Windows apps coming to Chrome OS, thanks to Google’s new partnership with Parallels
Google says the collaboration with Parallels will allow the company to bring legacy applications such as Microsoft Office desktop apps to Chromebooks.
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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review: goes anywhere you can’t (for now) (video)
Putting $1349 down for an ultraportable laptop is a big ask, no doubt. Check out our Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review to see if it’s worth it.
Microsoft ends Windows 10 Mobile support on December 10
Windows Phone fans saw this coming long ago, some probably wonder why this announcement took so long. For the hardcore, there’s still time to cherish it.
Fitbit’s Versa and Ionic smartwatches are getting smarter with two new functions activated
If you like Fitbit’s wearable hardware, but feel the software is still somewhat rudimentary, you’ll be happy to hear a couple of key new features are now enabled on both the Versa and Ionic.
Microsoft still has Windows 10 Mobile phones for sale, even though they were out of stock for a bit
The Microsoft Store was completely out of stock of Windows 10 Mobile phones for a time last week, but they have been replenished this week. There are two models remaining.
No more official Instagram support for Windows 10 Mobile
Just in case you needed one more cruel reminder Windows 10 Mobile is not coming back from the dead, Instagram has removed its support for the once-promising platform.
Former Microsoft exec hits out at carriers and OEMs for Windows Phone failure
The death of Windows Phone comes with some despair, but little surprise. The debate over how it died, perhaps right from its early days, has been dug up again.
NYPD starts replacing Windows handsets with faster and more secure iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Apple’s still-popular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the new digital crime-fighting tools of the New York Police Department, replacing archaic Windows phones.
Pocketnow’s Biggest News Stories of 2017
Our readers made them the biggest stories. What exactly were they? Pocketnow reviews the articles and topics that had people talking.
You now have seven minutes to delete WhatsApp messages ‘for everyone’
With the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, it’s possible to delete embarrassing messages within seven minutes of their sending.
Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition picked apart by Nadella in new book
The company’s third and current CEO has something like a memoir out and in it, he expresses his disappointment with the Nokia acquisition.
Windows 10 Mobile not part of Microsoft’s mission anymore
What a difference a year makes. In its 10-K filing with the SEC, Microsoft has scrubbed any trace of “mobility” or “phone” in its mission.
A Surface Phone? This is probably a patent for a Microsoft mobile hotspot
Don’t get your hopes up for a a flip phone-style device with Windows 10 Mobile on ARM64. Microsoft is apparently interested in that design for a hotspot.
Microsoft may have a fresh take on Windows Mobile and a new phone in ‘active development’
We know you’ve probably heard this many times in the past, but no, Windows Mobile is still not dead yet, with Microsoft focused on “rebooting” it.
iPhone 6s is most bought smartphone in three continents
According to ScientiaMobile, Apple has taken 18 slots in the top five sets of the six major continents. Samsung has taken ten.
Why is the Microsoft Store pruning Lumia stock?
Could this be a sign that a major release is coming that can put Microsoft in position to break from its Lumia past? Or will the wait go on?
AdDuplex: Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10 more popular than HP Elite x3
In the mobile sector of Windows world, a phone with just days of sales in its belt is notching up more usage than a months-old phone.
All NYPD officers now use old Windows phones for work, and the plan is to upgrade to W10M
Low consumer interest could lead to the untimely death of the Windows Mobile platform, but New York City cops stick by the OS.
Windows 10 Mobile transition slow, but happening with OS share at 14 percent
The Lumia 500-level devices are still the most popular for Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile users. Windows 10 Mobile is growing faster.
Improve your smartphone photography: What is metering?
Why does your camera shoot too dark or too bright after you focus? It’s probably because of metering. What is metering? Here’s how to improve your photos!
Microsoft indirectly discloses latest quarterly Lumia sales numbers – 1.2 million
If you were wondering just how poorly Lumia phones have been doing of late, Microsoft has finally revealed April-June 2016 sales of 1.2 milion units.
Skype dropping Windows Phone support in October, leaves more than 80 percent of user base behind
Skype will drop support for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 in October. The news is leaving some users and developers piping mad.
Facebook Messenger changes galore: diverse emoji, encryption, complete chat takeover
Facebook’s native Messenger client for the world’s most popular mobile platforms has several changes and enhancements rolling out now or on the way soon.
Android phones predicted to outperform overall market in 2016, as iOS hits slump
While overall smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1 percent in 2016 compared to last year, Android should be able to boost its numbers by 6 percent.
Microsoft announces yet another round of phone-related layoffs, $950 million restructuring charge
While it’s still not ready to completely throw in the towel, Microsoft continues to signal the imminence of its smartphone business exit.