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Software Giant Microsoft Redesigns its ‘To Do’ App

The founder of Wunderlist maker 6Wunderkinder, Christian Reber, recently tweeted a desire to buy his app back from Microsoft just as the company is launching a new version of To Do

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Microsoft has unveiled a redesigned To Do app for desktop and mobile that offers a fresher look along with tighter integration with the companys services.

The new version of the app is now much more polished and it features reduced header sizes, as well as more colourful.

“When Wunderlist became part of the Microsoft family, our mission was to bring the delightful, simple, and elegant daily task experience and build it into Microsoft’s intelligent, interconnected, and security-centric ecosystem to create a new app-Microsoft To Do,” Marcel Käding, Microsoft To Do and Wunderlist community management said in a statement.

Microsoft also boasts better security with To Do, with multi-factor authentication to help secure users lists.

“Security is paramount to us and you’ll be pleased to know that we made your data security a priority in To Do. Microsoft’s comprehensive approach to security helps protect your data wherever it may be. With To Do, you can set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to help make sure your lists are secured,” he added.

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Like Wunderlist, To Do also have smart list feature where one can see their planned or important tasks in one list.

“My Day, helps you accomplish what’s meaningful and important to you every day. Smart suggestions in My Day help you plan what you need to accomplish that day”, Marcel concluded.

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The founder of Wunderlist maker 6Wunderkinder, Christian Reber, recently tweeted a desire to buy his app back from Microsoft just as the company is launching a new version of To Do.

He even tweeted a list of upgrades he would like to build, including features like shared folders, cross-team collaboration and more. (IANS)

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More Than 112 Million People Play Minecraft A Month: Microsoft

The popularity of video game Minecraft has been growing, with Microsoft announcing that over 112 million people play it a month

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Students in Minecraft After School Program enjoying themselves and working/building together. Wikimedia Commons

The popularity of video game Minecraft has been growing, with Microsoft announcing that over 112 million people play it a month. It’s 20 million increase over the figures reported in October 2018.

Minecraft was acquired by tech giant Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 billion.

Given that the game is available on almost all platform, it’s no surprise that number of players keeps growing, Windows Central reported on Saturday.

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Minecraft was acquired by tech giant Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 billion.Minecraft was acquired by tech giant Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 billion. Wikimedia Commons

Often touted as virtual LEGO, the game is about fitting pieces together to create something amazing. The game is essentially a blank canvas and provides endless building blocks.

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But post-launch support and the ability of users to create content, even campaigns, are considered reasons behind its success. Hopefully, the title will continue to flourish and reach even greater heights, the report said. (IANS)