Microsoft

Retro games market shows piracy doesn’t always win

By Chris Meadows
August 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

Piracy might not be as bad of a scourge to business as some people make out. Or at least, that’s what Techdirt’s Timothy Geigner suggests, based on an article about price hikes in the retro video [...]

How to enjoy Android e-reading apps and other goodies on Windows 10 Mobile phones

By David Rothman
August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Windows phones are app-poor—pathetic compared to app-rich Android models. Hey, Freda is good as an e-reader for Windows. But what if you could also enjoy Moon+ Reader Pro or another Android [...]

Use your Net connection for e-book downloads and other good stuff—not Windows update distributions to others

By David Rothman
August 14, 2015 // 7 Comments

Remember how Tom Sawyer convinces his friends to paint that white picket fence? Way to go, Tom! You’d have made a first-rate high tech strategist, especially at Microsoft, except you might say the [...]

Yes, Live Writer blog editor will be open sourced, says ‘100 percent’-certain Microsoft guy. Your recs for the reborn LW?

By David Rothman
August 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

Worried about the Live Writer blog editor not getting open sourced? Well, Microsoft developer Scott Hanselman tells TeleRead he’s “100%” certain it’ll happen. Others have raised questions, [...]

Live Writer blogging editor may be open-sourced: What a great writing tool for the masses—IF libraries and others will act!

By David Rothman
July 27, 2015 // 6 Comments

Microsoft’s Live Writer is the WYSIWYG blogging editor used to write many of the posts you see on TeleRead. No, Live Writer isn’t perfect. It clutters up our server with duplicate images; [...]

TeleRead Links: Phone battery tips, Microsoft goals, $30 Android PC, blog wisdom for authors, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

How to Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer (Reviewed.com) Though there’s a limit to how far any phone can stretch, battery life isn’t written in stone. How you use your phone and how you [...]

Free Windows 10 guide from Microsoft includes a few mobile-related tips (preview edition)

By David Rothman
July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

From security to a few mobile-related tips, a free 115-page guide from Microsoft Press serves up a number of pointers: Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition, by Ed Bott. It [...]

The race to juice up the Raspberry Pi with Windows

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

The little Raspberry Pi is one of the best loved hobbyist basic PCs and programming kits, running cut-down versions of Linux on a board around the same size as a credit card – and at an [...]

Are Windows tablets the best option for onscreen writing?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

As a diehard and inveterate Android user, it pains me to admit this, but my recent experience with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and a dip back into Windows 8, reminded me just how good the [...]

Windows 10: My story so far

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

After some struggles with a progressively degrading Windows tablet hacked to run Ubuntu, the Acer Iconia w500, I decided to take a chance on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, the free-to-try advance [...]

Cyanogen looks to diversify mobile experience with Microsoft apps

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cyanogen Inc., the commercial operation behind the highly popular Cyanogen range of Android OS variants, has announced a partnership with Microsoft that offers prospects of a more diverse Android [...]

PC sales decline means what for Windows?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Two more or less simultaneous research polls just released show sales of traditional PCs in significant decline, although actually surpassing the even more pessimistic expectations of analysts. As [...]

Advent of ultra-cheap Windows machines a game changer?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Arguably one of the big drivers for iPad and Android tablet adoption, besides the new form factor, has been price. Just like netbooks back in the day, tablets offered Internet and digital media [...]

Samsung squares off against Microsoft in the smartphone wars

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Samsung’s attempts to dominate the global smartphone market have taken a new turn as a result of Microsoft’s own efforts to promote its Windows Phone OS. The two giants’ [...]

Morning Roundup: Publishers are as bad as Amazon, Final bill for Apple price-fixing

By Joanna Cabot
July 17, 2014 // 4 Comments

Microsoft Layoffs- Thursday’s the Day (GigaOM) The company, as reported, needs to slim down after its $7.17 billion buyout of Nokia and to focus on key “CloudOS” and productivity tools [...]

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