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  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update brings Cortana to new markets + new features

    29 July 2014, 10:30 pm by: Joe Belfiore

    Back in April, you heard me talk about how we believe Windows Phone 8.1 is the world’s most personal smartphone because of features like highly personal Live Tiles on your Start screen and the world’s first truly personal digital assistant. Today I am in…
  • Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone gets Video recording and playback

    29 July 2014, 11:58 am by: Brandon LeBlanc

    Facebook has released an update for their Messenger app for Windows Phone that brings a few new features I think you will enjoy. This update introduces video recording and video playback so that you can send video messages and watch received videos directly…
  • Cortana now shows local recommendations from Foursquare

    29 July 2014, 7:07 am by: Brandon LeBlanc

    One of the benefits of Cortana is that we can make updates behind-the-scenes on the servers that light up new capabilities without the need for a software update. We added the ability for Cortana to predict the winners in popular soccer matches in Brazil…
  • Fitbit arrives for Windows Phone 8.1!

    28 July 2014, 12:29 pm by: Brandon LeBlanc

    Fitbit is launching their native app for Windows Phone 8.1 today that brings direct mobile syncing (via Bluetooth 4.0). Devices running Windows Phone 8.1 will now have instant access to up-to-date stats from Fitbit’s wireless activity trackers like the Flex,…
  • Uber now available on Windows Phone!

    23 July 2014, 10:35 am by: Steve Guggenheimer

    Uber, the popular technology platform that connects users with safe, reliable and seamless transportation announced their official Windows Phone app earlier today. Uber for Windows Phone is a fast, full-featured native app that makes ordering your next ride…
  • Meet the Lumia 530 – the most affordable Lumia yet

    23 July 2014, 10:02 am by: Brandon LeBlanc

    Today, the Microsoft Devices Group has announced the very affordable Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 is the perfect entry to Windows Phone 8.1 which includes new features like Action Center, Word Flow, and Cortana – the world’s first personal digital assistant.…
  • Bing magic helps Cortana predict the winner in 15 out of 16 Soccer (Football) matches in Brazil

    13 July 2014, 1:19 pm by: Brandon LeBlanc

    A few weeks ago, we enabled the ability for Cortana to predict the outcomes of soccer matches from Brazil powered by prediction technology in Bing on devices running Windows Phone 8.1. Thanks to Bing, Cortana has accurately predicted the winner in 15 out of 16…
  • Subway Surfers now available on low-memory Windows Phone 8 devices

    10 July 2014, 6:53 am by: Brandon LeBlanc

    In an update today to their popular (and really fun!) game Subway Surfers, Kiloo is making Subway Surfers available to low-memory Windows Phone 8 devices (devices with only 512MB of memory). You can download Subway Surfers for free here from the Windows Phone…
  • 5 tips for using Cortana reminders

    9 July 2014, 1:39 pm by: Juliette Guilbert

    You might think you’re “forgetful” or “scatterbrained” or “have a mind like a sieve.” But how many times have you remembered that you’re supposed to collect your kid from the bus stop right up until it’s time to go—and then gotten…
  • Twitter app update brings enhancements for sharing and uploading photos

    8 July 2014, 11:13 am by: Brandon LeBlanc

    I thought I would pass along that the official Twitter app has received a nice little update today for Windows Phone (version This update includes enhancements for sharing and uploading photos. For example, you can now upload multiple photos to a…

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