When we first met Cortana, we thought she was great at setting calendar reminders and getting directions, but we wanted to see how she did with offbeat questions, too. We probed what she thought of Siri, a little more on her background, and her relationship with Bill Gates.
She got a little sassy sometimes, but we like where she’s coming from. Read more…
Readers offer their best tips for viewing iCloud Tabs in Chrome, finding receipts in your inbox, and checking out all 32 Siri voices in one place.
Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favorites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments, email it to tips at lifehacker.com, or share it over at our user-run blog, Hackerspace.
ThunderCloud Lets You Access iCloud Tabs in Chrome
Jeffrey shares a Chrome extension that lets you view iCloud tabs in Chrome for Mac:
I just released an extension for Google Chrome for Mac OS called ThunderCloud. ThunderCloud makes it very easy to access your iCloud tabs, directly in Google Chrome. It just adds an button next to the URL bar, and when clicked it’ll list all of your iCloud tabs.
FindMyDonations Scans Gmail Inbox for Receipts
John shares a site for finding receipts in your Gmail inbox:
We just launched a free online service to help Gmail users get a bigger tax refund this year. It scans your inbox for any receipts (purchases or donations) so that you don’t miss any potential deductions.
Listen to All 32 Siri Voices in iOS 7.1
Thijs shares a site where you can listen to all 32 Siri voices:
I made a blog post in which you can hear ALL the different text-to-speech voices used in iOS 7.1. It’s 26 languages in total, and for each of the 32 voices I included both qualities (default + ‘enhanced’) so you can hear the difference.