All Articles by Jason Ward

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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A media-focused HoloLens could help Microsoft bring AR to consumers

With Apple's consumer-focused AR strategy, Microsoft's HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality may be overshadowed. But media-focused HoloLens for home, targeted at consumers, could turn the tide.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile 'beta test' is almost over, and ARM-based ultramobile PCs cometh

Windows 10 Mobile is effectively a mere testing ground for cellular and ARM capabilities destined for Microsoft's potential Windows 10 on ARM "Surface phone." Windows phone fans, you're the unpaid beta testers.

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Hey Windows phone fans — Microsoft doesn't need you for 'Surface phone' to succeed

Disenchanted Windows phone fans feel Microsoft's next mobile device will fail without their support. But Microsoft's ultimate mobile device vision may not need those smartphone loyalists.

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Is Microsoft strangling Windows phone to prepare for the concept of Surface 'phone'?

Microsoft's retreat from the smartphone space suggests its killing Windows phone. Perhaps it is, but only to prepare for what's coming next.

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What is Microsoft's intelligent edge and how does it affect mobile?

What is the intelligent edge and what does it mean for mobile?

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Microsoft leadership: Here's who is accountable for what in Redmond

Microsoft's leaders bear the burden of guiding Microsoft through exciting and competitive times. Here's a quick look at the company's leadership.

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What is ambient computing and why does it matter to you?

Ambient computing is a term that is becoming more popular of late. But what is it and why does it matter to consumers, communities, society and tech companies?

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Microsoft's 'Surface phone' should include AR glasses, a pen and exclusive apps

Apples consumer-focused strategy wrested the smartphone market from Microsoft and is doing the same with AR. A company-supported Surface phone with AR glasses, pen and a suite of "Surface apps" may be Microsoft's last hope.

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