Customers still building web applications in Microsoft's Silverlight framework should know that the platform is reaching end of support on October 12, 2021. Currently, it is only supported in IE11.
Microsoft has issued a reminder that it is retiring Windows Thin PC next month. The SKU is based on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and is a stripped down version of Windows 7 for low performance PCs.
Google is ending support for Meet on Internet Explorer 11 next week. As such, consumers still on the legacy browser are recommended to transition to supported browsers as soon as possible.
The OneDrive sync client will be reaching end of support on macOS 10.12 and 10.13 next month. Moving forward, only the three most recent versions of the operating system will be supported.
The Redmond tech giant has confirmed that the Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education are being killed off in Q1 2023. The portals are not supported on Windows 11 either.
Google is deprecating support for Play Services on Android Jelly Bean. After SDK version 21.30.99's release in August, developers will have to utilize workarounds to add new components to their apps.
Microsoft has ended support for Office Lens on Windows and removed the app from the Microsoft Store. The company has recommended that users transition to the Android and iOS counterparts of the app.
Pokémon GO is losing support for older Android and iOS devices, namely those running Android 5, iOS 11, and iOS 12. iPhone 5S and 6 are affected too even though they can be upgraded to iOS 12.
In the latest development to the ongoing legal spat between Epic Games and Apple, Microsoft has voiced support for the former, saying that the Cupertino firm's moves threaten Unreal Engine.
Google has announced that Chrome 82 will lose for FTP URLs and will instead try to open a third-party program capable of handling FTP links. The decision could affect Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave too.
The Finnish company has decided to up the ante by promising to continue pushing security updates for its earliest phones by one more year than it promised. The phones are the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8.
With Windows 7 nearing its end of extended support, Microsoft has seemingly begun retiring some services for the OS. The updating of metadata is now unsupported in Windows Media Player in Windows 7.
Google has announced deadlines for its transition to 64-bit applications in the Play Store. It is important to note that unlike Apple, support for 32-bit applications has not been phased out.
Microsoft is expected to end extended support for Windows 7, one of the most popular versions of the OS, on January 14, 2020. This means that the majority of users only have one more year of support.
Steam will apparently stop working on Windows XP and Vista starting on January 1, 2019. Valve has recommended that users upgrade to Windows 7 or above in order to receive further updates.
After a complaint filed by Microsoft India, 24 tech support scammers have reportedly been arrested from various fake call centers in India, for impersonating Microsoft support officials.
Five years after its launch, Amazon has decided to end its Fire tablet live video support service, Mayday. The feature will be discontinued this month according to a customer support page.
Slack is dropping support for Windows Phone. The app will continue to be available for download from the Store, and will remain functional for the foreseeable future, but won't receive updates.
Microsoft is discontinuing support for Skype for Business, Teams, and Yammer apps for Windows Phone. Development efforts will now be transitioned to the Android, iOS, and desktop counterparts.
Microsoft has announced that the desktop OneNote app won't be included in Office 2019, and new features won't be added to the current version. The company is recommending the Windows 10 app instead.
It appears that long-supporting app developer Kiloo has finally ended support for endless runner Subway Surfers on Windows phones, blaming Microsoft's "development plans" for the platform.
While Uber has been publishing its apps in the Windows Store since 2013, it appears that the ridesharing firm has finally lost interest in the platform and has dropped support for its Windows 10 app.
WhatsApp previously announced that it will not support BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8 and older from December 31. Users will be able to use the app, but new features won't make it to the app.
As Microsoft continues performing the last rites on Windows 10 Mobile, loyalists of the platform are dealt with another blow. The Lumia 640 and 640XL won't be receiving the Fall Creators Update.
With the Apple Watch 3 sporting an eSim that allows you to listen to music and make calls all without your phone, some might be disappointed to know that the device does not support roaming at all.
Nextbit has ended customer support for Robin, its sole smartphone. However, software updates will continue for six more months, and users can still refer to Nextbit's online self-help.
Today is the one day of the year where sysadmins of all types are showered with love and gifts for all of the work they do. Or at least that's the theory. So Happy Sysadmin Day to our readers!
Microsoft is receiving a considerable amount of public backlash after it suspended a cop's Xbox Live account for 24 hours for using a photo of a police officer holding a US flag as his Gamerpic.
Although some older PC utilizing Intel's Clover Trail line of processors won't be receiving the Creators Update, Microsoft has agreed to continue providing security updates until 2023.
During an exchange with the co-founder of Hiri David Founder, it was found that Linux users might be more frugal, but if they want to support a product, their generosity knows no bounds.
LinkedIn has sent an email to Windows phone users, saying that it is killing off its app for the platform. The firm recommends using its website instead and promises a Windows desktop-only app soon.
Mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 is wrapping up tomorrow. If the lifecycle support date isn't extended, three out of every four Windows phone users will be using an unsupported handset.
At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that it will drop support for 32-bit apps. It has now once again posted reminders about this major transition, saying that macOS and iOS 11 apps must support 64-bit.
In a highly unusual move, Microsoft has once again released security patches for unsupported versions of Windows, including XP and Vista. It has also warned of state-sponsored cyberattacks.
Google has updated its support pages to reflect when its Pixel and Nexus devices will lose their telephone and online support. While some will expire shortly, others have coverage until 2019.
Disney has announced that Star Wars: Commander is being removed from the Windows Store in order to focus resources elsewhere. Support for other platforms, including Android and iOS, will continue.
Google has ended support for Google Play Games Services (GPGS) on iOS citing low usage. Additionally, the company is removing some features from GPGS - including Gifts and Quests - on Android as well.
Amazon has silently added support for Microsoft's calendars to its digital assistant. Users can now use Alexa to check on their schedules and edit meetings by using voice commands.
With Windows 7 approaching the end of extended support in three years, Microsoft is once again encouraging enterprise users to upgrade to Windows 10, touting security features and enhancements.
Microsoft has added support for Apple's macOS Sierra version 10.12 in the latest version of System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for Mac.