Good morning. Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: Build 2016 registration is Tuesday, Bing gets a new logo, Microsoft open sources part of Edge, Delivery Beta app for Windows 10, and a new Google Maps feature.
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An update to the Outlook apps for Android and iOS this week adds Skype Call scheduling, new calendar features, improved navigation, and more. And yes, Windows 10 Mobile users will get Skype Call scheduling in a future update.
Another day, another selection of tech tidbits: Various Microsoft app updates on iOS and Android, SpotBright is a wonderful app for all Windows 10 users, Google Nexus 5X gets a permanent price cut, and an interesting comparison of the adoption of the latest Android and iOS versions.
Microsoft announced this week that it will be bringing Skype's group video calling feature to Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows 10 Mobile in the coming weeks. And it will offer this functionality for free.
Here are some tidbits from around the web: Microsoft will sell cellular data to Windows users, Cortana is available now in Cyanogen on OnePlus phones, the possibility of fast-charging an Xbox One controller looms.
A week ago, I wrote about my very early experiences using the Nexus 6P smart phone with Google's Project Fi mobile connectivity solution. Here's a quick update to both.
While Google's Chromecast Audio is an amazing and inexpensive way to fill a room or even a whole house with sound, the firm offers other ways to achieve the same ends. And this week at CES, Google announced coming updates to both.
Here a few tidbits from around the web: Windows Store to get its first AAA game title, Microsoft has augmented reality competition, Nexus 6P goes gold, Huawei shipped 108 million smartphones in 2015, and questions about whether Apple is cutting iPhone production.
Back in April, Google announced Project Fi, an innovative and inexpensive new approach to smart phone connectivity. But now access to Fi has been expanded to better devices like the Nexus 6P and 5X, I decided to give it a shot.
Wearables are all over the map, encompassing everything from high-end smart watches to low-end fitness bands. So there is great choice, but also great confusion. Not helping matters, many aren't sure whether wearables will have any staying power.
It's always a bit slow, news-wise, over the holidays. But here are a few tidbits from around the web: A new Google Glass, Microsoft Casual Games, Amazon comes through with The Beatles, and more.
You've adopted an Android smart phone, but your contacts, email, and calendaring information are tied up in your Outlook.com or Office 365 account. No worries, you can access it all from Android.
Adopting Android as your smart phone platform doesn't mean you need to leave Microsoft behind. So this new series will step through the process of getting up and running with your Microsoft-based data and apps on Android.
Some tidbits from around the web: Microsoft's fitness tips, Chromecast games, Android vs. iPhone, Pandora deals, a Ford and Google partnership, more.
A CNN clickbait article about the top mobile apps is important enough to warrant a more detailed analysis. Because it gets as much wrong as it does right.
A few notes from around the web: Microsoft's Holiday Super Sale, a misunderstanding about the success of Kinect, wining some and losing some with universal apps, and some great Android dev videos.
Some other tidbits from around the web: A new Microsoft Apps, um, app on Android, $400 off Windows Server Datacenter, Translator on iOS/Android, dubious Windows 10 advice, free Plex on Xbox.
Microsoft on Wednesday delivered a non-preview Skype for Business mobile app on Android. The app follows releases on Windows phones and iOS.
Microsoft revealed today that it will be providing offline access to files and folders from its OneDrive mobile app on iOS and then Windows phones later.
Slow day today. Here's what I could dredge up: Some dueling mobile payment announcements, a preview of Office 365 Planner, beta support for Apple Music arrives on Sonos.
Other news from around the web: WSJ delivers a Windows 10 universal app, Apple surprised by response to iPhone battery case, Samsung is copying Apple again, more.
A few items from around the web: HP's hilarious cloud offering, Google's AirPlay support and why it matters, smart phones are ruining our posture, and more.
Windows phone zealots, prepare for a bit of bad news: the firm's Cortana personal digital assistant is now generally available on both Android and iOS.
Lots going on today, including a major Surface fail on MNF, how Band 2 estimates VO2 Max, Apple's iPhone 6S battery case, Star Wars game complaints, more.
This year, Amazon has finally started playing to its strengths again, and the result is a new lineup of delightful and affordable Kindle HD tablets.
Not much is changing in the global smart phone market over the next four years, IDC says. That's bad news for Windows phone, as Android continues to dominate the market.
Google Cardboard is awesome, and unlike Microsoft's HoloLens, it's here now, really works, and exceeds expectations. And it just got better with a new app.