Stephen Elop's decision to back Windows phone over Android was a strategic mistake that ultimately destroyed the company.
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Windows Phone hacker René ("Heathcliff74") announced a major update to his Windows Phone Internals tool that unlocks all known Lumia devices.
I read a story about a technology in which Microsoft is deeply invested. And yet, it's like Microsoft doesn't even exist.
Delta is starting the process to move away from Microsoft hardware in favor of iPhones and iPads in all of their planes.
This week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shed some new light on his evolving mobile strategy in the wake of the Windows phone defeat.
In his book Hit Refresh, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella admits that he advised his predecessor not to purchase Nokia.
I keep thinking that I'm done writing about Windows phone. And then something horrible happens. Again.
Mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1---the last version of Microsoft's mobile platform that was worth a damn---ends tomorrow.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week expressed regret that he didn't make the software giant a "world-class hardware company." Steve, please. You did the right thing.
If you're a Windows Insider, be careful not to install any new builds today: An internal mishap at Microsoft has triggered an errant release.
Microsoft is working on new software and hardware to try and claw back market share in the mobile space where the company has failed to plant its flag.
Microsoft has been promising to integrate Windows 10 PCs with our Android smartphones since early 2016. We're still waiting.
Today: Thurrott.com is going to Africa, Xbox Insiders Program will have four rings (probably), Norway v. Windows phone, All new Chromebooks will run Android apps, more.
A Google Play Services update has started rolling out on Android, providing an excellent Instant Tethering feature. We need this on Windows.
Today: Microsoft to stop updating Minecraft on Windows phones, Cortana coming to the Android lock screen, Office Lens for iPad, more.
After a successful first-gen NexDock device in 2016, the firm is jumping on board with the Intel Compute Card for 2017.
Today: A Games with Gold reminder, a Windows 7 warning from Microsoft Germany, a reported Windows licensing change is coming, much more.
Just three days after it delivered its biggest-ever Windows Insider build, Microsoft is back with a new build for both PC and Mobile.
If you're anything like me, your Microsoft account is the core of your online identity. It's time for a check-up.
Here's a New Year's Resolution to embrace: It's time to take control of your online identity, which is comprised of multiple accounts.
It wasn't the best of times or the worst of times. But 2016 was a notable year for the personal technology we cover here at Thurrott.com.
In mid-2010, I was one of the lucky few to get a prototype Windows phone, the Samsung Taylor. Over six years later, it still works fine.
In 2016, Microsoft took decisive steps away from its traditional roots and embraced a more open future in the cloud.
This month, AdDuplex takes a look at Windows 10 Mobile and Surface usage data. And yes, there are a few surprises.
This one is personal. And while all technology can be frustrating at times, I've never run into anything quite like Skype.
This weekend: Microsoft and Mobile World Congress, a quick reminder about Photosynth, Google Wallet web update, Windows phone insanity, more.
Microsoft has released new usage figures for Cortana and while the numbers are large, they don't tell the entire story about how it is used or how Siri/Google New measure up.