A new video from Microsoft Research shows how the '3D touch' feature of the McLaren Windows Phone would have worked, if the device was ever released.
IDC today released a report describing first quarter tablet sales, noting that unit sales have shrunk overall year-over-year. Tablets were once expected to over-take the PC market, but it's not clear now whether that will ever happen. So how do tablets evolve going forward?
Tech tidbits from around the web: Weather forecast is interrupted by Windows 10 upgrade prompt, Microsoft releases Windows 10 for PCs 10586.240 and Mobile 10586.242 to Release Preview ring, a remastered "Modern Warfare" will be bundled with next Call of Duty game, and much more.
There's been an interesting push this year by hardware makers to adapt Chromebooks for business use. But HP's new Chromebook 13 for business borrows a page from its Windows phone strategy in going the extra distance and offering integration capabilities with Microsoft environments.
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss a weather report that was interrupted by a Windows 10 upgrade request, Microsoft's quarterly earnings, a renewed commitment to Windows 10 Mobile, new builds of Windows 10 for PCs and Mobile, and lots of cloud news.
Microsoft announced today that the official Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram apps for Windows 10 will be made available starting today. Facebook and Facebook Messenger are launching on PCs, while Instagram is being made available on Mobile.
At E3 2016, Microsoft will be announcing new hardware that includes a new standard controller along with another device.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft open sources the Xamarin SDK, Office Lens for iOS and Android is updated, Google expands Android Wear bands to better compete with Apple Watch, a reminder about Amazon cloud storage, more.
Microsoft is planning to release the Anniversary update to Windows 10 in late July, according to the latest internal roadmap.
A leaked internal email allegedly written by Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson states that the software giant is committed to supporting the beleaguered Windows 10 Mobile for many years. This is good news, but the email also confirms that Microsoft will continue its exit from the phone market.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 14332, for both desktop and mobile, and they are also kicking-off Bug Bash with Windows Insiders; make sure to check out the bug list as both builds have lots of known issues.
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition arrives on Windows 10 tomorrow, providing cross-play functionality with the Xbox One version of the game. It also features 4K-capable graphics and other unique features on the PC.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Surface Book and Pro 4 are now Solid Edge certified, Windows Health UWP app is coming to Windows 10, Google takes on Microsoft's mid-sized business customers, Nokia buys Withings for some reason, more.
Businesses interested in field testing a preview version of Skype for Business for Mac can now do so: Microsoft announced today that the Public Preview is now starting and will expand over the coming weeks.
While most readers know that Microsoft makes a ton of great Android apps, you probably don't know that it also provides a way to keep up-to-date on its Android app innovations.
Two weeks after my wife and I invited Alexa into our home, we're saying goodbye to the Amazon Echo and returning it to Amazon for a refund. The reason? This technology, while interesting and a clear peek at the future, just isn't essential.
An update to the Gmail app for Android is adding support for Microsoft Exchange accounts. This capability was previously provided only on Google's own Nexus devices, apparently.
The good news? Windows users are about to get placeholders back. The bad? This functionality is coming from Dropbox, not Microsoft's OneDrive.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Brad Silverberg on Bill Gates' biggest mistakes, John Romero's new game is revealed, is on Kickstarter, Lumia "McLaren" revealed, eBay is selling the Surface Pro 3 for $220 off, more.
A report in Ars Technica claims that Google will dramatically expand its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) technologies to bring over one million Android apps to Chrome OS and Chromebooks. And to Windows, too.
Apple Watch is divisive among tech enthusiasts, with Apple fanboys eagerly declaring the product a winner and its detractors calling it an utter failure. As is often the case, the truth is a bit less well-defined, and the future of Apple Watch is of course a lot less certain.
Well, now they're just giving them away: Microsoft customers in the U.S. and Canada can now purchase a Lumia 950 XL phablet and get the Lumia 950 smart phone for free.
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard is now available on the iPhone, providing nice customization options and a unique Arc mode for one-handed usage. The initial release is U.S. English-only, but it's not clear if its distribution is restricted.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Inside Bash on Windows, using Project Fi with non-Nexus phones, Android N will support 3D Touch too, Apple Watch apps must be standalone by June, Another legal out for Apple, and a new Jason Bourne trailer.
I've spent a lot of time this year decluttering, both physically around the house, and digitally. But there's no task more daunting, perhaps, than scanning and then throwing out decades of paper-based photos.
Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 today that has a significant number of new features and if you want a closer look without installing the build, we have you covered.
Now that Windows Ink is finally available in an Insider build of Windows 10, it's possible to check out whether this new functionality will transform the way we use a pen with Windows. So here's a quick tour.