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Cortana now works on the Microsoft Band with Android phones

Microsoft originally launched Cortana on the Microsoft Band strictly for Windows Phone users. Less than two years after releasing the original Band, Microsoft is now extending its Cortana feature to Android phone users. The latest Microsoft Health app unlocks Cortana integration for Android users, and you’ll need the Cortana app for Android to make use of […]

Microsoft partners with BMW to put Skype in cars

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with BMW to enable Skype for Business in cars that use BMW’s iDrive system. BMW was one of the first car makers to enable Office 365 services in its cars, and this latest feature will let owners take Skype meetings in their cars through the built-in entertainment system. The system […]

Microsoft says it’s no longer planning VR support on Xbox

Microsoft has completely pulled back on plans to support virtual reality headsets on the Xbox. In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer of gaming Mike Nichols said that “we don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality.” Nichols goes on to say that the PC is “probably […]

Chime in: What is Microsoft doing with Skype?

Microsoft purchased the popular Skype messaging and video conferencing service back in 2011. But more than five years later, it’s still unclear exactly what the company plans to do with it. In the spring of 2011, Microsoft paid a whopping $7 billion to acquire Skype. Today, Skype is still very popular, but Microsoft hasn’t really […]