Social media updates roundup: August 27 to September 2, 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Facebook enters the streaming wars with Facebook Watch while Microsoft releases Mixer Create a mobile app for streaming mobile games

MIXER CREATE. Microsoft releases new mobile app for its streaming platform, Mixer. Image from Microsoft

Windows 10 update set for October release

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will come the same day that Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by the software hits the market Microsoft executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson says in a blog post

MICROSOFT'S WINDOWS 10 UPDATE. This file photo taken on April 18, 2017 shows the French headquarters of US multinational technology company Microsoft in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ AFP

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Jul 28, 2017 - 10:11 PM

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Gorio, Air Force planes, Bezos | Midday wRap

Jul 28, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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Bezos drops back to 2nd, after being world's richest for a few hours

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos falls back to 88 7 billion just hours after hitting 90 5 billion due to a temporary rise in Amazon stock

Jeff Bezos photo by David Ryder/AFP. Bill Gates from AFP

Microsoft Paint to become free standalone app on Windows Store

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Microsoft reassures the public by saying MS Paint is here to stay it will just have a new home soon

MS PAINT IS HERE TO STAY. Image from Microsoft, via Paint.

Microsoft's old Paint program is saying goodbye

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Paint will be going away alongside Microsoft s Reader application Reading list app and Outlook Express

THE NEW PAINT. Screen shot from Twitter video.

Microsoft profit rises on shift to cloud computing

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The quarterly profit figure of 6 5 B topped Wall Street expectations while the revenue was roughly in line

WATCH: ePLDT's Nico Alcoseba on digital transformation

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:00 PM

ePLDT is the only Filipino company to win a Microsoft Partner of the Year award at Inspire 2017 Rappler talks to the head of its Disruptive Business Group on the sidelines of the Microsoft conference

WATCH: A quick hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Studio

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

We try out Microsoft s stunning all in one along with the Surface Dial and Surface Pen at Microsoft s partners conference Inspire 2017

Mark Zuckerberg is 'running to be virtual emperor' – U.S. political scientist

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:56 AM

This is one of the many interesting statements of global political expert Ian Bremmer about the technology sector s role today cybersecurity the future of labor and privacy at Microsoft Inspire 2017

PRESSING CONCERNS. Microsoft president Brad Smith (left) and global political expert Ian Bremmer (right) discuss pressing tech concerns such as the future of jobs and national cybersecurity

Microsoft 365 to aid businesses in $4.5T intelligent edge and cloud era

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The newly announced all in one enterprise IT suite combines productivity suite Office 365 Windows 10 OS and security solution Enterprise Mobility Security designed with the modern workplace in mind

NADELLA. "And while there is tremendous growth opportunity, we are not building solutions solely to support conspicuous consumption. We are also working to make a positive impact in the world and continue to be encouraged by the enormous potential for partners to have local impact that ultimately has a profound global impact," said the Microsoft CEO as he ended his Microsoft Inspire 2017 keynote. Photo from Microsoft

Here's where you can watch Microsoft Inspire 2017's keynote speeches

Jul 10, 2017 - 8:29 PM

The first keynote will be by CEO Satya Nadella who will give us updates on the company s overall strategy and direction and new products and technologies

VISION. Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, speaks during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City. The Windows 10 S operating system is geared toward the education market and is Microsoft's answer to Google's Chrome OS. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Microsoft to lay off 'thousands' in reorganization effort – report

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:49 PM

An announcement is said to be forthcoming this week Microsoft however did not comment on the reports

This picture taken on on May 25, 2016 shows Microsoft's Finnish headquarters in Espoo. File photo by Lehtikuva / Vesa Moilanen / AFP

U.S. tech giants join forces against terror content

Jun 27, 2017 - 4:17 PM

We believe that by working together sharing the best technological and operational elements of our individual efforts we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online a joint statement on Twitter reads

