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Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link game streaming service is shutting down after only 3 months

After coming to light last summer and going live in December 2019, Samsung's PC to phone game streaming platform PlayGalaxy Link is already not long for this world. Only three months into its beta, Samsung has announced that the service will be shut down on March 27.

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Work from home in peace with the Microsoft Surface ANC headphones for just $200 ($50 off)

Bose and Sony headphones get most of the attention when it comes to active noise cancelation. Still, there are other contenders worth considering, especially if price is part of your buying criteria. The Surface headphones are a good alternative, but their MSRP was too similar to the leaders in the category for them to compete fiercely. Nevertheless, Microsoft's product is now down to just $200, which is about $50 off compared to the price it's been selling for lately. This makes it particularly relevant, especially if you're stranded at home, given the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Microsoft Your Phone now supports cross-platform copy and paste and RCS on the latest Samsung phones

Microsoft and Samsung partnered up to bring us an enhanced version of the Your Phone service that connects Android phones with Windows machines. The Korean company promised to add even more exclusive improvements to the syncing utility for the Galaxy S20 and the Z Flip, like cross-platform copy and pasting and RCS support. As part of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build announcement, the partners took the chance to make good of that word.

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OneDrive’s dark mode going live for all (APK Download) (Updated)

Dark mode is definitely the feature your software needs to have these days, and what better timing than releasing it in time for Halloween? Microsoft's OneDrive is the company's latest app to get the treatment, following in Outlook's footsteps.

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Microsoft Remote Desktop switches beta over to new app

Microsoft has offered a remote desktop solution for Android users for many years. For the past 5 years give or take, the company also gave it a companion beta app for users on the bleeding edge to test out new features. As of this month, though, the Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta app has been deprecated in favor of the new Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app — now in early access.

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Cortana will soon be removed from the Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant never reached the market share needed to compete with Google Assistant and Alexa, and Microsoft is starting to scale back its ambitions. The Cortana Android app has already been removed in several countries, and now Microsoft is taking it out of its Android app launcher.

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Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo Android smartphone could land months ahead of schedule

Microsoft's first Android phone is the Surface Duo, a folding device with two separate screens aimed at productivity work. The Duo was announced in October, and Microsoft expected to release it near the end of this year. However, if rumors are to be believed, the Duo could be released as early as this summer.

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Microsoft Outlook adds annotation feature for photos and scanned documents

Outlook is one of the most popular third-party email apps on Android, and it keeps getting better. Only a few months after rolling out dark mode support and POP3 integration, the app has added the ability to annotate photos and documents ⁠using your phone's camera.

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Leaked Surface Duo demo videos show off 'peeking' notifications UI

When it comes to the software on smartphones with folding displays (or, at least, a display field that can close in on itself), manufacturers are still out there trying to figure out the usability picture. Microsoft is faced with that very challenge right now as it continues developing its Android-powered dual-screen mobile device, the Surface Duo — and we might have just gotten a peek at a trick up its sleeve.

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Latest OneNote beta comes with dark mode toggle (APK download) (Updated)

Dark modes are becoming increasingly popular these days. Not only do they look cool, they can also save battery on AMOLED screens, as they limit the number of pixels that need to be lit. A lot of apps have started boasting darker schemes, and following popular demand, Microsoft is working on one for OneNote, which will be available across all platforms.

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