Mobile en Windows + Mac: Virtualization <div class="field-deck"> An incredibly seamless experience </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From the earliest days of Mac OS X, various virtualization solutions have made it possible for users of Apple's Mac computers to run Windows and, more critically, Windows applications. These solutions have gotten dramatically more sophisticated in recent years, allowing you to run Windows applications side-by-side with Mac OS X apps. And the one I'm using now, Parallels Desktop 10, is particularly amazing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Desktop virtualization Mac Mac OS X Mobile Windows Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:14:00 +0000 45161 at BLU Win HD Review <div class="field-deck"> There's a new option to consider </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For the past few years, the Nokia Lumia lineup has dominated Windows Phone and provided a wide range of options—too wide, by some measures—hitting at every price point and market niche imaginable. But with Microsoft finally offering competitive Windows Phone licensing this year, we're seeing a fair number of Android device makers offering Windows Phone alternatives. And key among them is BLU, whose Win HD is no flagship but is quite affordable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone BLU Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:14:00 +0000 45151 at A Second Look at the Lumia 735 and 830 <div class="field-deck"> "Selfie phone" or "affordable flagship"? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I've had an unexpected reaction to the newly-arrived Lumia 830 and Lumia 735, though I hinted at the root cause in my first impressions of the latter device. Despite their relative model numbers, the Lumia 830 isn't always better than the 735. That is, there are quite a few things I prefer about the Lumia 735, the supposed lesser of the two devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Lumia Lumia 735 Nokia Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:35:00 +0000 45141 at Short Takes: October 17, 2014 <div class="node-body link-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including a coming Microsoft developer event, a "new" Surface Pro 3 ad, the truth about Surface Pro 3 and the NFL is no joke, Verizon hates Windows Phone, Google and Apple hold dueling product announcements this week, FBI director still hates encryption, Google's advertising profits fall so all of Google's profits fall, and no lines for iPhone 6 in China.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:17:00 +0000 45111 at Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 Preview <div class="field-deck"> More of the same, but ... so what? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While it was very obvious what Apple needed to do to fix the iPhone in 2014—bigger screens, anyone?—demonstrably improving on the world's most popular tablets has proven to be far less obvious. So with less than the usual fanfare today, Apple introduced the new iPads, which aren't much different than the previous iPads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS iPad Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:36:00 +0000 45101 at Windows App Studio Beta Improves with App Side-loading, More <div class="field-deck"> An amazing tool gets more amazinger </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's amazing web-based app creator tool received a major update this week. Windows App Studio now supports Windows Phone app side-loading, 9 new languages, new page layouts for PCs and tablets, and much more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Windows 8 Software Development Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:14:00 +0000 45071 at "Halo: Spartan Strike" Coming Soon to Windows, Windows Phone <div class="field-deck"> Nice! </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last year, Halo fans got the first mobile game in the franchise's history, the excellent "Halo: Spartan Assault." So this year, Microsoft is turning it up to 11 with a second title, "Halo: Spartan Strike," which provides an all-new story, new enemies, device-to-device play continuation, and great new graphics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Windows 8 Games Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 45061 at Skype 5.6 for iPhone Optimized for All Screen Sizes <div class="field-deck"> Second update that targets iOS 8 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft released a new version of Skype today for iPhone, and it's going one aim only: To ensure that this app looks nice on any supported iPhone screen. This is an issue because Apple still supports the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in its latest OS, and each of which features a different screen size and resolution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Skype iOS iPhone iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:06:00 +0000 45031 at Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player Preview <div class="field-deck"> Google's late 2014 device lineup arrives </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Google on Wednesday finally unveiled major updates to its device lineup, with a new smart phone, tablet and set-top box shipping next month alongside the next Android version, now called Lollipop. As with previous Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 smart phone and Nexus 9 tablet will provide "pure" Android experiences. And the Nexus Player set-top box is latest of several attempts by Google to gain traction in the living room.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Android Chromecast Google Google Play Nexus Nexus 5 Nexus 6 Nexus 9 Nexus Player Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:04:00 +0000 45021 at Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones First Impressions <div class="field-deck"> The HD-10 arrives </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OK, it doesn't have the greatest name in the world. But the Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 provides what appears to be the simplest-ever connectivity between your NFC-enabled Nokia Lumia handset and an external display, allowing you to mirror the device's screen and enjoy movies, TV shows, games, and other content on the big screen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Lumia Miracast Nokia Mobile Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:25:00 +0000 45011 at