5 cara berinternet dengan lebih aman

Jun 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Tak hanya untuk berkomunikasi internet juga digunakan untuk melakukan transaksi perbankan dan saling bertukar data Oleh karena itu keamanan dalam berinternet harus menjadi prioritas

Berselancar dengan aman di dunia maya harus menjadi prioritas. Ilustrasi dari Microsoft

[E3 2017] LOOK: The Microsoft Xbox One X, taken apart at E3

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Microsoft took apart their new console and displayed its components at the games show

SCORPIO UNPACKED. Microsoft showed what's inside their new console, the Xbox One X, at E3 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Everything you want to know about Windows 10 S

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Here is a look at what Windows 10 S is what it isn t and who will benefit most from its features

WINDOWS 10 S. Speed and security with some tradeoffs in usability. Screen shot from Microsoft website.

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 12-18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Must watch videos from this week

CAMP WELCOME. 4th Infantry Division officers welcome President Rodrigo at the 4ID Advance command Post in Butuan City on June 17, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

[E3 2017] WATCH: E3 opens! Here's what's inside

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Here s a walking tour of our time in the opening day of the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo

MONSTER HUNTER. A massive statue of a creature from the game 'Monster Hunter' juts out into the crowd. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Berkenalan dengan Xbox One X, konsol terkuat keluaran Microsoft

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Xbox One X akan dirilis pada 7 November mendatang di seluruh dunia

XBOX ONE X. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Xbox

[E3 2017] LOOK: Microsoft's new Xbox One X on display at E3

Jun 12, 2017 - 7:34 AM

The Xbox One X will be launched worldwide November 7 and is priced at 499

[E3 2017] Microsoft's E3 briefing brings the Xbox One X and a ton of games

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:47 AM

Catch Microsoft s E3 press conference and read Rappler s running updates on the event

XBOX AT E3. New games and a more powerful console await. Screen shot from Youtube livestream.

Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech – EU

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The companies are now removing twice as many cases of illegal hate speech and at a faster rate when compared to 6 months ago Vera Jourova the EU commissioner for justice says in the first annual progress report

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

May 15, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith warns of the danger of exploits developed by governments falling into the hands of hackers and causing widespread damage

LESSONS FROM A CYBERATTACK. Microsoft's Brad Smith warns governments against storing computer vulnerabilities. Image of Brad Smith from Twitter.

More cyberattacks feared as work week begins

May 15, 2017 - 6:45 AM

UPDATED Europol executive director Rob Wainwright says the situation could worsen when workers return to their offices after the weekend and log on

CYBER ATTACK. A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks

May 13, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The tech giant says the update for some older versions will help counter a massive cyber ransomware attacks

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

May 13, 2017 - 7:14 AM

4th UPDATE French police say there were more than 75 000 victims around the globe but caution that this number could increase significantly

CYBER ATTACK. A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Microsoft making mobile connection with Windows update

May 12, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Microsoft essentially has fully embraced the usage model of moving between phone tablet PC Mac game console and in the future AR and VR headsets regardless of the operating system says one analyst

MULTI-DEVICE ENVIRONMENT. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president Windows engagement, Microsoft, at Build 2017 shows their multi-device vision for their operating system. Photo from Microsoft

Microsoft CEO: Tech sector needs to prevent '1984' future

May 11, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Satya Nadella beckons to developers reminding them that their design choices today are shaping the world of tomorrow

NADELLA. Microsoft's CEO touches on the role that developers play in shaping the world's future at Microsoft Build 2017. Photo from Microsoft

Microsoft aims to make artificial intelligence mainstream

May 11, 2017 - 11:31 AM

AI takes centerstage on the first day of the tech titan s annual Build conference

CORTANA PRAISE. Pictured is a screenshot from a Microsoft-published YouTube video featuring developers sharing their thoughts on the tech titan's AI-powered assistant, Cortana. Screenshot from Microsoft/YouTube

'Hoax Analyzer' wins at Microsoft software development contest

May 03, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The entry from Indonesia s Team CIMOL places first in the regional finals of Microsoft s Imagine Cup 2017

