With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer set to expire in almost a day, Microsoft has released some pretty interesting statistics about Cortana usage, gaming and Microsoft Edge on its latest OS.
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Microsoft recently updated the Cortana app for iOS, adding the ability to set photo reminders. Cortana will also remember what you tell it and will be able to recall what you said.
Microsoft released a new update for members of the Xbox One Preview Program today, which finally allows users to opt-out of the 'Hey, Cortana' voice commands, using instead the classic Xbox commands.
ASUS' new Windows 10 notebook is thin and light with a metal body, 13.3-inch touchscreen and 360-degree hinge - and it's also the first ZenBook to be "certified with Cortana with Voice-Premium".
Last April, Microsoft said Windows 10 would reach a billion devices within 2-3 years. This week, it said it's installed on 350 million devices so far. But how likely is it that it will reach its goal?
The official FXNOW app is now available for Windows 10 devices. Boasting integration with Cortana, the on-demand streaming service allows access to popular movies and TV series on FX, FXX and FXM.
The new My USPS app lets users keep track of packages in transit, featuring Live Tile support and Cortana integration, allowing users to ask the assistant to open the app for delivery status updates.
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Android notifications that sync with your Windows 10 PC will allow you to request that the developer who created the app also create one for Windows 10. The feature is currently exclusive to Insiders.
Cyanogen has released its latest update for the OnePlus One, introducing support for MODs. These include MODs for Cortana, Skype, OneNote, Hyperlapse, and more. The update is rolling out now.
Microsoft researchers have developed algorithms that can parse search data and queries and detect whether a user has pancreatic cancer. The research was published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.
Cortana for Android has been updated today to include support for 'Hey, Cortana' voice activation, which was removed back in December 2015. The update is available now in the Google Play Store.
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A Microsoft job listing has revealed that the company is working on a project known as the 'Bing Concierge Bot' - and it sounds a lot like the new Google Assistant announced yesterday.
Microsoft said at Build 2016 that it would add support for Android notifications to appear in the Windows 10 Action Center. Now, a new version of Cortana for Android is enabling that functionality.
Siri, of Apple fame, is about to get another competitor, straight from one of Siri's creators. Called, Viv, the new AI supposed to be a better virtual assistant than any that exists today.
Microsoft's Dave Coplin says that AI "will change how we relate to technology. It will change how we relate to each other... It will even change how we perceive what it means to be human."
WinZip has announced the launch of its new app, built on the Universal Windows Platform, and available for Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones, featuring Cortana support, and integration with OneDrive.
"Starting today," Microsoft says, "to ensure we can deliver the integrated search experience designed for Windows 10, Edge will be the only browser that will launch when you search from Cortana."
It's now possible to let Chrome take care of everything in Windows 10, including search results from Cortana which generally relies on Edge to display the pages and images it finds.
Microsoft's increasingly capable digital assistant can now instantly translate spoken or typed phrases from French, German, Italian and Spanish into dozens of other languages on Windows 10 devices.
In a post-Build interview, the CEO was bullish on Continuum and discussed Microsoft's way forward with Cortana, asserting AI will pervade all points of computing and mobility, including cars.
Skype is getting a big upgrade featuring rich Cortana integration that will make it easy for users to identify and use relevant bits of information from your conversations.
With the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, Microsoft is bringing major changes to Cortana to make it even more efficient and proactive in helping you go about your daily tasks.
Microsoft is looking to change things around and redesign the Action Center's and Cortana's interface in Windows 10. The new look is expected to feature a card-based model and be announced today.
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Previous reports indicated that Microsoft would deliver its Windows 10 Redstone updates in two waves this year - but while RS1 is said to be on track for June, RS2 has reportedly been 'pushed back'.
A screenshot has revealed that Microsoft is planning to expand Cortana's cross-device notifications support, including text messages, low-battery warnings, and even app notifications from your phone.
We got our hands on Sony's little Bluetooth earpiece - called the Xperia Ear - that's designed to make it easier to connect with its new digital assistant, which doesn't have a name... yet.
Cyanogen is launching the MOD platform, that allows OEMs, carriers, devs and users to embed functionality deeper into Android. And the first to take advantage is Microsoft with Cortana and Skype.
Microsoft is expanding the capabilities of its health- and fitness-focused device with features such as distance tracking in guided workouts, sharing improvements, and a 'Tournament Mode for Golf'.
Microsoft launched a new advertisement network today called the Bing Network. The Bing Network will bring new logos, new photography styles, and new color to the Bing brand. Video included.
Apparently, a number of people have been bothering Cortana with all manner of sexually charged queries. Now, Microsoft is modifying the AI to be fully prepared for these moments.
Microsoft has updated its digital assistant to version 1.4.0 on iOS, bringing various new features including a Today View, 3D Touch support, faster loading times, better voice interactions, and more.
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Microsoft brings a new meaning to the phrase "collective intelligence" by open-sourcing its artificial brain. This is the technology behind both Cortana and Skype Translator's speech recognition.
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Thanks to a new feature announced by Volvo Cars, you will be able to live out your Knight Rider fantasies by sending commands to your car via the Volvo on Call app and Cortana on the Microsoft Band 2.
Microsoft says it is "seeing significantly higher customer satisfaction" with Windows 10 than for any previous version of the OS, while user engagement reached its highest-ever level in December.
Cyanogen makes good on its agreement with Microsoft, allowing the personal assistant to reach deeper into the Android variant compared to a Cortana app installation.
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