Here is a very early peek at the next chapter in Windows Phone book, Office + OneNote. This chapter focuses on the Office hub—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Mobile plus the SkyDrive and SharePoint integration—and the OneNote Mobile app.
Josh Coleman fills in for me this week on What The Tech and he and Andrew Zarian discuss Google I/O 2013, the Google All Music streaming music service, next week's unveiling of the next gen Xbox, e-sports, the sad state of games for the Wii U, whether Ouya is the future of gaming devices.
With Nokia finally filling out its product line with new Lumia 920 derivatives for other wireless operators, a clear strategy emerges: Nokia is betting that its vaunted reputation in camera optics will help sell its high-end smart phones. But Nokia’s strength in this area isn’t just about the camera hardware: Users of Lumia 92x handsets also benefit from ongoing software updates, low-light camera performance, and apps that work together in unique ways.
The only reason I’m not using a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is that I’ve gotten too used to the 15-inch form factor of my current Ultrabook. But browsing around the ThinkPad web site this morning, I came across a nice infographic comparison of the X1 Carbon (and Touch) with Apple’s MacBook Air. And they do a nice job of differentiating.
I'm away on a business trip this week, so Peter "Dr. Pizza" Bright joined Mary Jo Foley and Leo Laporte on Windows Weekly and discussed a big week for Windows Phone news, Google and Microsoft argue over the Windows Phone YouTube app, Google I/O, more "Blue" news and clues, and the unofficial start of Microsoft's summer of show madness.
An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including Google and Microsoft find some common ground in an unexpected place, Microsoft renews campaign to kill off its best-selling product ever, Dell tanks while Carl Icahn tries to rob its corpse, Gates is ironically number one again thanks to monopoly busting, the DOJ details its evidence against Apple in e-book price-fixing case, and Apple responds by pointing in the other direction.
Microsoft announced today that the Windows 8-based Surface Pro tablet would ship in numerous European countries this month, with the first country getting the device starting tomorrow. Additionally, Microsoft revealed a special deal for new Surface RT customers in Europe.
While Microsoft doesn’t seem too interested in adding offline support for the Office Web Apps—the web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote—it does in fact support this capability in Outlook Web App, the web-based email, contacts, calendar, and tasks management solution in the business versions of Office 365. Here’s how to enable it and how it works.
It’s all coming together, baby: Windows Phone has surpassed Blackberry to become the number three smart phone platform in the world, behind Android and iOS. OK, maybe it’s not that dramatic. But in the battle for ecosystems, Microsoft and Nokia are betting that there can be only three.
A purported Microsoft internal video parodies Google’s “Now Everywhere” ad for the Chrome web browser, noting that Chrome is, in fact, tracking you and targeting you with ads to monetize your personal info … now everywhere. Regardless of the source, it’s actually pretty brilliant.
Google CEO Larry Page got tripped up by a bit of hypocrisy during his appearance at his firm’s annual Google I/O developer conference. At an event at which the firm didn’t announce a single product or service that runs natively on Microsoft’s Windows platforms, Page complained that Microsoft recently added support for Google Chat to Outlook.com without enabling the reverse.
Google--Microsoft’s biggest platform competitor—launched its annual Google I/O developer show today and as usual the firm made a number of fascinating announcements that had absolutely nothing to do with developers. Google I/O always presents a fascinating peek into what Google is doing at this moment in time, and this year’s show hasn’t disappointed so far. Indeed, it’s almost overwhelming.
I know, I know. It doesn’t seem possible. But buried at the end of a lengthy blog post about the Nokia Lumia 925, the Windows Phone team actually announced that it will deliver an update to Windows Phone 8 this summer.
Just last year, industry analysts spoke of a duopoly in the smart phone market, with Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone slicing up the market between them. But today, it’s pretty much an Android monopoly, with iPhone market share falling precipitously.
Microsoft revealed today that it is adding yet another new feature to Outlook.com: Google Chat compatibility. Soon, you’ll be able to chat with your Google friends in addition to those with Skype and Facebook.
Every so often, I publish an updated version of my “What I Use” document, which details the technology products and services I actually use day-to-day. Since I’m currently on my third business trip in five weeks, this is perhaps an ideal time to discuss the technology products I rely on when I travel and a few related points....More
Lots of changes since November, including a new PC-based home server running Windows 8, several new smart phones, new PCs and tablets, new cloud backup, Office 365 Home Premium and a nice doubling of my Internet speeds courtesy of Verizon FIOS....More