The Softonic Minute: Spotify, The Elder Scrolls, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1

The Softonic Minute: Spotify, The Elder Scrolls, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1

Spotify gets a new, darker look, The Elder Scrolls Online is finally released, Microsoft debuts Windows 8.1 at the 2014 BUILD conference, and Windows Phone 8.1 adds Cortana to the mix. Check out this week’s hottest software news in The Softonic Minute.

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Spotify update shows a complete redesign

Spotify has changed its look, opting for a darker and more unified interface across all platforms. Along with its new look, Spotify has released “Collections”, a way for you to group artists without having to create playlists for each one.

The Elder Scrolls Online goes live worldwide

The Elder Scrolls Online, the massive multi-player online role-playing game from the creators of Skyrim, is finally available. The new title combines the exploration of Skyrim, with online team missions, and is the first time online play has been possible in the long running series.

Windows 8.1 update 1 announced, coming April 8th

Windows 8.1 update 1 will be available to download for free on April 8th, bringing more tweaks and changes to Microsoft’s latest OS six months after the release of 8.1. The headline change for Windows 8.1 update 1 is the default boot to classic desktop that is enabled for any non-touch devices.

Windows Phone 8.1 innovates with Cortana voice assistant, Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft revealed the latest version of its Windows Phone operating system at its annual BUILD developer conference. Windows Phone 8.1 is a major jump for the operating system, with some highlights including a notification center, and Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s voice assistant Siri, Cortana.

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