New Nokia Lumia 635 Valentine’s Day ads talks about Cortana – takes a jab at Siri

Microsoft has launched two new Valentine’s Day ads, which promotes its entry-level Nokia Lumia 635. The ads focus on its virtual personal assistant Cortana and at the same time takes a jab at Apple’s Siri. In the first ad, a guy talks about breaking up. He says, “It’s hard. One day I just had enough. […]

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 Virtual assistants go through 50 voice commands in videos

Want to know which virtual assistant (Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Google Voice) is better? Watch the three videos on YouTube uploaded by PhoneBuff. The videos make the assistants go through 50 voice commands. Here are the videos: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvxuV78xtDw&w=640&h=360] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vT0AWDq3DE&w=640&h=360] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtwVQhEXCcc&w=640&h=360] Which virtual assistant do you think is better? Is it […]

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 Tweet says Jen Taylor will not be the voice actor of Cortana in the UK

Windows Phone users, we’ve got good news for you. Cortana will be rolling out to Windows Phone 8.1-powered devices in the UK soon. The bad news is Jen Taylor, the popular voice actress behind Cortana in Halo, will not be the voice actress of Cortana in the UK. The UK Cortana is said to have […]

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 Microsoft almost named its digital personal assistant Alyx

Cortana is Microsoft’s digital personal assistant and its answer to Apple’s Siri. But did you know that she was almost named Alyx, a character from Half Life 2? Marcus Ash, Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Cortana on Windows Phone, said on his Twitter account, “We had a list of names. One early front runner was […]

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 Cortana coming to the UK in ‘weeks not months’

According to Microsoft Program Manager, Marcus Ash, Cortana will be available to Windows Phone 8.1 handsets in the UK in “weeks not months.” The exec said on Twitter, “I should have added one. 0. Making #Cortana available in the UK and China will happen very soon. Weeks not months.” If you’re not familiar with Cortana, […]

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 Cortana coming to the UK ‘soon’

Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri, is one of the (if not the) most exciting features offered in Windows Phone 8.1 (the latest version of Windows Phone). Currently, it is only available in the US. However, Windows Phone UK says that the digital personal assistant will be available in the UK “soon.” On the Windows […]

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 Video shows Cortana switching light on and off

At Microsoft BUILD 2014, the software giant announced Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of its mobile operating system. It also announced Cortana, Windows Phone’s digital personal assistant and Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri. In a new video, Cortana is shown switching a light bulb on and off. Hit play to watch the video. [youtube […]

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 Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana coming to the UK in the second half of 2014

At BUILD 2014, Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of the software giant’s mobile platform. Among the new version’s new features, one of them stood out. This is Cortana, Windows Phone’s digital personal assistant and rival to Apple’s Siri. Cortana will be coming to Windows Phone handsets in the UK in the […]

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 Cortana explained by Microsoft in short funny videos

Recently at its BUILD 2014 conference, Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 8.1 and its new features. However, there was one feature that stood out among the rest. This is Cortana, the software giant’s answer to Siri. To explain more about its digital personal assistant, Microsoft posted a number of short funny videos on its YouTube […]

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