Cortana comes to iOS, Android

Windows 10 users will be able to download a companion app for Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana to iOS and Android devices, the company said, where it will be competing against the native Siri and Google Now. The software giant also …

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Microsoft readying Windows 10-powered Lumia flagships – reports

Microsoft Devices is reportedly (and unsurprisingly) working on two new high-end Lumia smartphones to support the launch of Windows 10, plugging a hole at the high end of its line. In the latter days of Nokia’s ownership of the business …

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Microsoft targets Android, iOS developers at Build

Microsoft unveiled a raft of updates at its Build 2015 event, including new tools to enable Android and iOS developers to take code to Windows 10, as it unveiled a target of 1 billion active Windows 10 users by 2018. …

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Windows 10 set for HCE support – report

Microsoft’s next-generation operating system, Windows 10, will gain support for host card emulation (HCE), according to an NFC World report. The new technology, which will be added to the mobile version of the cross-device platform, will be included alongside ongoing support …

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Mixed messages on Windows 10 update for Lumias

Microsoft said that “not every phone will upgrade or support all possible Windows 10 features”, after a free update for Windows Phone 8.1 users was promised last week. “Our goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows …

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Microsoft reveals more Windows 10 details; touts ‘holographic computing platform’

Microsoft announced further features of its planned Windows 10 platform, which CEO Satya Nadella said “marks the beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world” – with plans to offer it as a free upgrade for …

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Tablet market faces sharp fall in growth – IDC

IDC has said that the worldwide tablet market is expected to see a “massive deceleration” in growth for the full year 2014, slowing to a 7.2 per cent increase from 52.5 per cent in 2013. For the full year, market …

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Microsoft promises Windows 10 convergence across mobile and desktop

Microsoft has given a preview of Windows 10, announcing expectedintegration of the new operating system across desktop and mobile platforms, as well as Internet of Things devices and global data centres.