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Windows Phone 8.1 Adds Cortana, Various Improvements

Windows Phone 8.1 Adds Cortana, Various Improvements

By Zach Walton April 2, 2014

Last year, Microsoft refreshed Windows 8 on PCs and tablets with the launch of Windows 8.1. It added a bunch of new features, including the return of the Start button. Widows Phone users were left without an update though with …

Microsoft's Siri Competitor To Be Named Cortana Microsoft's Siri Competitor To Be Named Cortana

Apple has Siri and Google has Google Voice Search/Google Now. Microsoft is the only one out of the big three that has yet to make its own personal assistant/potential love interest. If recent rumors come to fruition, however, Microsoft may …

Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps

Microsoft just announced the launch of three new Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness and Bing Travel. Bing Food & Drink includes 600,000 recipes, a wine guide to 1.5 million different bottles, …

Windows Phone Grew 69% Last Year Windows Phone Grew 69% Last Year
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Microsoft was late to the smartphone game. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer himself laughed at the iPhone when it was released, calling attention to what he considered the device’s outrageous price. More than six years on, Microsoft is still trying to …

New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with a wide array of tablet, smartphone, and TV announcements and reveals. Manufacturers will get a second world stage to debut products at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and it …

Microsoft, Nokia Might Be Making An Android Device Microsoft, Nokia Might Be Making An Android Device

Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services business in what appeared to be an effort to make its own Windows Phone hardware going forward. While Microsoft will still continue making Windows Phones under the Nokia brand, it looks like …

Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail
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What’s been the most innovative technology in retail over the past few years? If you immediately thought of Square, you win. The POS hardware/software combo has made it easier than ever for small businesses to accept and process credit card …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Gets RAW Photo Support Nokia Lumia 1020 Gets RAW Photo Support
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The 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 recently received the Lumia Black software update, which allows for shooting pictures in the relatively compression- and processing-free RAW Digital Negative Format (DNG), as well as other small functionality modifications. Aside from the RAW upgrade …

Windows Phone Could Find Growth in Enterprise Windows Phone Could Find Growth in Enterprise
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With BlackBerry now struggling to finance itself while in the midst of a major executive and board transition, Other smartphone brands are now eyeing the lucrative enterprise market that BlackBerry once led. Samsung is diving into Android security software with …

Instagram Finally Hits Windows Phone Instagram Finally Hits Windows Phone

After rumors as far back as September of 2012, Instagram announced today that it has finally launched for Windows Phone. Now that Instagram ads are a reality, Facebook is no doubt eager to get them in front of as many …

Vine for Windows Phone Is Finally Here Vine for Windows Phone Is Finally Here

Windows Phone users who have had to sit out in the cold and watch iOS and Android users have so much fun creating 6-second videos are now being let in the door. Today, Vine has finally launched on Windows Phone. …

Windows Phone 8 Gets Its Third Update Windows Phone 8 Gets Its Third Update

As Android devices like the Galaxy Note have proven, smartphone consumers love phablets. As Android devices get bigger and bigger, however, iOS and Windows Phone device displays remain below 5-inches. Microsoft will be changing that with its next software update. …

Apple, Samsung Smartphone Market Share Still Rising Apple, Samsung Smartphone Market Share Still Rising

145 Million Americans now own smartphones, making up nearly 61% of all cell phone users. Though analysts are beginning to predict a market saturation in the west and look toward developing markets such as Brazil and China for growth, the …

Microsoft Talks Unified Application Store Microsoft Talks Unified Application Store

Microsoft is reportedly forming an Super Store to offer apps for Windows 8 computers as well as Microsoft phones and tablets. According to ZDNet, Microsoft has been busy creating a single, new app depot for the upcoming new versions of …

Windows Updates: Microsoft To Combine Its Two App Stores, Making It Easier For Users Windows Updates: Microsoft To Combine Its Two App Stores, Making It Easier For Users
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Windows is looking at a major update to its systems. Microsoft is reportedly planning to make it simpler for its users by creating a single app store that would encompass all of the company’s various devices including PCs, tablets and …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release

Back in July, Nokia followed in the steps of Android smartphone manufacturers by announcing the Lumia 625, a Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen. Now, with Samsung marketing its 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 and other Android makers selling …

Skype Will No Longer Update Its Windows Phone 7 App Skype Will No Longer Update Its Windows Phone 7 App
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Are you still rockin’ a Windows Phone 7 device? Do you regularly use Skype? If so, you might want to consider upgrading. Skype announced this morning that it has stopped development of Skype for Windows Phone 7. The decision was …