Alexa and Cortana meet in new Amazon and Microsoft partnership

In a first of its kind partnership, Amazon and Microsoft have announced that both companies' digital assistants will be able to speak to each other. Later this year, Alexa will be able to

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Alex Radu

Amazon Echo success, Google Home launch catching attention of brands

Almost exactly 10 years after the iPhone launched, Google Home went on sale in Canada at the end of June. At first look, the products are different in many ways. The iPhone is designed

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Assistant learns Canadian French – Google Home launch next?

Google Assistant has finished its Canadian French lessons and is ready to graduate to consumer chat app Allo, according to Google Inc. The search giant announced the new language support for Allo on

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Juniper predicts more chatbots and fintech in 2017

Ashley Madison users have already unwittingly encountered a great deal of bots, but in 2017 they are going to become more prevalent – and more transparent to the user, according to U.K.-based Juniper

Published on: January 4th, 2017 Gary Hilson

“Cortana, do I need to buy milk?” – Microsoft working on IoT-friendly version of digital assistant

It would appear that Samsung isn't alone in its embrace of the burgeoning smart appliance market. During a pair of recent presentations in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Corp. program managers Carla Forester and May

Published on: December 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Next Windows 10 update will make Cortana even smarter

San Francisco, CA - If your experience with Windows 10 so far has been akin to receiving a UI facelift, that may change very soon. At Microsoft Build 2016 in San Francisco this week, Microsoft

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Dave Yin

The top 5 stories you liked on ITBusiness.ca in 2015

If there's one theme that stood out for us in 2015, it's that Canadians want to be Americans - at least when it comes to the technology services available to them. Whether it's

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 Cortana comes to Canada

Windows 10 users in Canada can start using Microsoft's voice-activated smart assistant today, and you don't even have to lie about where you live. Since the launch of Windows 10, the popular feature

Published on: November 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Five tips for getting the most out of Windows 10

If there's one thing many of us aren't good at, it is change. Even when it is change for the better we can be resistant -- particularly when it comes to operating system

Published on: September 29th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

How To In Windows 10: Change privacy settings

I’m a big spy movie fan. But that doesn’t mean I want to be spied on. Especially not by my operating system. There are ways to minimize the amount of information that flows

Published on: September 23rd, 2015 Jody Blinoff

How To In Windows 10: Start up Cortana in Canada

With the launch by Microsoft Corp. of Windows 10 this summer, it was great news for fans of the software that were, let’s face it, ready for some innovation. One new feature we

Published on: September 17th, 2015 Jody Blinoff

How to get Cortana on Windows 10 in Canada today

Canadians often complain that they don't get access to some of the coolest technology services as quickly as their American neighbours and Microsoft's Cortana is the latest thing you can add to that

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 review roundup: OS gets thumbs up on day one

There is so much being written and spoken about the launch of Windows 10. Microsoft's latest iteration of its operating system has spent the longest time in the beta testing phase compared to

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Wolston Lobo

Microsoft will offer Windows 10 as free upgrade for first year

Major announcements came out of Microsoft's Redmond, Washington headquarters on Wednesday.  The company unveiled both software and hardware that are aimed to usher in its next Windows milestone. Here are the major Windows

Published on: January 22nd, 2015 Dave Yin