Greetings from snowy (again) New England. Here are some tidbits from around the web: An Xbox One backwards compat glitch, a coming Nexus VR viewer, Google vs. books, Facebook kills Android/iOS battery life, and Tim Cook's terrible Super Bowl picture breaks Twitter.
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As you may have seen, Microsoft revealed that it has purchased SwiftKey and will, over time, integrate this software-based keyboard technology with its own WordFlow efforts. I look forward to that future, but for now, let's take a quick look at how SwiftKey works today.
I've been preaching common sense and honesty in all things tech for years, but when something you love comes under fire, you tend to take things a bit more personally. Buck up, Windows phone fans. For now at least, you can of course continue using your favorite smart phone, while Microsoft figures out what to do next.
Back in the saddle again: Turning Microsoft's earnings milk sour, the first anniversary of Outlook on Android and iOS, Facebook wakes up, Apple rumors, and Apple formalizes the market for VR.
Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: A prediction about Microsoft's quarterly earnings, an Xbox Beta app for Windows 10 update, new Insider build of Office for Android, and various analysts take on Apple's quarter.
I'm feeling a little riffy today. But first, here are some tidbits from around the web: Microsoft "surfaces" the facts, car holders for Microsoft devices, a peek at the Brave browser, and some headline riffs.
Despite concerns about Apple's quarterly earnings announcement, this is the most successful company in the world, and the firm made a great case for ongoing success: It now has an "active installed base" of over one billion devices.
You may be familiar with the MSN News mobile app, which I use regularly across each of the big mobile platforms. Well, here's another news app from Microsoft, and it's currently available only on iOS. For some reason.
A few tidbits from around the web: Windows Defender goes from goat to hero, Audible gets a nice update on Windows phones, worries over slowing iPhone sales growth, Spotify to add videos, and "Peak Prime."
Just two weeks into its initial release, Microsoft Selfie for iPhone hit 500,000 downloads, a fairly impressive number for such an app. Who knew there was such an audience for a Microsoft app on iPhone?
A few tidbits from around the web: The original COD: Black Ops is coming to Xbox One backwards compatibility soon, Daimler CEO impressed by Apple and Google car efforts, iPad Pro hasn't helped, and the mystery of the Apple's Watch killer feature.
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard will come with a new feature, a one-handed mode that has the keys in a fan-layout that should make it easier to type with only your thumb.
Microsoft has announced a sweeping set of Office 365 updates that span the business and consumer versions of the service and impact Office 2016 for iPad, Office mobile apps for Windows, Office 2016 for Mac, and more.
A few tidbits from around the web: New Dropbox mobile app on Windows 10, updates to Office on iOS, Brave new web browser will "fix the web," Google Cultural Institute looks pretty amazing, and heart rate is more important than steps.