Android

Microsoft Launcher Gets ‘Digital Health’ Feature in Beta, Taking on Google’s Digital Wellbeing

Microsoft has added a Digital Health feature with Cortana support on the beta version of its Android launcher that will enable users to track app usages. With this, the Microsoft Launcher takes on Google’s own Digital Wellbeing initiative, currently available only for select Android Pie devices. The Microsoft Launcher version 5.1 beta is an attempt to give […]

Internet news

Microsoft’s Head of Cortana, Javier Soltero, Quits

Microsoft’s Head of digital Assistant Cortana is leaving the company by the end of the year, as Cortana has moved from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) research division into the Experiences and Devices group. First reported by ZDNet on Tuesday, Javier Soltero, Vice President of Cortana, confirmed his departure in a tweet posted to his personal account. “I’ve made the decision […]

Android

Cortana Version 3.0 With UI Tweaks, New Utility Features Out in Beta for Android, iOS Users

Microsoft has announced plans for a big update to Cortanafor Android and iOS users. The company is looking to bring an overhauled UI, the ability to join Skype or Teams meetings via Cortana, and new podcast and music connections as well. This is all going to roll out with Cortana version 3.0, but the company is first […]

Windows Mobiles

Killing Cortana: How to disable Windows 10’s info-hungry digital assistant

  Killing Cortana isn’t as easy as it used to be. When Windows 10 first released, turning off Cortana was as simple as flipping a switch in the digital assistant’s settings, but Microsoft removed the option in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Now there’s no obvious way to disable Cortana—but it is possible using not-so-obvious methods. Completely […]