Posts Tagged Mobile phones

Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update

This screen shot shows the home screen of a phone running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft’s new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

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Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

In this March 27, 2014 file photo, an employee shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

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Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

This screen shot shows a command prompt from Cortana, Windows phone software's virtual assistant. With Cortana, Windows catches up with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple’s and Google’s virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own. The result is Cortana, named after an artificial-intelligence character in Microsoft’s “Halo” video games. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Yay, it’s Nick! How can I help?”

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Review: S5 features useful, less about gimmicks

In this Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 is displayed at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The new phone goes on sale Friday, April 11, 2014 around the world, though a few carriers in Korea released them early. Through the major U.S. carriers, it will cost about $200 with a two-year service agreement or $600 to $660 without one. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a lot to like about Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone —among them, its relative lack of features.

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