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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.

Cortana-powered personal assistant devices will support 2-way Skype calling

Cortana-powered personal assistant devices will support 2-way Skype calling Things started out with Siri, Google Now, and Cortana on smartphones, but has branched out to stand-alone home-assistant devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home.Specifically, Cortana will be running on a “premium smart speaker” produced by Harman Kardon, and it will offer two-way Skype calling to go with its other functionality, MS Poweruser reports.

Windows 10 Creators Update review roundup: mostly positive, but not quite perfect

Windows 10 Creators Update review roundup: mostly positive, but not quite perfect Reviews of Windows 10’s Creators Update went live yesterday, and we’ve rounded up their thoughts and conclusions so you don’t have to.There’s a lot to cover in the Creators Update, so we’re going to break our coverage down by how significantly things have changed from the Anniversary Update to the Creators Update (no apostrophe).

Which virtual assistant would you hire? Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now

Which virtual assistant would you hire? Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now The Windows 10 version of Cortana adds a few more features, like the ability to search files by context — i.” The Windows 10 Creators Update adds even more functionality, including the ability to lock, restart, or shut down your computer.

Raspberry Pi 3 can now call upon Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana

Raspberry Pi 3 can now call upon Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana With the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Raspberry Pi 3 will be compatible with Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana.The Raspberry Pi will need to be running Windows 10 IoT Core and have the Creators Update installed.

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core Most of the time, when we talk about Windows 10, we’re talking about the desktop variants of the operating system.) But Microsoft also has a variant of its operating system explicitly designed for the Internet of Things.

Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10's Look With Fall Creators Update

Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10's Look With Fall Creators Update That’s the placeholder name for Microsoft’s next big Windows 10 update, which as you might guess, will roll out this fall.Perhaps the most prominent change for the average user will be the launch of the Microsoft Fluent Design System, previously known as Project Neon.

Microsoft is putting Cortana in charge of your thermostat

Microsoft is putting Cortana in charge of your thermostat The next spot it's showing up: the thermostat in your home.The company teamed up with popular thermostat maker Johnson Controls to create GLAS, a sleek new touchscreen wall thermostat that promises to do much more than just turn up the heat.

Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Creators Update Available to All

Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Creators Update Available to All Now it’s unveiled the final result: From the launch of Windows 10’s Creators Update, all Office, Windows Server, and Windows 10 updates will be handled the same way, with the same nomenclature.Currently, Microsoft splits updates into three buckets: Current Branch, Current Branch for Business, and Long Term Servicing Branch.

Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update First off, there’s a new option to sync Android devices and Windows 10 PCs, with support for Apple’s iPhone arriving “very, very soon.” Here’s how Microsoft describes the process: After you’ve linked your phone, just go to your phone and start browsing the web.

Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017

Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017 ” It’s a phrase he’s used for years, even as he’s shut down Windows Phone manufacturing and essentially killed Microsoft’s mobile ambitions.The latest sign that Windows 10 Mobile is a dead OS walking is courtesy of Microsoft’s annual report.