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Microsoft accidentally reveals its own iPad Touch Cover – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Microsoft appears to be working on an iPad Touch Cover. The software giant has listed a mysterious “iPad Touch Cover (Model 1719)” in a download page for documentation related to Lithium batteries. Spotted by WinFuture, the documents were originally posted back in April and include other examples for Microsoft’s HoloLens, Band, and Surface devices. It’s not clear when Microsoft’s iPad Touch Cover will actually be released, or whether the product…

Redkix, an email-friendly team messaging platform, launches its public beta – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

When you first look at Redkix, it looks like any other Slack clone, but while you could definitely use it just like Slack, the team offers an important twist on the standard company chat theme: it plays nice with email. After a year of private testing with about 7,000 users, the team is opening up its public beta today and launching its paid premium program in private beta. Oudi Antebi,…

Microsoft starts selling developer ‘mixed reality’ headsets online – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Microsoft “mixed reality” headsets are finally available (for developers) on the Microsoft store. The company opened pre-orders for the headset back in May; now developers can get their hands on Acer’s headset for $299 and an HP model for $329. Specs-wise, the two headsets are pretty much identical. Both sport 1440×1440 per eye 90hz displays with 95 degree field-of-view, the only feature difference appears to be more padding on the…

Headsets that let you step into Microsoft Windows are now for sale – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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Mozilla launches experimental voice search, file-sharing and note-taking tools for Firefox – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Firefox is due for a comeback. A lot of the work the team spent on refactoring core parts of the browser is starting to pay off, and, while its market share continues to decline (especially on the desktop), Firefox today feels faster and leaner than it has in a long time. And today is a good day to give Firefox a new try because the team just launched three new Test…

22 email rules every professional should know – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Think twice before hitting “reply all.”ShutterStock / Katousha US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails. Despite the fact that we’re glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals still don’t know how to use email appropriately. Because of the sheer volume of messages we’re reading and writing, we may be more prone to making embarrassing errors,…