Mobile en iOS for the Windows Guy: Use an Authenticator App <div class="field-deck"> Job one: Get secure </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With Apple finally taking its mobile platform to the next level with iPhone 6 and iOS 8, many will use Windows PCs at home and work and iPhone on the go. Here's one way you can help manage your transitions between these two worlds: By using an authenticator app on your iPhone to manage account logins.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS iPhone Microsoft account Mobile Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:47:00 +0000 43781 at Windows + Mac: Boot Camp <div class="field-deck"> Better than before, still not ideal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple still provides a Boot Camp utility for its Mac computers that lets you dual boot between Windows and Mac OS X. As has always been the case, the Boot Camp drivers are not ideal, resulting in lackluster battery life and some balky hardware devices in Windows. But can you minimize these issues somewhat with third-party drivers, and turn your Mac into a reasonable facsimile of a Windows PC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mac Macbook Air Mobile Windows Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:17:00 +0000 43761 at Amazon Launches New Kindle E-Readers, Tablets <div class="field-deck"> Interesting updates, but I think I'm done here </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon this week announced new versions of most of its Kindle e-book reader devices and tablets. As always, the Kindle devices undercut the pricing of rivals and offer some unique features. But this is the first time since the original Kindle that I haven't been fired up by a new Kindle release, and I find myself in the unprecedented position of not wanting any of these devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire OS Kindle Kindle Fire Kindle Fire HDX Mobile Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:49:00 +0000 43721 at Apple Touts Privacy Benefits of its Platforms <div class="node-body link-body">On the eve of the iPhone 6 launch—the company's latest smart phones go on sale Friday morning—Apple has published a new web site that extolls its relationship with customers and their privacy. And the message is simple: There is no relationship. Apple, the site says, respects your privacy and never works behind the scenes, as Google does, to mine your data and sell it to advertisers. It's a compelling message.</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 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:32:00 +0000 43711 at Windows Dev Center Drops Annual Registration Fee <div class="field-deck"> Almost free </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a major—if penultimate—change to its developer program for Windows and Windows Phone, Microsoft this week dropped the annual registration fee from Windows Dev Center. Now, developers only have make a one-time registration payment of just $20 and they're granted lifetime registration and benefits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Software Development Windows Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:14:00 +0000 43701 at Toshiba Encore Mini Preview <div class="field-deck"> We're drowning in cheap devices. Here's the cheapest </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The question "how low can they go?" is no longer theoretical. As it turns out, they can go very low indeed. PC makers have raced to respond to Microsoft's "zero dollar" Windows licensing, and the result is a new generation of ultra-cheap Windows PCs and devices. The latest example: Toshiba's $120 mini-tablet, the Encore Mini.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Windows 8.1 with Bing Windows 8 Hardware Mobile Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:44:00 +0000 43691 at Windows + Mac: Which Windows <div class="field-deck"> You don't travel so you can experience what you already have </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I was going to move on to a discussion of virtualizing Windows on the Mac, but before I get to that I think it may be worth a short discussion around some of the Windows-related issues you'll need to deal with regardless of which method you choose. Indeed, this conversation about running Windows on the Mac is going to be a bit more involved than I originally thought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mac Mac OS X Macbook Air Windows 8.1 Windows 8 Hardware Mobile Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:00 +0000 43671 at Office Lens for Windows Phone Can Now Create Office Documents <div class="field-deck"> An amazing app gets even better </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft on Tuesday released an update to its excellent Office Lens app for Windows Phone, enabling the app to convert scanned pictures into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations that you can edit, author and edit again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 43661 at Microsoft Releases OneNote Share Extension for iOS 8 <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft + Apple </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to new extensibility features in iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, it's now possible for third parties to improve on the base OS in the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in interesting new ways. So Microsoft is supporting this extensibility with a new OneNote Share extension that lets you share information to OneNote from almost anywhere in iOS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS iPad iPhone OneNote Mobile Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:19:00 +0000 43651 at OneNote Comes to Android Wear Watches <div class="field-deck"> Taking notes to a new place </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Welcome to crazy town. Microsoft today released its first version of OneNote for Android Wear Watches. This means you can speak into your wrist like Dick Tracey and capture ideas and information in all-new ways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Wear OneNote Wearables Mobile Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:56:00 +0000 43641 at