I've long recommended the use of authenticator smart phone apps because they make using two-factor authentication easy. But with LastPass getting into the game, we now have an authenticator app that works identically across all platforms.
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A few tidbits from around the web: Excel 2016 gets a Pivot Table update, Windows Store will still accept Bitcoin, Opera refreshes for Windows 10, Stardock releases WindowBlinds 10, and a reversible microUSB cable looks interesting.
A few tidbits from around the web: Microsoft may compensate customers for Xbox Live outages, a recent Band 2 update also provides True Type font rendering, of mobile platforms, app usage and battery life, andWaze gets an improved UI on Android.
A few tidbits from around the web: Microsoft's March 2016 evaluation VMs, Microsoft's (sort of) Linux distribution, layoffs at Sonos and a look to the future, Samsung vague but positive on Galaxy S7 pre-orders, and yes, the Nexus 6P is getting updated this month too.
Google is already showing off the first features for the next version, codenamed N. And to get developers started on these new features, Google has also released the N Developer Preview with an updated SDK.
The market researchers at IDC this week claimed that detachable tablets---or what I think of as "Surface clones"---will experience big growth in the next few years, jumping to 30 percent of the overall tablet market by 2020.
(More than) a few tidbits from around the web: Teens react to Windows 95, Microsoft Phone Sign-in Beta for Windows 10 Mobile, a Halo game sale, Bill Gates on Reddit, OneDrive for Business roadmap, some quick Lumia 650 thoughts, and more.
Google is temporarily offering a great deal on its superior Nexus 5X smart phone and Project Fi wireless service, offering hundreds of dollars in savings when you buy both.
A few tidbits from around the web: Supreme Court declines to hear Apple appeal in e-book case, Mac suffers from first-reported ransomware attacks, Amazon to bring back device encryption, and an email pioneer passes.
Every once in a while I come across a solution so simple, so elegant, and so useful I wonder how it's possible I'd missed out on it for so long. Pocket is such a solution: I'd heard of it long ago, understand how it worked ... and just basically ignored it. Well, no more.
A few tidbits from around the web: Another reminder about this week's meet-up in Redmond, Microsoft to improve Windows Store games, OneDrive universal app is coming, more.
A few tidbits for a Saturday morning: We're having a meet-up Monday night in Redmond, what to do now that Slysoft has been shut down, a new high-end lifestyle shopping experience for gadget fans, Apple just killed my 401K, and Google Inbox courts Mailbox users too.
The date has come: Dropbox's Mailbox mobile app is shutting down today. So Microsoft is offering distraught Mailbox users a lifeline, and is promising to add some key Mailbox features to Outlook Mobile.
Back in late 2014, Microsoft released the best Miracast dongle in the market, the cunningly named Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. Well, they're back with a new version, and while I've been using it for the past week, it's still a bit early for a final verdict.
Once again, Microsoft has announced a sweeping set of Office 365 updates that span the business and consumer versions of the service. This months updates are for Office Mobile for all platforms as well as Office 2016 for Windows and Mac.
Microsoft today provided an update to its strategy to bring developers to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) on Windows 10. And yes, it's official: The Windows Bridge for Android (project “Astoria”) is dead.
A few tidbits from around the web: Gears of War Ultimate Edition heading to the Windows 10 Store, Microsoft Garage releases Sprightly on Android, Microsoft joins IoT industry group, and Amazon raises purchase minimum for free shipping.
Microsoft Garage this week released a new keyboard replacement app for Android called Hub Keyboard. As you might expect, it expands on the stock Android keyboard in several ways, and offers quick access to data from other apps.
A few tidbits from around the web: the February update for Windows App Studio, Microsoft releases Cyanogen mods for Skype, Cortana, OneNote and Hyperlapse, Skype Qik moves on, the Nokia comeback begins, and Apple's iPhone encryption stance is hypocritical.
A few tidbits from around the web: Major updates coming to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition Explode by the end of the month, LibreOffice 5.1, Apple Music + Sonos, and Google improves Gmail security.
Jon Bell, the designer who previously explained Microsoft's move away from the Metro design language, is back with a fascinating peek at how his team designed the Office Mobile apps to fit on small phone and tablet screens.
Greetings from snowy (again) New England. Here are some tidbits from around the web: An Xbox One backwards compat glitch, a coming Nexus VR viewer, Google vs. books, Facebook kills Android/iOS battery life, and Tim Cook's terrible Super Bowl picture breaks Twitter.
Google this week highlighted some updates it is bringing to Android Wear "over the next few weeks," including new gestures, voice control, and improved call and message support.
A few tidbits from around the web: An accessibility update for Windows 10 Mail, Mojang Cobalt ships, Android is the future of Blackberry, and Yahoo is finally starting to make some big changes.
I've been preaching common sense and honesty in all things tech for years, but when something you love comes under fire, you tend to take things a bit more personally. Buck up, Windows phone fans. For now at least, you can of course continue using your favorite smart phone, while Microsoft figures out what to do next.
Back in the saddle again: Turning Microsoft's earnings milk sour, the first anniversary of Outlook on Android and iOS, Facebook wakes up, Apple rumors, and Apple formalizes the market for VR.