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A new Shazam for Windows 10
Nov04

A new Shazam for Windows 10

Shazam the popular music recognition service has released a new Windows 10 app. This brings the popular mobile version of the app to big screen desktops and tablets as a universal app. We tested out the functionality with a few songs and it worked perfectly well. While one might wonder if a desktop music recognition app has much utility, it can come in handy especially when you are trying to indentify a song in a video, movie or a TV...

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“Hey Cortana” on Windows 10 is awesome, but can also be irritating at times
Jul27

“Hey Cortana” on Windows 10 is awesome, but can also be irritating at times

One of my favorite features of Windows 10 is “Hey Cortana,” which (if you’re not already aware) allows you to simply say “Hey, Cortana” and have her do stuff. Well, as it turns out, one of my favorite features with Microsoft’s personal assistant is also one of the most irritating at times. Oh, it’s not really a problem for the most part, but I’ve noticed that every now and again, Cortana...

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“Hi, I’m Cortana, and I’m coming soon to even more countries with Windows 10”
Jul20

“Hi, I’m Cortana, and I’m coming soon to even more countries with Windows 10”

We’ve been enjoying Microsoft’s sassy digital assistant here in the U.S. for awhile now, with the UK and China also able to utilize the software to its fullest and residents in Australia, India, and Germany getting an early “Alpha” version. Finally, though, thanks to the impending launch of Windows 10, the Halo-character-turned-virtual-assistant is headed to even more places and seeing more faces than ever before....

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Cortana celebrates World Emoji Day with Emoji out of a fairy tale
Jul17

Cortana celebrates World Emoji Day with Emoji out of a fairy tale

Who doesn’t like waking up to a little smile to start the day? Or in this case, quite a few smiles courtesy of Bing and Cortana. The digital assistant is showing off a classic fairy tale using nothing but emoji and is tasking you, the user, in guessing what the fairy tale is. You can also tweet the answer right to Twitter as soon as you figure it out. So how can you get to this new feature? Simply open Cortana by tapping the...

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FitBit for Windows Phone Gains Mobile Run, Mobile Badges Support
Jul09

FitBit for Windows Phone Gains Mobile Run, Mobile Badges Support

Fitbit has updated their Windows Phone app to version 1.8.270, bringing support for Mobile Run and Mobile Badges Support to the popular fitness application. Essentially, Mobile Run uses the GPS in your device to track your movements and how you move, whether it’s a run, a hike, or a walk, so you’ll need to have your GPS feature on your Windows Phone enabled to utilize the feature. No other changes were added with the...

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