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Wunderlist set to die in May 2020, Microsoft urges current users to migrate to 'To Do'

Microsoft has announced that it's finally killing the well-known and much-loved productivity app Wunderlist on May 6th, 2020. One app's end is another's "new beginning" according to the company, with all efforts now focused on Microsoft's descriptively titled "To Do," which was explicitly labeled at launch as a replacement that would ultimately result in Wunderlist's retirement.

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Microsoft Math Solver does what it says on the tin (APK Download)

While I could never understand the mathematical obsession with solving for x, perhaps Microsoft knows a thing or two about crunching numbers. The software giant has developed the Math Solver app — currently in beta — that claims to have solutions to mathematical expressions ranging from basic equations to more complex integrations and limits. If the app finds itself stumped, it directs you to a Bing search result to potentially help you find an explanation.

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(Update: Delayed to spring 2020) New Surface Earbuds are designed with productivity in mind and bring Office to your ears

Microsoft held a major event in New York today, during which it introduced a bunch of new Surface devices, including a laptop, tablets, and even a Galaxy Fold competitor. The company also unveiled its new Surface Earbuds, which are its take at true-wireless earphones. Even though they're a bit late to the game, their Office integration sets them apart from the competition.

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Microsoft testing Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar integration with Outlook web client

It appears Microsoft has been busy working on a way to fully integrate Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar with its Outlook webmail client. A Twitter user reported receiving an invite to test out the new features. Although there were some rough edges, he successfully linked his Google account and got access to Gmail, Drive, and Calendar data inside Outlook.

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(Update: Only in 8 countries) Cortana will stop working on mobile devices at the end of January

Cortana made her way onto Android devices back in 2015 but hasn't managed to gain the same popularity as its competitors. This isn't entirely surprising, considering Microsoft's digital helper hasn't been available on smart speakers and displays, leaving people to use alternative solutions. The company seems to acknowledge Cortana can't keep up with its rivals, at least on mobile devices, as it just announced the Android and iOS apps will be retired at the end of January.

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Xbox One owners can now control their consoles with Google Assistant (Update: Public release)

We've known since June that Microsoft was working on integrating Alexa and Google Assistant with Xbox in lieu of its own voice assistant, Cortana. With Alexa support already up and running on Xbox One, it's now time for Google Assistant to get in on the action.

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Cortana can now read your emails on Outlook for iOS, Android to follow soon

Cortana may have faded into oblivion for many, but that didn’t stop Microsoft from trying to keep the virtual assistant alive. In line with this , Play My Emails has been introduced to the Outlook app for mobile devices letting you interact with your unread emails with Cortana's help. The feature is coming to Android devices in 2020, even though it has begun rolling out to iOS handsets.

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Microsoft opens all-in-one Office mobile app for public preview [APK Download]

Microsoft has been testing a new Office mobile app for Android since this spring, which combines Microsoft's mobile variants of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one. The relatively new app gives you a convenient, cloud-synchronized central point for Microsoft Office document creation and management, plus scanning, notes, and more. It's an all-in-one, on-the-go Microsoft Office solution, and now it's available in public preview.

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Samsung Cloud switches gears from irrelevancy to extinction with some help from Microsoft OneDrive

During Unpacked 2019, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella made a surprise appearance on stage to declare his company's promise to integrate some of its software savvy with Samsung's hardware prowess. Mere months later, one of Samsung's core services, Samsung Cloud, showed its first signs of collapse when its free tier of storage options dropped from 15GB to a measly 5GB. On this Halloween, it appears Samsung is preparing the coffin for its cloud service with Microsoft's OneDrive primed to be its successor.

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