Microsoft fans who choose the iPhone or other Apple devices don't have as many options as do those who choose the more malleable Google Android. But you can still minimize Apple's grip on your i-devices, and on your life. Here's how I do it.
For the past year or so, I've been wrestling with how to advise Windows users who are disappointed in the failure of Windows phone and wish to choose between Android and iPhone. This week, that choice became much clearer.
You've adopted an iPhone, but your contacts, email, and calendaring information are tied up in your Outlook.com or Office 365 account. No worries, you can access it all from your iPhone.
Adopting iPhone as your smart phone platform doesn't mean you need to leave Microsoft behind. So this new series will step through the process of getting up and running with your Microsoft-based data and apps on iPhone.
I am in the UK and, like the rest of the world, Windowsphone was rarely promoted in retail and you struggled to buy one, I owned several models. In Britain the Windowsphone market had reached 14%, just slightly behind the iPhone (19%), and the Lumia 1020 was released. The distinctive camera and colour meant people […]
If you thought the last one was nuts… Read all of this and understand it before you do it. DO. NOT. DO. IT. Unless you understand everything. If you follow my instructions, then you will completely eliminate the Macintosh system software and recovery partition from a Mac, leaving only internet recovery available to restore macOS. […]
Ten years ago this summer, I wrote what can only be described as the most accurate, honest, and, yes, epic review of Apple's first iPhone.
Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss how we handle leaks, Windows 10 Creators Update nearing completion, the return of Patch Tuesday, Windows 10 ads, and more.
Yesterday's post about Outlook for Android generated a lot of discussion about that app's shortcomings. Here are some alternatives to consider.
While I've often touted Microsoft Outlook for Android (and iPhone), it's fair to say that this mobile app, while great, has a few troubling limitations. The good news? They're working on it.
While Apple's iPhone is popular in certain countries, Android owns a near monopoly in the smartphone market. And it's the go-to mobile choice for the Windows Guy.
I'm always fascinated by history rewriting, as is the case with Steve Ballmer's comments about the iPhone in 2007. Sorry, but he was right.
Microsoft has artificially kept Windows phone on life support since its mid-2015 decision to wind down its smartphone ambitions. There are a lot of theories about why the software giant is doing this. But here's the real reason.
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Fr. Robert Ballecer, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft's kill switch for Get Windows 10, SMS Relay in the Skype Preview, how Microsoft is not locking Linux out of PCs, new Microsoft layoffs, wearable news and opinions, and much more.
A former Microsoft employee has written a lengthy post about the history of Windows Mobile, noting with regret that the software giant should have owned the mobile market. That sounds pleasant. But it was never going to happen.