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Microsoft considering bringing Cortana voice assistant to iOS and Android

Microsoft considering bringing Cortana voice assistant to iOS and Android

Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana, which was announced as part of Windows Phone 8.1 in April, might be making its way to iOS and Android if a recent report is to be believed. The voice assistant from the Redmond, Washington company is intended to be a competitor to the likes of Siri and Google Now, but it appears that competition could potentially heat up if these rumors turn out to be true.

Beats Music apps will remain available for Android and Windows Phone

Beats Music apps will remain available for Android and Windows Phone

Now that Apple has officially announced the acquisition of Beats Electronics and the Beats Music service, customers who use the music service on competing platforms are wondering what will happen to their client when Apple finalizes the deal. Though Apple will oversee the future direction of the service, the company confirmed today that it plans to run Beats Music as an independent entity, leaving the existing clients in place.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.