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Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 is coming to more countries like US, China, Australia, Canada and India

Microsoft has already announced the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 which will introduces a couple of new features including the Live app folders and more enhanced security. Microsoft is also launching Cortana, the digital voice-based personal assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, in more countries including United Kingdom (UK), China, Canada, Australia and India. Cortana is currently available for the users in US but, you can also get it by...

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Public beta of BlackBerry Messenger now available for download for Windows Phone 8.1 – Get it now!

BlackBerry has finally launched the BBM for Windows Phone 8.1 as beta for public. BlackBerry Messenger was previous available for selected beta testers who got their hands onto the messenger by Canadian mobile maker few weeks ago. BBM for Windows Phone 8.1 works on Windows Phone just like you would expect it to with deep integrations with its sharing commands, live tiles and user interface similar to Windows Phone. BBM for Windows Phone...

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 revealed by Microsoft – App Live folders, live tiles and more coming

Microsoft has finally announced the recently rumored Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 which will include a numbers of features for consumers and OEMs. The Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 will include new features like App folders on the Start Screen, live tile for Windows Store, Xbox Music enhancements and many more. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 will be the update for Windows Phone 8.1/Lumia Cyan which is still in the early process of rolling out to...

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Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone 8.1 updated with video recording support and more

The official Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone 8.1 has been updated with the ability to record and send videos as chat messages. The stickers section of the app has also got an improvement. The app will now let you record and send the videos to your Facebook friends right from within the app without the need to leave the chat message and messenger. Previously, we could only send photos after capturing them or picking them from...

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How to get ‘Nearby’ best place’s suggestions in Cortana using Foursquare in Windows Phone 8.1

Cortana may not be available outside United States, yet, but this hasn’t stopped the software giant from bringing the ‘Nearby’ functionality to the personal voice-based digital assistant in Windows Phone 8.1. Cortana will now show you ‘Nearby’ suggestions for restaurants, food places and more. Microsoft has added the ability to show nearby suggestions for restaurants, hotels, food places and other places near you which would be...

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Microsoft updates the Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1/RT with new layout – Hands on [Images]

Microsoft has just released a major update for the pre-installed Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT which brings a completely overhauled layout. The new design takes full advantage of the high resolution screens and now shows you the content in landscape-mode taking full advantage of the screen’s resolution. Although, the app has receiving the minor feature updates frequently on monthly basis but, Microsoft has released...

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Features of Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 leaked – App folders and support for larger phones included

Microsoft has announced the Windows Phone 8.1 which is still in early stages of roll out to the users throughout the world. But, this roll out hasn’t stopped the Microsoft from building new updates for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 is already being discussed with the OEM’s where a couple of features have also leaked, courtesy of Nokia Power User. Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 will introduce app folders on the Start Screen as...

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Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to disable and fix the delay in appearance of lock screen using Live Lock Screen app

Microsoft has finally released the beta version of its Lock Screen app which lets you customize the looks and set it up according to your needs. The Live Lock Screen app is pretty good in working but, some of the people like me have been facing a strange bug. The Windows Phone 8.1 devices with the Live Lock Screen app enabled are having delays while resuming the lock screens and these delays are getting very annoying. Sometimes, it takes...

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Microsoft finally releases the Live Lock Screen Beta app for Windows Phone 8.1 – Hands on [Video]

Microsoft has finally released the long awaited Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 which lets you customize the lock screen of your Windows Phone according to your needs by using some pre-determined layouts. The app also adds animations to your lock screen which makes your phone’s lock screen feel alive. The app has been released as a beta product which may include many bugs but, during our first testing, it turned out to be...

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How to SOFT RESET any Windows Phone 8.1 or Lumia device without losing apps/data [Tutorial]

Windows Phones just like other Android and iPhone devices often start getting strange issues like camera not working, no wi-fi connection, data connection not working or some specific apps not functioning properly. Sometimes, even the core services of Windows Phone like ‘Settings’ etc get issues but, these problems can’t be fixed by restarting your phone. Once the restart doesn’t fix the issues, you are left with the only...

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Microsoft has released a reliability update KB2980654 for the OneDrive of Windows 8.1/RT

Microsoft has just released an update for the pre-installed and pre-integrated OneDrive of Windows 8.1/RT which introduces reliability in the app. The update has been released after the Patch Tuesday for the month of July where some important updates were released and way ahead of the next Patch Tuesday. Interestingly, the update is available in Windows Updates for some people whereas, some can’t see it. We weren’t able to get...

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Microsoft announces the Nokia Lumia 530 with Quad-core CPU and low pricing

Microsoft has just announced the Nokia Lumia 530, the successor of Nokia Lumia 520 which is the best-selling Lumia in the market. Lumia 530, just like its predecessor would be the low-end entry level device running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 out of box. Lumia 530 is very similar to the 520 in specifications where it has a 4-inch screen with screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 512MB RAM, 5MP back camera and 1430mAh battery to provide...

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OneDrive app for Windows Phone 8.1 finally updated with download options and more – Hands on!

Microsoft has finally released an update for the pre-installed OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 which was missing one of the most important feature i.e. download option. Now, the latest update for the OneDrive app has added an option for downloading the files as well as more features. We, few days ago, tweeted about the Windows Phone version of OneDrive missing the downloading option and now, the Microsoft has released an update...

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Windows Threshold build 9795 with Start Menu spotted in leaked images

The latest screenshots of early Threshold aka Windows 9 have leaked onto the web showing the Start Menu on desktop which seems similar to the one found in Windows 7 but, there is tiled layout with live tiles. Other screenshot shows the Modern-UI app, which in this case is the Store, running on the desktop in windowed mode. For more details about the built number and its compilation date as well as other information related to...

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