Microsoft blocks alternative search engines from Cortana
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Claims it is protecting users, mostly from malicious engines

On Thursday, in a move that may upset some Windows 10 users, Microsoft began systematically blocking all search engines other than Microsoft Bing for use with its Cortana search box and Edge web browser, citing reasons including reliability and "search experience unpredictability."

Cortana refuses to work for Nadella
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Thursday, 17 September 2015 13:12

Cortana refuses to work for Nadella


Got on better with Ballmer

Cortana might be pretty good at its job but it seems that it folds whenever the boss is around. In fact, it not only folds it shows him up completely.

Hey Cortana, Tell Me About Cyanogen
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 14 September 2015 14:09

Hey Cortana, Tell Me About Cyanogen


Microsoft's relationship with Cyanogen never better.

More news involving Microsoft and Android. After Cortana became available for the platform as an app, Cyanogen has announced the virtual assistant's deep integration into its Android fork.

Cortana speaks fluent Android
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:27

Cortana speaks fluent Android


Hands on: We just tried it

Microsoft promised Cortana was coming to Android, and this is now happening, at least for users in the USA. 

Intel makes Skylake notebook wake up with voice
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IDF 2015: Intel develops PC that wakes up when you talk to it

Intel has just developed wake up on voice technology and showed it off at the Intel Developer Forum.

Cortana headed for Android and iOS
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 10 August 2015 10:57

Cortana headed for Android and iOS


Better than anything they have

Software giant Microsoft is onto a winner with its Cortana search and has plans to bring it to iOS and Android.

Windows 10 Preview Build 10158 is out
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:44

Windows 10 Preview Build 10158 is out


Many updates, Edge browser, Cortana and improved design

We are now less than a month away from the Windows 10 launch. The latest update is available for beta testers who chose the fast update option. 

Cortana on Windows 10 will affect battery life
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Notebooks affected

It is just over a month until Microsoft introduces Windows 10, and as you should know by now, Cortana is one of the key elements of the new OS. 

Windows 10 gets Cortana, new Start menu
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Friday, 30 January 2015 15:01

Windows 10 gets Cortana, new Start menu


New Preview Release 9926 tested

After Windows 8's lack of success and Windows 8.1 being a bandaid on a slit throat, Microsoft seems to have come back with something rather good for Windows 10.. 

Windows 10 preview runs DirectX 12
Published in Games
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:39

Windows 10 preview runs DirectX 12


Call of Duty Advanced Warfare runs on Intel HD 5000


We spent most of the day tinkering with the Windows 10 preview release, Build 9926, which is the latest build that brings a few new things, including the Cortana voice assistant and DirectX 12.