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Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 is Now Available for Developers (and You)

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After 18 months since the last major Windows Phone update, Microsoft is finally releasing Windows Phone 8.1 to developers on Monday. The software maker detailed the update at its Build conference less than two weeks ago, and it’s clear the version point increment doesn’t tell the whole story. This is a significant update to Windows […]

Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8.1: Features ‘Cortana,’ Action Center and More

At its Build 2014 conference on Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. Among the new features is a personal digital assistant named Cortana, a new Action Center, as well as support for customizable lockscreens and backgrounds. Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Google Now and Apple’s Siri, completely replaces the search function on Windows Phone, which makes […]

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Microsoft’s Cortana: More Personal Assistant Screens Leak

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Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include Cortana, a personal digital assistant designed to rival Siri and Google Now. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge how Cortana looks and operates, replacing the built-in Bing search functionality on Windows Phone 8.1. While the feature is named after the Halo game series, […]