I've pulled the trigger on the OnePlus 3T, a stunning mid-range Android handset that picks up where Google left off with Nexus. Here's a quick look at the device I've ordered, and what I expect from it.
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While Apple and Samsung are battling for supremacy in the smartphone market using different strategies, the two tech giants do share one important goal: Total control over their entire platform stack.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 is amazing, but it also costs over $750, putting it out of the reach of many consumers. Is there a better value to be had in the smartphone market?
We launched the Xamarin Challenge two weeks ago, and like many of you, I've used this as a great excuse to learn the Xamarin developer experience. Here are a few general tips.
Microsoft announced today that it is now offering a monthly payment option for its Xamarin University e-learning solution. It previously only offered an annual plan.
Well, now. Microsoft revealed today that it, too, will offer the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ for preorder from its retail stores. And its versions of these handsets will be customized with Microsoft app preloads.
Samsung has opened up preorders for its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets. And if you act quickly, you will get a free Gear VR virtual reality headset too.
It's always news when Samsung updates its flagship handsets. But today's Galaxy S8 announcement is particularly momentous, even for the world's biggest maker of smartphones.
What I see so far in the Android O Developer Preview is a nice set of refinements in a variety of areas, but nothing I'd describe as major new functionality.
Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, Google is now offering early access to new developer features in Android Studio to the public.
Google is rumored to be bringing its Android Studio developer environment to Chrome OS. This is perhaps a bigger deal than is immediately obvious.
Earlier this month, Microsoft updated Cortana for Android so that it would work in a read-only mode above the lock screen. Now, you can interact with Cortana above the lock screen.
Last week, Google announced the Android O Developer Preview, giving us our first peek at the next major release of its dominant mobile platform.
It's been a great week in Germany, and I'll be flying home today. Here's a quick look at the tech products and services I relied on during this trip.
Spring is in the air, so Google is rolling out a developer preview for its next version of Android ahead of the May beta release.
As you may know, I'm in Hannover, Germany this week for CeBIT, and will be heading to Berlin at the end of the week for some time off. Here are a few quick notes from the road.
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.
Google today announced a new Android app called Family Link that lets parents create Google accounts for their children. However, it requires the very latest Android version, 7.0 Nougat.
Microsoft's excellent Arrow Launcher for Android has received a major update that adds tablet support and many other improvements.
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.
Three months after its release on Android, Cortana 2.0 is now available on iPhone as well. The big news here is a redesigned user experience.
The stock virtual keyboard for Android is getting a major update this week, Google says: Gboard for Android will gain emoji and GIF typing suggestions and more.
Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2017 yesterday. But as an added bonus, anyone who downloads the suite will also get a 60-day trial of Xamarin University.
Microsoft today announced that it has released six free new video training courses covering Office basics. They're available as part of the Office Training Center.
Last year, Google added support for Exchange email to its Gmail app for Android. Today, it has gone a step further, adding support for Exchange tasks as well.
Microsoft today highlighted the updates it is providing across various Office 365 products and services this month.