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.
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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.
Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: A prediction about Microsoft's quarterly earnings, an Xbox Beta app for Windows 10 update, new Insider build of Office for Android, and various analysts take on Apple's quarter.
Microsoft has announced a sweeping set of Office 365 updates that span the business and consumer versions of the service and impact Office 2016 for iPad, Office mobile apps for Windows, Office 2016 for Mac, and more.
Microsoft this morning unveiled a new alarm app for Android. This wouldn't normally warrant much attention, but it includes game-like wakeup modes that are powered by machine learning technologies developed by Microsoft Project Oxford.
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.
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.