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Jawbone opens UP coaching system to embrace more devices

Jawbone opens UP coaching system to embrace more devices

True to its promise, Jawbone today is expanding its UP app beyond the confines of its own fitness band, turning the personal digital coach into a platform of its own. The timing is perfect, too, since the new UP will also tie in with Apple's own ecosystem via the new M8 motion coprocessor on the new iPhone 6 and the newly unveiled Apple Watch.

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Jawbone UP API opening to iPhone, Android, WP8.1, more

Jawbone UP API opening to iPhone, Android, WP8.1, more

Jawbone is expected to open up its platform to the movement sensors in devices other than its own UP24 fitness band, with new apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Android Wear expected over the next month. The move, which could be announced as early as tomorrow we're told, will see Jawbone's fitness platform pull in data from smartphones and wearables - including Pebble - along with seamlessly integrating with Apple's HealthKit, so that data gathered by the iWatch should also be supported.

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Meet Microsoft’s “other” artificial intelligence

Meet Microsoft’s “other” artificial intelligence

If you live in China, you may already know about Microsoft’s "other" artificial intelligence. Cortana lives in the United States and is spreading across the world - but we’re not talking about Cortana. We’re talking about XiaoIce - aka "Little Ice."

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Nokia Lumia 830 pairs PureView with Lumia Denim

Nokia Lumia 830 pairs PureView with Lumia Denim

Microsoft has a new upper-midrange Windows Phone for IFA 2014, the Nokia Lumia 830, a 5.5-inch PureView smartphone that will debut with the latest Lumia Denim OS. Toting a 10-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics and optical image stabilization, along with LTE, the Lumia 830 should hit shelves this month.

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Nokia Lumia 735/730 is your selfie’s best friend

Nokia Lumia 735/730 is your selfie’s best friend

For a long time it looked like Microsoft had forgotten that it owned Skype, but the VoIP and video call service is finally being capitalized on with the new Nokia Lumia 735 and Lumia 730. Billed as ideal for Skype and selfies, the Windows Phone 8.1 pair slot in at the more affordable end of the Lumia range, with 5-megapixel front-facing cameras and a Lumia Selfie app.

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Windows Cortana can now predict NFL football games

Windows Cortana can now predict NFL football games

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for bringing next-generation or otherwise awesome oddities to Cortana have done so. They’ve brought a feature that, even if you don’t watch football in the USA, you can use. You can use it and feel like a pro when you’ve correctly predicted that the Minnesota Vikings will win the Superbowl.

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HTC One calls out Siri and iPhone speaker: “I’m sitting on it”

HTC One calls out Siri and iPhone speaker: “I’m sitting on it”

The HTC One M8 with Windows is ready to roll in Microsoft’s newest battle advertisement video against Apple, bringing heat with Cortana as well as HTC One hardware finesse. This spot plays fun at Apple fans’ love of their unique hardware build, beginning with the iPhone signing "I feel pretty, oh so pretty" in front of a mirror.

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HTC One M8 with Windows Review

HTC One M8 with Windows Review

What we could be witnessing right now is a crossroads in the Windows universe. HTC may very well have made the step towards legitimacy the Windows Phone platform needed to show the world that they really, truly can compete with Android. In the HTC One M8 with Windows, HTC has switched out Android for Windows Phone in the greatest handset they've ever made, providing a new path of opportunity for Microsoft in the process.

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T-Mobile USA releasing HTC One M8 with Windows this fall

T-Mobile USA releasing HTC One M8 with Windows this fall

HTC's One M8 with Windows, the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8, is headed to T-Mobile USA this fall the carrier has confirmed. Announced earlier this month as a Verizon exclusive at launch, the smartphone has the same 5-inch Full HD display as its Android counterpart, as well as the Duo Camera system with UltraPixel technology.

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AT&T Mobility CEO switch: what’s it to you?

AT&T Mobility CEO switch: what’s it to you?

This week AT&T Mobility has switched CEOs. What does this mean for you, the consumer? It means you’ll see some new plans enacted, some restructuring of the way AT&T does business, and maybe even a new face for the public eye.

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Spotify for Windows Phone adds subscription-free play

Spotify for Windows Phone adds subscription-free play

Spotify has opened up free access to Windows Phone, with shuffle playlist access and new music discovery without requiring a premium account. The streaming music provider has been offering free play to users with iOS and Android devices for some time, leaving Windows Phone owners left out in the cold until now.

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California ‘kill switch’ law takes effect in 2015, already in use

California ‘kill switch’ law takes effect in 2015, already in use

Though many already have the functionality, California has nonetheless passed a bill that mandates all phones sold in the state have a “kill switch”. The bill states that smartphones or other connected devices must have a method for remotely locking and deleting information from a phone. The bill becomes law on July 1, 2015.

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