Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 with ‘Cortana’, a personal assistant like Siri on Windows Phone. Cortana has been in development for several years and comes as a Microsoft player in the game of personal assistants led by Apple Siri and Google Now.
The new Microsoft Office Apps For iPad / iPhone top the App Store charts just one day after their release on the iOS platform. Apps including Word, Excel and PowerPoint are ranked the top three free iPad apps on the App Store.
Apple introduces new Indie Game Showcase section on the iOS App Store for games made by independent developer and their favourite titles. The section will regularly highlight notable indie games on the iPad and iPhone.
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Apple releases iOS 7.1, their long awaited iOS after a lengthy beta testing period. The most important update to their OS in six months focuses on CarPlay, Touch ID, Siri, bugs and some visual tweaks.
The newly launched Apple CarPlay previously known as iOS in the Car was unveiled yesterday as iOS marketing chief Greg Joswiak joined Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo at Geneva Motor Show for an updated four-seater Ferrari FF grand tourer launch.
When releasing the iOS 7, Apple hinted at releasing ‘iOS in the car’ feature for the iPhone. The iOS 7 Beta 2 also had some of its functionality embedded. According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple is releasing the feature next week at the Geneva Motor Show with Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes – the first partners.
As reported by China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, Apple is suing the country’s State Intellectual Property Office and Shanghai based Zhizhen Network Technlogy over the Apple’s Siri patent infringement. Siri, Apple’s personal assistant is found on iPhone and iPad.
In a recent press release, Apple announced that it is extending the iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager Access worldwide to Asia, Latin America and Europe. These are the two major educational services on iOS devices and mainly used on the iPads. Textbooks is now available in 51 whereas iTunes U Course Manager in 70 countries worldwide.
Reports claim that Apple’s iPhone market share has increased to 42% in the U.S and it leads the market share competition leaving behind Samsung, Nokia and other smartphone manufacturers. This success is majorly achieved due to the high sales of iPhone 5S and 5C. Total Apple device sales are also believed to outnumber Windows PC sales this year.