Displaying items by tag: Cortana

You can talk to your smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, smart speakers, smart displays, home systems and more, and one of the world's favourite ways to speak to your devices is Amazon's Alexa, with Amazon sharing how we're using Alexa devices. 

Published in Home Tech

Microsoft appears to be working on a Surface Phone, if a post to a Chinese forum by an engineer working for the Microsoft Asia Research Institute is any indication.

Published in Mobility

Just missing out on the Christmas sales season in Australia, Amazon's Echo and Alexa are finally arriving down under early next year, with dev access too.

Published in Home Tech

Just as Samsung is preparing to launch its stylus-enabled Note 8 smartphone in hours' time, and has likely launched as you read this, the company has fortuitously launched Bixby globally outside of US and South Korea just in time.

Published in Mobility

Harman/Kardon has released details of its INVOKE, a Cortana-powered home digital assistant taking more than a few styling cues from Echo and Alexa but increasing the functionality.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 14:01

Cortana speaks Ausdroid and strinephone

Microsoft has finally brought its Windows 10-based, voice-operated, digital assistant Cortana to Australia on Android and iPhone. She works from the lock screen and understands the Aussie lingo and accents.

Published in Mobility

Microsoft’s source of inspiration has always come from its developers. "Every action we take, every product we build, the choices we take, all comes from our sense of mission – to empower every person on the planet to achieve more."

Published in Strategy
Friday, 30 September 2016 12:23

Microsoft to focus on AI

Microsoft has announced that more 5000 of its engineers and computer scientists will join its new AI and Research Group.

Published in Business Intelligence
Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:04

What is a computer? Cortana and Siri disagree

Microsoft’s latest social media campaign is very reminiscent of Apple’s “Get a Mac” TV campaign. Only this time the shoe or is that designer sneaker is on the other foot.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 09:57

Windows 10 turns 1 – goodies galore

Windows 10 will be one-year-old on 29 July – and to celebrate Microsoft is releasing an Anniversary Update on 2 August.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 17 June 2016 11:28

Microsoft acquires iOS messaging app Wand

"Conversation as a platform" is Microsoft’s next big thing. Wand is an integral part of that.

Published in Listed Tech
Monday, 02 May 2016 16:55

Cortana says ‘Bing it on’

Cortana will now use Microsoft Edge and by inference Bing search as its only search engine.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 31 March 2016 10:44

Windows 10 – more on the Anniversary update

//Build/ Microsoft’s developer conference is the opportunity for it to talk to thousands of developers – tech geeks - about Microsoft products. The Anniversary Update shows a commitment to keep continually improving Windows.

Published in Business Software

//Build/ Microsoft’s developer conference is the opportunity for it to talk to thousands of developers – tech geeks - about Microsoft products.

Published in Business Software
Friday, 13 November 2015 10:44

G’day Cortana – where can I buy some thongs?

Cortana will come as part of Windows 10 update over the next few days. She now speaks Aussie.

Published in Home Tech

We all know these awesome smartphones are coming and have started to garner great interest from enterprise. The first Windows 10 Mobile smartphones are the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 18:04

Windows 10 Mobile nears – update

Microsoft last week published a Design brief covering Windows 10 Mobile hardware – for smartphones and small tablets. And Windows 10 installs passed the 100,000,000 mark.

Published in Mobility

Coders, developers and hackathon enthusiasts: register now for Microsoft’s 48 hour ‘More Personal Computing Hackathon’ event in Australia, using Microsoft’s latest technologies.

Published in Home Tech

China’s internet search giant Baidu has launched its own Android based Virtual Assistant – Duer.

Published in Mobility

Spring is almost here, so it's time for a new version of the Parallels Desktop virtualisation software. Parallels Desktop 11 makes Cortana available in OS X.

Published in Business Software
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