Microsoft fans who choose the iPhone or other Apple devices don't have as many options as do those who choose the more malleable Google Android. But you can still minimize Apple's grip on your i-devices, and on your life. Here's how I do it.
Recent iOS Stories
After a three week wait, Apple has finally updated its pre-release stable of upcoming OS versions, bringing iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10 to the Beta 2 milestone. These releases are still only available to Apple developers.
Microsoft has overhauled its app for Bing on iOS and has created something that you may want to actually use on a daily basis.
Microsoft has opened up applications to test Cortana on iOS but they are limiting it to users in the US and China but will expand outward in a few months.
This week, Microsoft has expanded the availability of its Send mobile app—which combines messaging with email—to both iPhone and Android, in preview.
Since June, I've been using various pre-release versions of iOS 9 on my iPhones, iPads and my iPod touch, and I upgraded to the final version last week.
Microsoft announced coming new Office updates for the iPad Pro, iOS 9, and WatchOS 2, expanding on the information it provided yesterday at the Apple event.
Microsoft has issued major new versions of Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad, adding UI, navigation, and search improvements on each platform.
Google announced this morning that its Android Wear computing platform is now compatible with Apple's iPhone, a genius and desperate cross-platform play.
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.
It has been three long years since Apple shipped a new iPod, and while today's iPod touch release was anticipated, I'm surprised so little has changed.
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.
At its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote this morning, Apple announced updates to all three of its major mobile platforms: Mac OS X, iOS and watchOS.