Tonight, Microsoft announced the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14372 for both PC and Mobile. This new build comes just two days after it delivered build 14371 for PCs and just one day after build 14371 for Mobile.
Recent Windows 10 Mobile Stories
As I first reported on Twitter, hell has frozen over: Verizon is delivering the shipping (non-Insider) version of Windows 10 Mobile to its two-year-old orphan, the Lumia Icon.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft is bringing a new feature called Your Groove to your favorite music service. Your Groove provides a new view in the PC, Mobile, and HoloLens versions of the Groove Music app with recently played music and curated playlists.
The official Twitter app for Windows 10 was recently updated with support for polls and the ability to disable video autoplay. Twitter is this week's top-rated AppRaisin app pick of the week.
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14366 for PCs and Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14364 to Insiders on the Fast ring. The PC build is available immediately, but the Mobile build will be pushed out this evening.
It's Patch Tuesday, so the shipping, non-Insider versions of Windows 10 for PCs and Windows 10 Mobile were both updated to build 10586.420. Neither sports any major new features, of course, but both include some improvements.
This week, Bank of America launched a new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app for its customers. The app works on both PCs and Mobile, and brings sophisticated mobile banking capabilities to the Windows ecosystem.
The Microsoft Health app for Android is being updated today, adding support for the Cortana digital personal assistant. Yes, that means that you can now use Cortana on your Band 2.
Folks, the train has left the station: HP this week released a series of videos about its upcoming Elite x3 Windows phone, eliminating any doubt that it plans to re-enter the smart phone market with Microsoft's failed platform.
Microsoft delivered a new build of Windows 10 Mobile to Insiders on the Fast ring last night, providing a first peek at key new Anniversary Update functionality: You can now sync phone notifications with your Windows 10 PC.
Last night, Microsoft reissued Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14342 to testers on the Fast Ring, adding a few bug fixes, including a "hot pocket" battery life issue on the Lumia 930 and Icon.
I'm trying to put this week's Windows phone news in perspective, but there really isn't that much to say. Last July, Microsoft effectively exited the smart phone market, but now they're just ... exiting the smart phone market a bit more. Not much of a story, is it?
In this month's peek at Windows phone usage, AdDuplex takes a deeper look at Windows 10 Mobile, which has just crossed the 10 percent usage milestone. It's official: 10.4 percent of Windows phones out in the wild are running the latest OS version.
On Monday night, Microsoft announced a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build. As you might expect, this build includes some new features and fixes, but it also introduces a new versioning scheme and supports more handset models than previous builds.
Buried in this week's announcement about a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build was some surprising news: Microsoft is removing key Wi-Fi Sense functionality in the Anniversary Update. Called controversial by some, Wi-Fi Sense is nothing of the sort. But apparently so few people used it that Microsoft felt updating and supporting the feature was untenable.
It's Patch Tuesday, so Microsoft has delivered the May 2016 cumulative updates for Windows 10 1511 for PCs and Mobile. These updates are available separately on each platform, and provide changes that are unique to each. Here's what's new in 10586.318.
The amazing game "Valiant Hearts: The Great War" is now available on Windows 10 for PCs and Mobile, just the latest in a growing list of top shelf games to hit the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). This game was one of my Windows Weekly picks last year on Xbox One, and is one of the best new games of the past several years.
Good news, Lumia Icon users: Microsoft revealed this week that it will indeed support the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade on your favorite smart phone. However, that support is only for Insider Preview versions of the OS.
While Spotify is arguably the most popular full-featured music subscription service in the world, it lacks one key feature for those with their own music collections: Spotify offers no way to upload your own music to the service.
Microsoft announced today that the official Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram apps for Windows 10 will be made available starting today. Facebook and Facebook Messenger are launching on PCs, while Instagram is being made available on Mobile.
Well, now they're just giving them away: Microsoft customers in the U.S. and Canada can now purchase a Lumia 950 XL phablet and get the Lumia 950 smart phone for free.
Tech tidbits from the web: Windows Insider build 14295.1004 heads out to the Slow ring, Chrome has over one billion users on mobile, Google Keep adds an extension too, Apple lies reach a new low, and ARM is looking to the future.