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Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014

Microsoft's Cortana Has Correctly Predicted Every World Cup Knockout Stage Game

Microsoft's Cortana Has Correctly Predicted Every World Cup Knockout Stage Game

Forget Paul the Octopus, the star clairvoyant of this year's World Cup is Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 virtual assistant, Cortana, who has so far correctly predicted the winners of all thirteen World Cup knockout stage games.

Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Nearing Completion

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Nearing Completion

Even before Windows Phone 8.1 hits existing devices, there's already a report saying that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 is reaching the RTM milestone soon.

GrabTaxi Hopes To Get You On Board Their New Premium Limo Service

GrabTaxi Hopes To Get You On Board Their New Premium Limo Service

GrabTaxi just launched GrabCar in Singapore, one that differentiates itself with fixed rates even if you are stuck in a traffic jam during peak hours, or had to pass through multiple ERP gantries.

iOS 8 Beta 3 Available for Download

iOS 8 Beta 3 Available for Download

Apple’s iOS 8 beta is progressing along nicely, with the third release now available to download for those with an Apple Developer account. Read the full change log here.

Monday, 7 Jul 2014

Samsung: Don't Be a Wall Hugger

Samsung: Don't Be a Wall Hugger

Been at an airport recently and saw a lot of people crowding around power outlets charging their mobile devices? A Samsung ad says these are probably not Galaxy S5 users.

Friday, 4 Jul 2014

TripAdvisor App Now Offers Offline Functionality

TripAdvisor App Now Offers Offline Functionality

TripAdvisor has just announced that its smartphone app for iOS and Android devices will now offer offline functionality such as reviews, photos and city maps.

Thursday, 3 Jul 2014

Unable to Update to Windows 8.1? Here’s a Fix

Unable to Update to Windows 8.1? Here’s a Fix

So, you're still running the original version of Windows 8 or Windows RT 8.0, because you can't coax Windows Store to perform the Windows 8.1 update? A solution is at hand.

Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014

Microsoft Enhances Security for Outlook.com and OneDrive; Opens First Transparency Center

Microsoft Enhances Security for Outlook.com and OneDrive; Opens First Transparency Center

Microsoft has just shared three important milestones that honor its earlier promise for increased security and transparency of its online and software products.

Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014

Google to Discontinue Quickoffice and Orkut in the Near Future

Google to Discontinue Quickoffice and Orkut in the Near Future

Google is ceasing development in its Quickoffice smartphone app now that it has released Google Docs and Google Sheets. It is also terminating its Orkut social network for its more popular brothers YouTube, Blogger and Google+.

Apple Wants iTunes U to be the Only Education App You'll Need

Apple Wants iTunes U to be the Only Education App You'll Need

An update to the iTunes U app will provide new tools and functionalities for educators to create and manage courses directly on the iPad; students will also be able to participate in discussions and ask their teachers questions without having to exit the app.

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