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Todoist introduces new Boards feature for project organization
Todoist Boards is a brand new feature for organizing project work within the Todoist app, now rolling out to everyone on mobile, desktop, and the web!
A new version of Office is on the way that doesn't require a subscription
Microsoft briefly announced that a new perpetual version of Office is on the way in the second half of 2021. Perpetual licenses for Office require you to pay just once rather than requiring a subscription.
Opera makes it easier than ever to keep your desktop and Android in sync
Opera rolled out a pair of updates to its Android and desktop browsers today that make it much easier to keep them in sync and share things between devices. You'll just have to be cool with talking to yourself (of course).
OneDrive gets widget support and a new home screen on iOS
Microsoft is rolling out an update for OneDrive on iOS. The update brings a new home screen and widget support which shows your photos.
Cortana for Windows 10, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook gets new enhancements
Microsoft has today announced a new roadmap for Cortana features across Microsoft’s three big productivity platforms; Windows 10, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook. Cortana is Microsoft’s “productivity assistant” inside of Microsoft 365, after it pivoted Cortana away from being a traditional virtual assistant like Siri and Google Assistant.
Microsoft Teams will soon bolster meetings with custom layouts, much more
Microsoft Ignite is officially underway, and the Redmond giant announced a slew of features coming to Teams to mark the occasion. Those include custom layouts for video meetings, breakout rooms, and much more.
Microsoft Edge for Linux preview is coming in October
Linux users will soon be able to jump on the Edge bandwagon as Microsoft has announced that the browser will be made available in preview next month. The company says that Edge on Linux has been requested by IT pros and developers to help with testing websites, but any Linux user will be able to use Edge on Linux if they wish.
Microsoft Edge is getting new PDF, enterprise and security features
Microsoft has today announced that Edge will soon be getting more enterprise and security features to better enhance the browser for business use. New features include the ability to view and validate certificate-based digital signatures on PDF files, the ability to search for work-specific files in the browser, personalized company feeds on the new tab page, and more.
FAQ: TikTok & WeChat ban — why it’s happening and what it means for you
Are TikTok and WeChat really being banned? When does all of this take effect? Will I still be able to use these apps? All this and more answered in our FAQ regarding the latest U.S. orders.
Express yourself with Skype's newly customizable reaction picker
Skype now allows you to customize the emojis that appear within the reaction picker. The feature comes in version 8.64 of Skype that is rolling out to all major platforms.
Microsoft Teams Spotlight is here to highlight specific speakers
Microsoft is rolling out support for the Spotlight feature within Microsoft Teams. The feature allows you to lock the view for everyone within a call to a specific person.
Your tabs can take a nap on Microsoft Edge Canary to save memory
Microsoft is testing a feature that can reduce your PC's memory usage by putting tabs to sleep. With the feature, you can specify how long a tab needs to be inactive before it takes a nap.
Your Phone app now lets Insiders access their contacts
Microsoft is testing new features for its Your Phone app that allows you to access your contacts from Windows 10. A "sent from home" feature also has appeared for some people.
Here's how Microsoft News got transformed for the Surface Duo
Microsoft Garage interns spent several months working together to optimize the Microsoft News app for the Surface Duo. The team performed studies and experiments to determine the best ways to utilize the displays of the Surface Duo.
Blur the Windows 10 File Explorer with Curtains from Stardock
Stardock recently rolled out an update for Curtains that adds blur and transparency options to the Windows 10 File Explorer. The app can be used to customize many visual aspects of Windows 10.