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Microsoft has a new meeting scheduler service to save you time

Today, Microsoft is launching a meeting scheduler service for Microsoft 365 customers. The Scheduler service works with Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, to recognize natural language requests and act on them. Users can ask Cortana for help setting up a meeting by simply including her in an email. You can even ask for a specific amount...

Microsoft is shutting down the Cortana app on Android and iOS

The Cortana mobile app for Android and iOS is officially being axed by Microsoft today, March 31, 2021. Originally launched in November 2018, the voice assistant app was removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in January last year. While it was still functional, starting today, Microsoft has confirmed that it will...

Cortana can now find and open files on the latest Windows 10 Insider Build

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build for those in the Dev Channel. While there’s a shortlist of bug fixes and also some known issues, the highlight of this release is a new Cortana skill. Microsoft said Windows 10 users can now instruct Cortana to find and open files. Not only is Cortana’s...

[Update: Full Removal in 2021] Microsoft is killing its dedicated Cortana voice assistant app for Android and iOS

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are by far the two biggest voice assistant platforms, but there are plenty of other options out there, including Apple's Siri, Samsung's Bixby, and Microsoft's Cortana. Cortana used to be limited to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft's ecosystem in general, but back in late 2015, the company released...

[Update 2: Re-Rolling Out] Windows 10 May 2020 update brings WSL 2, revamped Cortana assistant, and “Your Phone” calls to ARM devices

As per StatCounter, Windows commands a market share of 76.5%, meaning that every three out of four computers in the world run on Windows. While Windows did admittedly lose its dominant status as the OS across platforms to Android, it still presented itself as the go-to desktop option for many, many users. The latest version...

Survey: 41% of users have privacy concerns with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and other voice assistants

For the past decade, touch interactions have dominated how we communicate with our mobile devices. But soon, voice searches will be dominating our interactions and are likely to grow at 40% annually. Since most of the voice interactions are expected to take place through AI virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri, and timid Cortana,...

Cortana Now Works with IFTTT, Adds Support for LIFX, Honeywell, TP-Link Devices, and More

Virtual assistants are constantly improving -- voice apps such as the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple's Siri go toe-to-toe in terms of features. Other assistants, including Microsoft's Cortana, aren't quite as popular, but that doesn't mean they aren't getting better over time. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the addition of support for IFTTT and other services...

Microsoft to Integrate Cortana into its Skype Messaging Application

When Google introduced Allo to the world, it caught a lot of people's attention. Many were upset that Google had introduced yet another messaging application to Android while others were excited about the Google Assistant integration. It still left some worried about privacy in general, but Google promised that the data was safe and secure....