Windows Phone 8.1 Update Announced, Includes Siri-like Cortana Voice Assistant, Action Center, and More

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Announced, Includes Siri-like Cortana Voice Assistant, Action Center, and More

Today at the Build 2014 conference, amidst a wide variety of exciting unveilings, Microsoft finally announced the long-awaited Windows Phone 8.1 update. But don’t be fooled by the update’s seemingly small version number; Windows Phone 8.1 is a huge update featuring Microsoft’s new digital assistant, Cortana, and many other exciting new features.

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Microsoft’s new ad says Windows PCs are better than Macs because they have touch screens

Microsoft’s new ad says Windows PCs are better than Macs because they have touch screens

Microsoft took a big bet with Windows 8 — that eventually PCs and tablets would converge, and computers would have to be optimised for both, touch and mouse inputs. It doesn’t seem to have worked as well as the company would have liked, but Microsoft isn’t giving up.

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Microsoft releases Remote Desktop apps for the iPhone, iPad and the Mac

Microsoft releases Remote Desktop apps for the iPhone, iPad and the Mac

Microsoft rolled out Windows 8.1 to the public today. Along with the desktop OS, the Redmond company also released companion Remote Desktop apps for iOS and OS X. These new Remote Desktop apps allow you to connect to a PC and control it with your iOS device or Mac computer.

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Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

After an initial, unsuccessful attempt at taking on Apple’s iPad, Microsoft’s giving its Surface tablets another chance with an updated lineup that features improved internals, better software and a higher-resolution display.

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Microsoft compares iPad with Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Convertible Ultrabook in new Windows 8 ad

Microsoft compares iPad with Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Convertible Ultrabook in new Windows 8 ad

It looks like Microsoft is not satisfied comparing Apple’s iPad with Surface and other Windows 8 tablets.

Microsoft has just released a new ad which compares the iPad and iPad mini with Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, a convertible Ultrabook that comes with a touchscreen.

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New Windows 8 ad featuring Acer Iconia W3 now pokes fun at iPad mini

New Windows 8 ad featuring Acer Iconia W3 now pokes fun at iPad mini

Microsoft has released a new Windows 8 ad featuring 8-inch Acer Iconia W3, this time taking a dig at Apple’s iPad mini.

This is just hours after releasing a new Surface RT ad, which poked fun at the iPad (again).

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Microsoft continues to attack iPad in the latest Surface RT ad

Microsoft continues to attack iPad in the latest Surface RT ad

Microsoft continues to poke fun at Apple’s iPad, despite the embarrassing $150 price cut it had to make to sell its Surface RT tablet.

The new Windows 8: Surface RT vs. iPad ad makes use of Siri’s voiceover to highlight some of the shortcomings on the iPad compared to Surface RT such as the lack of an integrated kick stand, a USB port, and the TouchType keyboard accessory.

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New Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at iPad over multitasking

New Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at iPad over multitasking

Microsoft has released yet another ad that takes a dig at iPad’s limited capabilities in certain areas like multitasking.

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New Windows 8 tablet ad featuring Dell XPS 10 takes a dig at the iPad (again)

New Windows 8 tablet ad featuring Dell XPS 10 takes a dig at the iPad (again)

Microsoft has released a new Windows 8 tablet ad featuring Dell XPS 10, which pokes fun at Apple’s iPad. The ad is part of the company’s Windows 8 tablet vs iPad campaign, which started in May.

It is being widely speculated that the ad campaign is the reason Microsoft hasn’t released an iPad app for “Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers” that hit the App Store earlier today.

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Microsoft caught lying about Windows 8 tablet size in iPad vs. Windows comparison

Microsoft caught lying about Windows 8 tablet size in iPad vs. Windows comparison

Hot on the heels of releasing the Windows 8 tablet ads which took a dig at Apple’s iPad, Microsoft has launched a new webpage that compares the ASUS VivoTab Smart Windows 8 tablet with the full-sized iPad.

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