Cortana Articles

Developers can now make voice apps for Microsoft Cortana

  • 11/05/2017 at 01:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Microsoft Cortana AssistantMicrosoft has announced that they are launching a public preview of Cortana Skills Kit. This will allow developers to begin making their own voice activated applications for the digital assistant.

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Microsoft event gives us Windows 10, Cortana, Xbox updates, and more

Windows 10 Terry MyersonToday’s Microsoft event was promising to be a biggie, and it didn’t disappoint. A lot is coming in the next year from the company, and these are some of the biggest highlights.

Windows 10 (Free Upgrades)

Windows 10 is the latest installment in the operating system, and another attempt by Microsoft to create an OS that seamlessly integrates between desktop and mobile platforms.

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Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana assistant at Build 2014

Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1Microsoft has shown off their new updates for both the Windows 8.1 desktop and mobile OS during their Build 2014 keynote. The reveal is an effort to hook developers that have so far been far from enthusiastic about the latest Windows version.

They have shown off the 8.1 updates at the Build 2014 conference. Their annual event draws developers and tech industry leaders from all over the world. Today they had two major announcements: no licensing fees for OEM and ODM partners working on smartphones and tablets with screens under 9″ (which is most), and a converged developer platform.

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New details about Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant emerge

  • 12/09/2013 at 17:59 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Microsoft Cortana AssistantVirtual assistant apps have been all the rage lately, with the Siri on Apple, and several versions you can download on Android such as EVA. Microsoft hasn’t hopped on that train as of yet, but rumors have been around for quite awhile about a virtual assistant entitled Cortana.

Back in 2011, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer began to brag about their coming virtual assistant program. His claims were that it would not just be a singular application, but a fully constructive technological web of services and capabilities between devices.

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