Microsoft news recap: Your Phone becomes a top trending app on Google Play Store, Minecraft boasts 91 million monthly active users, and more

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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!

Your Phone Companion app for Android becomes top trending app in the Google Play Store

Microsoft’s Your Phone companion app for Android, that opens up synchronising an Android device to Windows 10, has become a top trending app on the Google Play Store, a testament to the popularity of the connection.

Minecraft still leads all online games, now boasts 91 million monthly active users

Minecraft’s insane popularity is no secret. It’s consistently held its position with high numbers of monthly active users. The game is available on an enormous number of platforms, from games consoles, to PC, to phone, and more. Minecraft now has 91 million monthly active users.

Minecraft on Xbox One and Windows 10

Microsoft invests in next-generation headphone company

Despite announcing its own set of headphones this week, the Surface Headphone, Microsoft is investing a next-generation headphone company, called Human, that aim to “enable intelligent voice control, all-day comfort and fit, powerful sound and promises to disrupt the fast-growing market for wireless voice controlled headphones.”

Bing bans political candidate and ballot measure ads in the United States

Microsoft has announced that Bing Ads is changing its advertising policies to prohibit political candidate and ballot measure ads in the United States. The company will be removing any ads already running that are against the updated policy, and any new ads will not be approved to run.

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

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