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'Hey Cortana!' brings passive-listening to Windows Phone this fall for a hands-free experience

'Hey Cortana!' brings passive-listening to Windows Phone this fall for a hands-free experience

Berlin, Germany – Invoking Cortana on Windows Phone is a straightforward affair with a single button press of the Search key (or swipe-down on the HTC One for Windows with Dot View case). However, newer technology found on the Xbox Kinect and some other Android devices is making the jump to...
Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri in new commercial

Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri in new commercial

We could tell you all about Microsoft's latest commercial pitting Cortana's abilities on the new HTC One M8 for Windows against Siri on the iPhone 5S, but we'd rather you see it for yourself. Interested in knowing more about all the cool things Cortana can do? Check out our Cortana topic page...
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New promo video for Lumia 635 and Cortana deals with Siri issues in group therapy

Microsoft is once again slamming Siri in the latest promotional video for both the Lumia 635 smartphone and the Cortana digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1. The 2 minute clip shows a group therapy session, and it's clear that its members have some serious issues with Siri and how it...
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Sleuthing finds that Cortana just might come to Windows 9

Cortana files found buried deep within Windows 9 preview

There's more evidence that Microsoft plans to build in a version of its Cortana digital assistant in Threshold, the code name for the next version of Windows, thanks to a look deep inside the files in an early version of the OS. WinFuture.de, which claims to have obtained a copy of this early...
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Microsoft's latest Cortana vs Siri commerical offers a memory challenge

Apple may have revealed its new iPhone 6 models earlier today but during today's press conference in Cupertino, Microsoft decided to release a new Windows Phone TV commercial that once again pits its Cortana digital assistant on the Lumia 635 against Siri on the iPhone 5s. In this new clip,...
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New promo video for Lumia 635 and Cortana deals with Siri issues in group therapy

Microsoft is once again slamming Siri in the latest promotional video for both the Lumia 635 smartphone and the Cortana digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1. The 2 minute clip shows a group therapy session, and it's clear that its members have some serious issues with Siri and how it...
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Meet XiaoIce, a Chinese chatbot that works with their version of Cortana

Microsoft launched the Chinese version of its Cortana digital assistant, called Xiao Na, a few weeks ago with the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 in that country. Now the company is talking more about a related project called XiaoIce ("Little ice") that has been designed to offer human-like...
'Hey Cortana!' brings passive-listening to Windows Phone this fall for a hands-free experience

'Hey Cortana!' brings passive-listening to Windows Phone this fall for a hands-free experience

Berlin, Germany – Invoking Cortana on Windows Phone is a straightforward affair with a single button press of the Search key (or swipe-down on the HTC One for Windows with Dot View case). However, newer technology found on the Xbox Kinect and some other Android devices is making the jump to...
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Cortana support added to GoToMeeting in new Windows Phone app update

GoToMeeting, the popular online meeting service from Citrix that launched a Windows Phone version several months ago, has just received a new update that adds support for Microsoft's new Cortana digital assistant. The update lets users access the app via Cortana voice commands, such as "...
Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri in new commercial

Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri in new commercial

We could tell you all about Microsoft's latest commercial pitting Cortana's abilities on the new HTC One M8 for Windows against Siri on the iPhone 5S, but we'd rather you see it for yourself. Interested in knowing more about all the cool things Cortana can do? Check out our Cortana topic page...
Cortana can now tell you the time worldwide and do currency conversions

Cortana can now tell you the time worldwide and do currency conversions

As Microsoft continually improves their new Cortana voice-assistant, users are discovering more novice features every day. Recently, we covered all the new songs Cortana can either sing (or semi-sing), and today we are learning that she can now tell you the time or convert currencies. Just by...
Cortana has new songs, but she can't sing them yet

Cortana has new songs, but she can't sing them yet

It looks like Cortana is learning new songs. She has been able to sing for a while now, but asking her recently has resulted in new songs. There's a little problem, though. She doesn't actually sing them out. Instead, many of the songs are read aloud. Perhaps she's in the middle of rehearsing...
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How to get an Uber car with Cortana

You have probably heard of Uber by now. It's a transportation network company that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire in over 70 cities. We were very excited when the official app returned to Windows Phone and we have been using it frequently. Windows Phone users also get...

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