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Microsoft unveiled Cortana back in Windows Phone 8.1, and their version of the digital assistant is going to be integral to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser. Today Joe Belfiore revealed that Cortana is going to be the next Microsoft service to go cross-platform. This should not be very surprising since the Redmond based company has moved quickly over the last year or so to bring most of its services to iOS and Android, and Cortana is just the next step. Just like with Cortana on Windows Phone, you can use it to track flights, check sports scores, or use the geo-fencing to set location based reminders. Unlike Windows Phone though, the deeper integration with Cortana such as “Hey Cortana” voice activation or the...

Microsoft Launches The Ultra Low Cost Lumia 430

To say that the Lumia brand is diluted with low cost smartphones would be a bit of an understatement. However, Microsoft has found a way to lower the barrier...

60 by Brett Howse on 3/19/2015

Windows 10 Update: Build 10041 Now Available

This afternoon, Microsoft release a new build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which is build number 10041. Just a few days ago, they promised to ramp up the...

39 by Brett Howse on 3/18/2015

Windows 10 News: New Authentication, New Storage Savings, And Launch Timeframe

Microsoft has been busy releasing news of upcoming Windows 10 features which will improve several age old issues. The password has been a thorn in the side of users...

49 by Brett Howse on 3/18/2015

Microsoft at MWC 2015: Lumia 640 and 640 XL Announced, 4K 120Hz Surface Hub Demoed

Mobile World Congress is in full swing today and Microsoft woke the press up early to discuss new features coming to their smartphone and tablet space. Top of the...

41 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 3/2/2015

Xbox One Games With Gold March Preview

March is upon us, and the folks over at Microsoft have announced the upcoming Games With Gold titles that will be made available free to anyone with an Xbox...

4 by Brett Howse on 2/28/2015

DirectX 12 Performance Preview, Part 3: Star Swarm & Intel's iGPUs

We’re back once again for the 3rd and likely final part to our evolving series previewing the performance of DirectX 12. After taking an initial look at discrete GPUs...

69 by Ryan Smith, Ian Cutress & Ganesh T S on 2/26/2015

Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Updated

This week Microsoft announced several updates for their wearable and health products: Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health. Microsoft stated that overall feedback has been positive, but as with any...

10 by Stephen Barrett on 2/24/2015

Star Swarm, DirectX 12 AMD APU Performance Preview

After several requests and a week’s break from our initial DirectX 12 article, we’re back again with an investigation into Star Swarm DirectX 12 performance scaling on AMD APUs...

145 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 2/13/2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available

Today Gabe Aul (@GabeAul), who runs the Windows Insider program, announced on the Windows Blog that the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones is now available to people who...

18 by Brett Howse on 2/12/2015

The DirectX 12 Performance Preview: AMD, NVIDIA, & Star Swarm

With the various pieces of Microsoft’s latest API finally coming together, today we will be taking our first look at the performance of the future with DirectX 12. The...

240 by Ryan Smith on 2/6/2015

Office For Windows 10 Preview Available

Back in January, Microsoft revealed what the next versions of Office will look like. There will be a traditional, full featured desktop client, including the entire suite of Office...

43 by Brett Howse on 2/4/2015

Nokia Lumia 735 Review

Back in September, Microsoft launched what would be the last two Nokia branded Lumias. The Lumia 830 was announced as an affordable flagship, and we reviewed the 830 back...

64 by Brett Howse on 2/3/2015

Microsoft Releases Finished Versions Of Office For Android

In early 2014, Microsoft released their Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications for the iPad. Launching their Office suite on platforms other than Windows was something that they had seemed...

30 by Brandon Chester on 1/29/2015

Xbox Games With Gold February Preview

February is almost upon us, and with that, we can get a look at the upcoming games for the Xbox Games with Gold program, which provides free games to...

5 by Brett Howse on 1/28/2015

Microsoft Q2 FY 2015 Financial Results: 8% Revenue Gain

Microsoft released their second quarter results from fiscal year 2015 today. The holiday quarter saw an 8% rise in revenue over 2014, coming in at $26.47 billion last quarter...

12 by Brett Howse on 1/26/2015

Internet Explorer Project Spartan Shows Large Performance Gains

With the release of build 9926 of Windows 10, I have had some time to get to know the new build. One of the things discussed at the Windows...

49 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2015

Windows 10 January Build Available For Download

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the upcoming changes to Windows 10. They said that a new build, including many of the announced features (but not everything) would be available within...

66 by Brett Howse on 1/23/2015

Office 2016 And Office Universal Apps Revealed

As if yesterday’s Windows 10 announcements were not enough news out of Redmond this week, the Office 365 team leveraged the Office Blog to detail the upcoming version of...

27 by Brett Howse on 1/22/2015

Windows RT Will Not Get Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has confirmed today that Windows RT will not be upgraded to Windows 10. The official statement from the company is that Surface Pro will be updated to Windows...

41 by Brett Howse on 1/22/2015

Microsoft VP Details Windows 10 Update for Windows Phone Users

Microsoft used its Lumia Conversations blog today to give some of the details for the upcoming software update for Windows Phone, which will be moved to Windows 10. Chris...

22 by Brett Howse on 1/22/2015

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