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All the Important Stuff Microsoft Announced at Build 2015 Today

All the Important Stuff Microsoft Announced at Build 2015 Today
Lifehacker  /  Eric Ravenscraft
Today, Microsoft held its (mostly boring!) developer keynote at Build 2015. If you're not a developer, your eyes might gloss over during the presentation, but there are still some cool features normal users might find interesting. Here's the best of what they announced.Cortana Will Bring Powerful Voice Commands to Your DesktopWe've talked about how Cortana will come to Windows 10, but the demos keep getting better. Today, Microsoft showed off how to launch applications or perform actions with natural language commands. For example: Cortana can not only open the Viber app, but send a message directly, without opening the app at all. Microsoft aims to make Cortana a key way to interact with apps without having to launch them.Microsoft Edge Is an Awesome Browser (That Replaces Internet Explorer)We've seen bits and pieces of Microsoft's new browser (previously called Project S…

Microsoft lets you control PowerPoint for iOS from an Apple Watch

Microsoft was quick to support Apple's new Watch with a OneDrive update, and the company is showing no signs of slowing dow its backing of the new wearable. The software maker has updated PowerPoint for iPhone today to allow future Apple Watch owners to control presentations from their wrists. It's one of the more useful apps for the Apple Watch right now, with the ability to navigate between slides and see elapsed time or total number of slides in a deck. While it might be useful for iPhone owners to remote control slideshows from their wrist, Microsoft isn't extending this new functionality to the PC and Mac. You'll only be able to control presentations on an iPhone. Microsoft does have similar Office Remote functionality for Windows Phones and Android devices to control presentations on a PC, so it's possible the company may enable the same features on the Apple Watch in the future. With the vast majority of presentations still operating from laptops with projec…

Rogers rolling out OS to BlackBerry Passport owners

Rogers rolling out OS to BlackBerry Passport owners blogs  /  Bla1ze
Are you a Rogers customer who purchased their BlackBerry Passport from Rogers but haven't received 10.3.1 yet? If so, you might want to go ahead and check for software updates if you don't already have a notification showing. As reported by several folks in the CrackBerry Forums and Twitter and checked through Sachesi, Rogers has now officially released OS (Software version to BlackBerry Passport owners.Read More »

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You can download Apple’s OS X 10.10.3 update with the new Photos app right now

You can download Apple's OS X 10.10.3 update with the new Photos app right now
BGR  /  Chris Smith
OS X developers and users who have opted for the Yosemite public beta program have already been able to try out Apple's Photos apps on OS X 10.10.3, as Apple rolled out several beta releases in the past weeks offering early access to the application. Now, the rest of Mac users can now finally get the latest version of Yosemite.Continue reading...

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Apple just released iOS 8.3 – go download it right now!

Apple just released iOS 8.3 – go download it right now!
BGR  /  Brad Reed
Get pumped, iPhone users: iOS 8.3 is finally here. As 9to5Mac writes, Apple has just released iOS 8.3, which will bring a more diverse array of emoji, new languages for Siri, new filtering options for the Messages app and much more.Continue reading...

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OS X 10.10.3 With All-New Photos App Launching Later Today

OS X 10.10.3 with the all-new Photos app will be available Wednesday as a free software update for Mac users, according to The Associated Press. The news organization mentioned the release date as part of its in-depth release about the all-new Photos for OS X app, which it praised for making basic photo editing easy.
"Procrastinate no more. Apple's new Photos app for Mac computers, available Wednesday as a free software update, makes it easy to organize and edit your pictures. The app, which replaces iPhoto, bundles professional-level tools such as granular color correction into one free consumer package." OS X 10.10.3 will be available through Software Update in the Mac App Store.