Microsoft news recap: Skype gets a new logo, Modern Keyboard with Windows Hello in mind, 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!

Microsoft publishes new ads for the latest Surface devices

As new Surface devices are releasing, such as the Surface Laptop, Microsoft is keen to show off its new lineup in its premium brand, and has released new ads to showcase them.

Microsoft adds the ‘Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID’ to lineup of new accessories

With technology having moved on a bit since the standard keyboard days, Microsoft is embracing new technolgoy with its “Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID” that aims to support Windows Hello fingerprint recognition on any device that uses this peripheral. It will retail for around $129.99, but there’s no information on release date so far.

New features added to Microsoft Pix for iOS turns photos into masterpieces

Microsoft’s camera app on iOS, Pix, has received a new update that can overhaul your pictures into a masterpiece. Pix Styles will allow photos to be changed into a style of a famous work of art.

Microsoft introduces a new Skype logo ahead of the app’s big redesign

With Skype’s impending overhaul, which will see all of its apps receive new designs, as well as accompanying new features, such as Snapchat-esque stories, the company is introducing a new logo for its communication platform.

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