For the past few weeks, I've been evaluating three smartphones that represent some of the best choices available in their respective pricing categories. Here are some early recommendations.
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Spring is in the air, so Google is rolling out a developer preview for its next version of Android ahead of the May beta release.
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.
If you have an Android phone and use Windows 10, you may now be able to send SMS from the desktop.
In a big day that was partially ruined by leaks, Google announced two new Nexus-branded Android handsets, a new Pixel C tablet, and new Chromecast devices.
This week, Microsoft has expanded the availability of its Send mobile app—which combines messaging with email—to both iPhone and Android, in preview.
Microsoft's mobile app buying binge shows no sign of slowing down, with the software giant recently acquiring the well-reviewed Echo Notification Lockscreen.
Yesterday, my custom-designed Moto X Pure Edition arrived, and I spent much of yesterday afternoon installing apps and otherwise moving to the new phone.
Microsoft has issued major new versions of Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad, adding UI, navigation, and search improvements on each platform.
Fire phone no more: Amazon has shut down all smart phone development and will focus that part of the company on tablets and other hardware projects instead.
Microsoft announced today that it has shipped very early preview versions of its Skype for Business app for both Android and iOS.
Microsoft has announced with new and improved apps for both Apple Watch and Android Wear. The most interesting new app, perhaps, is Microsoft Translator.
Microsoft this week released Groove Music—the replacement for Xbox Music—to Android devices, Xbox One and the web. And Sonos announced beta support as well.
Microsoft has issued a major update to the Xbox Music apps for Android and iOS, adding support for OneDrive-based music and other new capabilities.
If you're familiar with streaming music services like Spotify, Apple Music will seem very familiar. But it will be a compelling choice for Apple fans.