Have you considered coding for Windows 8.1? Well this may help!

In the Appreneur Challenge Microsoft are giving away some amazing prizes simply for making some apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.

Prizes include 25 Xbox One console and a major prize of a Surface Pro and “Money-can’t-buy experiences”.

With higher conversion rates and some awesome hardware and these awesome prizes, there really is no excuse for not having a go at making some awesome apps for the Windows platform.

Panasonics Toughpad 4K Tablet

Panasonic recently previewed their new 4k Tablet at NAB this year and ever since the industry has been keen to know when it may be avaiable.

The tablet is a 20 inch monster that has been ruggedised for commercial use. The tablet delivers Ultra-HD+ to Windows 8.1 to assist photographers, video professionals, architects, artists and more who demand the highest quality imaging from thier devices. Panasonic have released the pricing for the US market at $5999 and a release date of Jan 2014.

The full specs are available on the Panasonic blog and will be soon releasing some hands on coverage of this beast.

 

Cortana: The Windows Phone personal assistant

Somehow I missed this when it was posted but I’ve just found it regardless.

Microsoft have been working on a Siri like personal assistant control with voice command. Windows Phone already has voice commands for system tasks and within apps but Cortana is said to bring even more to the experience. It is aparently backed by Microsofts “Satori” knowledge repository that also powers the Bing search engine.

Check the post below for more detail.

Cortana: Windows Phone’s Answer to Siri? | Mobile Tech | TechNewsWorld.