Laurent is the Senior News Editor at Thurrott.com and the Editorial Manager at Petri.com. He's been covering the tech industry for many years and he loves to write about desktop and mobile apps, operating systems, and gaming.
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Recent February, 2022 Stories
Microsoft’s Outlook app for Android is about to leave some users in the dust, as the email client will start requiring Android 8.0 or newer in May.
Microsoft has released today the Windows 11 build 22557 for Insiders in the Dev Channel, which introduces App Folders in the Start Menu, File Explorer improvements, new touch gestures, and many more new features.
AltspaceVR, the social VR platform that Microsoft now sees as a building block for its metaverse efforts is making some changes to improve user safety.
Nearly a year after Google announced its new Privacy Sandbox initiative to reduce cross-site tracking on the web, the company announced this morning a multi-year initiative to bring its Privacy Sandbox on Android.
The Halo television series that will make its debut on Paramount+ on March 24 has already been renewed for a second season and will have David Wiener as a showrunner and executive producer.
Chrome OS Flex is a free version of Chrome OS that can be installed on PCs and Macs. It could breathe new life into old PCs in schools and businesses.
The much-anticipated next-gen upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 is launching today on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles, and the new patch 1.5 also introduces several changes to the core gameplay on all platforms.
Microsoft has just revealed the second wave of games coming to the company’s Xbox Game Pass service in February, which include the upcoming turn-based strategy game Total Warhammer IIIand Madden NFL 22.
The new 3D Fluent emojis that Microsoft has been teasing since last year are now available in preview in Microsoft Teams.
Google appears to be working on a new feature that will let Pixel owners stream Android apps to a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
Microsoft has announced that it was planning to fully re-open its Washingston state and Silicon Valley work sites to employees, visitors, and guests on February 28, 2022.
Microsoft wants users of Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio 2019 to know that they should prepare their migration to Visual Studio 2022
Zoom is recommending Mac users to update the app to fix a bug causing microphones to stay on after meetings have ended.
Activision's 2022 roadmap for Call of Duty includes a sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare game and a new Warzone experience, which are both being developed by Infinity Ward.
Microsoft is reportedly planning to start testing several new Windows 11 features with Insiders including new gestures, app folders in Start, and drag and drop support on Taskbar.
LinkedIn users in the US can now choose not to see political content such as political parties and candidates, election outcomes, and ballot initiatives in their feed.
Windows 11 is getting its first big update later this month, and Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels can already install it on their PCs.
This February 2022 Xbox Update addresses the Xbox Guide lag issue that some Xbox gamers have been complaining about, but there are also two minor new features.
Google has several new features in the pipeline for YouTube this year including new monetization opportunities for creators and collaborative live streaming.
Microsoft started testing a new Recent Apps feature in its Your Phone app that lets Windows users see and launch recently used phone apps.
Microsoft says that has optimized the Microsoft Teams app on Windows to reduce power consumption by up to 50% during resource-intensive use cases such as Teams calls and meetings.
After Microsoft made big changes last year to open up its Microsoft Store on Windows PCs, the company detailed its new Open App Store Principles that will better support competition and developer creativity.
Samsung has just unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra smartphones, as well as the Galaxy Tab S8 series of Android tablets.
Microsoft appears to be working on adding a couple of new settings to its Task Manager app on Windows 11, with a new page showing information about App Health, Battery Health, and more.
Twitter has started rolling out new Playback Speed controls for videos and voice tweets, and the company is testing them first with a limited number of users on the web and Android.
Microsoft is reportedly exploring the acquisition of Mandiant Inc., a US-based cybersecurity firm that’s currently valued at $4.2 billion.
Microsoft has released today the February 2022 “Patch Tuesday” updates for Windows 10 and Windows 11, which bring security fixes for the two versions of Windows.