This week in Windows Phone we heard that developers don't think porting apps has value, Microsoft to control Windows 10 Mobile updates, and LG is back.
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News in the iOS world this week covered the first update for Apple Watch OS, a judge opens iPhone design to the world, and the watch will soon hit retail stores for purchase.
The small update is mainly bug fixes, a new default Today view and performance improvements, including some for Siri which has been inconsistent on my wrist of late.
It's about time for Apple's TV "hobby" to become a big deal: A new software platform for third-party apps would help. And the Apple Watch is expected to improve too next month.
This week in Windows Phone we saw a big new Windows 10 update, heard that porting apps may not be so easy, and the hot Lumia 640 is coming to the US.
Citrix updated its product line at its flagship conference with a focus on making enterprise apps more accessible on tablets and mobile devices.
This week in Android a report surfaced that showed Android besting iOS in mobile ad revenue. We also saw that the Nexus 9 is not getting updates first, and that Samsung is using Sony camera sensors in the S6 and S6 Edge.
NetSuite also outlined customer wins including Pebble, the smart watch maker.
An upcoming Google I/O developer session promises "Your app, now available hands-free" thanks to Voice Access; a new way to control Android apps through speech.
Battery life on the latest iPads and iPhones is pretty good, but if you've recently noticed that yours isn't lasting as long as before, Amazon might be to blame.
Now that the first ResearchKit apps have been released, Apple will require future applications to be approved by an independent ethics review board.
The iPhone was a big hit and while China was a huge reason, it's not the only one, says Apple's CEO. He still has high hopes for the iPad and shared an Apple Watch apps goal.
While most of the media focus is on the Apple Watch this week, it's not the smartwatch for all of us. Matthew found the new Garmin Vivoactive to be a better match for his daily lifestyle.
Microsoft has made available another new test build of Windows 10 Desktop that includes a number of new features and updates, including new mail and calendar apps.
Google recently announced Wi-Fi support for Android Wear and now the companion app includes the Cloud sync feature, plus a choice of calendars to display on your watch.
Google's latest software update for Android Wear will make the smartwatches easier to use in a hands-free mode and over Wi-Fi networks.
As you go through disabling preloaded Samsung apps on your new Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, make sure to include S Voice. Google Now is more reliable, more functional, and has a quick shortcut to launch.
Matthew always seems to purchase the latest and greatest in mobile technology so it's a bit surprising to see him sitting out this time. Do his reasons to skip the Apple Watch resonate with you?
Scaling phone apps up to a large screen? That's far easier than scaling them down to a wearable device. It will require more planning and thought.
This app written by former Apple engineers turns most any iPad into a second monitor for Macs. It is the first solution good enough for the enterprise.
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