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    As Windows Stumbles, Apple Regains Footing

    According to the latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech (covering January – March 2014), Apple is performing strongly in the first quarter of the year, with sales bouncing back in Europe, Japan and Australia. Across Europe, Android remains the top OS with 70.7% share, while Apple holds second position at 19.2%. Windows, at …   Read More

  • Microsoft Shows Off New 'Cortana' Personal Assistant

    On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 and a slate of new features for Windows Phone. The most notable of new features is Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-command personal assistant. Named for a character from the hugely popular Halo video game, Cortana is powered by Microsoft’s Bing search engine.   Read More

  • iPass Puts Renewed Focus on Global Enterprise Wi-Fi Connectivity

    Founded nearly two decades ago, iPass Inc. – a provider of mobile services for enterprises and telecom service providers – continues to innovate in its field, which is obvious with their latest creation. This week, the company launched iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8. iPass now enables Wi-Fi connectivity for users of Windows Phone …   Read More

  • Microsoft Says Games Drive Bulk of Windows Phone Store App Revenue

    According to a new revelation on Windows Phone Developer Blog, games are responsible for driving a majority of Windows Phone Store app revenues today. Windows Phone customers enjoy gaming with over one-third of all app downloads and 60% of Windows Phone Store revenue originating from games. In fact, almost half of the top 50 Windows …   Read More

  • United Airlines Lands App on Windows 8

    According to an announcement from United Airlines, the prominent airline is taking off with a new application for Windows Phone 8 devices. United says the freshly launched app puts important travel information at the fingertips of Windows Phone users. With the app, United customers can book reservations – including reward travel – check in for …   Read More

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    Video: Microsoft Says New App is Critical in Emergencies

    Writing for the Windows Phone Blog this week, Michael Stroh – a technology writer and member of the engineering teams that created both Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 – conjured frightening memories that remain all too fresh in the minds of millions of people. “When Hurricane Sandy mowed over the East Coast last year …   Read More

  • Microsoft Enjoyed Banner Year for Windows Phone Apps

    2012 was a remarkable year in many ways for Microsoft in the mobile space. Although Android and iOS haven’t exactly been put out of business yet, the formal launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 has been met by a considerable amount of enthusiasm from the developer community. On Wednesday, Todd Brix, Microsoft’s Senior …   Read More

  • Marketplace for Windows Mobile Finally Closes

    It was the end of an era. On Tuesday, Microsoft – as planned – brought closure to Windows Mobile 6.x. Microsoft has issued a final reminder that, beginning today, the Marketplace for 6.x devices will no longer be available. As confirmed by Engadget, the announcement from Microsoft means that users will no longer be able …   Read More

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    ESPN Radio App Comes to iOS

    ESPN Radio is coming to an iDevice near you. And that will certainly be good for business at the venerable sports institution. On Tuesday morning, ESPN Radio today unveiled its “single, most definitive ESPN Radio App optimized for iPhone, iPod touch and – for the first time – iPad.” The app, which ESPN says is …   Read More

  • Microsoft to ‘Clean House’ Inside App Marketplace

    This week, Todd Brix, Senior Director for Windows Marketplace at Microsoft, posted a long declaration on the official Windows Blog. The vow made by Brix and his team involves an ongoing effort by the software and mobile giant to clean up its cluttered Windows Phone Marketplace. “Today I’ll outline the latest steps we’re taking in …   Read More