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Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant coming to iOS

Microsoft is planning to bring Cortana to iOS (and Android). The digital assistant feature currently found on Windows Phone devices is said to be landing on phones and tablets from competing platforms in the form of a standalone app, reports Reuters. The Redmond-based company is working on improving Cortana using research from an artificial…

Microsoft Office for iPhone and iPad goes free

Microsoft’s Office apps for iOS are now free. In a surprising move, reported by The Verge, the company has decided to offer its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for free on mobile — no more Office 365 subscription required to edit documents or store them in the cloud. The new version of the apps also brings you iPhone up to speed with your iPad in terms…

Microsoft wants its Surface Pro 3 to replace your iPad and MacBook

Microsoft just announced a new, 12-inch version of its Surface line of tablets: the Surface Pro 3. Showcased today at the company’s event in New York, head of the Surface team Panos Panay unveiled a tablet with  an impressive set of improvements over previous generations. The Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch screen with a 2160 x 1440 resolution at…

What Siri can learn from Windows Phone’s Cortana

At Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference today, among other things, the team from Redmond unveiled the latest iteration of their mobile operating system: Windows Phone 8.1. The star of the show was arguably Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant for Windows Phone. Cynics will say that Cortana is a blatant rip-off of Apple’s own Siri…

iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 930 – Spec Sheet Comparison

Nokia just took the wraps of its next Lumia flagship, and it looks a great update to its existing lineup. From a manfacturing and design perspective, it looks like the spitting image of the Verizon-only Lumia ICON released earlier in the year. Its main difference is its GSM network capabilities and its brightly colored plastic back. Like the ICON, it…

Microsoft launches Office for iPad

It’s finally here! As rumored, Microsoft has just announced its full Office suite for iPad. At its San Francisco event, CEO Sayta Nadella has announced a string of new initiatives and products, but this is certainly the most exciting. In a very similar format to Apple’s own office suite for the iPad, Microsoft’s Office will include Word, PowerPoint…