Microsoft Build’s biggest reveals: Super-smart bot butlers and the future of Windows

The future of Windows and more

Developers, developers, developers! The ghost of Steve Ballmer past lingers heavily over Microsoft’s annual Build conference, but despite ostensibly being an event dedicated to code monkeys, Build’s always brimming with consumer-friendly news about the future of Windows, Office, and more. This year was no exception—and it even managed to squeeze in a few eye-opening surprises. Check this latest article from PCWorld.com

Report: Microsoft will build ad blocking into a future version of Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is working to build ad blocking into the “next” version of Microsoft Edge, according to a report.

Ed Bott, who sat in at a Microsoft Edge session at Microsoft’s Build conference here in San Francisco, snapped a photo of a slide presented by Microsoft executives. “Build ad blocking features into the browser” is “targeted for the next version” of the browser, version 4682811.  Check this article from PCWorld.com

Instagram expands to 60-second videos, verging into YouTube territory

Big changes are coming to Instagram, but don’t worry: the algorithmic feed is not yet here.

On Tuesday, Instagram announced that the length of video posts will expand to 60 seconds. Previously, an Instagram video could last for only 15 seconds. In addition, iOS users will be able to edit and stitch together different video clips from their camera roll to create a minute-long masterpiece. According to Instagram, this video length expansion was sparked because users now watch more videos on the app. Check this latest news from PCWorld.com

How to Check If Your Android Device Is Functioning Properly

There are a lot of components that go into making a functioning smartphone, and if one of those isn’t working properly, it can throw off your whole experience.

But how do you pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with your device? Maybe the accelerometer seems a bit off when you play racing games, or maybe browsing the web on mobile data or Wi-Fi doesn’t feel as fast as it should. Get some information from MakeUseOf.com