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Bing magic helps Cortana predict the winner in 15 out of 15 Soccer (Football) matches in Brazil

A few weeks ago, we enabled the ability for Cortana to predict the outcomes of soccer matches from Brazil powered by prediction technology in Bing on devices running Windows Phone 8.1. Thanks to Bing, Cortana has accurately predicted...Show More Summary

Rolling out the Windows Developer Program for IoT

You’ve heard quite a bit recently about Microsoft’s strategy for bringing Windows to more devices, including IoT. Today I’d like to update you on the commitments we made during the recent O’Reilly Solid and Microsoft Build events to ship developer kits that allow people to run a version of Windows on the Intel Galileo board. Show More Summary

Microsoft launches new Windows Apportals

Today we launched Windows Apportals on, at WHAT ARE WINDOWS APPORTALS? A Windows Apportal is a Windows 8.1 app that can integrate your entire Line of Business (LOB) stack into a single, modern, touch-based experience. Show More Summary

Which app should I build? Exploring opportunities in the market

This blog post is the first in a guest series of articles from the creators of which walk developers through some of the business aspects of app development. In this post, we will cover the process of identifying your goals,...Show More Summary

Subway Surfers now available on low-memory Windows Phone 8 devices

In an update today to their popular (and really fun!) game Subway Surfers, Kiloo is making Subway Surfers available to low-memory Windows Phone 8 devices (devices with only 512MB of memory). You can download Subway Surfers for free here from the Windows Phone Store. Show More Summary

5 tips for using Cortana reminders

You might think you’re “forgetful” or “scatterbrained” or “have a mind like a sieve.” But how many times have you remembered that you’re supposed to collect your kid from the bus stop right up until it’s time to go—and then gotten distracted...Show More Summary

DEVELOPER SPEAK: Jani Tietäväinen aims to increase user base and engagement through continuous app experience

Jani Tietäväinen, CEO and lead producer of Finland-based Seepia Games, received funding from AppCampus to build a strategy game called Permia Duels. Since he released the app to Windows Phone six months ago, it has been hugely successful, accruing 540,000 downloads. Show More Summary

Twitter app update brings enhancements for sharing and uploading photos

I thought I would pass along that the official Twitter app has received a nice little update today for Windows Phone (version This update includes enhancements for sharing and uploading photos. For example, you can now upload multiple photos to a single Tweet. Show More Summary

Watch your favorite TV shows on your Windows PC, Tablet or Phone this summer

After celebrating the Fourth of July this year, recover on the couch and enjoy all the great new TV apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores. Or break out of the house and watch your favorite television shows and movies on-the-go. Show More Summary

New games from Gameloft heat up the Windows and Windows Phone Stores

Summer is on, and so is great gaming on your Windows PC, Tablet and Phone. Award-winning game developer Gameloft is helping to heat things up with multiple top quality new releases now available for your gaming pleasure: 1. Blitz Brigade...Show More Summary

Writing a SQLite wrapper component for universal Windows apps

This post was written by Dave Risney, Software Design Engineer in the Operating Systems Group New to Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to create and run apps written in JavaScript like you can on Windows 8.1. However, there are some differences in the specific APIs available to apps on Windows Phone 8.1. Show More Summary

5 tips for tip-top typing on Windows Phone

When I was tapping out "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" over and over again in my elementary school typing class, my backspace button saw some heavy use. Nowadays, autocorrect is there to fix any false taps from my fumbling...Show More Summary

T-Mobile announces the Lumia 635

Today, T-Mobile is announcing the Lumia 635 – the first Lumia to come powered by Windows Phone 8.1 in the U.S. and the successor to the Lumia 521. The Lumia 635 will first be available from T-Mobile on the Home Shopping Network to Simple...Show More Summary

10 of the best new indie games for Windows Phone in June

Our growing community of independent developers continue to bring their best to Windows and Windows Phone each month. June is no exception, with almost too many great new titles to choose from. You can always find fresh finds in our Indie Game Spotlight Collection. Show More Summary

Cortana now predicts outcomes for Soccer (Football) tournaments

Back in April, Bing unveiled an experiment they built that gives you a prediction of an outcome of a given event. Their first iteration of this was to attempt to predict which contestants are most likely to be eliminated or move on to the next round of voting for shows like The Voice, American Idol and Dancing With The Stars. Show More Summary

Skype 2.19 brings Cortana integration in Windows Phone 8.1

The Skype Team has released Skype 2.19 today for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. This update includes some exciting new capabilities including increased language support from 19 to 51 languages, fast app resume, improved notifications and the ability to edit your last sent message. Show More Summary

Adobe Photoshop Express comes to Windows Phone

Adobe Photoshop Express is one of my favorite photo-editing apps for Windows. And today, Adobe Photoshop Express is now also available for Windows Phone. Download it here from the Windows Phone Store. Photoshop Express makes it really...Show More Summary

Sleep Study: Diagnose what’s draining your battery while the system sleeps

In my last post, I introduced you to InstantGo (previous to Windows 8.1, we called this Connected Standby), a new power model used on some Windows 8.x systems. InstantGo is a tight integration of software (firmware, drivers, OS) with...Show More Summary

DEVELOPER SPEAK: Nowak and Keller help enterprises & IT Professionals become more efficient using Windows Phone 8.1

Peter Nowak and Lars Keller, both Microsoft MVPs and enterprise mobility experts at Germany-based H&D International Group, recently ported their apps to Windows Phone 8.1. As technologists, they wanted to focus on something that leveraged...Show More Summary

Bing Rewards app now available for Windows Phone

Earning and redeeming Bing Rewards credits just got even easier with the new dedicated Bing Rewards app for Windows Phone – now available for download from the Windows Phone Store. Bing Rewards makes it fun to discover ways that Bing can help you do the things important to you. Show More Summary

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