Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game Minecraft could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new and emerging priority for the tech giant.
The next generation of Android, known as Android L, reportedly will have data encryption turned on by default. The move puts Google in line with Apple, which just unveiled a new privacy strategy with iOS 8.
The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads, Apple devices start to act like one.
Microsoft thought it scored a touchdown when it struck a multiyear deal with the NFL that would allow teams to use Surface tablets during games. Too bad announcers keep calling them iPads.
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