Screenshots: Windows 8.1 Update 1

Screenshots from the leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 update…

Screenshots of Cortana: Microsoft’s answer to Siri


Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include Cortana, a personal digital assistant designed to rival Siri and Google Now. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge how Cortana looks and operates, replacing the built-in Bing search functionality on Windows Phone 8.1. While the feature is named after the Halo game series, Cortana will take the form of a circular animated icon instead of a female character. Cortana will animate when it’s speaking or thinking, forming a personality not dissimilar to Apple’s Siri.

via The Verge.

Windows Phone 8.1 Notification Center onthult in gelekt screenshot

Gelekte screenshots van Windows Phone 8.1 laten het nieuwe notificatie center zien van het OS. Action Center, zoals Microsoft het noemt is de plek voor gemiste App notificaties en vergelijkbaar met de notificatie centers zoals aanwezig op iOS en Android. Ook kan het Action Center worden gebruikt om snel Wifi, bluetooth en andere instellingen te wijzigen.