With not much happening in the Windows phone space, AdDuplex this month has expanded its examination of device usage to include Windows 10 usage on PCs and Microsoft Surface.
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Mary Jo Foley and I are joined by Father Robert Ballecer and we discuss Microsoft's Xbox Project Scorpio, Microsoft's Edge battery claims, Windows Phones and Tap to Pay, new Window 10 builds for Insiders, and more.
I was curious to see how or even if Microsoft would respond to Opera's attack on its Edge battery life claims. But as it turns out, Microsoft's response required only a single tweet.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Opera attacks Microsoft's Edge battery claims, figuring out what kind of TV you need for Xbox One S and HDR gaming, the user base for Microsoft Wallet with Tap to Pay is tiny, more.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, 14371 and it comes with a bunch of bug fixes and new activation features.
Hot on the heels of its most expensive Kindle release, Amazon has updated its least expensive Kindle with a thinner and lighter new design. Plus, it's available in white now too.
Microsoft has issued June 2016 firmware updates for its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 tablets. And that means they may have just fixed an issue I'd been experiencing with Surface Book.
A major update to the Maps app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile brings a number of new features, but Microsoft is also providing advice for those transitioning from the HERE apps.
Last night, Microsoft delivered Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14371 to Fast ring testers. As you might expect at this late point in development, there are no features.
Good news, Windows phone fans: Microsoft is finally beginning to roll out an e-wallet solution with Tap to Pay functionality to its most recent Lumia devices. It will work anywhere you see a contactless payment symbol.
About a year and a half ago, I partnered with Blue Whale Web to create Thurrott.com. As the site has grown, we have repeatedly evaluated how to best present our content to readers. And I'm excited---and, yes, a bit nervous---to present the next stage in our evolution.
This morning, Microsoft announced that the SharePoint app for iOS is now available. Versions for Android and Windows are expected later in the year, I was told.
Two months after its debut on the web, Microsoft Flow---not to be confused with the Microsoft Word Flow Keyboard---has arrived in (somewhat limited) mobile app form on iOS. Microsoft Flow helps you automate workflows between different cloud services.
Xbox Preview Program members should wake up to a small update this morning that adds language independence functionality and game pre-order improvements to Xbox One. News of the update comes courtesy of Microsoft's Mike Ybarra.
This week, Google announced that Gmail and Google Apps users can now avail themselves of a simpler form of two-step verification. Now, they can now approve sign-in requests with a single tap.
Today, Microsoft announced several updates for Office 365 Education that it says will enable educators and students to share content, increase collaboration, save time and extend classroom curriculum in the coming school year.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Spotify now has over 100 million active users, HP voluntarily recalls some laptop batteries, Fitbit improves its sleep tracking functionality, and Google is improving symptom search.
Microsoft Edge provides big battery life benefits when compared to competing browsers. But Microsoft has also documented the changes its making in the Windows 10 Anniversary update. And Edge's battery life advantage is about to get even bigger.
Later this year, Apple will bring Siri to the desktop where they hope to succeed with what Microsoft has struggled, get people to talk to their PC.
Windows 10 users who chose Edge will see hours of extra battery life when compared to using competing web browsers, Microsoft said. And it has the data---and a corresponding time-lapse video---to help prove its superiority.
Starting with the Anniversary Update, the Microsoft Edge web browser in Windows 10 supports extensions, which can be used to personalize the browser and add functionality.
Billed as the world's thinnest laptop, HP's new 13-inch Spectre notebook is a stunning, premium device that doesn't sacrifice performance for a stellar if somewhat controversial design.
An update to the Groove app on Windows 10 Insider Preview builds of Windows 10 for PCs and Mobile adds the Your Groove feature that enhances Recent plays with curated playlists that can help you discover new music, and rediscover music in your own collection.
Tech tidbit from around the web: Microsoft will sell games via Steam (again), the full list of Xbox Play Anywhere games, Android apps and Play Store arrive on Chromebooks in early preview, an interesting OnePlus 3 review, try PlayStation VR for yourself now, and more.
Microsoft first launched the Xbox One in 2013 with a muddled and ever-changing strategy and too-high pricing, confusing and then enraging its fans. Well, no more: Microsoft just destroyed the competition at E3 2016 and is delivering on a transparent, coherent and exciting Xbox One strategy.
Well, this is a welcome development. That Refresh Windows tool I discussed yesterday will be available from within Windows 10 going forward and will let users remove all of the crapware that comes with a new PC. Now that's progress.
On this episode, I cover my own rumor report from E3 and what Microsoft announced, Scorpio, Xbox One S, fiscal year end, Windows development and a lot more.