Microsoft has launched a new cross-platform development show on Channel 9. Based around its Xamarin platform, The Xamarin Show will appear weekly, and the first episode is available now.
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Tech tidbits from around the web: Windows 95 turns 21 today, Microsoft announces App Dev on Xbox live event, Microsoft makes the case for Edge on Mobile, a Microsoft job listing doesn't actually suggest that Xbox One games will require emulation on Project Scorpio, more.
For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
There are ranters and then there are the well-meaning developers who do nothing but champion the platform. And when a member that latter group issues a blistering criticism of everything that Microsoft hasn't done to make Windows 10 Mobile a success, it's time to pay attention.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Dolphin snatches iPad at SeaWorld Orlando, NuAns fails to meet its Kickstarter goals, August 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines, HP.com will start selling Elite x3 on September 5 in the US, more.
It's been a big day for Microsoft fans, but the fun's not over yet: The Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK is also available now for developers, as is the ability to bring desktop applications to Windows Store using the Desktop Bridge.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More Surface updates show up for those on Insider Preview, Microsoft confirms that Tim Sweeney is a nut job, Lumia 830 gets Windows 10 Mobile on AT&T, Skype makes special emojis for the band Coldplay, much more.
Google announced this week that it has issued the final Android N developer preview ahead of the mobile OS's official launch. Like previous developer previews, this one is available mostly on select Nexus devices only.
HoloLens application development just got a smidgen easier thanks to new build tools incorporated into Microsoft’s open-source HoloToolkit.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for unintended Windows 10 upgrade, a quick tour of Microsoft building 87, ISOs for Windows 10 Insider preview build 14366 are now available, and Google Project Bloks brings software development to the physical world.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft to hold a WWDC after-party, Google improves Project Fi with U.S. Cellular support, Android Marshmallow finally hits 10 percent adoption, and NFL's Twitter account is hacked.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft may have just jumped the shark when it comes to deceptive/forced Windows 10 upgrades, Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership is $20 off now at Amazon, just $40, Smart Lock lets you unlock a Chromebook with your Android phone, more.
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.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft was more profitable than Apple at $1 trillion in revenues milestone, WhatsApp comes to Windows desktop, Microsoft releases Visual Studio '15' Preview 2, Amazon releases a new video service to compete with YouTube, and more.
As it did last year, Microsoft is taking its Build Tour on the road, offering those who couldn't attend its Build 2016 developer conference a chance to catch up on what's new. Each event is limited to about 400 people, so you're encouraged to sign-up quickly if you plan to attend.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft open sources the Xamarin SDK, Office Lens for iOS and Android is updated, Google expands Android Wear bands to better compete with Apple Watch, a reminder about Amazon cloud storage, more.
A report in Ars Technica claims that Google will dramatically expand its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) technologies to bring over one million Android apps to Chrome OS and Chromebooks. And to Windows, too.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Intel Apollo Lake schedule hints at 2017 for Surface 4, Intel is faltering along with the PC market, Bill Gates opines on secret government email searches, and Apple WWDC set for June 13.
Microsoft this week bolstered its web-based Windows App Studio tool with a new Installer companion app that makes it easier to side-load and install the apps you create. This closes the loop, so to speak, since this process was previously a bit complex.
Announced in pre-release form alongside Visual Studio 2015 last summer,Visual Studio Code---a lightweight, cross-platform code editor---is now available in 1.0 form, Microsoft says.
Just a month after its initial---and earlier than expected---Android N Developer Preview release, Google has shipped a second version. Android N Developer Preview 2 provides new and improved features and fixes for bugs found in the first preview.
Happy Sunday. A few tech tidbits and random musings: Microsoft again affirms it's ready for cross-network play with PS4, "the year of desktop Linux" is still a joke, Redditor unearths Easter egg in 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!' 30 years later, Project Fi and RTFM, and Google launches Android Studio 2.0.
Tech tidbits from around the web: NexDock is now fully funded, you might be able to get the new Outlook.com earlier, Microsoft Edge will handle Flash a lot more elegantly, Microsoft improves its Arrow Launcher for Android, Microsoft could be adding lock screen-based camera to Windows phones, more.
Microsoft this week shipped a preview version of its Desktop App Converter, previously called Project Centennial. This app helps developers convert classic desktop applications to packaged UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps for Windows 10 and then extend them with unique Windows 10/UWP features.
Tech tidbits from around the web: How to learn Xamarin for free, more Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book deals, a Windows phone collapse in Europe, the Vivaldi web browser is now available, Amazon is prepping a new high-end Kindle e-reader, and fun stuff for fans of Stephen King.
I'm still groggy from a busy week in San Francisco, but here are a few tidbits from around the web: Watch Build 2016 session videos from the comfort of your own home, Phil Spencer doesn't actually deny a mid-stream Xbox One upgrade, Windows 10 is now the number one OS on Steam, headline riffs.