Microsoft news recap: Coding4Fun waves goodbye on Channel 9, double Microsoft Rewards for mobile searches and more

Jack Wilkinson


Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Say goodbye to Coding4Fun on Microsoft’s Channel 9

Coding4Fun was Microsoft’s series that showed off tips, tricks and projects to developers on Microsoft’s Channel 9 website. The company will now be ending Coding4Fun, with no reason as to why mentioned.

Double your MS Rewards points for mobile searches in Edge… if you use Bing

Users of Microsoft Rewards are in for a treat, as those who search on Bing using Microsoft Edge can now receive double points for each search. All you have to do is use the Microsoft Edge mobile app to search on Bing, and you’ll earn double points.

Microsoft launches new Favorites Lock Screen app on Android

Microsoft has released another new app for Android, this time a lock screen app called Favorites Lock Screen app. The app sets wallpapers and displays information, such as news, based on a users’ interests.

Favorites Lock Screen on Android by Microsoft

Photosynth lives on as new feature in Microsoft Pix

Microsoft’s camera app for iPhone, Microsoft Pix, is incorporating many features of the now-closed Photosynth service that Microsoft shut down earlier this year. The app helps users to take better pictures. Adding a new feature called ‘photosynth’, it allows users to take in more perspective of the scenes they’re capturing.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.