Microsoft news recap: Project xCloud starts making its way to iOS, SwiftKey gains haptic feedback, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft 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!

Microsoft SwiftKey gains support for haptic feedback in latest iOS app update

SwiftKey on iOS now has support for haptic feedback, allowing users to feel the keys they’re pressing as they type. For users that don’t like this functionality, it can be turned off in settings.

SwiftKey keyboard on Android

Project xCloud public preview is now available on iOS with just Halo: MCC, and seats are limited

Microsoft has finally launched a public preview of its game streaming platform to iOS, Project xCloud. It’s currently being tested with a limited number of testers, and only supports one game, Halo: MCC.

Bing is working on ways to clarify your search query by asking follow up questions

Bing is working on getting better at understanding users’ search queries, and as part of this, the search engine can now ask follow up questions to searches in order to clarify what you’re searching about.

Bing homepage on 15-01-2020

Amazon granted injunction to halt Microsoft’s progress on JEDI contract

Amazon has been successful in its bid to have an injunction placed on Microsoft’s work on the JEDI contract. However, if Amazon ends up losing, it could cost it $42 million in costs and damages.

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