Microsoft and Xiaomi are forging ahead with a new partnership that will see a mutual benefit for both companies.
For Xiaomi, the company is coming into quite a few patents. Microsoft will be selling 1,500 of its patents to Xiaomi as part of a “long-term relationship” between the companies. That also includes a patent cross-licensing ... Read More »
It’s been quite a while since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services division, but talk about Nokia’s return to the smartphone business has never really gone silent since then. Which is good, because Nokia just made a big announcement that should make plenty of people quite happy.
Today, ahead of Google’s largest event of ... Read More »
Though it’s doubtful that many of you used it, the Sunrise calendar app was a solid and attractive calendar app for Android. Even better, it was simple and functional, and I’ve used it for a long time now. Unfortunately, it’s about to be shut down.
After the app was ... Read More »
Google and Microsoft have both made announcements today that the two will be dropping all current complaints to regulators between the companies, and will seek to avoid further regulatory complaints by working to solve issues together. This news follows last year’s announcement that Google and Microsoft will stop pursuing patent litigation ... Read More »
While we don’t always pay attention to it, the keyboard on our smartphone is one of the most integral pieces of the device. Manufacturers and software designers have spent many hours studying keyboards trying to make them better, and one company that has made significant strides is SwiftKey, the company that’s created one ... Read More »
Playful and fun-loving aren’t the terms that I would typically associate with Microsoft, but the Mimicker Alarm app comes from Microsoft Garage — they produce projects in small teams distributed throughout Microsoft, like Google Labs does inside of Google — which is perhaps where they keep all the zanier folk.
So what exactly is the Mimicker ... Read More »
Cortana is Microsoft’s cross-platform assistant that became available on Windows 10 during its release, and now it has come to iOS, Android, and an optimized version for the Cyanogen OS-powered OnePlus One.
Much like Google Now, Cortana will show you relevant information like reminders, events, flights, and more when you need them. It also features ... Read More »
I think most of us can agree that Google is the best search engine out there. Results are often really accurate, even if your query is quite stupid (I don’t know how Google understands some of the things I search!). And soon, Yahoo might be just as good.
No, Yahoo isn’t beefing up its own ... Read More »
Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana is awesome and all, but a lot of her potential is wasted due to lack of integration with Android. There’s only so much a standalone app can do compared to Google Now on Android or Siri on iOS.
In a strange partnership, Cyanogen and Microsoft are working together to integrate Cortana ... Read More »
Better late than never, right? While Microsoft had initially been aiming for a late June launch, and then announced Cortana would be making an appearance in beta form for Android sometime by the end of July, both of those launch windows were missed.
But now Microsoft is back, and it’s actually bringing with ... Read More »