Windows Phone 8.1 adds support for Apple’s Passbook Passes

Windows Phone 8.1 adds support for Apple’s Passbook Passes

Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this month at a developer conference, and the update is rolling out to developers starting today. The update brings a lot of features to Windows Phone devices, but one feature that went unnoticed was native support for Apple’s Passbook Passes.

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Delta abandons the iPad, replaces it with the Surface 2 for its pilots

Delta abandons the iPad, replaces it with the Surface 2 for its pilots

Delta is dropping its iPad trial and issuing Surface 2 tablets to its pilots. These tablets will become the cornerstone of the company’s new electronic flight bag (EFB) and will replace the heavy paper-bound versions. Though Microsoft is playing up this deal, this transition was not as smooth as it appears on the surface, says a report in AppleInsider.

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Switching from Windows Phone to an iPhone 5s or 5c? Here’s how to transfer your data

Switching from Windows Phone to an iPhone 5s or 5c? Here’s how to transfer your data

If you are a Windows Phone owner and just switched to the iPhone 5s or the 5c, you likely have a bunch of data on your old handset that you need to transfer to your new phone. It’s not that difficult to transfer, you just have to know what to back up and where to find it. Read on as we walk you through the steps to get that data off your Windows Phone device and transfer it safely to your brand new iPhone.

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Nokia announces Lumia 1020: a Windows Phone with 41-megapixel camera

Nokia announces Lumia 1020: a Windows Phone with 41-megapixel camera

Despite its troubled condition, Nokia is developing a number of products that set it apart from other smartphone manufacturers. Today, the company announced a new Windows Phone device called the Lumia 1020 that has a 41MP camera sensor on board which could take mobile photography to an all new level.

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Microsoft’s New Windows Phone Ad Pokes Fun at iPhone-Android Flame Wars

Microsoft’s New Windows Phone Ad Pokes Fun at iPhone-Android Flame Wars

We all know how worked up people can get when it comes to defending their mobile platform of choice, be it iPhone, Android or even Windows Phone. The sheer number of Android and iPhone users, however, make iPhone vs. Android flame wars much more common than ones that involve Windows Phone or Nokia.

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Report: 59% of iPhone Users Spent More Than $100 Per Month On Carrier Bills

Report: 59% of iPhone Users Spent More Than $100 Per Month On Carrier Bills

This may not come as a big surprise to you. According to new data shared by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the average monthly carrier bill of an iPhone user is the highest in the smartphone market.

According to CIRP, 59% of the iPhone users spent more than $100 per month on their wireless plan and 10% spent more than $200. 

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Former Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Has Owned Every iPhone and iPad

Former Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Has Owned Every iPhone and iPad

Quite a few people noticed that Steven Sinofsky, former head of Microsoft’s Windows division, is now tweeting from an iPhone and naturally assumed that now that he’s out of Microsoft, he’s abandoned Windows Phone for iOS.

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Microsoft Courting iOS Developers to Make Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft Courting iOS Developers to Make Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft is holding special events for iOS developers in its Mountain View campus to convince them to make apps for the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platform. The two platforms’ app ecosystems are still in nascent stages, and Microsoft’s doing all it can to ramp up developer interest.

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Steve Ballmer Pitches Microsoft as the Middle Ground Between Android and Apple in the Mobile World

Steve Ballmer Pitches Microsoft as the Middle Ground Between Android and Apple in the Mobile World

Yesterday Steve Ballmer sat down with LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman to talk about Windows, technology, and the state of things. From the audio (and video) posted by TechCrunch, there were the typical Ballmer moments, but more interestingly Ballmer is trying to position Microsoft as a middle ground between the wild west of Android and the tight control of Apple. Maybe he’s onto something.

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Gartner Report: Apple and Samsung Control Smartphones, Andriod Leads, but iOS Will Narrow the Gap Soon

Gartner Report: Apple and Samsung Control Smartphones, Andriod Leads, but iOS Will Narrow the Gap Soon

Gartner’s quarterly report on the mobile phone market are out and unsurprisingly it’s a battle between Apple and Samsung, iOS and Android. Apple and Samsung together control almost half of the smartphone market—46.5%— and while Android controls over 50% of smartphone sales by OS, iOS is expected to narrow the gap in Q4. Really, the smartphone market is like an opera. We have two main players (Apple and Samsung) battling for our hearts and minds, while the rest of the field have their own parts to play.

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