Misbehaving apps can bog down even the most powerful device. You can try to figure everything out yourself, but it's a whole lot easier to hit that restart button if you have a phone that's just not acting right.
A new update for Bing and Microsoft News on Android refreshes the apps with a new look. The apps now look virtually identical, apart from a background image in the Bing app. But the biggest story is how the apps now have turned into hubs for all of Microsoft's Bing services including math, news, weather, shopping, wallpaper, sports, and more. It also looks fantastic.
Just days after it was released, it has emerged that the NHS COVID-19 app for England and Wales cannot accept test results that took place in a Public Health England Lab or NHS hospital, ruling out one-third of all UK tests.
Microsoft Garage interns spent several months working together to optimize the Microsoft News app for the Surface Duo. The team performed studies and experiments to determine the best ways to utilize the displays of the Surface Duo.
TikTok now lets parents remotely customize their child's experience with a new Family Pairing mode. It's part of a package of minor protection measures including the automatic disabling of DMs for younger users.
Zoom is being sued in California over recent reports it was sharing data with Facebook without telling users. It is also being probed by prosecutors in New York who want reassurances about Zoom's handling of user data.
In another damning indictment of its security and privacy shortcomings, Zoom's Company Directory feature has shared the personal information of users with thousands of strangers who signed up using personal email addresses.