Not the news fans may have liked to heard. But the writing has been on the wall for Cortana for a while now. The latest development is that Microsoft wants to make its digital assistant an Alexa skill. Just the type of news to follow up the split between Cortana and search in Windows 10. It was in August of last...

You may recall that companies like Acer, ASUS, HP and Lenovo all announced at CES earlier this year that they would be bringing Amazon Alexa support to their PCs very soon. In fact, buzz among the bees was that an app was in development for Windows 10. The popular digital assistant used to be only available on...

Who’d have thought Microsoft and Amazon would become two new best friends. But that is just what has happened, as both companies have collaborated to officially bring Skype to Alexa devices. This integration allows for not just answering calls with a single voice command, but owners of these smart devices can...

Maybe. Probably. Looks like Microsoft may finally be bringing Halo 5: Guardians to PC, after skipping the two previous mainline games in the series, which are still exclusive to the Xbox consoles. Of course, Redmond has shown determination on bringing most of its games to Windows 10. Plus, it’s not like the Halo...

Catfight? Two of the leading digital voice assistants on the planet could be dueling it out at a single playground. That is because Alexa is all set to make an appearance on Windows 10. Home turf of Cortana. That is, if this report from a German website holds true. It claims that Amazon may be planning to release...

December 4, to be precise. It’s refreshing hearing about the launch of a new Windows 10 Mobile handset, and Wileyfox Pro is now firmly and squarely in the picture. We have known for some time now that Microsoft is not interested in making new hardware for its operating platform, but it is becoming clear that...

Oh, come on, Mr. Schmidt! The current chairman of Google wrote a very lengthy blog post recently, where, among other things, he revealed that Amazon is their biggest search competitor. Not Bing or Yahoo, or even (potentially) Facebook. Eric Schmidt used the occasion to argue that Google is not a monopoly in...

In news about (almost) billion dollar buyouts today we have the confirmation that Amazon acquires Twitch, the video game streaming community for $970 million. The Twitch.tv saga now ends with both companies having officially sealed the deal. Now, this move may come as a surprise to some — many, in fact. Microsoft...

Nice to see some hustle. Skype and OneDrive are two Microsoft solutions that get actively updated when it comes to new features and applications. And for good reason too. This, in many ways is a differentiating factor for Microsoft. While Apple and Google are happy to lock most of their software to their own...

OneNote has been made available for a wide range of platforms, from Windows to Mac, iOS to Android, Windows Phone, even Chrome OS. But one name missing from the list is Kindle. Microsoft missed a beat in releasing a version for Amazon’s tablet lineup. But that changes from now on — the service has been ported to...