We’ve put Apple’s Siri through the wringer, and have given Google Now an all-access pass to our data, all the while documenting our experiences to offer you the best tips and tricks out there for intelligent assistant apps. Now it’s Cortana’s turn. Cortana is Microsoft’s virtual assistant for smartphones, specifically phones running Windows 8.1. She’s Continue Reading →
Miracast Adapter
Turns out it’s not a stick, after all: Microsoft’s Nokia subsidiary officially unveiled its answer to Chromecast Thursday, and it looks a little like a small hockey puck. The device, called Microsoft Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones – HD-10 of all things, uses Miracast to share a phone’s screen, and actually works with any Miracast-capable Continue Reading →
Windows Store
Microsoft noted Tuesday that it has begun to crack down on apps whose icon, description or name can be misleading. In a blog post, the software maker noted it has removed more than 1,500 such apps and has worked with developers of other titles to change the potentially confusing information. “Every app store finds its Continue Reading →
There’s no official Snapchat app for Windows Phone right now, but don’t worry — Microsoft is offering an equivalent that might do in a pinch. The new WindUp app covers very similar ground, letting you send media and messages that disappear after a set amount of time; you’re supposed to “wind up” your friends by Continue Reading →
Rumors have been circulating for a while that Microsoft is planning to incorporate its personal digital assistant, Cortana, into the next major version of Windows. On August 11, those rumors turned up a notch, with reporting that internal “dogfood” builds of “Threshold,” aka Windows 9, include Cortana integration. Windows Threshold is expected to arrive Continue Reading →