Posts tagged as: Cortana

TP-Link Debuts Three New Kasa Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Alexa, Google Home And Cortana

TP-Link’s smart home brand, Kasa Smart, announced three new additions to their smart bulb line. These new bulbs are 10 percent smaller than previous Kasa Smart designs, which were not that large to begin with.  They are also Energy Star and Title 20 certified light bulbs reduce energy consumption by up to 80 percent without […]

Microsoft Update Outlook Mobile and Brings Cortana Assistant to Skype Mobile

Microsoft today ported its Cortana personal assistant to its Skype chatting application, providing people with access to information without forcing them to leave Skype. Microsoft says Cortana in Skype can suggest useful information based on chat contents, suggest smart replies, manage schedules and/or reminders, and more. Beyond the proactive assistant duties, Cortana exists as a […]

Beam Streaming Comes to All with Xbox One March Update – New Guide, Better Cortana Support Also in the Mix

Microsoft March Update for the Xbox One adds the ability for all owners to take advantage of Beam streaming. There’s also the small matter of a the user interface being revamped with speed and feature access as a focus. The update gives us a new Guide. The Guide redesign focuses on making features you’re most […]

Cortana for Android Now Works On the Lock Screen

Microsoft today made it possible for Android device owners to access and use Cortana above the lock screen on their smartphones. Microsoft has been testing the feature since earlier this year and is now rolling it out to all users. People can swipe on the lock screen to see Cortana’s basic information screen as well […]

Cortana Reminders Are in the Works for Xbox One

If you are using Cortana on Windows 10 PCs or phones you can set a reminder using natural language. Simply by saying “Hey Cortana, remind me to pick up milk at 5 pm,” Cortana will log the information in her notebook, and then give you an alert on your PC or your phone based on […]

Xbox One Preview Users Get New Update With Cortana

Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox One update for its preview members today, and it includes access to Cortana for the first time. While Microsoft had originally planned to introduce Cortana for Xbox One last year, the company delayed the digital assistant integration to include it with the Anniversary Update to the console. Cortana will […]

The Power of Cortana and Bots Are Coming to Skype

Microsoft is giving Skype a boost of intelligence thanks to Cortana and Skype Bots. With Cortana integration, Skype users will be able to do things such as manage their calendar and contacts without leaving the Skype app. Cortana will also be able to interact with bots, which Microsoft said will allow people to perform tasks […]

Xbox One Getting Background Music, Digitial Assistant Cortana Features Soon

Today at Microsoft’s Build conference, Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed two new features coming to Xbox One this summer through the just-announced Anniversary update. One of the new features is background music, which will let you listen to music while playing games. Such a feature is already available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 through […]

Cortana Now Better at Helping You Manage Your Schedule

Microsoft today said it is adding new features to Cortana that will help people better manage their schedules. To start, Cortana will be more proactive with respect to reminders. Microsoft says people often make promises or commitments to one another via email, but then fail to follow through for various reasons (most often forgetfulness). Using […]

Microsoft Yanks ‘Hey, Cortana’ from Android App

Microsoft has removed the Hey, Cortana catchphrase from the Cortana app for Android devices. Uttering the phrase within earshot of an Android handset could launch Cortana. A bug, however, locked up Google Now on some users’ devices an in some instances impeded the ability to make phone calls. A recent update to the Android Cortana […]

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