Microsoft has released a new app for iOS that integrates with iMessage to make it less awkward to invite someone to a movie; this may be a test to see the utilization of third party extensions.
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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.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Amazon is removing its Kindle app from the Windows Store, Apple has given up on making its own car, much more.
The Duolingo language learning app is getting even better with the introduction of bot-based conversations. And this changes everything.
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.
Tech tidbits from around the web: This is your final month to buy a Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, Windows 10 usage share sort-of dropped in September, new PIXEL UI brings a bit of desktop elegance to Raspberry Pi, EU will reportedly charge Google with Android-related antitrust abuses, more.
The iPhone 7 Plus delivers an improved camera system and some new features that debuted first on various Android handsets. But where the iPhone 7 Plus really shines is in the details: Its pleasant if too-familiar industrial design, improved battery life and performance, and the consistency of the overall experience.
The iPhone 7 is a small refinement over the iPhone 6s, with an improved camera, updated screen, new home button and of course, the lack of a headphone jack. Apple has typically done a good job at building quality hardware and it is time to take a closer look at this new device.
There's no official announcement yet, but I see this morning that Skype for iPhone and iPad has received a fairly major update, with numerous new features. Key among them: Support for Siri and the ability to answer Skype calls above the lock screen.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Consumer group criticizes Windows 10 upgrade, Call of Duty 3 is now available on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, Microsoft makes MIDI enhancements in Windows 10, the unlocked version of the Moto Z is now available, and much more.
Microsoft updated its Authenticator app on iPhone today, adding a much-requested feature: Push notification support. Now, you'll no longer need to enter codes when you approve a sign-in from your iPhone.
Thanks to the release this week of iOS 10.1 Beta 1, I was able to test an early version of Portrait mode, a coming feature of the iOS Camera app that will only work with the iPhone 7 Plus. And so far, it's not all that impressive.
Google has begun rolling out Allo for Android and iPhone, offering users their first peek at its artificial intelligence-based cross-platform smart messaging solution.
Somewhat lost in all the excitement around Apple's other hardware and software updates this month is macOS Sierra, which begins shipping today as a free upgrade for all Macs introduced since late 2009.