All Articles by Jason Ward

iPhone X: Apple's 'future of the smartphone' is a blast from the past

Though Apple is often criticized for copying old tech, its improving of that tech makes all the difference.

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My Lumia 1520 is on its deathbed and I'm tempted by Android

I've been using Windows phones for 11 years. The Lumias 1020 and 1520 are currently my daily drivers. But my 1520 is dying and I have my eye's set on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Don't judge.

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Microsoft needs to leverage partnerships, eSIM and edge computing to position ultramobile PCs

If the 'Surface phone' is real, partnerships, eSIM, edge computing and Windows 10 will be crucial to market positioning, "bypassing" carriers and creating unique experiences for ultramobile PCs.

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Should Windows phone fans be optimistic about Microsoft's mobile strategy?

Many people want Microsoft's mobile efforts to succeed. Others have lost hope. But can the strategy be objectively acknowledged and observed without an optimistic or pessimistic perspective?

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How Microsoft's technological and social impacts have changed the world

Microsoft's is more than a tech company. It has had a profound global impact on cultures, communities, and governments around the world.

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Without a phone, Microsoft's AR efforts may be worthless

Without a smartphone, Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) efforts may be overshadowed by Apple's ARKit and Google's ARCore phone-based approaches.

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It's getting harder and harder to find good Windows phones — and that's just sad

As Microsoft winds down its smartphone efforts in preparation for its next mobile attempt, many fans still want a Windows phone. But boy, are they getting difficult to find.

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Believe it or not, Microsoft's mobile strategy is still on course (seriously)

It may not always seem like it, but Microsoft has a mobile strategy. It's been unsuccessful, but it's still more or less on track.

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Windows phone didn't fail because of Live Tiles

Live Tiles have taken a lot of heat from Windows phone critics and blamed for Microsoft's mobile woes. But they're actually the best thing about the platform.

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Why Microsoft's 'we have Windows 10 Mobile for phones' doesn't contradict Pocket PC vision

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said Windows 10 Mobile is for phone experiences. That doesn't contradict a full Windows on ARM on telephony-enabled pocket PCs vision, however.

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The relationship between Silicon Valley, Microsoft, President Trump, and the ideology of hate

In the wake of a rise in white supremacist activity, violence and a proliferation of hate, Silicon Valley must be decisive in its stance against hatred and the use of its platforms.

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Why the death of Windows 10 Mobile may be a good thing

Windows 10 Mobile's death is bad on many levels. Still, much good may come of its demise.

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Forget phones — Microsoft will bring a true PC to your pocket

Microsoft's Windows 10 and Surface-led PC strategy has been a success. So will the company leverage its PC forte and fill its mobile void with a telephony-enabled pocket PC? There's reason to be optimistic.

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Smartglasses as smartphones – why your social and privacy concerns may not matter

The next generation of adults, unconcerned about social and privacy issues, may readily accept smartglasses as smartphone replacements.

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Microsoft, Apple, Google, and today's kid coders

Today's children live in a world where computers are an integral part of life. To win the next generation tech giants have partnered with schools to teach children how to code.

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Even if Windows 10 Mobile succeeded, Microsoft would still be pursuing a post-smartphone strategy

Windows 10 Mobile failed, but the remnants of a plan where Windows 10 Mobile and full Windows on ARM coexist, Microsoft's post-smartphone strategy, endures.

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Microsoft HoloLens and Insider chiefs suggest smartglasses will replace smartphones

Microsoft's Dona Sarkar and Alex Kipman believe AR smartglasses will replace smartphones. And they may very well be right. Here's why.

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Google Glass and HoloLens clash in the enterprise en route to consumers

Google Glass is back and like Microsoft's HoloLens its fighting for the enterprise. Whichever wearable wins the enterprise will likely win consumers.

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ODG's augmented reality smartglasses hint at consumer-grade HoloLens

ODG has designed consumer-focused AR smartglasses powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. Will Microsoft be too late to the consumer AR space?

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Hey Windows phone fans — ignore the haters, use what you love

Like everyone, Windows phone fans you have a choice to use whatever platform you wish. So if Windows phone works for you, use it until it doesn't!

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