It feels like forever ago that Microsoft had a viable option in the smartphone wars, but that time is officially coming to an end.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone Vice President, Joe Belfiore, is using an iPhone while on his leave-of-absence
For Microsoft’s Windows Phone (or Windows 10 Mobile these days), the Vice President, Joe Belfiore, is a huge component for the platform’s presence in the market, and anyone who sees Belfiore talk about the mobile OS knows he’s passionate about it.
Record demand for Apple’s latest iPhones have helped it beat rival Android-powered smartphones in U.S. sales for the first time in three years — but only just. While the company’s iOS devices accounted for 47.7 percent of the sales, Android handsets accounted for 47.6 percent.
On Wednesday, January 21, Microsoft took the stage at a small media briefing for its next major OS release, Windows 10.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.