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Roku Will Support Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Mirroring

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Own a Roku 3 or Roku Streaming Stick? You’ll soon be able to mirror the screen from your Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices. The feature is rolling out in beta on Thursday for select Android and Windows 8.1 hardware; the company expects it to be available to all customers, with support for […]

Cortana

Five Things to Know About Cortana, Microsoft’s Personal Assistant

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We’ve put Apple’s Siri through the wringer, and have given Google Now an all-access pass to our data, all the while documenting our experiences to offer you the best tips and tricks out there for intelligent assistant apps. Now it’s Cortana’s turn. Cortana is Microsoft’s virtual assistant for smartphones, specifically phones running Windows 8.1. She’s […]

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Report: Microsoft to Kill Off Nokia and Windows Phone Brands This Holiday Season

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Microsoft is planning to stop using the Nokia and Windows Phone brands this holiday season in its marketing materials. GeeksOnGadgets has obtained an internal Microsoft document that details the company’s guidelines for its own brands, and The Verge can confirm the material is authentic and accurate. “As part of our phased transition, we will drop […]

Miracast Adapter

Microsoft Unveils its Chromecast Competitor

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Turns out it’s not a stick, after all: Microsoft’s Nokia subsidiary officially unveiled its answer to Chromecast Thursday, and it looks a little like a small hockey puck. The device, called Microsoft Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones – HD-10 of all things, uses Miracast to share a phone’s screen, and actually works with any Miracast-capable […]