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A few days ago I reported first that Kairos will bring Windows Phone support to their hybrid smart watch. Well we just found out that PH Technical labs, the maker of the popular funded Kickstarter Hot Watch, will bring Windows Phone support by the end of June with the help of Microsoft. The notification center in the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 is really bringing some value to developers of wearable’s. The added Bleutooth LE (Low Energy) functionality will allow wearable’s to communicate with Windows Phone 8.1. Now developers need just access to the notification center and develop within their apps how to manage the notifications you want to Read more

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Yesterday a new Smart Watch named Kairos came available for pre-order. The Kairos. The difference is that this smart watch is a mechanical watch with a transparent display that lays on top of the mechanical to display the smart watch features. The details listed on their site it only mentions that the Kairos OS will be compatible with Android and IOS. But due to overwhelming request they have added Windows Phone 8.1 added to the compatibility. I contacted the company yesterday and got this official response.   Are you ready to Pre-order now since you know now it will support Windows Phone as well. Kairos watches will come in 2 different models Read more

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The Window Phone 8.1 update with Cortana is amazing, but Local Scout is missing as an option like we had in Windows Phone 8. Unless you turn Cortana off and get the old Bing search back. However I like them both and would like them both on my Windows Phone 8.1. Local scout is a very great tool you want to use while you can’t use Cortana due to a public setting which is not conducive to talk to your phone. Local Scout also lets filter quickly by multiple different type of restaurants which Cortana can’t do. Well, with the help of Cortana you can get Local Scout back on Read more

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Cortana is smart, but it won’t recognize you speaking funky names that we all have these days. Not all of us are Sam, Pete, Julie or Julia. Since Cortana is still only available in the English (US) it has that limitation in general but the US is filled with other cultures and other names. Well, I have the same problem with my children giving them Dutch names. But here is how easy you add the nick names to your contact to have them recognized by Cortana. These nick names can be added by Cortana herself, but my experience so far that this is a battle. Doing a manual input will Read more

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Later on today the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 will be released and it comes with quite a bit of new features and some changes to the Microsoft  latest Windows Phone operating system. I have summed up before a list of the leaked features but today I can share with you what I have found to be different and new in Windows Phone 8.1. And I am not just talking showing you Cortana or the Word flow keyboard :). I have small little nuances that makes great improvements that enhances the user experience. At the bottom of this article I also have a small video showing a feature many of Read more

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The SDK for Windows Phone 8.1 was released to some key developers under NDA. However it seems that those NDA’s have been broken very quickly by many since that a few key Windows Phone websites like WPCentral,  WMPoweruser and others are showing off screenshots of new features built-in the new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.  I have looked at these sites and compiled for you a list and possible screenshots of these new features. I have to warn you all that nothing is confirmed but that the probability is great. NOTE: Just like with the previous versions of Windows Phone the OEM’s and Carriers probably have some say in implementing some Read more