Google is rumored to be bringing its Android Studio developer environment to Chrome OS. This is perhaps a bigger deal than is immediately obvious.
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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.
Google today revealed that its virtual reality (VR) initiatives are more successful than many had realized. Augmented reality (AR)? Not so much.
I am curiously excited by Nokia's return to the smartphone market. But the newly-announced handsets are not enough.
Mozilla Corporation announced last night that it has acquired Read It Later, which makes Pocket, which is billed as the world's leading save-for-later service.
The Finnish firm HMD is picking up right where Nokia left off, with a family of Android-based smartphone handsets. The best part? They're all gorgeous and affordable.
Google just announced that it will bring Google Assistant to Android 6.0 and 7.0 handsets starting this week.
As you may know, Google offers next-generation messaging clients like Allo and Duo. But the firm is also working to improve the normal SMS/MMS experience on Android too.
Microsoft last night launched a new version of its Arrow Launcher for Android which it describes as its "biggest release yet."
Microsoft has been promising to integrate Windows 10 PCs with our Android smartphones since early 2016. We're still waiting.
I've never understood the popularity of Instagram, which is a pretty terrible way to enjoy photos. But the service is slowly getting better. This week's addition of slideshow support is a good example.
Today, announced the release of Skype Lite for Android, a special version of Skype built specifically for the India market.