Wednesdays become glorious again! Normal service has resumed as Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18290 today to the Fast ring channel of the preview program. This, after a brief pause last week due to Thanksgiving. Build 18290 as the company highlights, mostly comes with some refinements to the UI. Which is to...

Oh, Cortana! Looks like Windows 10 19H1 will come with a major change on the desktop, where the voice assistant will no longer be part of the search experience. To the delight of many, to the dismay of many. The next major version of the operating system is to come with many notable changes, one of which is right on...

Target in sight! The Windows 10 19H1 train chugs along, with a new preview version hitting the Fast ring. We get a few new emojis, but for the most part, build 18277 is all about minor improvements. Which is fine, which is mighty fine. As Microsoft outlined in the announcement post, there are small enhancements to...

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 also...

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 an...

Something to go up against the Apple HomePod? Well, bring it on! Smart speakers seem all the rage these days, and a Cortana focused one simply makes a world of sense. Microsoft seems to think so too. Almost all the technology giants have launched their own products, including Amazon, Apple and Google, but Redmond has...

Microsoft has confirmed that it is no longer developing the Windows 10 Delve app, and plans to replace it with an improved search experience on the operating system Taskbar. In case you are unware, Delve was an Office 365 data visualization and discovery tool that incorporated elements of social networking and machine...

Code debt. The term for the features that are missing from a new version of a product. Well, Microsoft had a fair bit of this in Windows 10, and Cortana sure is taking some of the load. It appears that the options that were previously part of Windows 8 natively, are now being added to the digital assistant. Earlier...

No harm in copying a good though, right? The Spotlight feature on Apple devices is quite good, and it looks like Cortana is getting something similar in Windows 10 with the Redstone 4 update. The integration of the digital voice assistant was seen as a standout feature of the OS, but ever since its introduction in...

A new Windows 10 preview build is in town! Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 16291 to the Fast ring of the Windows Insider preview program, and this new arrival comes with something new. Something new in the form of a feature. As Microsoft detailed in the announcement post, there is one small feature that has...