A few tech tidbits from around the web: No 512 MB Windows phones will get Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, Action Center improvements are coming to Windows 10, a look at the $79 Endless Mini PC, Spotify strikes deal with music industry, more.
As part of a Spring Sale, Microsoft will be offering its Xbox One video game console for as little as $300 starting on Sunday, March 20. And then the firm will offer great deals on digital Xbox games, PC games and movies and TV shows from the Xbox Store starting next week.
Amazon this week announced a new feature in its Audible mobile app that helps you share audiobook clips with others. The fun bit? It's available for iPhone and Windows phones ... But not Android.
Microsoft has finally released extensions for Edge and if you are not in the Fast ring but want a closer look, here is a deep dive.
Well, Microsoft wasn't kidding: In the wake of the HERE apps debacle, the software giant promised that it would quickly update its own Windows Maps app for Windows 10. And it has, shipping a new version of the app for both PC and Mobile with a lot of new features.
Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14291 for both PC and Mobile to Fast ring testers. And this one includes a ton of new features, including Edge extensions, plus some big app updates.
While it's fair to say that Windows 10 shipped in incomplete form last July, one piece of Windows 10 has remained developmentally well behind the rest over the intervening months. I'm referring of course to the Edge web browser.
Samsung announced today that its Galaxy TabPro S---the latest in a long line of Surface clones---will ship tomorrow in the United States and cost $900. It will be sold through the Microsoft Store and Best Buy, and directly from Samsung.
Following the release of Windows 10 Mobile to existing devices, Microsoft has updated the list of devices that can be included in the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program.
You've waited and waited, and the day has finally arrived (sort of): Microsoft announced today that it has finally---finally---begun the rollout of the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
Last week, Google surprised us with an early-than-usual peek at its next mobile OS, currently codenamed Android N. But with many checking out this first Android N build and discovering more new functionality than Google originally promoted, I thought I should dive in as well.
Happy St. Patrick's Day. A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft will bring HDR gaming to DirectX 12, Office Insider program updated on Android, Uber app updated with Family profiles, Teltra goes over the top with Windows 10 designs in retail stores, more.
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss whether Windows 10 is really silently upgrading on users' PCs, HERE abandons Windows phones, extensions should arrive on Edge this week, Build 2016, cross-network play on Xbox One, and more.
We've long known that Microsoft plans to bring the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) to Xbox One sometime in 2016. But now we have a slightly tighter schedule: This change will happen "this summer," according to Microsoft, or roughly inline with the Windows 10 "Redstone" milestone.
As you probably know, I've been championing Intel's amazing NUC mini-PC kits for the past month. But NUC is about to get a lot more powerful with the introduction of a new "Skull Canyon" model aimed at gamers and other high-end users.
I've long recommended the use of authenticator smart phone apps because they make using two-factor authentication easy. But with LastPass getting into the game, we now have an authenticator app that works identically across all platforms.
Today, Twitter released the first Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of its app for Windows 10 Mobile. The release follows the Twitter app for Windows 10 for PCs and tablets, and replaces the previous Windows phone app.
Some tech tidbits from around the web: a claim that the Windows kernel is slower than Linux, Microsoft and app design, Stephen Elop ends up at Telstra, Google Inbox gets Smart Reply on the web, Sony is open to cross-network play, more.
In this episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Andrew's new Macbook Pro, and Apple's March 21 press conference and what we expect them to announce.
In the wake of the latest Windows phone debacle---HERE announced that it was ending support for its location and navigation apps---Microsoft has, tepidly, said that it will improve its own Maps app to make up the lost ground.
A few tidbits from around the web: Excel 2016 gets a Pivot Table update, Windows Store will still accept Bitcoin, Opera refreshes for Windows 10, Stardock releases WindowBlinds 10, and a reversible microUSB cable looks interesting.
Sorry, Windows phone fans, but this one is a blockbuster of the wrong kind: HERE announced this week that it will pull its location and navigation apps from the Windows 10 Store on March 29. And it will never again update the apps or their maps on Windows Phone 8.
Playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 isn't just rewarding in its own right---I actually finished the game, again, on Xbox One by the way---it's the best way to get in on the action in the coming Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.
The latest addition to the vaunted ThinkPad X1 lineup is basically Lenovo's version of the Peanut Butter Cup. And in this case, the two great tastes that go together are the flexibility and versatility of its Yoga products and the reliability and design sense of the X1 series.
Microsoft today unveiled a new sharing experience for OneDrive on the web, simplifying the experience with more obvious choices.
The gradual Skypification of all things Microsoft continues this week, with Skype for Web picking up the ability to call both landlines and mobile phones, plus a few other new features.
Microsoft continues to push forward with its plans to open up its Xbox platform beyond the Xbox One console. But this week, it revealed something unexpected: Cross-network play, which could let Xbox One gamers compete with PlayStation 4 gamers.