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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 update featuring Live Folders and more to developers   —  Microsoft's first Windows Phone 8.1 update is now rolling out  —  Developers get an early look at Live Folders and other new features  —  Microsoft's first update to Windows Phone 8.1 is rolling out to developers today.
Aug 4, 2014, 1:30 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is about to launch a selfie phone and a new ‘high-end’ Windows Phone   —  Microsoft is planning to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices shortly.  Sources familiar with the company's plans tell The Verge that Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop revealed both handsets during an internal company meeting this week.
Jul 29, 2014, 11:55 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft pits Siri against Cortana in new Windows Phone 8.1 ad   —  Microsoft is focusing on Apple's Siri digital assistant in one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 commercials.  It's another return to the Mac vs. PC war, as Microsoft choses to mock Siri in an effort to showcase Cortana for the first time.
Jul 28, 2014, 4:25 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Fitbit is the first fitness band to support Windows Phone   —  At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year it was clear Microsoft had a problem: exciting new hardware like Pebble, Nest, and various fitness bands were not fully supported on Windows.  Companies appeared …
Jul 28, 2014, 3:25 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases   —  Microsoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers.  One of the main visual changes with Update 1 …
Jul 27, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Leaked ‘Windows 9’ screenshots offer a closer look at the new Start Menu   —  An early look at Microsoft's next version of Windows  —  Microsoft provided an early look at its new Start Menu for a future version of Windows earlier this year, but freshly leaked screenshots are offering …
Jul 21, 2014, 9:40 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is killing off Nokia's feature phones in favor of Windows Phone   —  Nokia might have been famous for its feature phones, but Microsoft is planning to wind that business down over the course of the next 18 months.  In an internal memo sent to Microsoft employees, Jo Harlow …
Jul 17, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft won't let you set Google as default search on some new Lumias   —  Microsoft has disabled an option to set Google as the default search engine on some of its latest Lumia Windows Phones.  The option is currently supported on the majority of Nokia's Lumia devices …
Jul 15, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8.1 now rolling out to Lumia devices with new Cyan update   —  Microsoft is starting to distribute Windows Phone 8.1 to existing Lumia devices this week.  The Lumia Cyan update provides the full Windows Phone 8.1 software, alongside some tweaks and customizations specifically for Lumia handsets.
Jul 15, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft plans holiday assault on Chromebooks with $199 HP laptop, $249 laptops from Acer and Toshiba   —  Microsoft launches a price assault on Chromebooks  —  Microsoft is aiming straight for Google's Chromebooks this holiday season.  At the company's partner conference today …
Jul 14, 2014, 3:35 PMIn context

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