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Microsoft has pushed out another update for Bing that brings Cortana-like functionality to the search service that will likely help interactions with the search engine feel more natural.
Some users aren't entirely pleased with the voice used for Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 in the UK, suggesting that it sounds too 'robotic' - but Microsoft has hinted at improvements on the way.
We know that Microsoft is working on a smartwatch with a focus on health and fitness, but we still don't know exactly what it will look like. Here's one vision of how a Microsoft wearable could look.
The latest data shows that the new Lumia 630 is doing quite well in the market and that WP 8.1 adoption is also growing fast. Not only that, but we get new hints of future Windows Phone devices.
Microsoft has just publicly unveiled the next update coming to Windows Phone 8.1. Dubbed Update 1, or GDR1, this small update brings some cool new features to Windows Phone users.
Microsoft has launched Cortana in the UK with more localized content and a British accent, and in China with a whole new look - and will be available in India, Australia and Canada as an 'alpha'.
Microsoft wants you to get to know Cortana, through a new site in which the digital assistant introduces herself, and how she can help you to make your life a bit easier, in her own words.
In Microsoft's latest Windows Phone ad, Cortana on the low-cost Lumia 635 takes on Siri on the iPhone 5s, and manages to show off a couple of tricks that leave Apple's digital assistant impressed.
It has been revealed that the famous voice actor for the Xbox video game will only be lending her voice for the American version of Cortana on the Windows Phone operating system.
One of Cortana's key features is that it allows developers the ability to tap into the power of the platform and thanks to a home-automation company, Cortana will soon be able to control your home.
It looks like the UK will finally be able to start utilizing Cortana within the next couple of weeks. According to Marcus Ash, Group Program Manager for Cortana, it should hit the UK soon.
Microsoft is in the process of rolling out Windows Phone 8.1, and for those of you who want a quick reminder of Cortana's features, Microsoft has a great video to check out.
BlackBerry is prepping the launch of its latest operating system, version 10.3, which will feature the company's homegrown personal assistant known simply as BlackBerry Assistant.
Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant powered by Bing on Windows Phone 8.1, ended the World Cup having correctly predicted the winners of 15 out of the final 16 games of the tournament.
A demo of Lousie, the personal digital assistant that was developed before Cortana, that has been integrated into Windows 8 shows what the platform could look like if Cortana were a feature the OS.
Microsoft has always said that Cortana was a multi-year project and videos posted on Microsoft's Research page show what Cortana was like, well, before she was named Cortana.
If you are a Windows Phone user, Cortana has received another update that allows you to tap into the power of Bing predictions with Microsoft's personal digital assistant and it's available now.
A few weeks back, Marcus Ash, a program manager for Cortana, was at SMX Advanced and talked about Cortana and some of Microsoft's future plans for its virtual digital assistant.
Microsoft has released an updated version of Skype for Windows Phone, which includes improved push notifications, more language support and - for Windows Phone 8.1 users - Cortana integration.
As June is almost over, many users are anxiously waiting for the Windows Phone 8.1 update to start rolling out publicly. They may not have to wait for long as WP 8.1 is rumored to go out later today.
One feature that Google Now currently has that Cortana does not is passive voice activation - but we now know that will all change soon, thanks to confirmation from a Cortana program manager.
If you have ever wondered why Microsoft chose the name Cortana, Marcus Ash has provided a bit of light on the subject by saying the team went with the name after it leaked and received good feedback.
Talking on video, Microsoft's Marcus Ash explains how the Cortana team was so blown away by the international response to the digital assistant that they're now rethinking their global roll-out plans.
A few days ago, Microsoft's Marcus Ash made comments that caused a bit of controversy among Windows Phone fans; bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. But Ash is back and has cleared up the confusion.
At a technology conference in Seattle, a program manager for Windows Phone, Marcus Ash, said that Microsoft is talking internally about if they should bring the digital assistant to Android and iOS.
Cortana is receiving somewhat of a major update, and new info comes to light as to what's included and what her future holds. This isn't official yet, but the info seems to genuine.
After hints from Microsoft and retailer Carphone Warehouse that Cortana is coming to the UK "soon", a source at Microsoft has told Neowin that the digital assistant will launch there "this month".
A rather cryptic tweet from Microsoft Netherlands could be a hint that the company will soon add support for that market to its Cortana digital assistant, currently supported only in the US.
Microsoft plans to constantly update Cortana and the current pace of updates will be twice a month which is an extremely rapid pace, even for a company who now operates on a rapid release cadence.
Cortana, the personal assistant for Windows Phone, is reportedly being updated at the backend by Microsoft as users discover new animations and features on devices with Windows Phone 8.1 preview.
A new post on the official Windows Phone UK Twitter page hints strongly that the Cortana digital assistant feature for Windows Phone 8.1 will expand to the UK "soon."
A new and uncensored screenshot from the same alleged Facebook profile page that leaked earlier this month has appeared online, which may offer better release date information on Windows 9 and more.
A job posting from Microsoft's website points to Cortana on Windows. The company is supposedly looking to expand her horizons and "redefine the personalization experience on Windows".
A new demo of the capability of Cortana has shown the path for how the digital assistant will soon move beyond calendar and will truly be able to assist with everyday activities in your life.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore revealed Microsoft is taking feedback from users about Windows Phone 8.1's Cortana feature on a new website and that the team is working to expand Cortana to other countries.
Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana, can take on many personas and Clippy was the only start of this customization as many more mages have been uncovered.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 users will have to be 13 years old or older in order to access its Cortana digital assistant program but has not given a reason for this move.
In a recent post on the Microsoft Jobs blog, Susan Hendrich, the program leader on the Cortana development team, offers more insights into how they created the digital assistant.
The developer preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 has a cool Easter egg where the infamous Clippy logo pops up when users ask the Cortana digital assistant a question about him.
Microsoft has released a new Voice Search app from its MSDN team for Windows Phone 8.1, made for app developers to see how to integrate the Cortana digital assistant features in their apps.
If you live outside the US and want to play with Cortana, a simple tweak of some settings will give you access to the feature right now without having to wait until it is available in your region.
We have taken the three popular digital assistants and put them in side-by-side for a few tests to see how each performs when asked a series of different questions and the results are a bit intriguing
The Arsenio Hall Show featured a parody of Microsoft's new Cortana digitial assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 giving Hall some attitude, along with Apple's own Siri.
Microsoft has revealed its plan to expand its Bing search service with new features, including a tie-in to the Cortana digital assistant and a beta of the Bing Knowledge Widget for websites.
Windows Phone's Cortana digital assistant will be voiced by Jen Taylor, the feature's namesake from the Halo franchise, Microsoft has confirmed today.
Microsoft has revealed Cortana, the voice-controlled personal assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, with the ability to control features on a device, and to learn more about you, like a 'true' PA.
Expected to be revealed later on today, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana has started appearing on the web. The Bing settings page lets users set preferences related to Cortana data usage.
The first video of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 has made its way to the web just a day after the first images of the upcoming feature were released.
Screenshots of Windows Phone 8.1's Cortana digital assistant have leaked, showing how users will operate with the voice-powered assistant in the next version of the smartphone operating system.