Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1 with Siri-like ‘Cortana’ personal assistant

Software behemoth Microsoft on Wednesday showed off the latest update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system, refining several areas and officially unveiling Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri. Cortana is the update’s tentpole feature, bringing Windows Phone users the ability to schedule meetings, send text messages, and search the web using their voice. The…

Apple, A Monopoly?

In the aftermath of the jury’s verdict in favor of Apple on almost all counts in the trial over intellectual property, people have been quick to proclaim out the possible implications of the decision, to the likely consequences for the market.   One of them is that Apple could  turn into a monopoly. Most watchers have assessed correctly…