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A big part of Microsoft's software strategy is to expand its reach into other platforms. As part of that, the company is pushing its Office productivity apps on Android devices, and one of its newest (and biggest) OEM partners is Dell, one of nearly... Read more...
When Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones earlier this month, the electronics giant confirmed previous speculation that it would preinstall a bundle of Microsoft apps. Both flagship smartphones will come with OneNote... Read more...
Facebook isn't a company that rests on its laurels, as it's always looking to expand its reach into different categories. This has helped the world's largest social playground avoid the same fate as... Read more...
Smartphone security is a double-edged sword. If you're lax with security and leave your phone unlocked all the time, you're inviting mischief. And if you lock it down with a passcode or some other method, you'll have to unlock it each time you use... Read more...
Google this week made its Android Auto platform now available for devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, provided you own a compatible car stereo head unit. Pioneer gets first dibs on that front with a trio of compatible models --... Read more...
It's been a good run for the HTC One M7, a device that was launched two years ago and still stands up well today (I should know, I own one). Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, including upgrade cycles, and the One M7's has come to an end with... Read more...
There's no shame in misplacing your smartphone. We've all done it, and though it seems incredibly careless given the (ridiculous) retail value of these devices, life happens. One way to track it down is to use Google's Android Device Manager, which... Read more...
There's a lot to like in Lollipop, the latest major version of Google's open source mobile operating system, though if you installed the Android 5.1 update on your Nexus device last week, you may have cursed the OS's loosey-goosey ways with system... Read more...
Google has taken heat over malicious apps in Google Play that feign innocent intentions but are really up to no good. To Google's credit, it removes such apps once it's aware of them, though that's a reactionary solution to the problem. Moving... Read more...
Just a few weeks ago, it looked like Microsoft was set to make a $70 million minority investment into Cyanogen, makers of custom Android builds overseen by famed modder CyanogenMod, otherwise known as Steve Kondik. Microsoft apparently got cold feet... Read more...
Apple's Siri software showed the world how handy it can be to have a virtual digital assistant at your beck and call, but it's Microsoft's Cortana helper that as aspirations of ruling the world. Well, the digital world, anyway. This attempt at world... Read more...
Plugging in a USB or micro-USB cable is typically a four-step process. First you attempt to plug it in. When that doesn't work, you turn the connector around and try again. An optional but almost unavoidable third step is to utter a string of... Read more...
Google's Play store has never been much of a looker, and in fact, I'd still call it outright "boring". That's especially the case with the devices section -- it's always struck me as being uninspired, and it did little to persuade a purchase. Well... Read more...
Earlier this year, we took a look at Lenovo’s innovative YOGA Tablet 2 Pro that features a built-in projector. If that tablet caught your eye, but its size was just too big for your tastes or it's price was too high for your budget, the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 may be a better option. This smaller tablet features a... Read more...
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