Cortana to offer reminders from email and calendars
Windows Mobile's assistant will soon be scanning email and calendars to proactively offer reminders to users. Cortana will offer the reminders when it sees language that depicts time frames indicating an event.
It's not clear if these reminders will only be derived from Outlook or if other apps will also be used.
From Russia: no more Lumias to be built
Take it with a grain of salt but word is coming out of Russia that Microsoft will stop making phones with the Lumia brand and stop using ARM processors. The information indicates that Microsoft will only make Intel-based phones in the future and that they will lack Lumia branding.
Microsoft News Pro competes with Apple News
The newly released news app from Microsoft looks to compete directly with Apple News. News Pro from Microsoft works much like the app from Apple, pulling news articles of interest based on configuration by users. The articles are presented in a magazine layout that looks similar to Apple's News app.
Source: The Verge