Cortana for iPhone finally arrives in the UK

Microsoft virtual assistant Cortana has at last made its way over to the UK. Cortana is available for Windows, Android and iOS but until today it’s been US only. The iOS version which is iPhone only looks identical to the Windows and Android versions including voice input and your news…

You can now add Cortana to your Android lock screen with the latest update

Microsoft have updated the Android version of Cortana to version 2.5.0 (Beta). The new version has the ability to add Cortana to the Android lock screen making it really easy to access the service. After updating and giving Cortana permission to access the lock screen and you will see the Cortana…

Microsoft updates Cortana for Android

Update: The release notes are still showing the changes for the old version, the updated version is 2.17 and the changes are: Edit your favorite places in settings Control your notification settings Fixed accidental opt-out issue Microsoft have updated the Android version of Cortana. The update takes the version up…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #585 – Public Safety Announcement

Sit back and let you Cortana, Alexa or Siri control your home while you listen to this week’s podcast. Jason, Garry and I talk about the new Windows 10 builds, smart homes, Windows 10 Mobile and lots more. Buy our Windows 10 book: Entertainment Apps on the go with Windows…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #584 – Reduced Blue

Welcome to this week’s podcast. Richard Speed joins Jason and I to talk through the weeks news including the new Windows 10 build for Insiders which includes a lot of new features, we dive in to talk about our favourites. We also talk about Cortana making her way to cars,…

More Cortana news as Nissan and BMW bring Microsoft’s assistant to cars

More Cortana news coming out of CES. Nissan and BMW have both announced that they will be adding Microsoft Cortana to their in car systems. BMW will be adding Cortana to provide reminders and other services into BMW Connected services: This means that the voice-controlled capabilities already offered by Microsoft…

Mattel to release a Cortana powered kid’s smart hub

Smart Home assistants are going to be big 2017, Amazon have a head start with Alexa but Microsoft are looking to take them on with 3rd party devices. First we had a teaser of a new Harman Kardon Cortana enabled speaker and yesterday at CES Mattel announced a AI smart…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #582 – Catching Up

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I catch up on the tech news. We talk about my successes with Amazon Alexa and if Microsoft can catch up with Cortana running on hardware devices like the speaker Microsoft teased. We talk about ARM on Window 10 and f…

Cortana for iOS and Android arrives in the UK

Cortana is a great personal assistant on Windows 10 but with most people choosing Android and iOS over Windows 10 Mobile Microsoft are bringing the virtual assistant to Google and Apples ecosystems. In fact Cortana has been available for some time in the US in beta form and now the service…

Cortana available for Android in Public Beta

Earlier this year Microsoft said it would be bringing Cortana to other platforms including Android and iOS and yesterday they made available a beta of Cortana for Android. The beta which can be found here only works on US region Android phones and has many of the features the Windows…

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