Spring is in the air, so Google is rolling out a developer preview for its next version of Android ahead of the May beta release.
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As you may know, I'm in Hannover, Germany this week for CeBIT, and will be heading to Berlin at the end of the week for some time off. Here are a few quick notes from the road.
Yesterday's post about Outlook for Android generated a lot of discussion about that app's shortcomings. Here are some alternatives to consider.
While I've often touted Microsoft Outlook for Android (and iPhone), it's fair to say that this mobile app, while great, has a few troubling limitations. The good news? They're working on it.
Google today announced a new Android app called Family Link that lets parents create Google accounts for their children. However, it requires the very latest Android version, 7.0 Nougat.
Microsoft's excellent Arrow Launcher for Android has received a major update that adds tablet support and many other improvements.
While Apple's iPhone is popular in certain countries, Android owns a near monopoly in the smartphone market. And it's the go-to mobile choice for the Windows Guy.
Three months after its release on Android, Cortana 2.0 is now available on iPhone as well. The big news here is a redesigned user experience.
The stock virtual keyboard for Android is getting a major update this week, Google says: Gboard for Android will gain emoji and GIF typing suggestions and more.
Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2017 yesterday. But as an added bonus, anyone who downloads the suite will also get a 60-day trial of Xamarin University.
Microsoft today announced that it has released six free new video training courses covering Office basics. They're available as part of the Office Training Center.
Last year, Google added support for Exchange email to its Gmail app for Android. Today, it has gone a step further, adding support for Exchange tasks as well.
Microsoft today highlighted the updates it is providing across various Office 365 products and services this month.
Google today revealed that its virtual reality (VR) initiatives are more successful than many had realized. Augmented reality (AR)? Not so much.
I am curiously excited by Nokia's return to the smartphone market. But the newly-announced handsets are not enough.