On Thursday evening, Microsoft issued Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 to testers on the Fast ring. This build adds improvements to Cortana, Windows Ink, and more.
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Brad Sams joins us to discuss his late-breaking Xbox news, and then Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft’s latest phone disaster, changes to Windows 10 Mobile, Upgradegate, the Windows 7 Convenience Update, Android on Chromebooks, Office 365 updates, and more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Sony has now sold over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles, Microsoft shouldn’t be making smart phones, Google kills the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, and Microsoft isn’t alone in wanting to kill passwords.
Microsoft alerted me this morning to a major update to its Next Lock Screen for Android that adds a new apps launchpad, significant battery and performance improvements, and other new features.
This week, Microsoft announced its May updates for Office 365, which include deeper Skype for Business integration and new Outlook and Visio capabilities. Additionally, the firm revealed a new Insider build of Office 2016 for Windows.
Last night, Microsoft reissued Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14342 to testers on the Fast Ring, adding a few bug fixes, including a “hot pocket” battery life issue on the Lumia 930 and Icon.
HP on Thursday announced a new family of OMEN gaming products, including new laptop and desktop PC and display models. Each is expected to ship this summer.
Tech tidbits from around the web: An amazing Microsoft video from 1991, PayPal kills its Windows phone app, Google, not Microsoft, owns mobile productivity, a survey says, and Google tries to get Android handsets updated more quickly.
Microsoft is offering new updates for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book today. This isn’t the first set up updates for these devices this month, but the big change is that Microsoft appears to finally be abandoning the term “firmware updates” in favor of the more correct “drive updates.”
I’m trying to put this week’s Windows phone news in perspective, but there really isn’t that much to say. Last July, Microsoft effectively exited the smart phone market, but now they’re just … exiting the smart phone market a bit more. Not much of a story, is it?
On this special report, it’s all about Xbox, Xbox, Xbox and a little bit about Windows phone too.
In this episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss my ongoing NUC problems, Microsoft’s latest controversy, dubbed Upgradegate, the biggest announcements from Google I/O and how Google Home will earn money, and whether Android apps on Chrome OS are a game changer.
Microsoft has started its Minecraft: Education Edition beta testing. And while the school-related spin off is only officially available to schools and educators, we got bits and a first look at some of the changes made to the game.