Tech tidbits from around the web: Windows Server moving under Terry Myerson, the Skype app for Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 will soon stop working, the Xbox One backwards compatibility train rolls on, and Google Play Books gets “bubble zoom” for comic books.
Microsoft on Friday night issued a cumulative update for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14393 for both PC and Mobile, fixing several small issues. In not incrementing the build number, the software giant is sending its clearest signal yet that the Anniversary update milestone has been achieved.
Stung by the superior functionality in services like Google Photos, Microsoft has begun to improve OneDrive to follow suit. And one Google Photos-like feature I’ve started noticing in recent days—automatic photo albums—is just one of a handful of recent OneDrive updates.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including hitting RTM, OneWeek, Billions, Office upgrades and a bit of travel next week.
Windows isn’t the only traditional Microsoft software that is being updated like a service: Its Office applications are as well, and this week the software giant highlighted the improvements its making to OneNote in July.
I’ve received multiple reports from readers about a new set of Surface Pro 3 firmware updates. But there’s no official word yet from Microsoft, so it’s unclear what issues they fix.
In this month’s peek at Windows phone usage, AdDuplex examines the uptake for Windows 10 Mobile and provides an interesting look at the handsets that Windows phone enthusiasts use.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft’s cloud business still trails Amazon’s, Windows 10 is prompting Chrome users to switch to Edge, Firefox is the latest browser to kick Flash to the curb, Plex comes to Sonos, and how to undo iOS 10’s most annoying feature.
Chances are you’ve heard about the “Pokémon Go” craze that’s swept the planet. I don’t actually play the game, being an adult male. But my daughter does. And with its arrival here in France, her vacation has been transformed.
I’m away in Paris, France this week, so Mary Jo Foley joins Andrew Zarian and they discuss Microsoft missing its goal of Windows 10 on a billion devices, Surface as a service, Windows 10 as a subscription for enterprise customers, Xbox One S launch on August 2, and the HP Elite X3.
With me in Paris, France this week, Brad Sams joins Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley and they discuss Microsoft’s earnings, Windows 10, Microsoft’s plan to fix Skype, new Office 365 services, a Surface Pro 3 battery issue, Xbox One and more.
Eager to put the “Skylake” disaster behind it, Intel quietly revealed this week that it is now shipping that chipset’s successor, called “Kaby Lake.” This is the Intel Core chipset that will power the next-generation Surface devices that many expect to ship in early 2017.
Microsoft’s SwiftKey this week launched a new Swiftmoji keyboard app for both Android and iPhone that delivers emoji-predicting capabilities. That is, it offers emoji suggestions based on what you just typed and your emoji preferences.