See what’s new in Cortana

After launching Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1, the Cortana Team took about 8 minutes to catch their breath, and then set to work making your digital assistant even better. For instance, did you know she can get stuff done in more apps now—like Facebook? Nelson over on the Windows Phone writing team put together a… Read more

Another look at the Lumia 1520

When it comes to smartphones, is bigger better? I wanted to find out. So a few months ago, I switched to the Lumia 1520. The Lumia 1520 is one of the biggest smartphones on the market and the biggest Windows Phone device available today. The Lumia 1520 has a 6-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD display with… Read more

Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime

This blog was written by Jelena Mojasevic, Program Manager at Microsoft. We are pleased to announce that Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime has been released as a NuGet package. The library empowers you to easily add text recognition capabilities in your Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows 8.1 Store apps. OCR technology enables various scenarios… Read more

5 tips for sharing on your Windows Phone

So, my kids gave me a Cthulhu bobblehead for Mother’s Day (other love offerings have included a Gandalf lunch box, a Frodo action figure, and a talking Yoda doll—proving that nerdiness is indeed inherited). Every day when they get out of school, I pose the Great Old One in some kind of action scene, take… Read more

WinJS Everywhere

This post was authored by Rachel Nizhnikova, Program Manager, Windows Ecosystem & Frameworks Team The Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS) project is pleased to announce the general availability of its first release – WinJS 3.0 – since the open source project began at //BUILD 2014. The WinJS 3.0 release offers customers: Cross-browser/cross-platform support spanning the… Read more