Tech tidbits from around the web: a new Office 2016 Insider Preview build is now available, Microsoft launches Office 365 Connectors, Audible launches an online magazine, Steam is now selling the Atari Vault, Sony to bring PlayStation games to Android, iOS, Apple Music gets a widget on Android, more.
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A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft allegedly working on "total update" for File Explorer in Windows 10, BLU says it is working with Microsoft on getting the Win JR LTE on Windows 10 Mobile, Starbucks is coming to Windows 10 soon, and much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One for just $10, Microsoft pledges to fix v-sync issues in UWP games, Google is working on an iOS keyboard too, AT&T-based iPhones get international Wi-Fi calling, and more.
I've recommended Google Photos since the service first launched last year. And this week, it's gotten even better thanks to a new auto album feature that appears to be replacing a previous feature called stories.
Amazon this week announced a new feature in its Audible mobile app that helps you share audiobook clips with others. The fun bit? It's available for iPhone and Windows phones ... But not Android.
Last week, Google surprised us with an early-than-usual peek at its next mobile OS, currently codenamed Android N. But with many checking out this first Android N build and discovering more new functionality than Google originally promoted, I thought I should dive in as well.
Happy St. Patrick's Day. A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft will bring HDR gaming to DirectX 12, Office Insider program updated on Android, Uber app updated with Family profiles, Teltra goes over the top with Windows 10 designs in retail stores, more.
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.
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.