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Microsoft has hired actress Jen Taylor, who played Cortana in Halo, to voice its new Siri-style service named... Cortana.
Windows Phone 8.1 may very well support for 7-10 inch tablet displays, according to a report from WinSuperSite. Other changes include doing away with the hardware back button found on every Windows Phone device 7-10 inch displays, better API unity between WP 8.1 and Windows RT for developers, and more efficient handling of background apps.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced his retirement from the company that has been his home for over 30 years. Ballmer, who has been with Microsoft (MSFT) since 1980 when he joined as the company’s 30th employee, made the announcement on Friday, prompting the creation of a committee whose purpose is to find a suitable replacement.
Turning your phone in to a WiFi hotspot can be incredibly useful. Pushing wireless to a tablet from a phone is much cheaper than forking out for a second data plan.
Microsoft has announced Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Could WP/Win8 users finally start seeing some of that ‘complete ecosystem’ experience that was promised a full year ago? No, but it still looks like a cool game. Back when both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 were on their way Microsoft gave us a lot of talk about a full Microsoft ecosystem. One of the main reasons behind the ground-up reworking between WP7 and WP8 is that Microsoft wanted the Windows Phone platform to be based on the same kernel as its desktop OS. This would mean that app and game developers would only need to make minimal tweaks if they wished to port their product from one to the other.
Samsung has announced a ‘Premier 2013’ event to be held on the 20th of June at Earl’s Court in London. Specifically mentioned in the press release are the Galaxy and ATIV lines – Samsung’s flagship brands for both Android and Windows Phone. The Galaxy flagship for 2013 – the Galaxy S4 – has already made its debut. As such the event hints strongly at the next biggest upcoming ‘Galaxy’ product; the Note III. We could also potentially see the intriguing new members to the Galaxy family: the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3.
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