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Topic: Windows Phone

Jen Taylor, voice of Microsoft Windows Cortana, prefers to use Apple's iPhone

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Actress Jen Taylor, who voiced the the Cortana AI character in Halo games as well as providing the voice of Microsoft's identically named Siri-like assistant for Windows Mobile, actually uses an iPhone.

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Microsoft, HTC use Windows Phone's Cortana to poke fun at Apple's iPhone in new ad

09/02/2014, 11:09 am

A new television spot from Microsoft's Windows Phone division again puts Siri on the iPhone 5s up against Cortana on an HTC One M8, though the video slants more toward a hardware comparison than Microsoft's previous Siri-focued efforts.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 96.4% of smartphone market as competitors shrink, IDC says

08/14/2014, 11:08 am

The two-horse race for smartphone operating system share continues to obliterate competitors, as Apple's iOS and Google's Android were the only two platforms to see growth in the second quarter of 2014, the latest data from IDC claims.

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Microsoft uses Apple's Siri to prop up Windows' new 'Cortana' virtual assistant

07/28/2014, 06:07 pm

In a new ad released on Monday, Microsoft highlights the apparent inadequacies of Apple's Siri virtual assistant, which is pitted unfavorably in a head-to-head feature test with "Cortana," its Windows 8.1 analog.

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Beats acquisition to result in first and only Apple apps for Android & Windows Phone

05/29/2014, 10:05 am

When recent reports suggested Apple was considering bringing iTunes to Android to help boost flagging music sales, skeptics scoffed at the thought of the iPhone maker supporting a competing platform. But with its $3 billion purchase of Beats, Apple has now revealed it plans to keep the Beats Music subscription apps alive not only on Google's Android, but also Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Apple's iPhone beats all Android smartphone web use in North America by wide margin

05/15/2014, 02:05 pm

Chitika Insights web traffic report for April assigned Apple's iPhone a 53.1 percent majority of all smartphone web traffic, while all Android devices combined amounted to just 44.5 percent.

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Apple's iOS takes 93% share in enterprise apps; iPad takes 92% of business tablets

05/07/2014, 05:05 pm

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reported that companies continue to prefer Apple's mobile platform, with iPhone and iPad share of business devices holding steady in dominating device share despite significant growth in the segment, and in particular, custom app development standardizing on iOS.

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Microsoft taps into Apple's Passbook, adds support in Windows Phone 8.1 [u]

04/14/2014, 03:04 pm

With Apple's Passbook quickly becoming the de facto way for developers to create digital tickets, store cards and passes, Microsoft capitalized on ways to strip the data from .pkpass files and recompile them on handsets running Windows Phone 8.1.

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Microsoft hopes to counter Apple with AI-driven 'invisible user interfaces' on future devices

04/08/2014, 09:04 am

Just days after officially announcing Cortana, a Siri-like personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, Microsoft has revealed a substantial and wide-ranging artificial intelligence program it hopes will leapfrog similar offerings from Apple and Google.

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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1 with Siri-like 'Cortana' personal assistant

04/02/2014, 01:04 pm

Software behemoth Microsoft on Wednesday showed off the latest update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system, refining several areas and officially unveiling Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri.

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How Android lost global open market share to Apple's integrated iOS

03/14/2014, 05:03 am

Ever since Google's Android began to first gain mainstream support among smartphone makers in late 2009, Android platform enthusiasts have predicted that it would win out over proprietary mobile platforms, particularly Apple's iOS. The obvious parallel they like to draw is the rise of Microsoft's Windows in the mid 1990s at the expense of Apple's Macintosh. But that's wrong, here's why.

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Microsoft considering allowing Android apps to run on Windows - report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

In an effort to bolster its struggling Windows platforms, Microsoft is said to be "seriously considering" allowing Android applications to run in both the traditional Windows environment, as well as on the Windows Phone mobile platform.

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Apple's iPad takes 91.4% share of enterprise tablets; iOS takes 73% share overall

02/12/2014, 12:02 pm

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reported that Apple's iPad accounted for more than 91 percent of enterprise tablet deployments, while iPhone represented 54 percent of smartphones activated by the more than 2,000 companies using its services in the fourth quarter, giving iOS an overall 73 percent share of mobile devices in the enterprise.

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'Cortana,' Microsoft's Siri competitor, to go public in April - report

01/17/2014, 01:01 pm

Following in the footsteps of Siri and Google Now, Microsoft looks to be on track to release its own personal digital assistant --dubbed Cortana --later this spring.

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Microsoft's project 'Threshold' to further converge PC, phone & Xbox platforms

12/02/2013, 01:12 pm

Microsoft plans to continue to blur the lines between its traditional Windows PC platform, its Windows Phone mobile platform, and its Xbox One game console operating system with a forthcoming update codenamed "Threshold," according to a new report.

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iOS-friendly Good Technology profiled as "BlackBerry-Killer" invading enterprise

11/26/2013, 05:11 pm

Good Technology is "stealthily stealing BlackBerry's enterprise clients with a simple pitch" that offers companies a secure path to accommodate Bring Your Own Device policies, a movement that has ushered Apple into corporate markets.

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IDC data shows 66% of Android's 81% smartphone share are junk phones selling for $215

11/12/2013, 05:11 pm

IDC reported 251.1 million smartphone shipments for Q3, reflecting 40 percent year over year market growth but an implosion in Average Selling Prices, at least outside of Apple's iPhone sales.

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Apple's iOS takes phone sales share in US, Australia prior to iPhone 5s launch

11/04/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple's share of smartphone sales through the September quarter nudged up 1.3 percentage points in the U.S., 2.2 points in Latin America, and a dramatic 7 points in Australia, while slipping 6.4 points in China and losing 2.3 points across Western Europe.

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Good: Apple leads business adoption with 72% mobile devices, 90% of tablets, 95% of apps

10/17/2013, 04:10 pm

In its latest report of secure business mobility customers in the enterprise, Good Technology detailed rapid growth occurring in both device activations and custom app development, noting that Apple's iOS is overwhelming dominating both.

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Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer

10/05/2013, 02:10 am

Market data is eating away at previously held notions in the mobile market. Blackberry's continued decline in U.S. smartphone market share over the summer was matched by an identical retraction by Android, while Apple's iOS has gained nearly all of the ground those other two platforms lost.

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