Zainuddin Zakaria

19 Flips | 2 Magazines | @Zainuddinzz | Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator - Prague 2013 / Barcelona 2014

One of Microsoft's most popular products is finally coming to smartphones

With the launch of this app, SharePoint's 190 million-license business will finally join the rest of Microsoft Office suite in the so-called "cloud first, mobile first" vision laid out by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.<p>SharePoint is Microsoft's team collaboration product, and does a lot of different …

Microsoft SharePoint

Apple iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4: Which convertible tablet is best for you?

Apple and Microsoft's keyboard-equipped tablets are gunning for each other in a big way, but which is best?<p>Microsoft has successfully carved itself …

iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is a great device for consuming media on - but the storage options have changed since its launch back in 2014.<p>Originally you got to …

Surface Book review: The ultimate laptop, even if it isn't perfect

For years, Microsoft has been telling us that the future of PCs was actually the tablet. The Surface Pro in particular is powerful enough that it could truly keep pace with your laptop, and Microsoft hasn't been shy about comparing it to the MacBook Air. The message seemed clear: The Surface Pro …

Surface Pro 4 review: Yes, it can really replace your laptop

With the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's surprising hybrid tablet journey finally makes sense. It's as if Microsoft was laser-focused on fixing the issues we had with the Surface Pro 3. We liked that device quite a bit, but its Type Cover was endlessly frustrating, with a sloppy keyboard and wonky …

The iPhone 6s Plus vs. the competition: Big is beautiful

Apple may have finally embraced larger phones last year, but this year's announcement of the 6s Plus doesn't mean we're going to see a 6-inch iPhone any time soon. We're still looking at the same 5.5-inch screen size, though with faster internals and some snazzy new features like 3D Touch. But, …

iPhone

The iPhone 6s Plus vs. the iPhone 6 Plus: What's changed?

With today's announcement of the iPhone 6s Plus, it looks like larger-screen iPhones are here to stay. And, while plenty of users jumped on board when the iPhone got a bump to 5.5 inches with the 6 Plus, Apple isn't going to try and entice anyone with another screen size bump -- the 6s Plus' major …

Mobile Technology

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

Apple said to host iPhone, iPad, Apple TV event Sept. 9

September 9 may turn out to be lucky for Apple again.<p>Buzzfeed on Friday reported Apple will hold its next product launch the week of September 7, with September 9 being the most likely date. The timing would align with Apple's strategies from previous years -- including the iPhone 6 last year, …

IPad Pro

Facebook in the Classroom? Some Schools Embracing Social Media

The halls at most schools are still empty, but teachers are already preparing for a new year and some new social-media policies.<p>Charlotte Secondary School, a charter school in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of many schools banning social media including Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat during …

Social Media

With Some Work, Cortana Could Be Windows 10's Killer Application

Although I cringe at the realization, I am an old school computer user. I have been tinkering and messing around with computers since the early days of the Commodore PET and C64. Back in the day, hammering away at command prompts was the norm. And with “newer” machines came things like manually …

Cortana

Windows 10 Is On 14 Million Devices After 24 Hours

Twenty-four hours after it was released, Windows 10 is being run on more than 14 million devices.<p>"We’re humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10," the company wrote on its Windows blog. "We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10, with reviews and customer feedback …

Apple Watch Review Rebuttal: Better than most, but still lacking

Here at Pocketnow we’re fond of review rebuttals, mainly because the needs of one editor are different to the needs of others. Michael’s review of …

Not everyone will get Windows 10 on July 29

With less than a month to go before the launch of its latest OS, Microsoft has announced that it will roll out Windows 10 in phases, starting on its release date of July 29.<p>That means that not every PC that’s eligible for an upgrade will receive it on launch day. Microsoft says it’s opting for a …

Microsoft Band lets users create web tiles via RSS feeds

Microsoft is continuing to add new functionality to its Band wearable and push what the device is capable of. Following the release of a SDK and …

Microsoft Send is like WhatsApp for work emails

The Microsoft Garage has churned out a new iOS productivity app aimed at streamlining the email experience so users can get in, get in contact, and get on with their work lives as quickly as possible.<p>The new iOS-only app, Send, aims to make email threads more like short IM messages by stripping out …

Hands On: Microsoft Send 1.2.4 (iOS) - (Jul 24)

Microsoft Send 1.2.4 is more an experiment than an app: designed by the company's Garage team, it's an attempt to see what email would be like if you …

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