Microsoft and Nokia to Invest $24M In App Ecosystem
Microsoft and Nokia today pledged to contribute $23.88 million to a new mobile application development program at Aalto University. The goal of the investment is to help spur the creation of mobile applications for the Windows Phone, Symbian, and Series 40 ecosystems. The new AppCampus within Aalto University will offer "support, training in mobile technology, design and usability, and funding to create innovative new mobile apps and services." Nokia and Microsoft believe the program will attract developers from around the world. The program will commence in May of this year.
T-Mobile Outs Windows 10 VR Phone From Alcatel
T-Mobile today listed the "Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 VR" on its web site. The unique version of the Idol 4S not only runs Windows 10, but sports many of the upgrades available in the related BlackBerry DTEK60, such as the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C connector, none of which are in the standard Idol 4S.
Microsoft Develops Camera App for iPhone
Microsoft today released a camera app for the iPhone called Microsoft Pix. The app uses artificial intelligence to set parameters such as exposure, aperture, and color in order to get the best possible shot.
Starbucks Debuts Brand New Windows 10 Mobile App
Starbucks today released a new application for Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile platform. The app, available in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, allows Windows users to find stores, manage account details, and make payments.
Microsoft Adds More Sunrise Features to Outlook Calendar
Microsoft today updated its Outlook email and calendar app for Android and iOS devices. The refreshed communications and scheduling tool offers a number of new features aimed at the calendar.