Video: Prepare for Windows 8.1 Changes

Microsoft is working on the newest version of its mobile OS: Windows 8.1. The update is reported to include a lot of changes and won’t be released for a few months, but Microsoft has released an emulator to help teams start preparing their apps for the change.

WinBeta has been playing around with the emulator to discover some of the new features.

Windows Phones 8.1 includes support for “Universal Apps” – consisting of tools to build apps for both Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. Support for a 3rd-party text messaging client is also indicated in this build, along with a “Battery Power Sense” tool which presumably helps you monitor battery life and get the most out of it. …

Other features we have to look forward to, but are not available in this build, are the Siri-like voice assistant app and the new notification/action center. Microsoft has already said that Windows Phone 8.1 will be made available to any device currently running Windows Phone 8.

They also produced a video to show off some of the changes. Start accounting for these changes so you can begin testing as soon as Windows 8.1 becomes available.

Video: Steve Wozniak at Apps World 2013

Apps World North America kicks off today in San Francisco and just like last year’s event in London Steve Wozniak will be deliver the keynote. What better way to get excited for this year’s conference than by watching Woz’s speech from last year? This Q&A style keynote covers apps, emerging tech, wearables, Apple and more.

If you’re at this year’s Apps World, stop by booth 135 to say hi to uTest or catch Matt Johnston‘s appearance on the retail keynote panel which will discuss “How are mobiles and tablets changing the consumer experience, and how will new technologies continue to shape retail?”

Video Roundup: Mobile News from CES 2014

Now that the Consumer Electronic Show has wrapped up for the year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the hot mobile news. While mobile was fairly quiet during this year’s show, there is still plenty to talk about. Here is a collection of videos highlighting and discussing the cool mobile innovations unveiled at CES 2014.

CNet Dialed in Live: Phones That Mattered at CES 2014

Talking Tech with Consumer Reports at CES 2014 – Smartphones, Tablets & Wearable Tech

Crave: CES 2014 Video – Top 5 Mobile Technology Innovations

 The Verge Mobile Show at CES 2014

The Verge Mobile CES 2014