Posts Tagged ‘Cortana’

Microsoft’s Xbox One may already have Cortana built in, but the company is now testing Alexa support with Xbox Insiders. The move comes via a new Xbox Skill for Alexa that will allow Echo devices, as well as any others with Alexa built in, to control an Xbox One directly.

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Microsoft and Amazon announced that Cortana and Alexa would be able to summon each other last year but we’re now able to test the functionality for ourselves.

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Microsoft Cortana for iOS has been updated to support the larger displays of the iPad hardware. Here is everything you need to know.

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Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to enable your Android phone to push notifications to a Windows 10 Anniversary Update (or over)-running PC.

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Microsoft already classes Windows 10 as a commercial and consumer success, but that doesn’t mean the software giant is going to take the foot off the pedal and step back from taking the platform to the next level. After already using the annual Build conference to announce a feature-packed Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has now announced that their latest operating system will soon offer support for a number of Android notification types pulled directly from a smartphone or tablet to the Windows 10-powered computer.

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Microsoft highlights what OS X and Macs can’t do vs Windows 10 PCs in its newly launched promotional campaign. Check out the complete set of videos right here.

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The wait is finally over. Microsoft today has made available for download Cortana app for iOS (iPhone only) and Android devices.

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Microsoft has made available for download the Cortana beta app for iOS to those iPhone testers who signed up for the beta program.

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Sign-ups for Cortana for iOS Beta Program are now open, here’s how to enroll your iPhone or iPad and be one of the first to test Microsoft’s Cortana on Apple’s iOS.

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Facebook M is the social network’s new Messenger-nested digital assistant that aims to one-up Siri, Google Now and Cortana by performing real-world tasks.

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When Apple introduced Siri for iOS, it started a new trend that was previously shared by individual apps, but nothing system-wide. Google answered soon with Google Now, and while it didn’t have Siri’s finesse, it still did the job. For quite a while, it was between these two that the battle raged on, until Microsoft entered the foray with Cortana – a virtual assistant that in some ways was arguably better than both Siri and Google Now. After first launching on Windows Phone and then later on Windows 10, Microsoft committed to bring Cortana to iOS and Android, and back in July, a leaked APK became available that gave users hope. Today, however, Microsoft has released an official beta version of Cortana for Android, and it’s available for you to download and test away right now.

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It is very rare that a large company offering a popular application or service can work on a substantial upgrade to that product without some of the information leaking into the public domain prior to release. Unfortunately for Parallels that’s exactly what happened last month, with the difference being that it was actually an internal leak that let the cat out of the bag. That said, the company’s latest iteration of its virtual machine software, Parallels Desktop 11, is now officially available for Mac OS X users.

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