I've been slow to embrace digital personal assistants like Cortana. But these technologies have gotten dramatically better over the past year. More important, they are indeed the future of personal computing.
Recent Cortana Stories
Microsoft this week began rolling out an update to Cortana that makes the personal digital assistant's reminder capabilities a lot more sophisticated.
Microsoft plans to evolve its Cortana digital personal assistant from a feature of Windows to an indispensable part of our lives.
The murky situation with Cortana-based devices is in keeping with my philosophy that Microsoft just can't stop punching itself in the face.
Microsoft has released new usage figures for Cortana and while the numbers are large, they don't tell the entire story about how it is used or how Siri/Google New measure up.
Microsoft is finally opening up Cortana quite a bit to developers, and it will let them put this technology in a wide variety of devices.
Microsoft has posted a teaser video to its YouTube page showing off a device that appears to be a headless Cortana speaker that will arrive in 2017.
What are we to make of rumors that Microsoft will belatedly move its Cortana-based digital assistant technologies into the living room?
The future of Cortana is in jeopardy as Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant become household names while Microsoft moves too slowly to give Cortana the chance it deserves.
Microsoft announced today that it has improved its Cortana personal digital assistant with a new "to do list" skill.
Microsoft is working on a 'home hub' that appears to be a Cortana-like device that is built to live in the Kitchen like an Echo or Google Home.
Microsoft needs to bring Cortana to the kitchen before it is too late; the market is ripe for this type of device and they have all the technology.
Microsoft has artificially kept Windows phone on life support since its mid-2015 decision to wind down its smartphone ambitions. There are a lot of theories about why the software giant is doing this. But here's the real reason.
Starting with Windows 10 version 1607---which you get by applying the Anniversary Update---Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant, is no longer disabled by default. But what if you don't want Cortana? Is it possible to disable this feature anymore?
Over the past week, Microsoft has updated its Cortana apps on both Android and iOS with photo reminder and cross-device support. These changes make Cortana the only truly cross-platform personal digital assistant.