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Mobile Insider build 14322 adds pictures, UWP content additions to Cortana's reminder settings

Mobile Insider build 14322 adds pictures, UWP content additions to Cortana's reminder settings In build 14322 for Windows 10 Mobile Fast Ring Insiders, Cortana is getting a brand new way to remind you of some of the important things going on in your life.Where before today you just plug in reminders, you can now add photographic aids to those reminders and even bookmarks through Edge.

Cortana for Android updated with "experimental" new home screen

Cortana for Android updated with "experimental" new home screen Today, Microsoft pushed an update to Cortana on Android, making a fairly noticeable change to the home screen.The changelog is a little cryptic: What this translates to is a new home screen that offers up a more actionable first-step rather than going straight into Cortana’s usual news feed.

Health app for Android adds Cortana support for the Microsoft Band 2

If you’ve been using your Microsoft Band 2 with an Android smartphone, then you’ve probably enjoyed the extensive support that Microsoft has provided for your device.As you can see, Cortana support has been added in, making the Band 2 work as well with Android as it does with Windows phones.

Microsoft releases Text Analytics API for multiple languages

The set of tools has been used by numerous Microsoft customers to improve the customer experience by better understanding customer feedback.Sentiment analysis can now be performed in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and key phrases can be extracted from text in English, Spanish, German and Japanese.

Microsoft releasing new Xbox One Preview build, brings Movies & TV app to the console

Microsoft releasing new Xbox One Preview build, brings Movies & TV app to the console This build brings over the Movies & TV app to the console, as well as a whole host of fixes.Let’s take a look at what’s new, improved, fixed and the known issues.

Windows 10 Insiders build 14383 recap: Here's everything you need to know

Windows 10 Insiders build 14383 recap: Here's everything you need to know We’ve sorted through the noise of build notes to bring a summary of what’s most important about today’s Windows 10 Insider build 14383 release, so you don’t have to.First and foremost, build 14383 for both PC and mobile is a fix-it list.

Cortana can’t be disabled in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Cortana can’t be disabled in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the search box is now Cortana,” Microsoft told PC World.What isn’t controllable, going forward, is turning Cortana off and just using a “standard” Windows search bar.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's new with the Microsoft Edge browser

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's new with the Microsoft Edge browser The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings new features to the Windows 10 Action Center, improvements to pen and touch, among others.The Windows 10 Anniversary Update improves Microsoft Edge with a more refined user experience with some new features, along with Windows Hello native biometrics and Extension support.

Xbox One apparently already receiving Windows 10 Anniversary "August" Update

Xbox One apparently already receiving Windows 10 Anniversary "August" Update The Xbox team is pulling the trigger early on its release of its customized Windows 10 Anniversary Update release.According to a support page, which the folks over at Neowin discovered; Xbox One console owners can nab the unceremoniously titled “August Update” that includes a treasure trove of new additions and Windows 10 goodies.

When you look at the camera and it looks back: How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing home security

When you look at the camera and it looks back: How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing home security Last year, we covered how scene recognition would be the next transformative milestone in artificial intelligence.But with the recent release of the Nest outdoor camera, it appears Google has an ace up its sleeve.

How to lock down Windows 10 Anniversary Update’s privacy settings

How to lock down Windows 10 Anniversary Update’s privacy settings The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has dropped, bringing a significant number of under-the-hood changes to the operating system.We’ve written many times about Windows 10 privacy issues over the past year, but haven’t gathered up our recommendations and strategies into a single story until now.

Cortana on Xbox One comes to France, Italy, Germany and Spain in latest Preview update

Cortana on Xbox One comes to France, Italy, Germany and Spain in latest Preview update Microsoft released yesterday a new preview build for members of the Xbox One Preview program.The latest bits bring Cortana to France, Italy, Germany and Spain plus four European countries plus fixes to game trials and system updates.

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg The only way to completely disable this kind of location tracking is to disable Google Play.First of all, it’s true that location services are integrated into Google Play and that Google actively encourages developers to use Google Play services, rather than the open-source location APIs that are part of AOSP (Android Open Source Project).

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

Upcoming Xbox One patch will snip console's Snap mode

Upcoming Xbox One patch will snip console's Snap mode Today, Microsoft announced that “Snap” mode will be removed in an upcoming Xbox One patch, to make room for future improvements and updates.But it’s striking to me how many of Microsoft’s Xbox One debut promises the company ultimately retreated from.

Microsoft's guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 will do nothing to reverse sales decline

Microsoft's guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 will do nothing to reverse sales decline As the image below shows, Microsoft wants OEMs to build devices that focus on three hero features — Windows Hello, Cortana, and Windows Ink.The problem with positioning Windows Hello as a major hero feature is it “improves” a relatively minor facet of device usage.

Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana will now remind you to keep your promises

Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana will now remind you to keep your promises One of Cortana’s most powerful aspects is that Microsoft can continuously add new functionality in the background, which then rolls out to Cortana-enabled devices.On Thursday, Microsoft announced the general availability of suggested reminders, a feature that has been available to Windows Insiders for some time.

Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough'

Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough' The chat was streamed live on the Microsoft Developer page on Facebook.Calling AI "the third run time", Nadella said, "If the operating system was the first run time, the second run time you could say was the browser, and the third run time can actually be the agent.

Microsoft finally brings version 2.0 of its Cortana digital assistant to the iPhone

Microsoft finally brings version 2.0 of its Cortana digital assistant to the iPhone The digital assistant world is heating up, and it seems like in the next year we’ll see at least a few new ones — including an assistant from Samsung.As for Microsoft, the tech giant is renewing its efforts to offer you the best digital assistant around, and to that end, it has launched Cortana 2.