Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 is now in use on over 300 million active devices. The firm also reiterated that the free upgrade will expire on July 29, dashing hopes that the offer would be extended.
Good news, Lumia Icon users: Microsoft revealed this week that it will indeed support the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade on your favorite smart phone. However, that support is only for Insider Preview versions of the OS.
Vine announced today that it has released a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, bringing its popular looping video sharing service to Windows 10 for PCs and tablets. But not, curiously, for Mobile.
Tech tidbits from around the web: No Windows 10 Insider builds for PCs or Mobile this week, NextBit Robin is on sale for $299 at Amazon.com, Apple is set to completely overhaul its Apple Music app, and some headline riffs.
This one is sort of ironic when you consider the field of view (FOV) issues Microsoft faces with its HoloLens mixed reality headset. But the software giant says it can fix virtual reality nausea by basically adding peripheral vision capabilities to VR headsets.
Given the popularity of the Windows Insider and Office Insider programs, Microsoft is hoping some of that success will rub off on its search engine too: Microsoft this week quietly launched the Bing Insider Program.
I had the chance to check out Rafael’s Oculus Rift this week and—wow–it really does deliver an impressive and immersive virtual reality experience. The only disappointment is that it leaves me wanting more.
Microsoft will be releasing the OneDrive UWP app this quarter but a specific date has not been announced.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More takes on Microsoft’s phone strategy and Intel’s mobile fail, Xbox at E3, Microsoft following in the footsteps of AWS, Microsoft quietly sold its stake in Caradigm health venture with GE, more.
While Windows is in no danger of losing its lock on the PC market, the Apple Mac is closing in on an important milestone: Macs now account for almost 10 percent of all PCs in use. Likewise, Windows has fallen below 90 percent usage share for the first time.
And you thought Microsoft was doing everything it could to harm sales of its own smart phones: Apple CEO Tim Cook this week made the coming iPhone 7—which isn’t expected until September—sound so good, you’d be crazy to buy an iPhone now.
For the third month in a row, Microsoft has discounted its Band 2 wearable by $75, bringing the price temporarily to an affordable $175. This is a great price for the Band 2, which is still my favorite wearable, and the one I use every day.
While Spotify is arguably the most popular full-featured music subscription service in the world, it lacks one key feature for those with their own music collections: Spotify offers no way to upload your own music to the service.