Slow day today. Here's what I could dredge up: Some dueling mobile payment announcements, a preview of Office 365 Planner, beta support for Apple Music arrives on Sonos.
Thinner, lighter and more versatile than a MacBook Air, HP's new ENVY Notebook could regardless be overlooked in this era of transforming, 2-in-1 PCs. That would be a mistake, I think.
Other news from around the web: WSJ delivers a Windows 10 universal app, Apple surprised by response to iPhone battery case, Samsung is copying Apple again, more.
Microsoft had an incredible year, with some epic moments. So without further ado, here's my look at Microsoft's 2015, the good, the meh, and the WTF.
Windows 10 Mobile supports a number of ways to "cast" or "beam" to an external display like an HDTV, including Miracast and wired Continuum.
A few items from around the web: HP's hilarious cloud offering, Google's AirPlay support and why it matters, smart phones are ruining our posture, and more.
Microsoft Band 2 can now remotely control playback of any music (or other audio/media) on your handset. This feature is easy to use ... once you know the secret to using it.
As many Windows phone enthusiasts have noticed, Mozo Lumia cases are in short supply. But now there's a second option for finding these great cases online.
Thanks to a recent firmware update, your Band 2 can now remind you to be more active if its noticed you're not moving around too much. Here's how to enable and configure this key new feature.
Some deep thoughts (or something) for a Saturday morning: Microsoft OneDrive and Surface apologies, the coming Edge extensibility, and Microsoft's future.
And just like that, we're at the final day of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals. The final deal is for an ASUS Transformer Book Flip 15-inch transforming laptop.
Microsoft has issued an apology to Surface Book and Pro 4 owners who have had a less-than-perfect experience with the new devices such as the sleep issue.
Day 12 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals provides a $50 gift card to Microsoft's content stores when you purchase a one-year Groove Music Pass subscription.
Facing mounting criticism of the way it handled its decision to limit OneDrive storage, Microsoft today announced some concessions to disgruntled fans.
On this episode, I talk about the updates for Windows 10, a bit about Redstone, Cortana taking on Siri, and everything else in the world of Microsoft.
News from around the web: PC focus group today, Xbox One is not MIcrosoft's final console, Xbox One Wireless Adapter now works with Windows 7 and 8.1 too, more
In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss the relative success of Microsoft and Apple and a surprising new Windows Phone update.
One of the most well known browser extesnsions has announced its support for Edge but we still do not have a release date for the feature.
Here are some more tidbits from around the Internets today: Cortana to float, big update for Groove on Windows 10 Mobile, Wal-Mart mobile payments, Tim Cook disses Chromebook.
A new update for Microsoft Band 2 adds long awaited activity reminders and music playback controls, plus an improved Exercise tile.
In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the "Christmas miracle" of Windows 10 build 10586.29, and so much more.
The Acer Aspire R 11 is just $280 in Day 10 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals, offering a touchscreen and a cool 360-degree dual-torque hinge.
Microsoft accidently posted a page that goes into detail about extensions for its Edge browser but we still do not have a release date at this time.
A new Google Play Music family plan lets subscribers add up to five additional family members for $5 more per month. The offering undercuts Spotify handily.
Fans of Microsoft's Windows Live Writer---an ancient way to write blog posts---will be excited to hear that Microsoft has fulfilled is promise to open-source the classic Windows desktop application.
In one of the first high-profile tests of the universal app platform outside of Redmond, Uber has delivered a version of its app that works on Windows 10 PCs and tablets as well as phones.
Microsoft has lowered the price of all Xbox One models by $50 through December 26. That means you can get the core Xbox One console for just $299 now.