TripAdvisor is bringing its app to Windows 10 but it looks like Microsoft had to offer up bundling the app with new installs to convince them to release the application.
It's January, and Microsoft's new Lumia 950, 950 and 950 XL have been out in the market for over a month now. How are these devices faring in usage compared to more established Windows phones?
I'm feeling a little riffy today. But first, here are some tidbits from around the web: Microsoft "surfaces" the facts, car holders for Microsoft devices, a peek at the Brave browser, and some headline riffs.
Despite concerns about Apple's quarterly earnings announcement, this is the most successful company in the world, and the firm made a great case for ongoing success: It now has an "active installed base" of over one billion devices.
You may be familiar with the MSN News mobile app, which I use regularly across each of the big mobile platforms. Well, here's another news app from Microsoft, and it's currently available only on iOS. For some reason.
I've stated before that any true Windows phone fan needs to be on the Windows Insider program, because that's the only way to ensure you will get timely OS updates. Well, Insider is about to get a lot better, with Microsoft working to add Windows phone firmware updates to the program as well.
Microsoft today announced its predictions for the first phase of the U.S. presidential election. And if Bing's predictive capabilities are to be believed, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will both emerge from the coming electoral season as big winners.
A number of readers are reporting that Windows 10 Mobile is using cell data even when Wi-Fi is available and causing them to exceed their monthly limits. Microsoft is aware of the issue and has provided a quick workaround.
A few tidbits from around the web: Windows Defender goes from goat to hero, Audible gets a nice update on Windows phones, worries over slowing iPhone sales growth, Spotify to add videos, and "Peak Prime."
In a nice nod to the platform's past, Windows 10 Mobile enables Skype integration across key Windows 10 Mobile apps like Phone and Messaging. But if you find this integration irritating---as I do---you can simply disable it and use the dedicated Skype app instead.
Just two weeks into its initial release, Microsoft Selfie for iPhone hit 500,000 downloads, a fairly impressive number for such an app. Who knew there was such an audience for a Microsoft app on iPhone?
A few tidbits from around the web: The original COD: Black Ops is coming to Xbox One backwards compatibility soon, Daimler CEO impressed by Apple and Google car efforts, iPad Pro hasn't helped, and the mystery of the Apple's Watch killer feature.
Last year, I discussed my plans to build my next desktop PC, and then never really followed through. But this year, I'll be building two PCs, a gaming PC for my son and a non-gaming PC for myself.
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard will come with a new feature, a one-handed mode that has the keys in a fan-layout that should make it easier to type with only your thumb.
Microsoft is updating Cortana in Windows 10 so that it can suggest reminders based on your email and help you better manage your calendar by giving you insights into your schedule. The updates are arriving first for Insiders, of course.
This is a good news/bad news thing: HERE Maps, Drive, Transit, and City Lens have returned to the Windows Store for phones. But they will still not install on Microsoft's new Lumia 950 series of handsets for some reason.
While Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 users continue to twist in the wind, the software giant delivered significant firmware updates for both Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 late this past week. Here's what's new.
As promised, Microsoft has delivered the initial lists of Skylake-based business PCs on which it will support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. These lists come from four of the biggest PC makers for businesses: Lenovo, HP, Dell and NEC.
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On this episode, I cover the all the news that Microsoft announced this week including limited support for Skylake CPUs, Xbox news, a new build of Redstone (insider info) and a lot more.
Microsoft this morning announced that previously-promised high-end versions of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 that feature 1 TB of storage are now available for order. And as an added bonus, Surface fans can pick up a new gold version of the Surface Pen as well.
Microsoft will soon be bringing extensions to Edge and while the feature is not shipping yet, we can get an early look at how they will be managed inside the browser.
Microsoft is having its iPhone 4 "Antennagate" moment, thanks to rampant reliability issues with its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices. But rather than publicly face the problems head-on, the software giant has retreated behind a veil of silence, undermining the credibility and viability of its hardware offerings.
Microsoft has announced a sweeping set of Office 365 updates that span the business and consumer versions of the service and impact Office 2016 for iPad, Office mobile apps for Windows, Office 2016 for Mac, and more.
A few tidbits from around the web: New Dropbox mobile app on Windows 10, updates to Office on iOS, Brave new web browser will "fix the web," Google Cultural Institute looks pretty amazing, and heart rate is more important than steps.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, 10112 and there is at least one new feature in this release for Edge but also a big bug for gamers too.