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.
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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.
During the Build 2016 day 2 keynote address, Microsoft executive vice president Qi Lu talked up the Office developer opportunity, which is expanding as Microsoft moves into the cloud and mobile devices.
Microsoft executive vice president Scott Guthrie announced that Xamarin's cross-platform solutions will be integrated into Visual Studio and will be free, even in the (also free) Community edition.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: How I spent my weekend, a Surface Book sale, HTC blames Microsoft for not including the One M8 in the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade list, a great article about Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and some headline riffs.
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.
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.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft throws a bone to MixRadio users, Microsoft offers big discounts on tons of Xbox One and 360 games, Vizio P-Series is the First Google Cast-compatible TV, some interesting details about iPhone and iPad sales, RIP Andy Grove.
While it's not a major update by any measure, iOS 9.3 ships on the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro, and is now available as a free update for existing iOS 9 devices. I've been using it in beta form on my iPhone 6S Plus and iPad Mini 3 for months, so here's a quick peek at what's new.
There were no major surprises at Apple's special event today, with the consumer electronics giant introducing the iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and some new Apple Watch bands as expected.
A few tidbits from around the web: how I spent my weekend, skewering today's Apple special event, a price cut on the Lumia 950, a plan for digital Xbox game buy-backs, Microsoft adds OneDrive to its bug bounty program, and Xbox team apologies for treating women like dirt.
Apple's iPad is the best tablet on the market and by a wide margin. And yet the iPad has long since stopped meeting its maker's goals, and in constantly shifting its strategy, Apple is now following, not leading the tablet market.
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.