Mobile en OneDrive for Android Updated with Support for OneDrive for Business <div class="field-deck"> Plus some minor updates for OneDrive for iOS and Windows Phone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an interesting peek at how Microsoft will evolve its OneDrive and OneDrive for Business offerings on other mobile platforms going forward, the firm today issued a new version of OneDrive for Android. And this version of the app lets you access your content in both OneDrive (for consumers) and OneDrive for Business from just the single app.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android iOS iPad iPhone Mobile devices Windows Phone OneDrive Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:11:00 +0000 42841 at Microsoft Fixes Dev Preview Issues, Releases Cyan to Some Lumia Models in US, Germany <div class="field-deck"> Hang tight, this requires some explanation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You may recall that when Microsoft began rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan firmware updates publicly last month that Developer Preview users—who had acquired Windows Phone 8.1 before this public release—were not able to get the update because of an unspecified issue. Well, that issue has been resolved. And if you are Developer Preview user with a Lumia 1520 or 1020 on AT&T, or a Lumia 920 on T-Mobile in Germany, you can now grab the Lumia Cyan firmware update normally, over the air.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lumia Nokia Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:00 +0000 42761 at Surface 2 at $350: Time to Buy? <div class="field-deck"> Yes. No. Maybe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With a $100 price cut in effect, Microsoft's Windows RT-based Surface 2 tablet now starts at a far more reasonable $350, the price at which the device should have been sold at in the first place. But it's the second half of 2014 now. Is this device still worth acquiring?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Surface Mobile devices Windows RT Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:27:00 +0000 42721 at Huawei to Focus on Android, Drop Windows Phone <div class="field-deck"> Another one bites the dust </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Before this year's explosion of new Windows Phone licensees, Microsoft could point to one post-Nokia success story: Huawei. The Chinese smart phone company adopted Windows Phone in 2012 and has shipped devices in China and abroad. But now, the bad news: Huawei's Windows Phone releases are "on hold," and the firm plans to focus exclusively on Android.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Mobile devices Windows Phone Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:59:00 +0000 42711 at HTC One M8 for Windows: First Impressions and Photos <div class="field-deck"> A rival flagship from HTC mixes things up for Windows Phone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I missed last week's press event for the HTC One M8 for Windows because I was out of the country. But HTC was nice enough to send a review unit, which was waiting for me when we got home late last night. Here are some first impressions of this amazing new Windows Phone flagship handset. Will it give the high-end Nokia Lumia handsets a run for your money?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HTC Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone Hardware Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:43:00 +0000 42671 at By the Book: August 24, 2014 <div class="field-deck"> Some progress, but moving slowly this month </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I didn't get as much work done on the books as I had hoped while I was away in Barcelona. But I did issue several book updates while I was away, and should be able to crank up the speed now that I'm heading home.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows RT Windows Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:09:00 +0000 42651 at PhotoFunia, ctj71081 on Flickr Home Swap 2014: 1000+ Photos <div class="field-deck"> Lumia 1520 for the win </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On last summer's home swap, I shared my experiences using a Lumia 1020 as the family's only camera for a three-week trip to Amsterdam and Belgium. This year, we've taken well over 1000 photos with a Nokia Lumia 1520 on our home swap in Barcelona, which included a side-trip to southern Spain and Tangier, Morocco. The results were just as good, if not better, than last year. And these kinds of handsets make it hard to even consider a smart phone that doesn't have an absolutely superb camera.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lumia Lumia 1520 Nokia Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Mobile Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:02:00 +0000 42621 at Samsung's Nook Tablet: An Interesting Case of What Might Have Been <div class="field-deck"> No Wook for you </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two months after announcing plans to deliver a new Nook tablet based on the Galaxy Tab 4, Samsung and Barnes & Noble are now selling the device. The awkwardly named Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook looks like a solid and affordable entry in already-crowded mini-tablet market. But looking at this product through a Microsoft lens, it's hard not to wonder about an alternate reality in which this device was a Nook-branded Surface Mini.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Microsoft Surface Mobile devices Nook samsung Hardware Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:19:00 +0000 42601 at Ballmer's Out. Is Gates Next? <div class="node-body link-body">The sudden announcement earlier this week that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was stepping away from the Microsoft board of directors raised a number of questions. But the elephant in the room, so to speak, is another former Microsoft leader who's been hanging around the firm's Redmond campus a lot more than usual lately. Is it finally time for Microsoft co-founder and tech industry icon Bill Gates to step away from the software giant for good as well?</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, 21 Aug 2014 09:51:00 +0000 42581 at What I Use (Home Swap): What Worked, What Didn't <div class="field-deck"> Paul 1, Europe 0 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Near the conclusion of our home swap each year, I always survey the pile of stuff I brought along and try to determine which were well-used and which were not. There are always surprises, items I think we'll use frequently but never do, and items that don't seem important but become critical to the success of the trip. The goal here, of course, is to do a better job each time we go away and become more efficient, and lighter travelers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Mobile Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:57:00 +0000 42571 at