Microsoft releases intuitive app to encourage a more hands-free lifestyle, answer your calls using gesture-controlled technology

Our devices have seen enhanced interactive keyboards, voice commands and predictive text features that make communication even more seamless. While Siri reacts to audio, Microsoft’s beta version of Gestures allows owners of Windows Phone to control their calls without having to physically touch the display of their screens.

In the updated release rolled out last month, the Gestures app users control their calls or silence their phone through movement. Simply hold the phone to your ear to pick up a call or silence the ringer by placing the screen face down. If you’re taking a business call in a loud environment, you can mute the mic by placing the screen face down on a flat surface. Conversely, flip the phone right side up to activate the speaker button.

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