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Google Announces Android M Platform Preview

Google Announces Android M Platform Preview

At its Google I/O 2015 keynote address on Wednesday, Google announced a preview release of the next version of Android, the dominant mobile platform. It's called Android M.

Xbox 360 Tip: Expand Your Storage

Xbox 360 Tip: Expand Your Storage

While the Xbox 360 has long supported adding external storage devices, it has only recently gained the ability to add large capacity devices with up to 2 TB of storage. And that has inspired me to upgrade the storage in my own 360. Here’s what you need to know. First, you may not need more […]

Microsoft Updates OneDrive on Windows Phone and Android

Microsoft Updates OneDrive on Windows Phone and Android

Microsoft has announced updates to the OneDrive app on Windows Phone and Android. And each adds exactly one interesting new feature.

Hands-On with Windows Hello

Hands-On with Windows Hello

I've been using Windows Hello on a loaner ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This new type of login makes it easier than ever to authenticate yourself on a Windows 10 PC.

Windows Weekly 415: Windows Hello Lady

Windows Weekly 415: Windows Hello Lady

In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft's embrace of the mobility of experiences and the resulting angst.

Lenovo Partners with Microsoft to Extend Cortana Capabilities in Windows 10

Lenovo Partners with Microsoft to Extend Cortana Capabilities in Windows 10

At its inaugural Lenovo World Conference this week in Beijing, Lenovo announced that it is partnering with Microsoft to expand Cortana in Windows 10 with its ReachIt technology. The combined search functionality will help Lenovo PC users with Windows 10 more easily find what they’re looking for. And it will integrate with OneDrive as well […]

Microsoft is (Finally) Cleaning Up the Windows Store

Microsoft is (Finally) Cleaning Up the Windows Store

Microsoft has announced sweeping changes to the Windows Store and says it will no longer allow the low-quality, me-too apps that currently clog its online storefront. This move is as overdue as it is welcome: The store is today a cesspool. But not for long, Microsoft says. It is changing to a new app certification […]

Office Lens for Android Exits Preview

Office Lens for Android Exits Preview

Almost two months after shipping the first preview version of Office Lens for Android—or as the software giant now calls it, Office Lens Android—Microsoft has taken the app out of preview. Microsoft says that over 130,000 Google+ community previewers and over 70,000 downloads later, it’s ready for prime time. Office Lens Android was the only […]

What The Tech 261: Macadamia Nut Cookie

What The Tech 261: Macadamia Nut Cookie

In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss the coming Google I/O show this week, Android M expectations, and the current state of car technology.

More Android Device Makers Agree to Bundle Microsoft Apps

More Android Device Makers Agree to Bundle Microsoft Apps

Microsoft announced today that 20 new hardware partners—including heavyweights like LG and Sony—will pre-install Microsoft apps and services on their Android tablets. The announcement follows a similar announcement from March, when Samsung, Dell, and others signed on with Microsoft. “Microsoft is continuing to support customers and enabling experiences across devices,” a Microsoft representative told me. […]

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