Barnes & Noble
On March 10, Microsoft and Nook Media updated their agreement forged two years ago, according to a new 8-K filing by Barnes & Noble. Under terms of the amendment, Nook Media is allowed to discontinue distributing the Nook Windows app and to cease work on its Windows Phone app. Ouch. There seemingly is a replacement Continue Reading →
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include Cortana, a personal digital assistant designed to rival Siri and Google Now. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge how Cortana looks and operates, replacing the built-in Bing search functionality on Windows Phone 8.1. While the feature is named after the Halo game series, Continue Reading →
Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft isn’t saying “Windows Phone 8.1” on Monday at Mobile World Congress, but the company is detailing a few of its features. In an update arriving this spring, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore says the company will “technically” support all existing Windows Phone 8 devices. It’s not clear whether carriers will allow Windows Phone 8.1 devices to Continue Reading →
Action Center
Microsoft is currently preparing its first major update to Windows Phone 8. A highly requested Notification Center feature will be included with Windows Phone 8.1, allowing users to customize and control their app notifications. Winphollowers has published screenshots from an internal Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, detailing the new Notification Center in Windows Phone 8.1 The Verge Continue Reading →