It's been a busy week for Microsoft, and thus for Daniel and Zac as well! Significant organizational changes are happening for the Windows and Azure teams. Meanwhile, Satya Nadella works to acquire TikTok in the midst of very mixed signals from President Trump. All that, and more.
Microsoft has today announced that its Your Phone app will soon be getting a new apps feature that will let Samsung phone users run their Android apps in app windows on Windows 10. This is a step further from the Phone Screen feature, which would let you control your phone using your PC.
Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones today, and the event featured an appearance by Microsoft. The companies announced that Samsung's Notes and Reminders will soon sync with Microsoft To Do and OneNote.
Microsoft's Surface Duo has been making the rounds at regulators around the world recently, achieving certifications that hint a launch is imminent. The latest to see the Duo pass through is Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, suggesting the device will launch there in the coming months or weeks.
Microsoft today launched Microsoft Launcher 6.0, a massive overhaul of the codebase and design of the launcher. There are also several new features tagging along for the ride, including landscape mode.
Minecraft Earth is an ambitious mobile AR game from Mojang Studios, and a lot of thought went into the various parts the make it what it is. Some of the Minecraft Earth team discuss these parts, and they're thinking behind them.
Microsoft is forming a team internally under the Microsoft Devices division that will handle the development of Android for Surface Duo going forward. Up until now, Microsoft had contracted the OS work out to third-party vendors such as Movial, who had the expertise required to bring Android to life on Surface Duo. Now, Microsoft is bringing that work in-house.
Remembering Windows Phone, the platform that almost was. As part of our nostalgia month, we thought we'd look back at some of the devices that led us into this ecosystem, in all their shiny polycarbonate glory.
Family cellphone plans are supposed to make life easier. They're meant to save you money and help you manage your family's data usage, but many family plans fall short. That's not always the case though. Tello is a little different.
Microsoft's Surface Duo is coming soon. We're getting closer and closer to an official launch, but we haven't yet heard anything about the software experiences we can expect to see when Surface Duo is ready. Microsoft has been working behind the scenes to update most of their first-party Android apps with support for Surface Duo.
Do you want to be able to access your Android smartphone's SMS messages, photos, calls, notifications, and more, directly from your PC? Well, with the built-in Your Phone app on Windows 10, you can do just that. Microsoft's Your Phone app brings integration between Android and Windows, enabling users to share data between their phone and PC with ease. Here's how to set it up!
One of the aspects of the Surface Duo that has remained a mystery is its camera prowess. Today, Microsoft's hardware and Widows chief Panos Panay gave us a first look at what the camera is capable of with a photo shared on Instagram.
Zoom continues to face new vulnerabilities, exploits, and privacy concerns, with even the FBI issuing a warning over recent hijacking attempts. We've wrapped up the best Zoom alternatives if you choose to switch.