Cortana

  • Microsoft Is Back To Bashing Apple In Latest Advertisment

    Microsoft Is Back To Bashing Apple In Latest Advertisment

    In Microsoft’s latest TV spot, the company stacks its voice assistant against Apple’s. Spoiler: Microsoft’s wins. Read More

  • BlackBerry Gets Its Own Siri With BlackBerry Assistant

    BlackBerry Gets Its Own Siri With BlackBerry Assistant

    BlackBerry is trying to buildĀ up some steam for its upcoming BlackBerry OS 10.3 launch, and for its new BlackBerry Passport hardware, and today that means a new feature reveal: The company detailed BlackBerry Assistant on its official blog today, and the feature looks unsurprisingly like Siri and Cortana for iOS and Windows Phone respectively. The Assistant features the now-omnipresent… Read More

  • Bing Home Page Gets Some Of Cortana’s Smarts

    Bing Home Page Gets Some Of Cortana’s Smarts

    Two weeks ago, Microsoft debuted its Cortana personal digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, which uses the Bing platform to learn about your preferences and interests. Starting today, the Bing home page will also get some of Cortana’s smarts. You can now find a set of personalized cards that help you keep track of news, weather, flights and stocks. Read More

  • Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Now Available For All

    Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Now Available For All

    Windows Phone 8.1 has arrived today as Microsoft promised at its Build conference this year. The release is a developer preview, not the final build, but it’s also not restricted to developers; Microsoft makes it easy for anyone to install the update to Windows Phone 8, simply by signing up for a free Microsoft developer account and starting a project. To get the update, go to the… Read More

  • Bing Is Here To Stay

    Bing Is Here To Stay

    Every couple of months, new rumors about Microsoft trying to sell off its Bing search engine pop up. At some point late last year, the word on the street was that if then-CEO candidate Stephen Elop would take the reins of the company, he would sell Bing as soon as possible. After last week’s Build developer conference, I think we can now put those rumors to rest. Bing is now a core part… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Cortana On Windows 8.1 Said To Resemble Siri, Replace Bing System Search

    Microsoft’s Cortana On Windows 8.1 Said To Resemble Siri, Replace Bing System Search

    Microsoft has a new virtual assistant, and it’s a hybrid of Siri and Google Now, with some artificial affect thrown in for good measure. The Verge’s Tom Warren dishes on the upcoming feature of Windows 8.1, describing Cortana, the digital aide in question named after an AI character from the Halo series of games. Cortana will be a circular icon in terms of how it’s… Read More