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2 years ago

Microsoft to add updates to Cortana twice a month

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Microsoft’s Cortana is certainly a work in progress, even here in the US where it’s officially available. China and the UK are on the immediate horizon for rollouts, with other regions to follow soon. With all of that work ahead, it makes sense that the Cortana team will want to have a regular update schedule, and much like the Xbox Music app, it looks to be bi-monthly.

In an interview over at Engadget with the Cortana team, updates to the Cortana system will evidently happen twice a month with the possibility for off-cycle updates “for things that are timely, urgent or especially badass." The ability to update Cortana dynamically will ensure that her chitchat (small conversations pieces, voiced by Jen Taylor), will be current and relevant, reflecting any significant cultural happenings.

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2 years ago

This Windows 8.1 tablet costs only $100

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2 years ago

Graphic India app brings animated comics exclusively to Windows Phone

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Graphic India is a character entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics, and stories through mobile and digital platforms. The company has the launched its official app exclusively on the Windows Phone Store.

The app allows users to watch video shots based on Graphic India’s characters leading Indian characters and comics. The app features six shows at the moment with new episodes each week, and will launch more in the coming months.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly rolling out on Vodafone Australia this month

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According to a local Windows Phone blogger, those who reside in Australia won't have long to wait for Windows Phone 8.1. In fact, should everything be accurate, Vodafone AU is set to roll out the update later this month with the Nokia Lumia 630 available from this week.

It's worth noting that we expect the Windows Phone 8.1 roll out to start soon enough.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia 1320

2 years ago

Enjoy Microsoft's Xbox E3 presentation with the official Windows 8 app

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2 years ago

Explore lost temples and cities in Microsoft's latest puzzle game for Windows 8

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2 years ago

Sports Tracker for Windows Phone gets bumped with heart rate alarm and more

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It's #MobileFit month here at Mobile Nations and we'll be utilizing sport and training apps on our smartphones (regardless as to which platform you enjoy using) to help get into shape. One of such apps is Sports Tracker, which has just been updated to version 1.0.1.12. This latest release adds a bunch of new features everyone can take full advantage of while keeping fit.

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2 years ago

Gamble the night away with Slots Club for Windows Phone 8

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Slots Club is a Windows Phone 8 game that has you tackling six different slots with over forty paying lines. The machines are nicely animated, aren't impossible to win at and each themed slot machine has a bonus game to keep game play from growing stale.

The Slots Club title has enjoyed decent success as an online game over on Facebook and in play the Windows Phone version, it should have similar success as a mobile gaming option.

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2 years ago

Qualcomm rolls out Quick Charge 2.0 support in Japan, rest of the world to follow

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Qualcomm has today announced that its expanding its Quick Charge ecosystem with the release of Quick Charge 2 in Japan. Local mobile network operator DOCOMO has integrated the technology in products that include smartphones, tablets and certified power adapters that are expected to be available later this year. The improved Quick Charge 2 will enable consumers to charge their devices at increased speeds.

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2 years ago

Microsoft exec hints at new HTC Windows Phone at Computex

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Microsoft is hinting strongly that HTC may finally be ready to launch a new Windows Phone product, after months of Internet rumors that such a device is in the works. Speaking to reporters after Microsoft's Computex 2014 keynote address earlier today, Nick Parker, the company's vice president of OEM partners, answered a question about manufactoring partners with this response:

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2 years ago

Hike messenger for Windows Phone receives massive update

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The Hike team behind the popular messaging client for Windows Phone has released a substantial update, completely revamping the user experience with a new interface and features to boot. The app itself boasts improved privacy options and solid messaging functionality (which is a bonus considering this is the app's main selling point), but the best part about Hike is that it's absolutely free.

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2 years ago

Intel and Samsung teaming up for lower-cost 4K monitors

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4K monitors could be about to get a whole lot less expensive as Intel has announced a partnership with Samsung to produce units retailing this year for $399. Currently pairing up your Windows PC with a 4K monitor can be an expensive business with prices stretching into the thousands. But at Computex, in Taiwan, the collaboration with Samsung was announced to bring the cost of panels down by half.

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2 years ago

Microsoft shows off new Windows Phones from Blu, Prestigio and Yezz at Computex

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Microsoft today unveiled some new Windows Phones at Computex that newly announced hardware partners have produced, teasing consumers what they'll be able to purchase in the coming months. We've recently looked at some of the manufacturers adapting to the Windows Phone platform, including the likes of Blu and Prestigio, who are likely to offer more affordable smartphones running Microsoft's operating system. Today, we're able to take a glimpse at what we can expect to see.

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2 years ago

Xbox One June update is here with external hard drive support, real names and more

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The Xbox One June update is officially rolling out and as promised it brings external hard drive support to the next-gen console, alongside real names and improved Smartglass integration. With this update, external hard drives of 256GB and above can connect to the console via USB 3.0 to expand storage for your games, apps and media beyond the built in storage.

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