Category Archives: Software

Microsoft Photosynth service is no longer available

Microsoft Photosynth service is no longer available

Back in 2015, Microsoft halted the support and development of some of its photo apps, including Lumia photo apps and mobile clients for the Photosynth service, allowing users to create interactive panoramas and upload them to the web. By the time of that announcement, the service itself was still accessible via a web interface, but in late 2016 Microsoft decided to shut it down too. And as of February 7, 2017, Microsoft Photosynth is no longer available.

Kodi 17 is out with a lot of new features

Kodi 17 is out with a lot of new features

The final release of Kodi 17.0 (Krypton) is out for Windows, Android, macOS and iOS. Kodi is a full-featured media center app for playing, recording and streaming videos, music, pictures, games, and more. It is a free and open source application with lots of features.

Microsoft Outlook now supports add-ins on mobile devices

Microsoft Outlook now supports add-ins on mobile devices

Microsoft announced yesterday that it is bringing add-in functionality in Outlook on its mobile versions, starting with iOS. The first batch of add-ins includes Dynamics 365, Nimble, Evernote, Smartsheet and GIPHY. Developers will also be able to add mobile support to their add-ins built with HTML and JavaScript: using the same code as a base and making some minor tweaks which will allow them to run on phones, tablets, desktops and the web.

Visual Studio Code 1.9 released, introduces a new home page and more

Visual Studio Code 1.9 released, introduces a new home page and more

Microsoft has released another major update for its lightweight IDE, Visual Studio Code. This update brings a set of new features, previously available only in the Insiders version, including a new welcome page to help you get started with working in VS Code and find all the information you may need. The update also has lots of bug fixes and performance improvements as well as some new formatting options. The update is available as an offline downloadable installer and also via the built-in auto update feature.

Official Instagram app update for Windows 10 Mobile now lets you save photos for later

Official Instagram app update for Windows 10 Mobile now lets you save photos for later

Instagram seems to be trying to appeal to Windows 10 Mobile users by releasing updates more frequently compared to the old Windows Phone 8.1 version. Not so long ago, Instagram introduced a Save for Later feature in its apps for Android and iOS and now this feature is available to Windows 10 Mobile users too. This feature allows you to bookmark interesting photos and have access to them later without having to Like them first. These photos will have a special bookmark icon on them and you'll be able to open them any time.

Context Menu Tuner 3.0 is out

Context Menu Tuner 3.0 is out

I am happy to announce a new version of my freeware app, Context Menu Tuner. I believe you'll find it useful. Here are all the changes made since version 2.1.

Windows Essentials 2012 app suite reached its end of support

Windows Essentials 2012 app suite reached its end of support

Microsoft kept their promise and terminated support for Windows Essentials 2012 today. This is not a surprise because their plan to discontinue the popular desktop app suite was announced several months ago. Microsoft thinks the built-in apps in Windows are a good enough replacement.

You can now use JavaScript and WebGL in your HoloLens apps

You can now use JavaScript and WebGL in your HoloLens apps

Even if Microsoft is already quietly working on a new hardware revision for its augmented reality headset, HoloLens, there is still place for improvements to be done to the current platform. That said, Microsoft is trying to attract even more developers by supporting more tools and technologies on its platforms. Almost a week ago, Microsoft quietly released the HoloJS framework on its GitHub page.