Need help placing football bets down your local bookmakers? Microsoft's Windows Phone voice assistant Cortana can now predict Premier League Match results (and her World Cup track record wasn't at all bad). [Microsoft]
“It’s not very easy to have a DIY Windows Phone. On Windows, everything is very similar, it’s hard to differentiate. Android allows for different characters.” Shao Yang, Huawei’s chief marketing officer for devices.
Microsoft's big Windows 10 event is on tomorrow at 5pm GMT, but you won't be able to get your hands on that new software until February, according to ZDNet. The final version of Windows 10 is expected be available much later, in autumn.
Microsoft has revealed that Cortana, its Windows Phone virtual assistant, can speak and understand Klingon. Microsoft is also well aware of the irony in teaching Cortana, who is based on a Halo character, all about the world of Star Trek.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is rolling out to Nokia 930 handsets. With it comes Cortana support for users here in the UK as well as a fix for the phone's purple tint issue. It'll reportedly be available for other Windows Phone devices sometime next month. [IBT] Thanks for the tip Peter!