When you want to make a unique mark in the smartphone universe, one of the easiest places to begin is with your device’s name. The name "Billy 4.7" has been chosen by the folks at YEZZ, this being their first Windows Phone 8.1 device to head to market. This device will feature a 4.7-inch display and the thinnest body yet revealed for a Windows Phone 8.1 device.
Depending on what sort of PC games you prefer, different controllers might be needed. When it comes to FPS titles, a mouse and keyboard are what many want. Other games like flight sims or driving games can benefit from gamepads. A new app has turned up that will turn your Android smartphone into a gamepad for a Windows computer.
Over the past year, a number of devices similar to the Protag "Duet" have been released. They’ve all worked in a similar fashion - notifying you when you’re a certain distance away from your smartphone. Here with the Duet, limits are cut. No longer are you limited to iPhone, iOS, or one certain kind of device on Android.
Windows Phone 8.1 is no point update. In fact, if it wasn’t so keen on keeping in naming step with Windows on the desktop, Microsoft could probably have called its new smartphone OS version something more impressive: what started out as an aim to bring the virtual assistant Cortana and the useful Action Center to the platform blossomed in the process to include a whole flurry of tweaks and additions. Question is, has Windows Phone kept its crisp, clean charms while still gaining abilities? We’ve been in deep with the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview; read on for our impressions.
Windows Phone 8.1's most memorable feature may be Cortana, its Halo-themed personal digital assistant, but the chatty Siri-rival isn’t the only change Microsoft has brought with the new version. Greater customization potential, better control over settings, and improved integration of Skype and third-party services are all incoming. We spent some hands-on time with Windows Phone 8.1 to find out what's special.
It doesn't matter how good the password is on your computer if you forget to lock the machine when you step away. A lot of people set up secure passwords to lock their machines and keep people from being able to access their computer without their knowledge. Many of these same people have their machines set to lock 10-15 minutes after the last activity.
Microsoft hasn’t gone official with Windows Phone 8.1 yet, but we have already heard about some of the features that the OS update will bring via rumors. Among the interesting features Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to get are a Siri-like voice control and a new notification center. We have also seen the SDK get the hands on treatment this month.
Nokia has gone official with the introduction of its latest gadget called the Treasure Tag. We talked about the Treasure Tag device back in July of last year when the product was mostly rumor. Nokia has now offered up all the details on the Treasure Tag and it is designed to help you keep track of your valuables.