Microsoft Details My Phone Service
Microsoft today officially announced details of its forthcoming My Phone service. My Phone will be a free service for all Windows Mobile 6.x phones that automatically backs up contacts, calendar, tasks, text messages, photos, video, music, and documents over the network to Microsoft servers. The content is then available from a login-only web site, and can be synced to a new phone any time the user changes or loses their phone. The service comes with 200MB of storage and will be available to consumers in the fourth quarter.
Microsoft Debuts Hyperlapse App for Windows Phone and Android
Microsoft today released an application for Windows Phone and Android handsets called Hyperlapse. The app can be used to stabilize shaky footage or to create fast-moving time-lapse videos.
Microsoft Adds Disney Anywhere Content to Movies & TV
Microsoft today announced a new partnership with Disney that adds content from the Disney Movies Anywhere service to Microsoft's Movies & TV video service. Microsoft says users who connect their Microsoft Movies & TV account with a Disney Movies Anywhere account will automatically see content cross-populate their libraries.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Microsoft Rebrands Its Music Service as 'Groove'
Microsoft today revealed details about the music service for Windows 10, which is now called Groove Music. Groove will be available across XBox and Windows devices, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Microsoft Adds Carrier Billing to Windows Store
Microsoft has expanded an existing agreement with Boku to bring carrier billing to the Windows Store. Sprint is the first carrier too support the service, which means Sprint customers will be able to charge Microsoft Store purchases to their monthly bill.