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Windows Phone 8.1 Update (and Cortana) is Now Rolling Out

Windows Phone 8.1 Update (and Cortana) is Now Rolling Out

Microsoft is starting to distribute Windows Phone 8.1 to existing Lumia devices this week. The Lumia Cyan update provides the full Windows Phone 8.1 software, alongside some tweaks and customizations specifically for Lumia handsets. Windows Phone 8.1 includes a personal digital assistant in the form of Cortana, a number of ...

BlackBerry’s BBM is Now Available on Windows Phone

BlackBerry’s BBM is Now Available on Windows Phone

If you thought that BlackBerry’s messaging service landed on iOS and Android several years too late, its (late) arrival on Windows Phone takes it to the next level. BlackBerry teased the launch of its BBM messaging service on Windows Phone back in February, and now users can finally get their hands on a beta version, the ...

Rumor: Windows Phone May One Day Support Android Apps

Rumor: Windows Phone May One Day Support Android Apps

As Microsoft continues to evolve Windows Phone in hopes of greater market share, its latest trick could be to support Android apps on its handsets. That’s the latest rumor, according to Eldar Murtzin, a long-time industry insider who has a few correct predictions to his name. Murtzin tweeted the information on Tuesday ...

Windows Phone Isn’t Gaining Market Share in the U.S.

Windows Phone Isn’t Gaining Market Share in the U.S.

The latest data from Comscore regarding the United States smartphone market isn’t great for Microsoft. The company’s Windows Phone platform managed no growth, ending the May period with a 3 month market share average of 3.4%, the same level that Comscore reported for the platform in February. Android was flat, Apple ...

Internet Explorer 11 Syncs Your Passwords Across Your Windows Devices

Internet Explorer 11 Syncs Your Passwords Across Your Windows Devices

With the latest versions of its desktop and mobile operating systems, Microsoft synchronizes passwords for websites people visit with the Internet Explorer browser. The sync service means that a password entered on IE11 on Windows 8.1 will be migrated to IE11 running on Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft said in a blog post on ...

Microsoft is Working on Anti-Theft Features for Windows Phone

Microsoft is Working on Anti-Theft Features for Windows Phone

Microsoft is planning to update Windows Phone to include anti-theft features that will prevent thieves from using devices after they’re stolen. The software maker signed on the CTIA’s Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment in April, and plans to release a software update to the Find My Phone feature of Windows Phone ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 17, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 17, 2014

Nokia’s newest phone, the Lumia Icon, may be the most personalized phone I’ve ever touched. A lot of that personalized feel comes from Cortana, Microsoft’s new personal assistant. Cortana is brand new to Windows Phone 8.1 and, just like Siri, can answer questions like “What’s the temperature outside?” But ...

Report: Microsoft to Include Kinect-Like Finger Gestures Into Windows Phones

Report: Microsoft to Include Kinect-Like Finger Gestures Into Windows Phones

Microsoft is trying to cram Kinect-like features into its future flagship Windows Phone handsets. At least one device, codenamed McLaren, will debut on a range of US carriers later this year with features that let you hover your finger over the screen to interact with games and applications without ever touching the ...

Report: Microsoft is Working on a Smartwatch That Syncs With iOS and Android, Too

Report: Microsoft is Working on a Smartwatch That Syncs With iOS and Android, Too

Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, Forbes has learned. It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conversation about wearables that till now ...

Microsoft Teams Up With Insteon to Get Into Home Automation

Microsoft Teams Up With Insteon to Get Into Home Automation

Microsoft announced a partnership with Insteon on Thursday, along with some big plans to fully incorporate the popular home automation network into its ecosystem. Starting June 1, an enhanced version of the Insteon app with exclusive features will be made available for Windows Phone 8 devices, along with any tablet, laptop, ...