The FUD I see around the move to USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 is overwhelming but is likewise without merit. Folks, dongles are nothing new.
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Dell was working on an Intel-based Windows Phone but the project has been sidelined for now that would have been or could still be the future of Windows phone.
Alcatel's new Windows phone offers high-end specs, a classy and thin form factor, and a reasonable price tag. But it comes with a bundled VR headset.
Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14959 for Fast ring testers includes Unified Update Platform on Mobile and display scaling improvements in Hyper-V on PC.
The Unified Update Platform (UUP) promises to dramatically reduce the size of the updates---major or minor---that Microsoft delivers to Windows 10 going forward.
USB-C is an incredibly versatile connectivity standard that is becoming pervasive on modern PCs. When combined with Thunderbolt 3, it's nearly perfect.
Alcatel announced today that its new flagship Windows phone, the IDOL 4S, will ship exclusively on T-Mobile in the U.S. on November 10.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Mashable shits all over Surface Studio, Microsoft removes 90,000 apps from Windows Store, Xiaomi takes another step towards the US, more.
Anyone still pining away for a Surface phone just got some good news in the form of the Surface Studio. If Microsoft will ship that device, a phone is almost a given.
Tech tidbits from around the web: A Skype on Windows phone petition, Google announces something that is totally not a Surface Hub clone, the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare live-action trailer, and more.
While I've used Continuum in the past, wirelessly and wired, and with and without a dock, the HP Elite x3 Desk Dock is the best experience I've had so far.
Microsoft has delivered a new build of the Windows 10 Insider Preview, and this one is for both PC and Mobile. Key among the new features are some nice updates to Outlook Mail.
As a complete solution for business workers, the HP Elite x3 comprises hardware devices and peripherals, software, and services. Let's look at the phone hardware first.
As some of you may have noticed, I'm a bit down on the HP Elite x3 as a smartphone. But as a locked-down "3-in-1" PC for businesses only, the Elite x3 could make sense. Maybe.
More bad news for Windows phone fans: According to the latest usage stats, Windows 10 Mobile growth has ended. And that shiny new HP Elite x3? It is off to a terrible start.
Microsoft says it is expanding the availability of its Focused Inbox functionality across the many confusing versions of Outlook it supports on Windows, Mac, mobile, and the web.
Microsoft is back with a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build for Fast ring testers, and this time it's available for both PC and Mobile. Build 14946 introduces only a few minor new features.
For the past few years, speculation about a Surface phone has only intensified despite the failure of the platform on which it would run. I don't know if Microsoft still plans to release this device. But it shouldn't do so.
Microsoft has artificially kept Windows phone on life support since its mid-2015 decision to wind down its smartphone ambitions. There are a lot of theories about why the software giant is doing this. But here's the real reason.
With Windows 10 version 1607, Microsoft has expanded the Windows Hello authentication technologies to include support for companion devices. That we knew. But those companion devices, surprisingly, will include both Android and iPhone handsets.
Though Windows 10 Mobile made almost no appearance in Microsoft's recent Ignite conference keynotes, the software giant did in fact discuss its future in a show session. And as you might expect given the platform's death spiral, it's pretty limited.
Last night, Microsoft delivered Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14936 for PC and Mobile to testers in the Fast ring. There are no major new features, but this build provides a first peek at some new Edge extensions.
Tech tidbits from around the web: A reminder about Games for Gold, the HoloLens experience “Destination: Mars” is now open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, a look back at 10 years as a professional developer, Google Play Books adds a new Discover feature, and much more.
Yesterday, I wrote about the surprise appearance of what we used to call "Messaging Everywhere" in the Skype Preview app in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, so here's what Microsoft has planned.
Though Microsoft never mentioned this when it announced Windows Insider build 14926 earlier this week, this build includes a nice surprise: It's the first to feature the long-awaited "Messaging Everywhere" capabilities in the Skype Preview app.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Dell introduces XPS laptops with Windows 10 in new colors, Tim Cook casts his vote for AR over VR, the Pixel Launcher is a thing, and I make fun of terrible headlines.
Microsoft has launched a new cross-platform development show on Channel 9. Based around its Xamarin platform, The Xamarin Show will appear weekly, and the first episode is available now.