ANTI-HOAX TOOL. Results are shown with a probable estimate if a piece of text or an image is "fact" or "hoax." Screenshot from

Microsoft out to regain ground in schools with Surface Laptop

May 03, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Along with the new laptop Microsoft also reveals the Windows 10 S operating system – devices running on which could go for as low as 189

COOL CAT. After the Surface Studio, Microsoft adds another cool-looking device to their hardware roster, the Surface Laptop. Screenshot from Microsoft/YouTube

Microsoft quarterly profit up 28% at $4.8 billion

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The earnings for Microsoft s fiscal third quarter come as chief executive Satya Nadella seeks to reduce the tech giant s focus on software shifting to cloud computing and business services

MICROSOFT EARNINGS. In this photograph taken on July 16, 2014, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during his keynote address at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Behind the PH studio that helped make Microsoft's 'Gears Of War 4'

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Synergy 88 is the Philippines first Microsoft certified development studio We talk to one of its founders Jackie Chua about their achievement and what she thinks the industry needs to reel in more such projects

Gmail to end support for Chrome version 53 and below

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Google will discontinue support for Gmail on Chrome versions 53 and below The notice is especially meant for holdouts on Windows XP or Vista as they will be left behind on Chrome version 49 and be more susceptible to risk

Cloud boosts Microsoft as it absorbs LinkedIn

Jan 27, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The US tech giant s cloud services and productivity suites drive profit in latest earnings reports

MICROSOFT. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Microsoft accused of anti-competitive tactics in browser wars

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Instead of building a better browser Microsoft is forcing its product onto people in the most unapologetic manner Jon von Tetzchner from browser rival Vivaldi says

COMPETE WITH QUALITY. Vivaldi's Jon von Tetzchner wants browsers to compete on equal terms. Photo from Vivaldi.

Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The upcoming update is a boon for PC gamers

NEW TRICKS. Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Creators Update at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

The Year In Tech: Must-haves for the photography enthusiast

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:26 AM

For the budding lensman here are the devices that came out in 2016 you might want to check out

Internet giants must do more to combat hate speech, says EU

Dec 07, 2016 - 12:31 PM

European Commission scrutinizes the time it takes for Facebook Microsoft Twitter and YouTube to review notifications of potential hate speech

UNDER PRESSURE. The European Commission is putting the onus on these 4 internet giants to combat abusive content on their platforms.

The top laptops in 2016 for every budget

Nov 27, 2016 - 4:04 PM

Looking for a new laptop for Christmas? Here are some of the best we ve seen this year

Microsoft leaders to see pay tied to diversity gains

Nov 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The company is making a bid to increase the number of women and minority workers in its ranks

Hackers pounce on Windows crack exposed by Google

Nov 03, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Microsoft describes the group responsible for the hack as having the markings of being backed by a nation state but did not say which one

Google discloses Windows, Flash issues being actively exploited

Nov 01, 2016 - 4:52 PM

While Adobe updated Flash within 5 days Microsoft has yet to announce availability for a patch to their vulnerability as of press time

Microsoft's Surface Studio PC is for the creator in everyone

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:34 AM

The Surface Studio is what Microsoft is touting as a computer for creators of all types

THE SURFACE STUDIO. Microsoft Corporate VP of Devices, Panos Panay introduces Microsoft Surface Studio at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York.  Photo by Don Emmert/ AFP

Microsoft announces Surface Book i7

Oct 26, 2016 - 11:36 PM

The new hybrid computer is scheduled to come out in November

SURFACE BOOK I7. Screen shot from livestream.

Microsoft reveals Creators Update for Windows 10

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Creators Update for Windows 10 is set to come out in early 2017

CREATORS UPDATE. Screen shot from Livestream.

5 things to expect at the #MicrosoftEvent

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Catch the livestream on Microsoft s website at 10 pm on Wednesday October 26