Cortana can shine with Jabra headsets

by Cortana can shine with Jabra headsetsDaniel Gniazdo

Cortana works best when it can clearly hear what you’re saying. Getting the right headset is one of the easiest ways to make sure it does.

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If you have Windows 10, chances are you’re familiar with Cortana: Microsoft’s personal digital assistant designed to help you get things done throughout your day, assisting you with tasks like sending emails, scheduling events, finding your documents, searching the Internet for answers, and much more. If you’re not yet using Cortana, here are a few reasons to start.

But how do you speak to Cortana? Do you use the built-in microphone on your PC? Or maybe you have a headset plugged in to do the trick? If it’s the latter, you probably figured that any old headset will work just fine.

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“Do these pants make me look fat?” Having some fun with Siri and friends

by Do these pants make me look fat? Having some fun with Siri and friendsDaniel Gniazdo

Siri, Cortana, and Google Now can be useful tools for managing your daily life and tracking your appointments. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a bit silly with them.

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Not so long ago, I wrote that digital assistants like Siri are more than silly trinkets. And make no mistake: They are. They can definitely help you do more with your limited time.

But they can also help you waste time with a few fun Easter eggs. The next time you’re bored, try these phrases with your digital assistant.

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Alexa, Siri and Friends – the Voices of the Future

By Alexa, Siri and Friends – the Voices of the Future Peter Hartmann

An ages-old tool is making our keyboard, mouse, laptop and smartphone obsolete – enabling us to explore new worlds and accomplish new things: Our voice. 

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While visiting friends recently they promised to introduce me to the newest addition to their family. I was pretty sure they weren’t having any more children, and I didn’t see a new dog, cat or fish anywhere, so I wondered what this new addition was. Continue reading

Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are more than gimmicks

by Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are more than gimmicksDaniel Gniazdo

Talking smartphone assistants like Siri, Google Now, and Cortana can make your life easier. They’re also getting smarter ever day. Let’s take a look at what they can do.

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In 2011, Siri charmed her way into our hearts with humorous quips and silly answers to no-less-silly questions. Since then, intelligent assistants have become a staple of modern smartphones. Every major player has one: Apple has Siri, Microsoft has Cortana, and Google has the decidedly unsexy-sounding Google Now.

I’m sure that a few of you are actually using these assistants to get things done. It makes sense: Why bother typing a message by hand when you can simply dictate it to your helpful smartphone elf? Continue reading