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  • New build of Windows 10 Mobile brings fixes and some massive bugs

    After a month-long hiatus, Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile to testers Wednesday, fixing a bunch of bugs and adding a few new features as the company gets closer to releasing its mobile operating system.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank13 Aug. 15 04:16
  • Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just unveiled the latest of the "tough choices" Microsoft is making to streamline its business, and it's a doozy: the company is significantly cutting back its smartphone ambitions almost two years after announcing it would acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business in an attempt to play a greater role in this market.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank09 July 15 04:51
  • Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

    With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank02 July 15 13:53
  • New build of Windows 10 Mobile updates browser, adds flashlight

    Microsoft offered a new version of Windows 10 Mobile to the earliest adopters in the Windows Insider Program on Thursday, accelerating the release of new beta versions of its mobile operating system.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank26 June 15 09:38
  • Android stutters while iOS shines during Q1

    Sales of Android smartphones were up in the first quarter but its share of the market fell, while that of iOS grew for the third consecutive quarter.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs27 May 15 22:23
  • A year later, Microsoft's Nokia deal isn't a clear winner

    It was a marriage of convenience for two industry giants whose past successes weren't helping them win in the red-hot smartphone market. One year later, it's hard to say that Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's device business has produced the results its backers envisioned.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs27 April 15 20:24
  • Five moves Microsoft must make to advance in mobile

    At one time, people considered Microsoft a true contender in the mobile space. Just four years ago, some analysts predicted that Windows Phone would leapfrog BlackBerry and iOS to claim the number two spot behind Android. Some researchers expected Microsoft's market share to hit 20 percent, while others even predicted the company would edge past Android.

    Written by Kristin Burnham24 March 15 06:48