Cortana is basically Microsoft’s answer to Siri or Google Now. It comes installed on Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 10 Mobile. They have even released an Android app for people looking to try it out. Also, it’s looks like it might be heavily integrated into the next version of Cyanogen OS.
Previously, Disney Movies Anywhere could only link to an iTunes account, but today it will now connect with Amazon Instant Video and Microsoft Video. Also, there are new Disney apps for Xbox 360 and Amazon’s Fire TV. Plus, next week on the 15th, it’s launching on Roku and Android TV.
Almost all the biggest tech companies are joining together to create a new royalty free video format. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix plan on making this new format to revolutionize the internet.
During Google I/O this year, the company showed off Now on Tap, which looks to be an extremely cool use of Google Now’s information scraping. Since then, Microsoft has already updated their Bing app to offer a similar experience, and it’s expected that Apple will do the same at some point. The competition in the digital personal assistant space is heating up very, very quickly, but unfortunately, Google may end up struggling to be competitive with other giants, according to some recent news. Read more
Microsoft has opened up their knowledge and action graph APIs for developers to use to help integrate Bing’s snapshot feature into more and more apps. The API will allow Bing to quickly show relevant information to users according to what’s on their screen, essentially imitating Google’s Now on Tap. Read more