We're excited to bring this weekly top news roundup covering Windows Phone. This week in Windows Phone there were reports of a way to turn the phone into a near-PC, Windows 10 will have a staggered rollout, and Microsoft wants competitor's apps in the Windows 10 store.
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In iOS this week we saw Microsoft release Halo for iOS, Apple's big developer conference was announced, and Apple bought an Android keyboard app maker.
As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
This week in iOS news we saw the unveiling of a teeny, tiny keyboard, Apple Watch details emerged, and a patent hints at iCloud-based TouchID.
The computer giant wants to bring Windows to the masses again -- in the form of a tiny desktop box.
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Apple's iOS 8 includes support for advanced text input software. Matthew has six alternatives installed, so take a look to see which might work best for you.
Let the iPad tablet holiday pricing war begin.
Android smartphone users have a large choice of keyboards that add efficiency and utility to the text entry experience. Apple's default is best since there are limits on the third-party options.
It looks like the PC market will live for at least another quarter. New sales figures from the U.S. retail channel show slight gains over last year during the back-to-school buying season. Apple had the most impressive results, with sub-$300 notebooks (including Chromebooks) also doing well.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
Everyone knows the PC market has been in decline for the past few years. But one segment of that market is doing spectacularly well, and one company has managed to carve out enviable sales and profits by dominating that niche. Guess who?
A 21.5-inch version with a less-powerful Intel Core i5 processor and less hard drive space is $200 cheaper than the previous cheapest iMac.
Apple revolutionized the on-screen keyboard in 2007 but it hasn't changed much since then. Except for a few minor tweaks, iOS 7.1 has the same seven-year-old keyboard. Here's what Apple needs to change.
In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.
Buy a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC or tablet at a participating retailer and you will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Store for apps or games.
If you have a Windows Phone 8 device and rely on Office documents, Microsoft has released a new app called Office Remote that might help liven up PowerPoint presentations.
The $69 Apple Wireless Keyboard is fantastic and with the Nimblstand you can extend that experience to your iPad, Nexus, Samsung, or other tablet.
Apple unveiled the new iPad line this week, and some think the company missed the boat by not introducing a keyboard for them.
Accessories for mobile devices generate big revenue, and a keyboard is a must-have accessory for business users of tablets. You can do the math on Apple's next big accessory for the iPad.
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