In this month’s peek at Windows phone usage, AdDuplex examines the uptake for Windows 10 Mobile and provides an interesting look at the handsets that Windows phone enthusiasts use.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft's cloud business still trails Amazon's, Windows 10 is prompting Chrome users to switch to Edge, Firefox is the latest browser to kick Flash to the curb, Plex comes to Sonos, and how to undo iOS 10's most annoying feature.
Chances are you've heard about the "Pokémon Go" craze that's swept the planet. I don't actually play the game, being an adult male. But my daughter does. And with its arrival here in France, her vacation has been transformed.
I'm away in Paris, France this week, so Mary Jo Foley joins Andrew Zarian and they discuss Microsoft missing its goal of Windows 10 on a billion devices, Surface as a service, Windows 10 as a subscription for enterprise customers, Xbox One S launch on August 2, and the HP Elite X3.
With me in Paris, France this week, Brad Sams joins Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley and they discuss Microsoft's earnings, Windows 10, Microsoft's plan to fix Skype, new Office 365 services, a Surface Pro 3 battery issue, Xbox One and more.
Eager to put the "Skylake" disaster behind it, Intel quietly revealed this week that it is now shipping that chipset's successor, called "Kaby Lake." This is the Intel Core chipset that will power the next-generation Surface devices that many expect to ship in early 2017.
Microsoft's SwiftKey this week launched a new Swiftmoji keyboard app for both Android and iPhone that delivers emoji-predicting capabilities. That is, it offers emoji suggestions based on what you just typed and your emoji preferences.
In the clearest sign yet that development of the Windows 10 Anniversary update---and, thus, Windows 10 version 1607---is nearing completion, Microsoft last night pushed the latest pre-release build to the Slow ring, after just two days in Fast ring testing.
Tech tidbits from around the web: I'm in Paris, Microsoft is changing how it reports Windows 10 users, Richard Irving leaves Xbox, Microsoft Press finally figures out paper is dead, a new Gears of War 4 gameplay trailer, more.
Good news for those stung by Skype weirdness and reliability issues over the past several months: The problems have been caused by a transition to a more modern, mobile-friendly architecture and should be fully resolved soon. Here's what's happening.
The NuAns NEO is the most innovative Windows phone since the original Nokia Lumia, but it will never succeed on Kickstarter, making it yet another also-ran. And that's a shame, as this is an amazing-looking Windows phone handset.
Here's a tip for Windows 10 users: Microsoft is offering deals on apps, games, movies, TV shows, and music in the Windows Store tied to the July 29 anniversary of the initial Windows 10 release.
Windows 10 Mobile users on the Windows Insider Fast ring have a nice surprise this morning: An update to Microsoft's Camera app has delivered eagerly-awaited panorama functionality.
If you have a Surface Pro 3 with a Simplo battery and are experiencing shortened battery life, you are not alone and the issue appears to be widespread.
A new update to the Xbox (Beta) app for Windows 10 provides a number of useful new features, including Twitter sharing, Game DVR clip editing, PC game hubs, and more.
Google announced this week that it has issued the final Android N developer preview ahead of the mobile OS's official launch. Like previous developer previews, this one is available mostly on select Nexus devices only.
While HP has been very clear since the February unveiling of its Elite x3 that this device targets the enterprise, the firm recently revealed to me that it has another audience in mind as well: Windows phone enthusiasts.
The first-ever major update to the Microsoft Groove apps on Android and iPhone brings most of the improvements we've seen in the Windows 10 version of the app these more popular mobile platforms. This is a big deal.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, build 14393, but if you use a Surface Pro 4 or a Surface Book, you may want to wait on installing as there is a known issue that could cause your machine to BSOD.
Microsoft announced today that it has started rolling out the new Skype UWP app on Windows 10 Mobile. Additionally, the PC version of that app---which is included with the Windows 10 Anniversary update---has been updated as well.
Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox One S 2TB model will arrive on August 2nd, the same day as the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary update.
HP announced today that its business-class Elite x3 Windows phone will arrive in the United States on August 29 with a suggested retail price of $699. There's also a bundle with an Elite x3 Desk Dock for $799.
This is a bit random, but three readers have asked me the same question over the past week: What do I use to backup my PCs? It's a great question.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Game play footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the HP Elite x3 is very expensive, Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2 TB Bundle is the first custom Xbox One S, Microsoft Flow now available on the Google Play Store, more.
I travel a lot for work and pleasure, and if I’m going to be spending at least one night away from home, I make sure to pack my laptop bag and a luggage-based gadget bag appropriately.
Last week, I predicted that Microsoft would have trouble meeting its goal of getting one billion Windows 10 devices in the market within 2-to-3 years, and would likely fall short. And now, the software giant has confirmed that prediction in the strangest way possible.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 to Insiders, 14390 and this is the same build currently being tested with employees.