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2 years ago

Does Cortana sound less robotic today?

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Cortana is a really fun and useful feature on Windows Phone 8.1. She’s still a few centuries away from being conversational like in the Halo video games, but we’re big fans! Cortana is currently in beta for those in the United States, though many of you are using her globally after changing your region. And as a beta, Cortana will continue to improve and get better. Today we're getting a lot comments that Cortana sounds different. Does she?

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2 years ago

Microsoft keeps promise, updates Xbox Music for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Developer shows how Cortana can be used for home automation

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We’ve already seen some of the cool things that Cortana can do, and how it is more than just a personal assistant. But the developers over at Onion have leveraged Cortana’s ability to integrate with third-party apps to take it to a completely different level.

And while the video is short, the results are an enticing look at just what could be ahead for Windows Phone, along with mobile and non-mobile devices alike.

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2 years ago

Swarm will make you mayor of your friends, offer stickers

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Last week Foursquare announced Swarm, its new app for checking in. That's right. Foursquare is pulling out the check-in component and building a standalone app around that experience. That app will be called Swarm and will focus on connecting you with your friends. While the Foursquare app that remains will serve to help explorers find new spots. Today Foursquare has shared more details about Swarm, which launches next week.

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2 years ago

Leaderboards and more coming in next SongArc update

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2 years ago

Secure your passwords and critical information with Enpass Password Manager

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Enpass is a popular cross-platform app for storing and backing up your passwords and other important information securely as well as syncing the information across devices. The Windows Phone app also offers a customizable password generator that you can use to create strong passwords to use online.

The Enpass Password Manager & Information Keeper app has been recently bumped to v4.0.0.0 and adds a bunch of new features apart from some UI improvements and bug fixes.

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2 years ago

One Love to rule all your social networks on Windows Phone

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Windows Phone 8.1 removed the ability to natively share a status update to multiple networks at once through the Me tile. We’ve seen apps like UniShare and MultiShare rise up to address the missing functionality. One Love is an app that’s been out for quite some time that shares to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn like those other apps, but it does a little bit more too. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 lifecycle support starts June 24th

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We still don’t have an exact date for when regular consumers will begin to receive Windows Phone 8.1 through their OTA update. Folks will be able to get it on devices like the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 this month. We do know that companies like Nokia, now Microsoft, have said that devices will see the update rollout throughout the summer. That said, Microsoft has just shared the lifecycle date for Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

Minesweeper updated for the 21st century in Microsoft Treasure Hunt, coming soon to your Surface

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2 years ago

Your local Microsoft Store just picked up the ultimate gaming laptop, the new Razer Blade

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It seems like just yesterday that Razer made us salivate by announcing their new Blade. It’s a 14-inch “ultrabook” that doubles as a gaming PC for when you’re on the road. This bad boy is only available through Razer’s website, but that changes soon. Microsoft Stores will soon be carrying this insane machine. If you’re up in San Francisco you’re going to want to swing by your local Microsoft Store today.

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2 years ago

UC Browser updated to be faster and lighter, BringCast gains transparent Live tiles

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UC Browser and BringCast are both rocking updates today in the Windows Phone Store. The two apps are popular in their respective categories. UC Browser is a very popular alternative to Internet Explorer, while BringCast is popular podcast application for those not content with the native podcast support in Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 8.1. Let’s check what’s new in both of these apps!

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2 years ago

What will you win with QuizToWin in the Windows Phone Store?

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2 years ago

Verizon pushes out firmware update for Nokia Lumia Icon

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2 years ago

Intel reported to be a part of Microsoft's May 20 Surface event

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Microsoft is reported to have been working with Intel on a upcoming model that would slot into the Surface family of Windows tablets. The tech giant is expected to unveil the new Surface Mini at an upcoming event later this month, but CNET's sources state a new Intel-based Surface tablet may also be present. The Intel technology used would most likely be Haswell, rather than the chip maker's mobile device-focused Atom processors.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 521

For today only, purchase the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 521 and save 36% off the list price!

Lightweight and durable, the Feather Case for Nokia Lumia 521 is engineered to provide inconspicuous protection. The snap-on application of this hard case allows for quick installation when needed and its soft touch finish provides a comfortable grip in the hand.

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