It's not a release candidate, but the latest Windows 10 preview has plenty of interesting new features and apps to explore. Here are some first impressions on what's improved and what's still missing in action.
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Forrester Research argued in a research report that Google and Microsoft check off the consumer, commerce, corporate and connected checkboxes to be a business digital app platform. It may make sense to throw other players into the mix too.
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.
This marks the first time Pinterest is opening up API access for development of consumer apps tied to the digital scrapbooking phenomenon.
In iOS news this week big numbers dominated with Apple's latest quarterly results, Microsoft Office has a big number of downloads on iOS and Android, and lots of apps available for Apple Watch at launch.
Samsung's answer to Android gains wide exposure but you're more likely to see Tizen apps on your television or thermostat than on your phone or tablet.
OS X may have a better security reputation than Windows, but it's far from perfect.
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.
The problem isn't the VPN; it's trying to maintain anti-competitive, territory-by-territory content licensing models on the global digital distribution platform.
These three new features might have you considering to use Chrome instead of Safari on your iOS device for faster browsing and easier navigation.
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.
Some conservative estimates based on reported AppleCare+ pricing for Apple's new smart watch suggest a solid new stream of revenue for the company.
In a relatively quiet week in iOS, news surfaced that Android owners are switching to iOS in big numbers, Apple Watch apps are pouring into the app store, and Amazon Prime members can now stream music on iOS.
Australian digital security company Covata has signed a 10-year global licensing deal with networking giant Cisco.
Weight Watchers on the surface had a near perfect business model---recurring revenue and a large market of overweight people. Then came wearables, apps and digital competitors. Can Weight Watchers come back?
Many people use their phones for GPS navigation in their car, on public transit, and when walking around town. Nokia's HERE for iOS is available now for free with worldwide map support.
Interestingly, one spot where Apple has some catching up to do would be streaming sports on mobile devices, according to Adobe's Digital Index survey.
Ahead of the Apple Watch's full unveiling, executives dished out updates on the company's financial figures, sales and shipments, and other numerical nuggets.
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