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...

Divorce! It’s Wednesday, and that can only mean one thing. Time for a fresh Insider preview. This time around we have Windows 10 build 18317, which comes with a few notable new features. As Microsoft notes in the release notes, there are improvements to font management, Start Menu reliability and more in this new...

Say goodbye to that awkward feel when using digital assistants in the public! Microsoft seems to have developed a technology to whisper voice commands, which can be used on a wide variety of devices. Going by the name of Silent Voice Input, the goal is to make using digital assistants a more natural thing,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...