Not dead yet? Microsoft say Cortana is coming to more places in 2018

With the announcement of Amazon Alexa coming to Windows 10 via OEM’s PC many people including me speculated that it could be the end of the road for Cortana. We haven’t seen the promised Alexa / Cortana Integration yet and we only have a couple of 3rd party devices supporting…

You can now added your Gmail account to Cortana

Microsoft have added gmail support to Cortana so you can have Cortana access our Google calendar, contacts and mail. From Cortana you click on your Cortana Notebook, select Connect Services and add a Service, select gmail and then sign in to your Google account. It works with Google Apps accounts as…

Harman Kardon’s Cortana powered speaker goes on sale October 22nd in the US

If you have been waiting for a Cortana enables smart speaker and in the US then you won’t have to wait much longer to wait. The Harman Kardon Cortana powered speaker called Invoke will be on sale this Sunday in the US costing $199.99. The unit comes in white or…

Cortana for Android gets a major update

Cortana for Android has had a new update today with new features and functions, “a major evolution” Microsoft describe it. Version 2.9.4 of the app is currently rolling out and has an updated My day view which now shows top news and to-dos. You can create lists and edit items…

Microsoft and Amazon work together to bring Cortana to Alexa

In a rather surprising announcement Microsoft and Amazon have details plans to have Cortana and Alexa to work together. Microsoft will have a Cortana skill available for Amazon Alexa and Cortana will be able to control Alexa by the end of the year. Initially you will say “Alexa Open Cortana”…

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,…

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