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Widespread approval for Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana

April 15, 2014 |

Yesterday’s Windows Phone 8.1 update has become a major topic in the tech society as the new platform made its way to thousands of devices around the globe. Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers can be installed from every tech-savvy … Read More

How to get Cortana on non-US Windows Phone

April 15, 2014 | 1

One of the most exciting new features in Windows Phone 8.1 is the personal voice assistant Cortana. She it is in beta version currently available only for customers living in the US, so if you have already updated to 8.1 … Read More

How to install Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers

April 10, 2014 | 2

What is ‘Preview’ Program?

Preview for Developers program gives you an access to early updates, directly from Microsoft, before they become available for the general public. Using a small app, developers can bypass carriers and install the latest updates including … Read More

Start Screen backup and restore in Windows Phone 8.1

April 7, 2014 | 1

Microsoft presented Windows Phone 8.1 at the BUILD conference last week, revealing some headline features such as Action Center, Cortana digital assistant, Background images and more.

Now, a Windows developer has found one more nice addition to the platform – … Read More

Video: changes and improvements in the phone app

April 7, 2014 |

We found a video demonstrating the updated phone app in Windows Phone 8.1, with tweaks and improvements in the phone dialer and more. Here is the list with all changes:

  • Call and save buttons have been repositioned from the … Read More

Lumia Cyan update with Windows Phone 8.1

April 4, 2014 | 6

All existing Windows Phone 8.0 Lumia smartphones will get a special update called Lumia Cyan, bringing Nokia exclusive software additions on top of the newly announced Windows Phone 8.1 in one package.

Lumia Cyan will include an updated Nokia Creative … Read More

Microsoft introduced Windows Phone 8.1 at BUILD 2014

April 3, 2014 | 3

Waiting is over as Microsoft made Windows Phone 8.1 official, demonstrating many of its features during the BUILD 2014 conference in San Francisco. Key elements of the new version are Cortana voice assistant, action center, overhauled start and home screens, … Read More

Windows Phone 8.1 final version sent to manufacturers, new models soon

March 31, 2014 |

Just a week after we heard that Windows Phone 8.1 core had finished, Microsoft is ready with the final version of its platform, with copies reportedly sent to manufacturing partners for testing on old and new hardware. According to different … Read More

Nokia Lumia 630 running Windows Phone 8.1 caught on videos

March 29, 2014 |

Some of the features expected in Windows Phone 8.1 have leaked in two new videos from China. The first footage demonstrates expanded customization options such as backgrounds on the Start Screen. Users will be able to skin Live Tiles with … Read More

Store app with many improvements in Windows Phone 8.1

March 27, 2014 |

Microsoft has reportedly finished the main work on its Windows Phone 8.1 update, expected to be unveiled at Microsoft’s BUILD conference starting next week. While the excitement around the Windows Phone society grows over Microsoft’s announcement, many new features and … Read More

New Nokia Lumia phones on April 2

March 25, 2014 |

Nokia announces a press event next week alongside Microsoft’s Build conference. As expected, the Finish company has prepared surprises for all Windows Phone lovers, and we will probably see at least two new Lumia smartphones including a high-end and a … Read More

Windows Phone could support USB flash drives and 128GB microSD cards

March 17, 2014 |

There are different ways to transfer data files from smartphones to external devices. The most widespread methods include a data cable, Internet or Bluetooth, but there could be a problem if you don’t have a data cable or the files … Read More