While Spotify is arguably the most popular full-featured music subscription service in the world, it lacks one key feature for those with their own music collections: Spotify offers no way to upload your own music to the service.
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The "post-PC" world that Steve Jobs imagined is closer than many expect. All it needs is for the major mobile platform makers to subtly shift their offerings to meet the needs to more sophisticated productivity scenarios. If they do, the PC market will contract even further.
Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: an update on the great photo-scanning event of 2016, Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the world’s most twee Start button, Bing for iOS now lets you search images by taking a photo, and more.
IDC today released a report describing first quarter tablet sales, noting that unit sales have shrunk overall year-over-year. Tablets were once expected to over-take the PC market, but it's not clear now whether that will ever happen. So how do tablets evolve going forward?
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft open sources the Xamarin SDK, Office Lens for iOS and Android is updated, Google expands Android Wear bands to better compete with Apple Watch, a reminder about Amazon cloud storage, more.
Businesses interested in field testing a preview version of Skype for Business for Mac can now do so: Microsoft announced today that the Public Preview is now starting and will expand over the coming weeks.
Apple Watch is divisive among tech enthusiasts, with Apple fanboys eagerly declaring the product a winner and its detractors calling it an utter failure. As is often the case, the truth is a bit less well-defined, and the future of Apple Watch is of course a lot less certain.
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard is now available on the iPhone, providing nice customization options and a unique Arc mode for one-handed usage. The initial release is U.S. English-only, but it's not clear if its distribution is restricted.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Inside Bash on Windows, using Project Fi with non-Nexus phones, Android N will support 3D Touch too, Apple Watch apps must be standalone by June, Another legal out for Apple, and a new Jason Bourne trailer.
Tech tidbits from the web: Windows Insider build 14295.1004 heads out to the Slow ring, Chrome has over one billion users on mobile, Google Keep adds an extension too, Apple lies reach a new low, and ARM is looking to the future.
When Google first announced Inbox, it's "other" email interface for web and mobile, I didn't get it. But Inbox is a wonderful email client, and it's getting better this week with Google Calendar integration and more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: evidence of updated Xbox One emerges, sort of, Skype for Business Updated on Android and iOS, Spotify declares war on Sweden, HTC's New Android phone supports Apple's AirPlay, and you'll be able to get your USB-C cables tested.
Microsoft's core Office apps on iPhone---Word, Excel and PowerPoint---were updated today with special contextual toolbars of commands that are specifically designed for the phone form factor.
Happy Sunday. A few tech tidbits and random musings: Microsoft again affirms it's ready for cross-network play with PS4, "the year of desktop Linux" is still a joke, Redditor unearths Easter egg in 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!' 30 years later, Project Fi and RTFM, and Google launches Android Studio 2.0.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Manage your Edge favorites with EdgeManage, Windows 10 1511 becomes Current Branch for business customers, Microsoft adjusts Patch Tuesday schedule for Office, Microsoft Translator for iOS is updated, and Skype Green Eggs and Ham.
Audible---the world's leading source of audiobook and spoken audio entertainment---this week launched a beta version of a new Channels feature which provides members with free access to ad-free podcasts, news, comedy, and exclusive shows.
Tech tidbits from around the web: NexDock is now fully funded, you might be able to get the new Outlook.com earlier, Microsoft Edge will handle Flash a lot more elegantly, Microsoft improves its Arrow Launcher for Android, Microsoft could be adding lock screen-based camera to Windows phones, more.
Back in February, Microsoft released an intriguing keyboard replacement app called Hub Keyboard on Android. Today, the firm shipped Hub Keyboard on iOS as well, bringing its useful multitasking functionality to the Apple ecosystem.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft has purchased MileIQ, a Minecraft: Story Mode skin pack update is now available, a new Huawie smart phones features dual Leica cameras, takes fantastic photos, Samsung revenues up on strong Galaxy S7 sales, more.
Microsoft announced today that is opening up its Outlook app on Android and iOS to support third-party tasks, events and notes in Calendar. So Outlook calendar on these popular mobile platforms will soon work with Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote.
Microsoft revealed today that it will be adding more Cortana features to Insiders, and will do so across the devices that this personal digital assistant supports. These include low battery notifications, Find My Phone/Ring My Phone integration, and, most interesting, map sharing across devices.
Tech tidbits from around the web: How to learn Xamarin for free, more Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book deals, a Windows phone collapse in Europe, the Vivaldi web browser is now available, Amazon is prepping a new high-end Kindle e-reader, and fun stuff for fans of Stephen King.
Tech tidbits from around the web: watch the new Star Wars movie with BB-8, Google Calendar gets reminders on the web, Google updates its Play logos, and NeXT's Avie Tevanian pops up again.
Tech tidibts from around the web: Some thoughts about a possible Surface 4, this is what would have happened to Nokia if they had gone Android, the iPhone SE is just as bendy and breakable as other iPhones, and championing "lawful hacking" is just another way to see the world in black and white.
Microsoft has moved much more quickly than Apple to integrate its personal digital assistant technology across a wide range of product types. And at Build 2016 last week, we got a fascinating peek at where Cortana is going next: Which is to say, everywhere.
For the past year or so, I've been wrestling with how to advise Windows users who are disappointed in the failure of Windows phone and wish to choose between Android and iPhone. This week, that choice became much clearer.
Tech tidbits from around the web: No, Microsoft Edge will not natively block ads, even Microsoft’s own Build presenters have given up on Windows Phone, Apple fans don't line up for the iPhone SE, more.