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Yesterday   Microsoft is planning to refresh its Surface lineup next month, and there could be a bigger version of the Surface Laptop 3 in the cards. WinFuture reports that Microsoft will unveil a new 15-inch version of the Surface Laptop 3 next month, with the same 3:2 aspect ratio.

2 Days Ago   Microsoft has been working on a dual-screen Surface device that may well resemble the company’s Courier concept. The software giant is expected to tease the device at its Surface hardware event next month, but new patents show that Microsoft’s work goes far beyond just dual-screen hardware.

2 Days Ago   Apple is planning to release iOS 13 next week, but one security researcher has already discovered a lockscreen bypass. The exploit allows you to bypass the lockscreen and gain access to all contact information on an iPhone.

3 Days Ago   Slack is introducing a new dark mode for desktop versions of its workplace chat app. The new dark mode for desktop option will be available across all platforms today, allowing Windows, macOS, and Linux users to switch away from the traditional light theme that’s always been available on Slack.

3 Days Ago   HTC is releasing its PC-powered Vive Cosmos VR headset next month. Originally unveiled earlier this year at CES, the Cosmos is HTC’s latest bid at a mainstream VR headset.

4 Days Ago   Taylor Swift’s lawyers threatened to sue Microsoft over the company’s Tay chatbot. The Guardian reports that a new book by Microsoft president Brad Smith reveals lawyers for Taylor Swift weren’t happy with the company using the name Tay for its chatbot.

4 Days Ago   iPad and Surface Pro “Netbooks aren’t better at anything,” joked Steve Jobs when he stood on stage nearly 10 years ago to introduce the first iPad.

4 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is starting to make its Chrome 77 browser update available to Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android this week.

5 Days Ago   Apple is introducing a successor to its iPhone XR today, dubbed iPhone 11. The cheaper LCD-equipped iPhone XR has become the most popular iPhone in the world over the past year, and Apple is now updating it for 2019 and beyond.

5 Days Ago   Microsoft has been prototyping portable speakers and microphones that can improve meetings, and it looks like we’re about to see a final product. A new patent listing made public today, and spotted by Windows United, shows off a portable speaker that looks similar in size and design to Google’s Home Mini.

6 Days Ago   Microsoft is making some big tweaks to its To-Do app this week, with a redesign that includes more customization options and a rename from To-Do to simply To Do.

6 Days Ago   It’s only been a few hours since the last Google Pixel 4 leak, and now what looks like an official promo video has appeared online. Spanish site ProAndroid has obtained a promo video of the Pixel 4, and it appears to confirm gestures, an astrophotography mode, and Google’s nighttime camera improvements.

6 Days Ago   Rumored Pixel 4 orange color | Weibo Google’s annual Pixel unveiling is likely around a month away, but we’re starting to hear and see a lot more about the upcoming Pixel 4.

7 Days Ago   Wunderlist founder Christian Reber has offered to buy back the popular task management app from Microsoft to avoid it being shut down. “Still sad Microsoft wants to shut down Wunderlist, even though people still love and use it,” says Reber on Twitter.

8 Days Ago   Apple is planning to stream its iPhone 11 event on Google’s YouTube platform on Tuesday. It will mark the first time that Apple has ever streamed one of the company’s events on YouTube, and it will greatly expand the number of people able to view the stream.

8 Days Ago   150 full-time employees and interns at Microsoft have volunteered their mornings, weekends, and nights to create a Microsoft musical video. The video was shot in various buildings at Microsoft’s corporate campus in Redmond, Washington and it features interns and staff members singing and dancing about how it’s “all happening here.” It starts off with a section about co-founder Bill Gates, before some classic lines like “all around the world our products are well known, except for when we tried t

9 Days Ago   Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge As we await Huawei’s Mate 30 launch later this month, the company has revealed a “new” redesigned P30 Pro.

9 Days Ago   Microsoft revealed earlier this year that PowerToys were coming back to Windows 10. PowerToys used to be useful little utilities that would let you further customize Windows, and now Microsoft is releasing two new utilities for Windows 10 under the PowerToys brand.

10 Days Ago   Back in April, we reviewed the Galaxy Fold, and things didn’t go according to plan. We experienced issues with the review unit’s display that appeared to be from debris getting through the hinge and damaging the screen.

11 Days Ago   Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Microsoft is partnering up with SK Telecom to deliver its xCloud game streaming service over 5G in South Korea.

11 Days Ago   Puma is launching its first smartwatch at IFA 2019 this week. The sports brand has teamed up with Fossil Group over the past 12 months to produce the wearable, which is powered by Wear OS and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset.

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