First there was Siri: Apple’s virtual assistant that could help you with everything from scheduling appointments, to reading texts, to searching for the closest sushi restaurant. Then there was Google Now.
Finally, this past April, Cortana was released by Microsoft as an answer and new alternative to the two previously released virtual assitant / voice search options. So what did this new, Halo-inspired assitant have to offer?
A whole lot more, some are saying. Promising to combine the best aspects of Siri and Google Now into one, Cortana hopes to blow the popular and sassy Siri and functionality-driven Google Now out of the water.
Check out the latest news and updates from the newly released application, and feel free to let us know whether or not Cortana would be enough to convince you to switch to Microsoft mobile devices.
Big news from Google today!
First, in a continued effort to prevent sites with poor quality content from reaching the top of search results, Google’s Matt Cutts announced the release of version 4.0 of the Panda algorithm.
Additionally, Google also released an update to the Payday Loan algorithm that specifically targets “very spammy queries.”
Check out the links above for latest in the stream of updates sent out by the Big G this morning!