While Microsoft Office apps for Windows 10 Mobile will still be supported until January 12, 2021, Microsoft recommends users transition over to an Android or iOS device anyway.
Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard
The plane took off Monday from the city of Punta Arenas in Patagonia, headed for King George Island, Antarctica . Relatives of passengers of a missing military plane arrive by bus to the Cerrillos airbase in Santiago, Chile.
Users of the Windows 7 laptop and desktop OS will also find support cut off this time next month - 14 January 2020 to be precise.
"There's no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft, and we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system".
Microsoft's lifecycle FAQ page doesn't capture the drama smartphones caused to Microsoft. This is being done so that businesses which have not yet migrated to Windows 10, and run critical applications on Windows 7 aren't left in the lurch. Windows 10 Mobile was a commercial flop and it's been years since Microsoft released a new Lumia smartphone. A quick reminder: the Windows Phone 8.1 app store is closing its doors on December 16. That means that the mobile operating system, which hasn't been able to compete with Android and iOS for years now, will no longer receive updates, patches and hotfixes.
Hong Kong sees biggest protests since democrats' election boost
Activists plan another rally on Tuesday evening near the heart of the financial centre to mark International Human rights Day . Demonstrators said they believed that the turnout sent a strong message: The protest movement would not back down.
Microsoft in November began inviting interested developers to its preview program so it could "share how developers can unlock this new era of mobile creativity" without having to change too much code in existing apps.
It has also recently announced two new mobile devices in the Surface lineup, called the Surface Neo and Surface Duo.
Eskom moves to stage 6 load shedding following problems at Medupi
While the latest bout of load-shedding came as a surprise to some people, many experts have been warning about this scenario. The schedule for 9 to 15 December shows the times and the blocks that will be affected.