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Microsoft: Our Android Windows 10 bridge is dead, but iOS, Win32 ones moving ahead

Microsoft: Our Android Windows 10 bridge is dead, but iOS, Win32 ones moving ahead

The day after announcing it had purchased cross-platform mobile tool vendor Xamarin, Microsoft officials are offering a few new details about the company’s Universal Windows Platforms onboarding strategy. As previously rumored, Microsoft is dropping work on its Android “bridge,” or toolkit for bringing Android apps to Windows 10. It’s putting all its mobile-toolkit eggs in […]

Apple's new 9.7-inch tablet to lose 'iPad Air' branding in favor of iPro Pro

Apple's new 9.7-inch tablet to lose 'iPad Air' branding in favor of iPro Pro

CBS Interactive Apple’s new version of the 9.7-inch iPad said to be announced in mid-March won’t be called the “iPad Air” and will be added to the iPad Pro line instead, according to Mark Gurman of 9to5mac. The new 9.7-inch tablet, which will have Apple Pencil capability and a Smart Keyboard, will join the 12.7-inch […]

Switch between Apple and Android? This cable fits microUSB and Lightning ports

Switch between Apple and Android? This cable fits microUSB and Lightning ports

Apple insists on using proprietary connectors to force us to buy its expensive cables. The Lightning cable is the latest example of this practice since just about everyone else’s devices use microUSB cables. Those of us with several gadgets have to have both a Lightning cable and a microUSB cable with us when we travel. […]

Microsoft updates ready-to-run Windows 10 virtual machines for developers

Microsoft updates ready-to-run Windows 10 virtual machines for developers

The most tedious part of trying out a new software development environment is downloading and installing all the different tools. more ed bott Troubleshooting and repairing Windows 10 problems Windows 10 has been in wide release for only a few months so far, and as with any version 1.0 release some early adopters are experiencing […]

Google to devs: Give Android apps an iPhone-style makeover with bottom navigation bars

Google to devs: Give Android apps an iPhone-style makeover with bottom navigation bars

Expect to see more Android smartphone apps with a new dynamic bottom navigation bar. Image: Google Android apps could soon start looking more like iOS ones, with Google introducing ‘bottom-bar navigation’ to its Material Design specs for smartphone displays. Bottom-bar navigation has appeared in recent updates to Google+ and Photos on Android, and its introduction […]

Here's how to get your iPhone or iPad ready for iOS 9.3

Here's how to get your iPhone or iPad ready for iOS 9.3

Apple is expected to announce the release of iOS 9.3 at next week’s event, which means that you have a few days to get your hardware ready for the upgrade. Here’s what you need to do to make sure that things go smoothly for you. Will you get iOS 9.3? First things first – will […]

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