Microsoft Wants To Turn Cortana Into An Alexa Skill

Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant has been around for much longer than Amazon’s Alexa has, but yet Alexa has quickly dominated the scene, so much so that it seems that Microsoft has decided that if they can’t beat them, maybe they should join them. This is what Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella had hinted at in a report from Business Insider.


Microsoft Testing Separating Search And Cortana In Windows

Microsoft has tried putting Cortana into many places, such as Windows where the digital assistant can be found in the search bar. However it seems that Microsoft is now trying a different approach where they have announced that they will be testing out separating the features from each other.


Cortana Will Soon Stop Interrupting Users During Windows 10 Setup

It probably goes without saying that Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant are currently at the top when it comes to digital assistants. Microsoft’s Cortana has been around for a while now although it never really did quite catch on, at least not in the way that Microsoft was hoping for. This is why it’s not surprising that the company might want to introduce users to Cortana any chance they get.


Smart Speaker Test Finds Google Assistant To Be The Most Accurate

There are a variety of smart speakers in the market today, although for the most part it is dominated by the likes of Amazon and Google. Both companies have the advantage of having a large number of third-party companies adopting their tech, but does that mean that they are better?


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Microsoft Cortana Gets A Redesigned App For iOS & Android

iOS has Siri and Android has Google Assistant, so Microsoft’s Cortana’s existence on either platform does put it in a somewhat weird position, but it is there nonetheless or those who might prefer using Cortana for whatever reason. Now it looks like Microsoft is working on an update to the software that will give it a redesign.


Microsoft Launches Noise-Cancelling Surface Headphones

Microsoft is a company known primarily for their software such as Windows and Office, and to a certain extent hardware as well, such as with their Surface lineup of computers and tablets. However it seems that Microsoft is now branching into audio devices as the company has officially announced the Surface Headphones.


Alexa & Cortana’s Integration Begins Rolling Out

The digital assistant scene at the moment is feeling very crowded. You have Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana, and Bixby, just to name a few of the more popular ones. This has led to the fragmentation of smart home devices which can only use one digital assistant, but not anymore.


How to disable Cortana in Windows 10

In this tutorial, we will be guiding you through the seamless process of turning off Cortana on Windows 10.


Researchers Find That Cortana Can Be Used To Hack Windows 10 PCs

Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant that they have bundled with its Windows operating system. It is designed to help users accomplish various tasks, although it also seems to suffer from a bug that could allow hackers to actually use Cortana to hack the Windows 10 PC that it is installed on.


Study Finds Google Assistant Is The Most Accurate Amongst The Competition

There are many digital assistants in the market today, and obviously not all of them were created equal and according to a recent study conducted by Stone Temple, it seems that they have found that Google Assistant is the most accurate digital assistant amongst the competition, at least as far as this year is concerned.


Cortana May Soon Arrive In Outlook For iOS And Android

Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that it wants to integrate its digital assistant Cortana with as many of its products and services as it possibly can. Perhaps that’s why it’s not surprising to hear that the company has been testing Cortana integration within the Outlook app for iOS and Android. If Microsoft is satisfied with the results that it gets from this test then it may not […]


Microsoft’s Cortana Now Available On IFTTT

While Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant seem to be more well-known as far as digital assistants are concerned, let’s not forget that Microsoft also has Cortana which they’re slowly trying to integrate into apps and devices. In the latest integration, IFTTT has announced that support for Cortana is now available.


Microsoft Launcher For Android Updated With Cortana Integration

While Microsoft hasn’t had much luck on the mobile front with their own brand of devices and software, the company has been trying out a different strategy, which is to get their own services and products onto other mobile platforms, such as Office and even Cortana, their digital assistant which recently launched for the iPad.


Cortana Gets Native iPad Support

Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant has been available on iOS for quite some time now but it didn’t have native support for Apple’s popular tablets right out the gate. Microsoft has finally updated its Cortana for iOS app with native support for the iPad. This means that users can get a proper look and feel from the app on their tablets when they’re using Cortana. Microsoft has optimized the app’s interface […]