It would be easy to believe that Microsoft is dumping Cortana and recent rumors about its removal from more consumer products reinforce that notion. But Microsoft is also putting Cortana into its "hero" mobile apps like Outlook and Microsoft Teams. Here is how the company believes Cortana can actually be your true digital assistant at the office.
Microsoft is planning to phase out Cortana inside the Microsoft Launcher over the next couple of months as the digital assistant pivots from competing with Google Assistant to being more contextual inside Microsoft 365 apps.
When Microsoft decided to kill Windows Phone in favor of adopting Android and iOS as first class citizens for its mobile experiences, many Windows fans were quick to assume that this plan would backfire and see Microsoft fall out of the mobile space altogether. But in 2019, that couldn't be further from the truth.
Microsoft is rolling out a brand new UI experience for its Edge web browser on Android that introduces a new hub menu for quick access to things like history and sharing, as well as rounded corners in more areas of the app.
Minecraft Earth hits iOS and Android this year, promising blocky real-world adventures through its creative sandbox. With countless phones slated for support, our top picks promise leading augmented reality experiences.
One thing you may have immediately noticed from the Surface Duo phone reveal was the lack of a rear-firing camera. At least, when you ignore the fact the front-facing camera can wrap around due to the folding form factor. What about a reverse camera, though?
Minecraft Earth is an upcoming AR mobile game based on the world's biggest game, Minecraft itself. Players use mobile devices to scan the world in augmented reality, creating anything and everything they're able to in the base game. Microsoft will begin rolling the game out to Android and iOS devices in October, country by country, with the aim of being global (except China) by the end...
If you're okay with doing quite a bit of tinkering, you can now get some Android apps running on your old Windows Phone. That said, the process isn't for the faint of heart, and there are some major caveats.
Hauwei's new Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 deliver some of the most impressive hardware for 2019, but due to a U.S. ban the company cannot ship with any Google services - including the Google Play store. That's a hefty blow to the prospects of this phone outside of China, but with sideloading or even PWAs it could be workable. Would Windows Phone fans want something like that or is it just a pipe dream?