app. The upcoming app will now be known as Microsoft’s Mixed Reality viewer when released.

At the 1:33 mark in the …