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New Windows Phone Preview for Developers 14219 update is live

New Windows Phone Preview for Developers 14219 update is live

Version 14219 of Windows Phone 8.1.1 update for Preview users is now available Starting just a few minutes ago at 1 p.m. ET, Microsoft has begun to roll out another OS update for those utilizing the Preview for Developers program. Heading into Settings and Phone Update, users can tap the Check...
Cortana may soon be ready to impart her knowledge onto iPhone, Android users

Cortana may soon be ready to impart her knowledge onto iPhone, Android users

Cortana may soon be ready to lend her sagely knowledge and wisdom to users of non-Windows Phone platform. Microsoft could soon be ready to unleash Cortana, a digital voice assistant that debuted on Windows Phone, on to competing operating systems to take on the likes of Siri for iOS and Google...
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Microsoft's Cortana arrives in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain for Developer Preview users

Microsoft has released a preview of Cortana in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain for those on the Windows Phone Developer Preview. The company announced the release on its Windows blog, detailing an upcoming roll out that will commence later today. Since Microsoft is releasing Cortana in these...
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First images and video of voice-activated 'Hey Cortana' revealed

As Microsoft rolls out the Lumia Denim update, one feature those with newer Lumias are looking forward to is 'Hey Cortana'. Based on passive-voice activated technology similar to the Kinect, the forthcoming feature lets users call up Cortana by merely using their voice. The feature works even...
Windows 10 build 9901 leaks out with Cortana, new Xbox app

Windows 10 build 9901 leaks out with Cortana, new Xbox app

A new build of Windows 10 has leaked out as number 9901, with early versions of new consumer features in tow. The big news with this build is the presence of Cortana, as well as the new Xbox app. Cortana is part of the search interface, as demonstrated on video earlier this month. Apparently...
Cortana Christmas responses

Cortana gets in the Christmas spirit with new holiday themed chitchat

Christmas is arguably one of the biggest holidays, especially in the United States. Therefore, it should be of no surprise that Microsoft has programmed Cortana to respond to some yuletide inquiries with appropriate responses. Firing up Cortana and asking her numerous questions or proclamations...
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Cortana is annoying some users with endless weather alerts, here's how to disable them

Microsoft's Cortana is certainly one of the most exciting consumer stories for the company in 2014. Building on the legacy of the Halo franchise, Cortana is rapidly becoming a well-known piece of tech for those who follow mobile. However, Cortana still has a few bugs and quirks, including one...
Grab some coffee and watch Cortana-creator Marcus Ash's 40th birthday music video

Grab some coffee and watch Cortana-creator Marcus Ash's 40th birthday music video

Say what you will about Microsoft but that crew tends to have some unique personalities and a driving desire to have fun at work. Although the video contained in this article has no news value per se, it is well suited for a Saturday morning as it provides some hilarious entertainment. Marcus...
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Video shows off early version of Cortana running on Windows 10

The first public video showing an early version of Cortana working on Windows 10 has made its way to the Internet, a few days after it was reported that Microsoft's digital assistant had started showing up in private consumer builds of Windows 10. The video, posted by WinBeta, shows that even...
New Windows Phone Preview for Developers 14219 update is live

New Windows Phone Preview for Developers 14219 update is live

Version 14219 of Windows Phone 8.1.1 update for Preview users is now available Starting just a few minutes ago at 1 p.m. ET, Microsoft has begun to roll out another OS update for those utilizing the Preview for Developers program. Heading into Settings and Phone Update, users can tap the Check...
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Microsoft's Cortana arrives in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain for Developer Preview users

Microsoft has released a preview of Cortana in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain for those on the Windows Phone Developer Preview. The company announced the release on its Windows blog, detailing an upcoming roll out that will commence later today. Since Microsoft is releasing Cortana in these...
Cortana begins to show up in private Windows 10 consumer preview builds

Cortana begins to show up in private Windows 10 consumer preview builds

Microsoft has already confirmed it won't offer a new preview build of Windows 10 to the general public until sometime in early 2015, but it appears that private builds of the upcoming OS are showing more integration with the company's Cortana digital assistant. A screenshot of one of these...
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Cortana is now offering automatic predictions of who will win upcoming NFL games

Windows Phone 8.1 users who are also big NFL fans will now be able to get automatic predictions of who might win upcoming games via Cortana in the latest example of Microsoft's server-side update to its digital assistant. In the past, Cortana users could ask it for its predictions of who will...

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