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News regarding Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana for Windows

What I will be looking out for at tomorrows Windows 10 Event in Redmond

January 20, 2015 |

There has been a lot of press recently relating to Windows 10 for desktops, laptops, tablets and phones as Microsoft is holding a big Windows 10 consumer preview press event tomorrow, Also Microsoft will be kindly live-streaming the event on a dedicated website for those unable to attend in person.
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Search With Cortana, Pin Content, and Enjoy a New UI With Netflix for Windows Phone’s Latest Update

December 15, 2014 |

Got Netflix on your Windows Phone device? You’ll be happy to know that the popular video streaming service for Windows smartphones just got updated to version

This new version of Netflix brings a number of notable features, including Cortana … Read More

Video: Cortana Running on the Desktop in Pre-Release Windows 10 Build

December 5, 2014 | | 3 Comments

We’ve seen her in the Taskbar of internal Windows 10 builds but one thing has eluded the Windows community at large: seeing Cortana in action on Windows 10 desktops for computers and tablets.

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Upload to YouTube Looks to Make Sharing Videos on Windows Phone Easier

December 5, 2014 | | One Comment

YouTube is big. There’s never been any question about that. And while we don’t have an official YouTube app from Google yet, there are plenty of 3rd party options for watching YouTube such as MetroTube, the number of apps for sharing to YouTube are harder to come by.

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France, Italy, Germany, and Spain Get Cortana in Developer Preview

December 5, 2014 |

Microsoft rolled out Cortana with Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview way back in May, and since then, the digital assistant has proven to be one of the most popular new tools in the software.

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“Hi, I’m Cortana, and Now I’m in Internal Windows 10 Consumer Preview Builds”

December 1, 2014 | | One Comment

While we’re waiting for Windows 10 Consumer Preview features to be officially unveiled by Microsoft, it seems that Cortana is already right at home on the tablet and PC with internal Windows 10 consumer builds.

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AllRecipes Dinner Spinner Relaunch Comes With Cortana Support, Mobile-Friendly Videos, and More

November 24, 2014 |

AllRecipes just announced the relaunch of its Windows Phone application this morning via press release. The new update includes Cortana integration, a reinvented design, ability for users to access saved recipes through Recipe Box integration, and the addition of thousands of how-to cooking videos.

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Microsoft Pokes Fun at Apple’s Larger iPhone in New Siri vs. Cortana Spot

November 21, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Microsoft has just released another Siri vs. Cortana commercial that pokes a little fun at Apple’s oversized iPhone 6, the latest in a series of commercials that tackled everything from therapy to reminders.

The newest video tackles the question as … Read More

What Will We See in the Windows 10 Consumer Preview Next Year?

November 20, 2014 | | One Comment

While we’re not getting anymore Windows 10 Technical Preview updates this year, we can’t help but look to next year and ponder what’s going to come next for users in the Windows Insider program and the Windows ecosystem in general.

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Watch This: #MakeItHappen – Danny MacAskill Performing Cortana Themed Stunt on Video

November 19, 2014 |

Microsoft’s #MakeItHappen event drew some crowds to the River Thames in London. MacAskill performed the stunt multiple times. You’ll be able to see him perform the stunt in the video after the break.

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Video Interview: The Future of Microsoft’s Personal Digital Assistant

November 17, 2014 | | One Comment

Microsoft posted a video interview with Cortana head Marcus Ash, who discussed the future of the digital assistant as well as Microsoft’s big ambitions for her and how she interacts with users on Windows and Windows Phone, with more personality … Read More

There Are Now More than 525,000 Apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores

November 14, 2014 | | One Comment

Microsoft has released a report that lists all of its products and services across different platforms as well as some information on the state of the Microsoft ecosystem.

Scrolling through the list, takes time, so I’ve put the highlights that … Read More