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Topic: Cortana

Microsoft revamps Cortana app for iOS with new look, streamlined UI

10/19/2017, 09:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated its Cortana virtual assistant app for iOS, delivering a redesigned user interface that streamlines access to key features like reminders and daily calendars.

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Amazon & Microsoft reveal plans to allow cross-access for Alexa and Cortana

08/30/2017, 11:08 am

In an industry first, Amazon and Microsoft have announced that people will soon be able to access Alexa from Cortana, and vice versa, including through iOS.

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Sonos to host Oct. 4 event for smartspeaker with multiple voice assistants

08/29/2017, 12:08 pm

Sonos on Tuesday sent out a media invitation to an Oct. 4 press event in New York City, where the company is expected to reveal its all-but-announced smartspeaker with support for voice commands.

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Microsoft & Harman Kardon take aim at Apple, Amazon & Google with 'Invoke' smartspeaker

05/08/2017, 11:05 am

Microsoft and Harman Kardon on Monday officially revealed the Invoke, a device that will take on the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple's rumored Siri-based device in the smartspeaker market.

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Microsoft revamps Cortana for iPhone in renewed bid to take on Apple's Siri

03/10/2017, 01:03 pm

Microsoft on Friday released a promised overhaul of its Cortana iPhone app, simplifying the way the AI assistant works on iOS and making it more practical as an alternative -- or complement -- to Apple's native Siri.

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Microsoft debuts Visio Viewer for iPad, updates look & feel of Cortana iOS app

12/08/2016, 04:12 pm

Microsoft on Thursday brought another productivity app to iOS, its diagramming tool Visio, while promising an enhanced iPhone version of its voice assistant, Cortana.

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Microsoft's Cortana heading to Xbox One, will take on Apple's Siri in the living room

06/06/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's Siri voice controls debuted on the new Apple TV last fall, and Microsoft's competing Cortana will follow suit, debuting in the living room on Xbox One consoles starting this summer.

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Microsoft attempt at artificial intelligence becomes Hitler-loving, misogynistic PR disaster

03/24/2016, 03:03 pm

It took only 24 hours for a Microsoft artificial intelligence project to turn from a typical tweeting teenage girl into a hate spewing, offensive public relations debacle, thanks to coordinated attacks on the learning software.

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Microsoft's Bing & Cortana apps for iPhone add 3D Touch, other new features

02/04/2016, 01:02 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated two of its iPhone apps -- Cortana and Bing Search -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, along with a number of other new upgrades.

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Cortana for iOS launching on Wednesday, Microsoft announces

12/09/2015, 10:12 am

Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, will be available on "select" iPhone and Android devices starting on Wednesday, with Cyanogen OS suport coming later this month, according to an official blog post.

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Microsoft rolls out Cortana for iOS to select beta testers

11/27/2015, 06:11 pm

Microsoft this week activated beta accounts for a select number users interested in testing out the iOS version of its Cortana personal assistant, the software giant's alternative to Siri and Google Now.

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Microsoft opens sign-ups for testing Cortana assistant app on iOS

11/04/2015, 11:11 am

Microsoft is now accepting public beta sign-ups for the iOS version of Cortana, which will bring a limited amount of the Windows assistant's features to iPhones.

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Study: Apple's Siri more distracting to drivers than Google Now, better than Microsoft Cortana

10/22/2015, 06:10 pm

As part of an ongoing study on the consequences of using hands- and eyes-free systems while driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety rated Apple's latest version of Siri voice control as "highly distracting," behind Google Now and certain OEM infotainment systems.

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Leak reveals Parallels Desktop 11 will support Windows 10's Cortana across OS X

07/27/2015, 03:07 pm

The next version of Parallels' Desktop for Mac virtualization software will improve its Windows 10 support, enabling Cortana voice commands at any time -- as long as Windows is still running in the background, according to a leaked product page.

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