Microsoft news recap: search for text in images coming to OneDrive, Cortana coming to Microsoft Launcher and more

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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!

Rebuilt Mixer app is now rolling out on iOS and Android

A new Mixer app is now available to Android users, and is rolling out to users on iPhone and iPad. The update delivers a rebuilt app that is hoped to enable faster updates in the future.

Microsoft news recap: search for text in images coming to OneDrive, Cortana coming to Microsoft Launcher and more OnMSFT.com December 17, 2017

Search for text in images coming to OneDrive and Sharepoint in Office 365

If you’ve ever uploaded images that contain text and struggle to find them, Microsoft is working on a solution. Soon, users of OneDrive and Sharepoint in Office 365 will be able to perform a search and it will also search for text within images, rather than just the title or filename of an image.

Microsoft news recap: search for text in images coming to OneDrive, Cortana coming to Microsoft Launcher and more OnMSFT.com December 17, 2017

Microsoft’s Seeing AI iPhone app now available in 35 markets including the European Union

Microsoft’s new iPhone app, Seeing AI, that is designed to assist those who are blind or partially sighted, is now available in 35 markets and the European Union. Initially launched in select countries in July, the app has been downloaded over 100,000 times, helping those using it to complete 3 million tasks.

Cortana is coming to Microsoft Launcher and Cheetah CM Launcher on Android

As Microsoft plans to bring “Cortana everywhere”, the company is teaming up with CM Launcher to bring Cortana to a popular Android launcher. Additionally, Cortana will also be arriving on Microsoft’s own Android launcher, Microsoft Launcher.

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

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