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About Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple. You can stay in touch with him on Twitter.

Office app on Android receives voice memos with automatic transcription

Office app on Android receives voice memos with automatic transcription

Microsoft continues transforming the Office app on mobile platforms into a universal all-in-one productivity-oriented program. The app already supports tons of features, previously available in individual apps. For example, you can open any Office file, create and edit PDF, scan images, business cards, whiteboards, and QR codes, create forms, and even sharpen your presentation skills with an AI-based coach. The latest update on Android brings another welcomed addition to the Office app: Voice memos with automatic transcription.

Microsoft brings back Bug Bash to make Windows 10 21H2 more stable and reliable

Microsoft brings back Bug Bash to make Windows 10 21H2 more stable and reliable

As a part of the Windows Insider program, Microsoft, from time to time, hosts special bug-hunting events called "Bug Bash." During Bug Bash, Microsoft publishes "quests" - special tasks made to test the quality and stability of the new code, spot bugs, and gather more feedback and diagnostic data. Bug Bashes were an important part of the Windows Insider program, with two or even three "bashes" during a development cycle of a new update. For some reason, Microsoft hasn't hosted these events for the past few years. Luckily, the company is back with another Bug Bash to polish the next Windows release and fix as many bugs as possible.

How to Remove a User Profile from Microsoft Edge

How to Remove a User Profile from Microsoft Edge

Here's how you can remove a user profile from Microsoft Edge.

Edge Chromium brought lots of new features to the browser from Microsoft. Multi-profile support is one of those things that was previously missing. In a modern browser, support for multiple profiles is a must-have, especially if you share a computer with other people. But even if you are the only one who uses your PC, creating a new profile in Edge Chromium lets you separate work, entertainment, studying, etc. If you no longer need one of those profiles, Microsoft Edge has an option to quickly remove a user profile in just a few clicks.

Google Chrome gets a new Sharing Hub, here is how to enable it

Google Chrome gets a new Sharing Hub, here is how to enable it

You can enable the new Sharing Hub in Google Chrome. It hosts a number of quick actions, including Cast, Generate QR-code, Copy Link, and Save page. 

As modern browsers increase the number of built-in features and capabilities, their UIs become more and more cluttered with different buttons and options. Some companies prefer a radical approach to solve this problem by purging redundant UI elements. For example, in the latest Firefox 89 Beta, Mozilla removed the Page Actions menu from the browser, moving available options to different places in the UI. Interestingly, Google just did the opposite: The company introduced a hub that combines several sharing-related features in a single menu.

How to Cast Media from OneDrive for Android

How to Cast Media from OneDrive for Android

Microsoft made it possible to cast media from OneDrive for Android to a TV or any other compatible device. Here's how to use this feature.

After adding 8K video and Live Photo support to OneDrive for Android and iOS, Microsoft is back with another much-needed update. This time, the Android client for the cloud-based storage from Microsoft gets special treatment. Version 6.9.1 is now available from the Google Play Store with the long-overdue ability to cast media from mobile to Chromecasts, TVs, and other devices compatible with popular media streaming protocols.

Enhanced Dark Mode is now available in Word for macOS

Enhanced Dark Mode is now available in Word for macOS

At the beginning of this year, Microsoft announced an enhanced dark mode for Word. With the new feature, Office Word switches canvas' color from white to dark, easing the strain on the users' eyes. The dark theme for Office apps is not something new. In fact, it is available since the release of the Office 2016. Still, even with the dark theme applied, Word keeps pages white. Upcoming updates for Office will finally fix this inconvenience.

Enable Shopping Coupon Finder in Edge on Android

Enable Shopping Coupon Finder in Edge on Android

Here's how to enable Shopping Coupon Finder in Edge on Android, so the browser will be able to find shopping coupons for you.

Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome have lots of shared code under the hood, but what makes the former stand out are some additional features and conveniences. One of such things is a built-in coupon finder. This feature automatically scans a website for available but hidden coupons to save you quite a lot of money. After bringing shopping features to desktops, Microsoft is now working on an identical capability for mobile.