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.
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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.
A few tidbits from around the web: Microsoft sneaks a Windows 10 ad into a Windows 7 security patch, how to refuse the Windows 10 upgrade, Tim Sweeney (still) needs to give it a rest, and a few headline riffs for this lovely Saturday morning.
A few tidbits from around the web: Microsoft may compensate customers for Xbox Live outages, a recent Band 2 update also provides True Type font rendering, of mobile platforms, app usage and battery life, andWaze gets an improved UI on Android.
The market researchers at IDC this week claimed that detachable tablets---or what I think of as "Surface clones"---will experience big growth in the next few years, jumping to 30 percent of the overall tablet market by 2020.
(More than) a few tidbits from around the web: Teens react to Windows 95, Microsoft Phone Sign-in Beta for Windows 10 Mobile, a Halo game sale, Bill Gates on Reddit, OneDrive for Business roadmap, some quick Lumia 650 thoughts, and more.
A few tidbits from around the web: Supreme Court declines to hear Apple appeal in e-book case, Mac suffers from first-reported ransomware attacks, Amazon to bring back device encryption, and an email pioneer passes.
Every once in a while I come across a solution so simple, so elegant, and so useful I wonder how it's possible I'd missed out on it for so long. Pocket is such a solution: I'd heard of it long ago, understand how it worked ... and just basically ignored it. Well, no more.
A few tidbits, coming at you this time from Redmond, WA: Windows Weekly meet-up is tonight, a new Windows 10 ad campaign hits softly at Mac, Bing election experience improvements, and Apple's sad new strategy under Tim Cook.
A few tidbits from around the web: Another reminder about this week's meet-up in Redmond, Microsoft to improve Windows Store games, OneDrive universal app is coming, more.
A few tidbits for a Saturday morning: We're having a meet-up Monday night in Redmond, what to do now that Slysoft has been shut down, a new high-end lifestyle shopping experience for gadget fans, Apple just killed my 401K, and Google Inbox courts Mailbox users too.
The date has come: Dropbox's Mailbox mobile app is shutting down today. So Microsoft is offering distraught Mailbox users a lifeline, and is promising to add some key Mailbox features to Outlook Mobile.
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: 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.
Just got back from New York, but here are a few tidbits from around the web: A Microsoft Health update for Windows phones, App-V in Windows 10 Redstone, Plumbago ships, Apple's smart new Trade Up with Installments plan, and more.
A few tidbits from around the web: A goofy new Microsoft app for iPhone, a one-day Surface Pro 4 sale, a free Hulu deal for Xbox One users, and an update to the Windows Device Recovery Tool.
A few tidbits from around the web: BLU Win HD LTE and BLU Win Jr on sale today, a new weekly workout series, a great concert video shot with the Lumia 950, Apple's new strategy for iPad, and a MacBook USB-C recall.
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.