Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones
Microsoft said Friday it was dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition earlier this year of the Finnish group's handset division.
Whither the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things – IoT – it's a phrase we hear more and more, often hyped, often discussed seriously in the context of cloud computing but definitely a buzz phrase. Put simply, it is the connection of "smart" (and ...
Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices
Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.
Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings (Update)
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
With One M8, HTC gives smartphone users a choice: Android or Windows?
It's hard to get excited about using the Windows Phone operating system instead of Android or Apple's iOS. There's a long list of official apps that can't be downloaded, including YouTube, Snapchat, Dropbox ...
A Closer Look: Multitasking on mobile devices
Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do.
Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone
(AP)—Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.
Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar
(AP)—Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.
Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones
(AP)—What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.
Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity
The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.
Review: Microsoft wants you to fire Siri
Watch out, Siri. Someone wants your job. Since it debuted on the iPhone 4S three years ago, Apple's Siri technology has been synonymous with the concept of a virtual personal assistant. But now comes Cortana, ...
Re-engineering Microsoft's culture: Two veterans work together to break down old barriers
For years, Joe Belfiore and David Treadwell waged their own separate battles at Microsoft Corp., with Belfiore helping to lead the upstart Windows Phone division and Treadwell heading Xbox software and services engineering.
Big-screen smartphone shipments soar, account for one-third of market
When it comes to smartphones, these days bigger seems to be better.
Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update
Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.