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Topic: Windows Phone

Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

08/10/2016, 04:08 pm

Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI's desire for "Golden Key" backdoors allowing "good guys" to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.


Microsoft's iOS keyboard to feature one-handed mode, coming soon to testers

01/25/2016, 05:01 pm

One week after rumors surfaced claiming Microsoft has plans to bring its Word Flow mobile keyboard app to iOS, a report on Monday now says an early version is already in testing and will bring a special one-handed operating mode to Apple's devices upon release.


Microsoft to bring Windows Phone keyboard, Word Flow, to iOS

01/18/2016, 10:01 am

Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing the Windows Phone keyboard -- known as Word Flow -- to iOS devices, marking the arrival of yet another feature previously exclusive to Microsoft platforms.


Former Microsoft CEO says Windows 10 universal apps "won't work," questions cloud revenue

12/02/2015, 11:12 pm

Steve Ballmer, who remains Microsoft's largest shareholder, offered some scathing criticism of how the company is reporting its revenues and profit margins from cloud services and hardware, as well as its universal app strategy for wooing developers to create apps for Windows devices.


iPhone 6s launch propels Apple to further gains in global smartphone market, Gartner says

11/18/2015, 12:11 pm

Apple's share of the global smartphone market rose 0.6 points year-over-year to 13.1 percent in the September quarter, although Google's Android cemented its lead as the world's dominant mobile platform, Gartner said in research data released on Wednesday.


Apple's annual iPhone release cycle supercharges switchers' leaps from Android, Windows Phone

11/17/2015, 01:11 pm

A report examining smartphone brand loyalty found that buyers of higher end devices tend to prefer sticking to what they have, but that Apple has been very successful in inciting switchers to jump to iOS during its iPhone upgrade cycles.


Latest comScore figures show iPhone growing and cementing US marketshare

09/03/2015, 04:09 pm

Updated comScore analytics data published on Thursday suggests that Apple's U.S. smartphone share is still increasing in the U.S., despite the imminent arrival of new models.


iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

08/20/2015, 10:08 am

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China -- where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.


Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market

07/30/2015, 09:07 am

Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry -- including both smartphones and feature phones -- saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping to push Microsoft into fourth place, according to Strategy Analytics data published on Thursday.


Microsoft ousts ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, combines OS and devices teams

06/17/2015, 04:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the departure of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as part of a broad restructuring at the company, one that will see its Operating Systems Group and Microsoft Devices Group merge into one unit.


Apple begins accepting non-iPhone trade-ins in the US, Europe

03/30/2015, 10:03 am

Consumers looking to make the switch from an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone device to an iPhone can now bring their old handset directly to Apple, where they could trade it in to receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone.


Apple to accept non-iPhone trade-ins with expanded Reuse and Recycling Program, report says

03/16/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple is planning to add Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets to the list of acceptable trade-ins for its Reuse and Recycling Program, which exchanges used hardware for Apple Store gift cards.


Apple's iPhone commands record high 89% of smartphone profits while Android plummets to record low

02/26/2015, 08:02 am

Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.


iPhone 6 launch led Apple to 47.7% share of US market, edging Android's 47.6%

02/04/2015, 08:02 am

For the first time since the end of 2012, Apple's iPhone edged out all devices running Android for shipments in the U.S., becoming not only the top device, but also the top domestic platform for the quarter.


While Apple's average iPhone price surges to $687, Android devices flounder at $254

02/02/2015, 09:02 am

Highlighting the huge disparity between the iPhone and the rest of the mobile market, the average selling price of Apple's smartphone lineup is now 2.7 times that of devices running Android.


'Huge' iPhone 6 sales drive iOS to 40% smartphone market share in Australia, US, UK, Japan

12/03/2014, 03:12 pm

During the last 12 days of Q3 2014, Apple "experienced a huge jump in sales share across almost all major markets thanks to the launch of the iPhone 6," reported Dominic Sunnebo of Kantar Worldpanel, enabling iOS to reach or exceed 40 percent market share in Australia, U.S., UK and Japan.


Microsoft highlights lack of new Siri features to promote Cortana in new ad

11/21/2014, 06:11 pm

Microsoft on Friday released a short ad bashing lack of enhancing Siri when it released the latest iPhone 6 models, expectedly touting Windows Phone-based Cortana virtual assistant technology.


Jen Taylor, voice of Microsoft Windows Cortana, prefers to use Apple's iPhone

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Actress Jen Taylor, who voiced the the Cortana AI character in Halo games as well as providing the voice of Microsoft's identically named Siri-like assistant for Windows Mobile, actually uses an iPhone.


Microsoft, HTC use Windows Phone's Cortana to poke fun at Apple's iPhone in new ad

09/02/2014, 11:09 am

A new television spot from Microsoft's Windows Phone division again puts Siri on the iPhone 5s up against Cortana on an HTC One M8, though the video slants more toward a hardware comparison than Microsoft's previous Siri-focued efforts.


Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 96.4% of smartphone market as competitors shrink, IDC says

08/14/2014, 11:08 am

The two-horse race for smartphone operating system share continues to obliterate competitors, as Apple's iOS and Google's Android were the only two platforms to see growth in the second quarter of 2014, the latest data from IDC claims.