Windows 8.1 Updates: Miracast Media Sharing, Cortana for Windows Phone Outside the U.S., and Windows 8.2 Teasers

One of the most amazing features of Windows Phone 8.1 is that it has got the innovative Windows 8.1 Updates: Miracast Media Sharing, Cortana for Windows Phone Outside the U.S., and Windows 8.2 Teaserspersonal assistant known as Cortana, who is namesake of blue lady in Halo franchise.

However, as per the latest update, it is expected that the Cortana will be made available only for the users who are updating to Windows Phone 8.1 in U.S. If you want to enjoy Cortana and all the benefits of Windows Phone 8.1, then know that you got only a limited chance for it. However, the beta test of this feature may be running up to the last trimester of this year.

 In fact, it is the only time when the updated features will be available for all regions including United Kingdom. If you belong to other locations, then you may have to probably wait until 2015 to get Cortana. However, now to crack this restriction you have an option to trick your phone by making it think that you are trying for Windows Phone 8.1 update in U.S. It’s as easy as by just changing the location setting of your phone; however, while changing back to the original, the Cortana will be automatically disappeared.

 Otherwise, you can wait for the post-beta Cortana, which will roll out for all the regions while released. Similar to it, Windows 8.2 Teasers are also available on the net.

 

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Windows 8.1 will be Updated with the Start Menu Says Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, Microsoft

Terry Myerson of Microsoft has recently announced that the Windows 8.1 would have an Windows 8.1 will be Updated with the Start Menu Says Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, Microsoftupdated version with Start menu restored. This may be due to the fact that several people have complained about the missing Start menu, which has been there since so long. Suddenly, its unavailability has disturbed many users.

The fact has been exaggerated to the extent that people are emotionally attached to this feature. Moreover, they find it harder to use the upgraded OS. Many users of Windows 8.1 now have a reason to relax and smile.

The new version of Windows 8.1 is reported to have a combination of features from its immediate predecessor and new concepts like Live Tiles and some other Metro-influenced UI elements. However, there is no information yet about the date when the update would be available. Microsoft has also announced that all of its Universal Windows apps made to run on tablets, phones and desktops would run in windows on the desktop as well in the future.

All these features clearly show that Microsoft has taken a step back from the user interface that was originally introduced in Windows 8 in an attempt to win its most important customers, businesses with laptop and desktop workstations, all over again. Speculations would be doing the rounds as usual till the update is available for real. Till then, we will follow the development of the story.… Read the rest

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