Cortana, Bobs Little Sister | Tech Talk Today 175

Cortana, Bobs Little Sister | Tech Talk Today 175

Fedora 22 is released and we chat about some of our favorite new features, Charter to Acquire Time Warner Cable & Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android and iOS.

Is Microsoft repeating their mistakes of the past with Cortana? We’ll make our case.

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Fedora 22 released and available now – Fedora Magazine

We are proud to announce the official release of Fedora 22, the community-driven and community-built operating system now available in Cloud, Server, and Workstation editions.

If that’s all you need to hear, jump over to Get Fedora to download — or for current users, run the upgrade tool.

In addition to the latest versions of all your favorite free and open source software, Fedora 22 marks our second release with distinctly-targeted offerings for cloud computing, the server room, and the desktops and laptops of software developers and creators everywhere. Thanks to the hard work of developers, designers, packagers, translators, testers, documentation writers, and everyone else, we’re incredibly confident in saying that this is our best and most polished release yet.

It’s Official: Charter to Acquire Time Warner Cable in Deal Valued at $78.7 Billion – Hollywood Reporter

Charter will pay $55 billion-plus in cash and stock for Time Warner Cable. Including debt, the deal values Time Warner Cable at $78.7 billion.

Microsoft unveils Cortana voice assistant for Android and iPhone

This won’t be a one-for-one recreation of what you get right now, though — since Microsoft can’t tap directly into the operating system like it can on Windows devices, you won’t get hands-free activation through “hey Cortana” or options to launch apps or settings. Still, it’ll be worth seeing what this Halo-inspired helper can do when it reaches Android in late June, and iPhones sometime later this year — and we’d add that it’s not the only treat Microsoft has in store for your smartphone, either.

When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed fanboi meets Apple’s newly promoted chief design officer – Telegraph

Jony will travel more, he told me. Among other things, he will bring his energies to bear — as he has already since their inception — on the Apple Stores that are proliferating around the world. The company’s retail spaces have been one of their most extraordinary successes.

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