Cortana Gets New Update But Gets Pulled Up

  • May 30, 2014
Cortana Gets New Update But Gets Pulled Up

Cortana windows phone answer to Siri had received an update which added new animations and features to the service on Windows Phone 8.1. But the features were rolled back as Microsoft is trying something new.

It seems Microsoft may have been testing this ability by rolling out new animations and features for Cortana to some users. While it appears that Microsoft has rolled back some of these features, some of you out there might still have it. Here is a list of new features that was reportedly rolled out (via WPCentral):

  • When you click on the Cortana tile, she has new animated expressions (for example, she turns into a bouncy ball like she’s excited… really cool!)
  • The live tile now has new icons on it – The normal Cortana breathing icon, Weather, Traffic to work, and now the weather icon (e.g. today it shows a cloud with a sun)
  • New interests + notifications available in Cortana’s notebook (for e.g. specific news types, traffic notifications)
  • New quiz option at the bottom of today view to let Cortana learn a bit more about your personal interests/habits.
  • New “Give Cortana Feedback” link at the bottom of Cortana’s today view.

IPhone 5C Comes To India At Rs 37,500

  • May 24, 2014
IPhone 5C Comes To India At Rs 37,500

Apple has finally announced Iphone 5C in India at a price of Rs 37,500 for a 8GB model.Apple might also offer an inaugural discount of Rs 3,000 and throw in a case worth Rs 2,300 for a limited period.The iPhone 5C, along with Apple’s flagship iPhone 5S, was launched globally last October. The 8GB variant of the device was launched in the UK and France under partnerships with telecom operators O2 and SFR.

The iPhone 5S is selling the 16GB version for over Rs 46,000, while 32GB is retailing for over Rs 62,000. iPhone 5C, the colourful devices that Apple brought out for price sensitive markets like China and India, is selling for over Rs 37,000 (16GB) and more than Rs 53,000 for the 32GB version.

Apple iPhone 5C features 4-inch Retina display that is seen in iPhone 5 and has almost identical internals, including Apple’s A6 chipset, an 8MP rear camera with flash and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.

Surface Pro 3 Vs MacBook Air Vs IPad Air

  • May 23, 2014
Surface Pro 3 Vs MacBook Air Vs IPad Air

Here is a comparison of Microsoft’s new Pro 3 tablet with iPad Air and Macbook Air

Surface Pro 3MacBook Air (11-in.)MacBook Air (13-in.)iPad Air
Operating SystemWindows 8.1OS X MavericksOS X MavericksiOS 7
Screen Size (in.)1211.613.39.7
Screen Area (sq. in.)66.4657.4975.5845.17
Aspect Ratio3:216:916:94:3
Screen Resolution2160-by-14401366-by-7681440-by-9002048-by-1536
Pixel Density216 ppi135 ppi128 ppi264 ppi
Touchscreen?YesNoNoYes
ProcessorIntel Core i3 – i7Intel Core i5 or i7Intel Core i5 or i7Apple A7
Memory4 or 8 GB4 or 8 GB4 or 8 GB1 GB
Base Storage64 GB128 GB128 GB128 GB
Maximum Storage512 GB512 GB512 GB128 GB
Battery LifeUp to 9 hoursUp to 9 hoursUp to 12 hoursUp to 10 hours
Front Camera5 megapixels0.92 megapixels0.92 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Rear Camera5 megapixelsNoneNone5 megapixels
USB Slots122None
SD Card Slot?MicroSDFull SDFull SDNone
Video OutMini DisplayPortThunderboltThunderboltNone
LTE Connectivity?NoNoNoOptional
Keyboard Included?NoYesYesNo
Stylus?YesNoNoNo
Runs Office?YesYesYesSubscription-only
Weight (Tablet Only)1.76 lbs.N/AN/A1 lb.
Weight (with Keyboard)2.41 lbs.2.38 lbs.2.96 lbs.N/A
Thickness (Tablet Only)0.36 in.N/AN/A0.29 in.
Thickness (with Keyboard)0.56 in.0.68 in.0.68 in.N/A
Base Price (Tablet Only)$799N/AN/A$499
Base Price (with Keyboard)$929$899$999N/A
Max Price (Tablet Only)$1949N/AN/A$929
Max Price (with Keyboard)$2079$1649$1749N/A

2 New Lumia’s Leak, Nokia Lumia 920 And Lumia 820

  • August 31, 2012

The new Lumia’s have leaked and they bring the pure view technology in one of their leaked phones. Nokia Lumia 920 has a huge 4.5inch screen. The rumors are that it might have a 21megapixel camera and also come in vibrant colors.

2 New Lumia’s Leak, Nokia Lumia 920 And Lumia 820

The other one which leaked is Lumia 820 which does not come with pure view technology. The phone has a 4.3inch screen but comes in same colors as Nokia Lumia 920.No other word on specification or pricing got out. If this is the future of Lumia then Nokia just might get ahead with things this year.