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16 Cortana shortcuts, secrets, and power tips

16 Cortana shortcuts, secrets, and power tips

The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.

April 14, 2018 by

In Memoriam: All the consumer products Microsoft has killed off

In Memoriam: All the consumer products Microsoft has killed off

In the early days of the PC revolution, Microsoft aggressively pursued the consumer market with products and services built for fun and games. In recent years, with the notable exception of Xbox and related gaming products, Microsoft has been killing off those products. Here's a look at the departed.

April 9, 2018 by

The best software inventions ever

The best software inventions ever

In this series, we look at everything, large and small, that has changed the way we do things or has significantly enhanced our lives. In part 13, we look at software innovation.

June 8, 2017 by

Meet the army of Surface Pro clones and lookalikes

Meet the army of Surface Pro clones and lookalikes

They laughed at the original Surface RT. But Microsoft persisted, refining the Surface Pro's features and engineering away its flaws through multiple iterations. The proof of success? Just look at all the Surface Pro clones.

May 26, 2017 by

10 must-have Microsoft apps for your Android phone

10 must-have Microsoft apps for your Android phone

Surprise! Microsoft is among the most prolific developers of apps for the Android platform. And Redmond has turned on the afterburners in the past year, releasing a string of quality business-focused apps. Here are my 10 picks for the best of the bunch.

April 28, 2016 by

What's inside Matthew Miller's home office?

Matthew's commuter life paused six months ago as remote work became the new normal. He separates his engineering work from his freelance writing with several screens and various mobile devices surrounded by his Star Wars collection. Read more: https://zd.net/3jAp9yc

October 29, 2020 by

Understanding Microsoft Azure: A business guide

Second only to AWS among cloud providers, Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud-based computing services available to businesses, developers, government agencies, and anyone who wants to build an app or run an enterprise without having to manage hardware.

August 25, 2020 by

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