Earlier today, I wrote about Microsoft's decision to step back from the MWC spotlight this week and let its partners take center stage. Here's a quick rundown of the top Windows 10 phones, tablets/2-in-1s and laptops that they are announcing this week.
While a lot of things were going through my mind as I listened to HP justify its Elite x3 Windows phone, the one thing I kept coming back to was this: Given the incredible specs and extensibility of HP's new handset, how can a rumored Surface phone even compete?
The long-rumored HP Elite x3 will cheer beleaguered Windows phone fans, even though this new smart phone isn't aimed at them, or at the retail market. Instead, the Elite x3 is just part of a compelling end-to-end solution aimed at businesses.
HP's gorgeous Elite x3 Windows phone is going to turn heads, but the Desk Dock and Mobile Extender accessories are, in some ways, just as impressive. Here are some product shots of the new hardware.
This week, Microsoft offered up a quick guide to extending the battery life on its Band 2 fitness wearable. It's a decent guide, but I have some better advice, based on real world usage, that will make a real difference in Band 2 battery life.
Microsoft this week announced the February 2016 updates to Sway on the web and on Windows 10. The web-based Sway updates are available immediately, and the updates to the Sway app for Windows 10 will be "available soon."
One day after build 14267 shipped to Windows Insiders using Windows 10 for PCs, Microsoft has delivered the same build for Windows 10 Mobile. As with the previous release, this for Insiders on the Fast ring.
Just got back from New York, but here are a few tidbits from around the web: A Microsoft Health update for Windows phones, App-V in Windows 10 Redstone, Plumbago ships, Apple's smart new Trade Up with Installments plan, and more.
On this episode, I cover the all the news that Microsoft announced this week including an the updates for the Surface line, getting hyped for MWC next week, Outlook gets a new theme and a lot more.
In this month's peek at Windows phone usage, AdDuplex adjusts their figures for Windows 10 Mobile and provides a very long list of new Windows 10 Mobile devices.
Previously-announced updates for the Xbox One console and the Xbox app for Windows 10 are rolling out this week, providing new social features, an avatar store, and an Xbox News feed, among other improvements.
Microsoft is testing a premium version of Outlook.com that could support custom domains. This means you could soon be able to use Outlook.com with your own domain name instead of being forced to use a Microsoft domain name.
Microsoft announced today that it has started rolling out updates to its Band wearables, with improvements to the sharing, Cortana, golf, and guided workouts experiences.
A few things worth discussing from today: A new version of the excellent Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, the new Outlook.com is coming out of preview, and Redstone to add some nice Continuum improvements for phone.
On this episode of Windows Weekly, we talk about what is going on with the Windows store, Windows 10 mobile, hot bags and a lot more.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 insiders and this time there are a couple new features; you can download it now if you are in the Fast ring.
Microsoft has released a firmware update for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book that finally allows the machines to enter a sleep state.
Microsoft is now rolling out the updated Outlook.com design that has been in the preview state for many months.
Microsoft is expected to release Windows 10 mobile to existing devices later this month with February 29th being stated as the lucky day.
And just like that, the parts of Nokia that made the company special have been scattered to the wind. The latest casualty: MixRadio has been axed by its new owner, LINE.
I have a new semi-custom desktop that has my first ever SLI GPU setup as well as Samsung's amazingly fast new Samsung 950 PRO -Series 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD.
It's been a tough year for Windows phone fans. But as time moves forward, we better understand the ramifications of Microsoft implementing the new strategy it announced last July. And I think we can finally see the way forward.
A few tidbits from around the web: A goofy new Microsoft app for iPhone, a one-day Surface Pro 4 sale, a free Hulu deal for Xbox One users, and an update to the Windows Device Recovery Tool.
Windows fans no longer need to pine for a MacBook Air: HP's Envy Notebook is thinner and less expensive than the Apple offering, and provides a number of unique features. Is it the ultimate Ultrabook? It comes very close.
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 650, a new low-end Windows phone that targets business users. The 650 will ship in select European countries beginning this week, and will cost just $200.
The new universal app version of Hulu for Windows 10 is now available for both PCs/tablets and Mobile. This app replaces previously separate Hulu Plus apps on both platforms.