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 […]

Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has announced it’s signed a new OEM partner: African OEM Mi-Fone. “Mi-Fone is one of the first African device vendors, aiming to be one of the […]

Gmail For Android Gets Rich Text Formatting And Instant RSVPs

Gmail For Android Gets Rich Text Formatting And Instant RSVPs

Google announced two small but useful updates for Gmail on Android today: rich text formatting and instant RSVPs. Rich text formatting has long been available for Gmail on the web, but this is the first time Google has brought it to mobile. The formatting options are pretty straightforward: You can bold, italic, underline, color and […]

Jide’s Slick Remix OS Tweaks Android For PC-Style Productivity

Jide’s Slick Remix OS Tweaks Android For PC-Style Productivity

A startup comprised of a trio of ex-Google engineers is doing something Google has roundly failed to do: make Android compelling on larger-screen devices like tablets and even PCs. Jide Technology, which was founded in 2014 and raised $1.6 million on Kickstarter last summer with a pitch to build “the world’s first true Android PC,” has tweaked the platform to make it […]

Amazon confirms it has dropped device encryption support for Fire tablets

Amazon confirms it has dropped device encryption support for Fire tablets

Amazon has confirmed that version 5 of Fire OS for its Fire tablet removes support for device encryption. In a statement sent to TechCrunch the company said: “In the fall when we released Fire OS 5, we removed some enterprise features that we found customers weren’t using. All Fire tablets’ communication with Amazon’s cloud meet our high standards for privacy […]