Theoretically, you can use Cortana to control Skype in the upgraded app for for Windows Phone, among other improvements. Early anecdotal tests have been buggy, however.
Forget about those third-party apps, Roku's official remote control solution for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is finally here.
It's still early days for the Microsoft-Nokia devices marriage, but for now Microsoft is continuing the Android-based X series.
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BlackBerry's popular messaging service will hit Windows Phone this summer, after landing on Android and iOS late last year.
A report by noted tipster Evleaks says that things will get interesting for Nokia fans this fall, with the "McLaren" phone scheduled to debut from the Microsoft subsidiary.
Analyst firm IDC predicts that while Microsoft's phone platform will continue to grow, it will still be a second-tier player chasing down Apple's iPhone.
Mobile app stores lack the necessary mechanisms to prevent such scams, researchers from Kaspersky Lab said
Out of the three major smartphone platforms, only Windows Phone users must pay simply to access the Spotify app. Spotify says that will change, however.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 will be released in about six weeks, according to a Microsoft support page. It's currently rolling out for the Nokia Lumia 635 and Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T.