Ever since Apple debuted Siri, others in the mobile arena have been trying to create their own smart personal assistants. We’ve been hearing about Microsoft’s Cortana for a while now and recent reports suggest that it will be shipped with the Windows Phone 8.1 update.
The curious case of Windows Phone continues to pique the interest of tech enthusiasts. Rumors have it that Microsoft has plans of somehow offering the Android apps on the Windows Phone devices. The big question is, is this good or bad?
It is almost a thing now to release mysterious teasers and hints before a company launches a new product. Nokia is following the tradition, having released a vague Windows Phone video today which points towards an upcoming announcement.
Prolific leaker @evleaks has mentioned that South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly making a new Windows Phone called Huron (codename) and Verizon is supposed to release this phone on its network.
Normally, you would need an iOS device to send and receive iMessages. However, thanks to a brilliant iOS jailbreak app, you can now get your iMessages straight to an Android or Windows Phone device as well.
During the final quarter of 2013, Microsoft was able to perform rather well by bagging a handsome revenue and bringing more earnings per share than was expected. The company scored $0.78 per share, more than the expected $0.68 per share.
When it comes to smartphones, Sony has rooted for Android till the deep end. Despite no significant success, Sony continues to create Android-based handsets. But the company has now hinted that it may try its hands at other alternatives.
For long, Microsoft has offered a number of games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong on Windows PCs. The company has now announced that Windows Phone 8 users can enjoy the same games on their handsets, for free.
Microsoft has made available an updated version of Facebook for Windows Phone. It now features a second Live Tile, giving a separate window to pin chats, events, groups, pages, photo albums and others.
As the Christmas draws near, tech companies are coming up with newer and more enticing deals. Microsoft has announced an early gift for Windows Phone users who can now get their hands on 20GB of free SkyDrive storage.
Microsoft is currently readying a significant update for its mobile platform. Windows Phone 8.1 is still in the test phase but leaked screenshots now suggest that the company may include new on-screen buttons in the update.
Every year, Microsoft brings together its developer community to discuss the future of its products and services. Next year, the company has now confirmed, the 2014 Build conference will take place from April 2 to April 4.
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