Week in Review: March 31st

Welcome to the Week in Review, where we highlight the top stories of the week.

WP 8.1 features officially released

  • Action Center: notification center accessed from top
  • Cortana voice assistant
  • Lock Screen Themes
  • Third column of live tiles for everyone
  • Word Flow: just like Swype keyboard

Universal apps for 8.1

  • Code base between WP and Windows is even closer
  • Devs can offer a single app which runs on both WP and Windows, and only needs to be purchased once

Cortana US-only for quite awhile

  • Microsoft is only supporting US right now, and hasn’t said when other regions will be added
  • However, Cortana can be accessed by just changing your regional settings, as long as you use English of course

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