While we don’t always pay attention to it, the keyboard on our smartphone is one of the most integral pieces of the device. Manufacturers and software designers have spent many hours studying keyboards trying to make them better, and one company that has made significant strides is SwiftKey, the company that’s created one ... Read More »
Playful and fun-loving aren’t the terms that I would typically associate with Microsoft, but the Mimicker Alarm app comes from Microsoft Garage — they produce projects in small teams distributed throughout Microsoft, like Google Labs does inside of Google — which is perhaps where they keep all the zanier folk.
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Cortana is Microsoft’s cross-platform assistant that became available on Windows 10 during its release, and now it has come to iOS, Android, and an optimized version for the Cyanogen OS-powered OnePlus One.
Much like Google Now, Cortana will show you relevant information like reminders, events, flights, and more when you need them. It also features ... Read More »
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I think most of us can agree that Google is the best search engine out there. Results are often really accurate, even if your query is quite stupid (I don’t know how Google understands some of the things I search!). And soon, Yahoo might be just as good.
No, Yahoo isn’t beefing up its own ... Read More »
Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana is awesome and all, but a lot of her potential is wasted due to lack of integration with Android. There’s only so much a standalone app can do compared to Google Now on Android or Siri on iOS.
In a strange partnership, Cyanogen and Microsoft are working together to integrate Cortana ... Read More »
Better late than never, right? While Microsoft had initially been aiming for a late June launch, and then announced Cortana would be making an appearance in beta form for Android sometime by the end of July, both of those launch windows were missed.
But now Microsoft is back, and it’s actually bringing with ... Read More »
Google Now On Tap was one of the more exciting announcements at this year’s Google I/O event, allowing Android users to access Google Now for immediate, contextually relevant information on anything they might be searching for or talking about on their Android-based device. Not to be outdone, though, Microsoft has updated one of its ... Read More »
There are thousands of launchers for Android, many of which are the same old recycled designs with nothing unique to add to the mix. Some are very unique. You could even say too unique, because they cease to be functional. And of course, there are a few gems that we all love and use every ... Read More »
Microsoft’s virtual assistant may be coming to Android very soon, at least in public beta form. Cortana was supposed to launch in beta for Android in June, but it was sadly delayed. Now we finally know that Microsoft is planning to launch the public beta “in the next few weeks.”
Much like Siri, and ... Read More »
Microsoft Hyperlapse came to Android in beta form about two months ago, so the experience was limited to people who managed to join the beta. Plus, betas don’t always work perfectly and have bugs. But now, you can download the final version of Hyperlapse on your Android phone!
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