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In a move that was expected for some time, Microsoft has officially announced that they are bringing their virtual assistant Cortana to both Android and iOS devices. This makes it the first virtual assistant to bridge the gap on all three platforms. Microsoft says that their new “Phone Companion” app will help users of all three operating systems use their devices with a Windows 10 PC to the most it can, and this includes Cortana. When you launch the app, you select your phone’s operating system and it will recommend...

According to a new report, Microsoft could be looking to make a radical change to its policies by allowing Android apps to run on its upcoming Windows 10 platform. This decision could be taking given the lack of quality apps on the Windows platform. But as most of us know, Windows 10 is expected to introduce an all new app platform with new content from developers. But clearly, Microsoft wants to ensure that no stone is left unturned in making Windows 10 a success. We must note that Microsoft hasn’t confirmed this as of yet, so...

Typically when you purchase a smartphone or tablet from a specific carrier, it is locked to that network for the lifetime of your contract, or possibly for the life of the device. Certain carriers had policies, but there was no one standard. Last year Congress and the President made it illegal for carriers to lock devices to their network. In the wake of that decision, the CTIA (the interest group for the carriers) called for a meeting of the carriers to discuss unlocking and starting February 11th, unlocking will be far easier. The FCC...

There have been innumerable comparisons between Siri and Google Now in the past. But with the recent arrival of Cortana for Windows Phone, the game has changed somewhat. And with iOS receiving a major refresh with iOS 8, it’s only fair to assume that things have changed substantially. And the folks at Stone Temple Consulting have now tested the three voice assistants in a massive voice questions test where over 3,000 queries were asked to see which one comes out on top. And unsurprisingly, Google Now has excelled by a long margin...

There are always apps that will notify you that something is happening on multiple devices, even when you’re just using one at the time. But soon Skype will not be on that list. Skype has announced a new feature for their app they call “active endpoint” which will contain chat notifications to only the device you’re currently using, rather than every device you have that has Skype installed. So if you’re on your phone, your tablet and computer will not show notifications. From Skype’s blog: “If...

  Even in the midst of their sale from Google to Lenovo, Motorola is still making awesome things. Today they’ve introduced the Moto Stream, a little device that can make any speaker wireless. At first glance, the Moto Stream may remind you of the ill-fated Nexus Q from Google a few years ago. Of course, that device was very expensive (US$300) and not very intuitive.  The Moto Stream is very different, from its price to its design, and more. The Moto Stream allows and speaker that isn’t wireless to have that feature through...

Ooh, an interspecies specs duel. That’s bound to get interesting. And controversial. Yeah, I said it, acknowledged it and won’t be looking to deny it. I stirred up the hornet’s nest to start a debate. The age-old debate. Has Android matured enough to take on iOS and Windows Pro when talking utility tools rather than “toys”? Will Microsoft ever learn it’s tough, nay outright impossible to beat Apple at their own game? Can a little fellow like the iPad Air fend off the gargantuan Surface Pro 3 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 threats...

  After rumors of Verizon introducing XLTE popped up last week, it’s now official. XLTE is actually Verizon’s AWS spectrum, which allows them to have more bandwidth available for customers to get faster data speeds on their devices. Of course, you need a compatible device to take advantage of the new network. It looks like you’ll need a device from either 2013 or 2014, so if you’ve upgraded in the last year you are probably set: Phones: Moto X DROID ULTRA DROID MAXX DROID MINI HTC One (M8) HTC One Max LG...