*note: this is our first attempt at a liveblog, but it’s our attempt to keep things clean and simple without flooding with posts.
That’s pretty much it for WP news at the moment (at least in terms of liveblogging), but we’ll keep updating geekongadgets with more stories..
Sync of bing between phone and browser
And now we’re talking about Windows 8.1 Update 1…. not as interesting.
Special timing for developers… annnddd he won’t say…
Available on brand new phones in Late April and early may…
WP will roll out to consumers in the next few months BOOOOOOO
IE 11 Now comes to WP as well with in private viewing and “reading mode”
Wifi Sense automatically shares wifi passowrds between WP and windows computers
Windows Phone Wordflow is now the world record holder for fastest typing on a smartphone.
Worlds fastest typer giving hte wordflow dude a go
Updated Wordflow keyboard!!! (Swipe?)
The new skype will switch the call to video once the app is ready.
New skype options in call! And cortana showing reminders about the new puppy!
His sister’s calling…..
Providing access to INTERNET ONLY, and without having to physically give them a password.
WiFi sense can also give secure sharing of WiFi passwords automatically
A new sense application, Wifi Sense
Updated calendar! With updated views (for weekly view, and the ability to swipe between days)
WOW! Instant removal of corporate apps, that was quick!
Applications Can be blocked from running on devices under VPN
support for “S mime” ability to read and send encrypted emails via phone
Microsoft confirms VPN for WP 8.1
Oooh he’s british….
BUSinesses…. Yay? Nick Headerman here to talk.
“Cortana is the first truly personal digital assistant”
Uhoh, playing some intellectual property,
Facebook! New cortana integration
“Skype, Get david…”
opens skype and calls instantly
Cortana can do “people reminders” by remembering to do specific thing when talking to specific people! Cortana will remind you regardless if the next contact is via phone or via text
New on WP 8.1, Ability to search on your phone! Praise the lord!
Cortana knows how many calories are in a Banana, and can add them instantly to your fitness/health tracker
“how old is Russel Wilson”
Uh-OH Cortana is currently in the US only and still in beta
“call the second one” Cortana is aware of lists that are present, unfortunately it didn’t work this time.
“Cortana, which restaurants take reservations”
Cortana finds restaurants and piggybacks off Bing data/ yelp data and will show you the ratings in a star format
Cortana will also alert you of conflicts between events that are scheduled, and can reschedule depending
To Do: Read all Game of Throne Books before premiere
Cortana can take down calendar appointments, alarms and checking your reservations
(P.S. if you’re following the liveblog leave a comment down below checking in!)
Cortana can track flights that appear in your email and track services such as flights, packages, reservations and others.
Cortana will automatically learn your home and work location, as well as accepting new locations to save
Cortana can guess who should be in your “inner circle” as well as learn how your contacts are related to you, allowing them access to your phone during quiet hours!
Cortana has a notebook that shows all the stored data, people, interests, and quite hours.
Cortana can learn from 3rd party apps (facebook, HULU, Skype) and much more
Cortana can search phones, messages, calendars, reminders, notes, send texts, find music, find places you like and much more
Cortana also fully replaces the search button!!!
Cortana live tiles, that animate on screen
Somethings I resemble….. a donut, a Halo 😉
HAHHAA Cortana makes jokes too!
“HI I’m CORTANA”
She’s absorbing the internet
CORTANA IS COMING!
There’s an on/off switch to show more tiles (like Windows for PC) as well as live tile backgrounds
WP 8.1 has more tiles, 3 columns everywhere?
Another loskcscreen example
New lock screen customizations and APIs! The first app is developed by RUDY HUYN (developer of 6Tag, 6snap and more)
New lockscreen customizations!
Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center! With
customizable shortcuts accessible anywhere
Joe has some green iPhone 5C looking device in his hands
He’s showing two new phones from both Micromax and Prestijio
Announcing two new WP partners, Micromax and Prestijio
“We believe Windows Phone is the world’s most personal smartphone”
Announcing WIndows Phone 8.1!
JOE BELFIORE IS NOW ON SAGE (He’s also quite shorter than I thought)
They’re playing a video about the number of people that use Windows, reminds me of the superbowl commercial
LETS GET STARTED
Making some jokes about “DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS”
It’s started! President of operating systems (Terry Myerson) is on stage
We should be starting now!
5 minutes to go!
Also it’s pretty packed over there (via twitter)
Tom Warren from the Verge just spotted Joe Belfiore wearing what looks like a Cortana icon T-shirt under his sweat shirt! #EXCITED
Watch it here of course: http://channel9.msdn.com/?wt.mc_id=build_hp&rnd=1396450653276
The Video stream on the live
blog is now up and running (a random loop) 17 minutes left!
20 minutes left!
You can watch the live stream here if you’re up to it! Some funky music playing in the background ATM
32 minutes left!