7 Days: A week of Cortana everywhere, Apple’s juicy hump, and a very sorry Microsoft

From Edge extensions and Firefox phone failure, to questions for Qualcomm, Trump vs the Internet, open source highs and lows, and Minecraft for U, it’s our regular roundup of the week’s top tech news. Read more…

Uber heads to Windows 10 Mobile and PCs with Cortana support; new US users get a free ride

Uber’s app is now built on the Universal Windows Platform, and runs across Windows 10 PCs and phones, including Cortana support – and new users in the US can get a free ride worth up to $20. Read more…

Satya Nadella reaffirms commitment to Microsoft’s Universal App strategy with Windows 10

In a recent interview, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reaffirmed his commitment to the company’s Windows 10 Universal App strategy and stated that time would be necessary for success. Read more…

Mobilize.Net builds bridge for developers to port Windows Phone Silverlight apps to Windows 10

Mobilize.Net has announced the availability of a software development bridge that enables developers to port their existing Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight apps to the Windows 10 UAP. Read more…

Ballmer calls Microsoft’s cloud numbers ‘bulls–‘; wants Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft’s ex-CEO, Steve Ballmer, isn’t happy with the way the company is reporting financial information. He’s also critical of his former employer’s efforts in the mobile markets. Read more…

Major update to LinkedIn App Launched: It’s all about you

The LinkedIn app has been rebuilt from scratch to provide a tailored newsfeed and more socially engaging experience. The update is now available for iOS and Android. Read more…

Swedish court rules in favor of ISP not blocking the Pirate Bay from customers

As many ISPs around Europe block access to the site, a Swedish court says no, and rules in favor of allowing access to the Pirate Bay through Bredbandsbolaget, a Swedish ISP. Read more…

Haven’t watched Steve Jobs yet? Read the script here

Based on the sadly dismal box office cash it’s failed to drum up, statistically few of you have seen Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s semi-biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography of Apple’s late CEO. Well, if you want to get a taste of what you’re missing — or simply want to revisit […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


Microsoft updates first-party apps ahead of Windows 10 Fall Update and Mobile launch

In case you haven’t checked for updates in a while now might be a good time to get all your apps up to par. Microsoft is getting ready for the launch of the Windows 10 Fall Update and Mobile versions. Read more…

‘Steve Jobs’ Disappoints in First Full Weekend With 7th-Place Box Office Showing

As the first full weekend in theaters for Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film comes to a close, early box office results have been disappointing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Estimates put the film’s take at $7.3 million from nearly 2,500 theaters, well below expectations and only good enough for seventh place on the weekend.

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in ‘Steve Jobs’

Those backing Steve Jobs had wanted to land somewhere in the teens, but are counting on a long run throughout awards season (an A- CinemaScore should help word of mouth). Jobs is over-indexing in upscale theaters in major cities, including the Bay Area — home of Apple — but falling flat in Middle America. Two weekends ago, the $30 million movie scored the top location average of the year to date when opening in New York and Los Angeles. Through Sunday, its domestic total is $10 million.

„We’re going to redouble our efforts to support these markets,“ said Universal domestic distribution chief Nic Carpou. „It’s working great in these theaters now, and we want to make sure it continues to do so.“

The film has generally received a positive reception from critics, particularly for Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of Jobs. Those more familiar with Jobs’ history and those closest to him have, however, been less satisfied with the film, in many cases taking issue with the way Jobs is portrayed and some of the artistic license that deviates significantly from actual events.