Microsoft news recap: Trove pays you for your photos, Apple TV app being tested on Xbox One, 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!

Get paid for your photos with Trove, a Microsoft Garage project

Microsoft Garage project Trove has received a fairly major update. Now, users of the Trove app can upload their photos to earn money. The photos are used to help train AI. Earnings are paid via PayPal, but the app is only available in the United States.

Ms Trove

Bing to appear as Search choice on new Android phones in 13 European countries after winning Google auction

Microsoft’s Bing search engine has won an auction by Google to feature within the Search choice selection of search engines on Android phones across 13 European countries. This means that Android users setting up a new device will be offered an option to select Bing as their default search engine from the outset.

Bing Android App

An official Apple TV app is currently being tested on Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles

Suspicions over an Apple TV app possibly coming to Microsoft’s Xbox games consoles have been confirmed this week, after several users reported seeing the app show up on their Xbox One consoles. The app appears to be very limited in reach at the moment, so is likely still in a testing phase.

Microsoft starts rolling out Hard Mute feature in Microsoft Teams

To help reduce interruptions, a new Hard Mute feature is now rolling out to Microsoft Teams. It allows meeting organisers to mute all attendees before or during a meeting, as well as control whether attendees can unmute themselves or not.

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