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Windows Phone 8.1 is No Longer Supported by Microsoft

Unless you own an iPhone, smartphones these days simply do not receive the software update support that people would like to see. It's rare enough to see a smartphone OEM support all of their released devices with major updates for 2 years, and it's even more rare to see them push out monthly security updates. Many...

Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Update 3 Brings Tweaked APIs

Windows Phone 8.1 was first unveiled a little over two months ago at Microsoft's Build 2014 conference. Then just two weeks later, Microsoft released the first Developer Preview build for users to install on their own WP8 devices. As a quick refresher, Windows Phone 8.1 offers many key improvements over WP8 such as the Cortana voice...

Windows Phone 8.1 Gets an Official File Manager

Windows Phone 8.1 hasn't yet seen its official release, but many of us have already gotten a good taste of what this update will bring thanks to the WP8.1 Developer Preview. This update, which was originally announced at last month's Build 2014 conference, brings quite a bit of added functionality such as Cortana Voice Assistant, a new Action Center...

Microsoft Build 2014: Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana and Action Center, Windows to Bring Back Start Menu

Today in San Francisco's Moscone Center, Microsoft kicked off its annual Build developers conference. Up until now, many had been questioning Microsoft's continued relevance in this new mobile-friendly age. However, today's keynote clearly shows that Microsoft doesn't intend on letting Google and Apple have all the fun. Does Windows have what it takes to be your...

Leaked Screenshots Show WP8.1’s Cortana Digital Assistant in All Its Glory

It's no secret that when it comes to digital assistants, Windows Phone is sorely lacking in comparison to Google Now and Apple's Siri---but let's not be too quick to count Microsoft out of that arena permanently. Windows 8.1 code name Blue is rumored to hit manufacturers this month and users in April, and with it...

Test Run Windows Phone 8.1 on Your PC with Leaked SDK

If you have been following the Windows Phone headlines the past couple of weeks, you’ve definitely heard of the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK leak. Although neither the rumored digital assistant Cortana nor the OS's new Action Center are to be seen in the leaked build, there are still quite a few new additions and tweaks...

Windows Phone 8.1 to Receive Major Facelift Including Notification Center, “Cortana” Voice Assistant, Virtual Buttons

Just one week ago, we talked about how Microsoft was contemplating axing licensing fees on its Windows Phone and Windows RT OSes in order to help spur adoption and exposure to Microsoft services and advertising. As it turns out, that's not the only big shakeup Microsoft has in mind with regards to its mobile OSes. While...