Earlier this week, Microsoft wouldn't confirm ARM64 support for UWP, even with Windows on ARM always-connected PCs around the corner. Here's why ARM64 apps are important to the platform.
I've been in journalism for more than 35 years, covering everything from the space program to government and schools, and lately video games. Don't expect many changes, just refinements.
Gaming is at a crossroads with cross-network play being embraced by Microsoft, Valve, and even Nintendo. Meanwhile, Sony's strategy seems business-oriented rather than one that is "for the players".
Two years after Microsoft first announced details of extensions support for its Edge browser, only a few dozen of them are available. With thousands available on other browsers, it needs to do better.
Microsoft's African Fellowships are small-scale efforts towards its global empowerment and productivity goals - but as part of the Windows Insider Program, they aim to have a much wider impact.
Microsoft's E3 briefing was a thoroughly exciting affair this year with the company showing off 42 games on stage. The ball's in Sony's court now, and it has a steep task ahead of it.
Over the last twelve months, people and press alike have been talking about Microsoft with genuine excitement. We take a look back at the highs and lows of an extraordinary year for the Redmond giant.
Many people still think of Microsoft as the dull corporate leviathan of yesteryear. But it's changed in any number of ways, and there are many reasons to be excited about what it's working on.
Samsung's recall of the Galaxy Note7 is going to leave a lot of customers looking for a new handset. If that's you, consider these suggestions when exchanging your handset.
While spending time at PAX West in Seattle, WA, I took some time to play Gears of War 4 and its new Horde 3.0 game type. I was a skeptic of the game going in and a true believer coming out.
It's been six months since I ditched Windows phones and hitched my wagon to Android. Here's what you should expect, along with some thoughts on switching back and the future of Windows 10 Mobile.
Last April, Microsoft said Windows 10 would reach a billion devices within 2-3 years. This week, it said it's installed on 350 million devices so far. But how likely is it that it will reach its goal?
With the usage of ransomware by cybercriminals rapidly growing over time, it is also becoming increasingly difficult for people to counter it. We look at trends, as well as how you can stay protected.
The constant advancement of technology has brought us longer lives and a better society. But we're on the cusp of huge changes as jobs are about to disappear. Beginning with mine.
Sony's unconfirmed Playstation 4 Neo is the talk of the gaming world, which is leading a lot of people to ask if Microsoft is following suit with a new Xbox One. But that would be a big mistake!
Project Centennial is perhaps the biggest feature of Windows 10 that Microsoft announced at BUILD but many people overlooked it. However, if widely adopted, it could change Windows forever.
It's easy to dismiss HoloLens as a gimmick, a bulky device with poor battery life, or worse. But doing so is short-sighted, and ignores the massive potential of Microsoft's augmented reality headset.
At its event yesterday, Apple was blissfully unaware of its environmental hypocrisy, how it depends on the ubiquity of affordable PCs, and that millions of users can't afford a $750 iPad Pro.
Microsoft reneged on its commitments regarding Windows 10 Mobile upgrades, and many of its customers are rightly holding it to account for that - but things aren't nearly as bad as some believe.
Mapping and location company HERE is the latest major brand to wind down its support for Windows devices - but does it really matter when high-profile apps suddenly abandon the platform?
I bought into the Windows Phone platform in 2010, a few weeks following the official launch. But what's it been like being a user of a platform that has been, and continues to be, largely ignored?
While Microsoft says its new reporting metric is more transparent than ever, the way that Microsoft reports its Xbox numbers could spell trouble for the platform, fans, and developers.
Ever since it was announced, the HP Elite x3 has been extolled as the Windows phone we had all been waiting for; however, it is not the perfect device. A new Microsoft device could provide much more.
Apple has responded to the FBI demands that they decrypt an iPhone connected to the San Bernardino mass shootings with an open letter detailing this very important issue.
In February 2010, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7. Six years on, we look back through the history of the OS, the decisions that led to its present state, and what - if anything - still lies ahead.
As Nadella marks his second anniversary of celebrated success, it's time for Steve Ballmer to get a second look as his big bets, like Surface, Azure and Office 365, start paying off.
The latest controversy surrounding reaction videos highlights important issues now faced by YouTube uploaders. Let's forget about trademarks and concentrate on the links with Net Neutrality.
With Windows 10 and the Surface line, Microsoft has shown they have what it takes to make good products. But their store experience shows they have a long way to go.
Chances are that if you have a Surface Pro 4, you have noted that the battery may not get you through an entire day. Check out these tips to help you increase your battery life on the device.
Most of us covet the flashiest, most expensive phones and PCs - but two of my favorite devices this year were both ultra-affordable. You don't have to spend a fortune for a decent device these days...
While Apple has once considered 2-in-1s as convoluted, it is now guilty of the same crime, with a consumption oriented iPad Pro being marketed as a productivity focused PC replacement.
The app-gap is still wide open; the Lumia 950 and 950 XL weren't designed 'just for fans'; and Windows Phone share has fallen to a new low. Things may yet improve, but let's be realistic about things.
Microsoft is dropping unlimited OneDrive storage, because a "small number of users" used too much storage. Indeed, the explanation it's given for the changes appears to make very little sense.
If you think the theft of millions of customer data records is bad, I suspect that you'll be longing for the "good ol' days" in the near future when the bad guys start changing customer data instead.
Custom workouts have finally made their way to the Microsoft Band. While the feature is a tremendous idea and decent start, Microsoft's execution leaves a bit to be desired.
From "One Microsoft" to a "mobile first, cloud first" future, Microsoft has been busy learning from its mistakes of the past. We analyze how they arrived where they are and where to go from here.
Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4 today, a major update to its popular tablet/laptop hybrid. The specs are impressive with room for further improvement.
We need to close the gap that separates geeks from corporations, to find a way for both sides to rely on one another. CEOs and IT professionals: resistance is futile, it's time to cooperate.
Ashley Madison is a website that helps encourage the act of adultery, and for its illicitness, hackers took it down. But isn't infiltrating a system illegal as well?
Two decades ago, Windows 95 was released. We take a look back at some of the most notable features of the popular operating system and its influence on later versions of Windows.