Cortana will soon be able to tell you on your PC when your phone has a low battery

Since first appearing with Windows Phone 8.1 way back in April 2014, Cortana has picked up a vast range of new abilities. While major additions like new language support, deal alerts, and integration with third-party apps are always welcome, even the smallest improvements can make a big difference to the overall user experience.

As revealed today by @tfwboredom (better known as 'Core' on Twitter), Microsoft is planning to add new cross-device notifications to its digital assistant.

Currently, Cortana can notify you on your Windows 10 PC if you miss a call on your handset, which you can find in the assistant's settings under 'Missed call notifications'. As the screenshot here shows, Microsoft is apparently planning to expand this functionality further.

Under the revised title of 'Send phone notifications', the description notes that Cortana will also be able to deliver notifications to other devices telling you that your phone has a low battery, along with text messages, and even app notifications from your handset.

Of course, we'll have to wait and see just how useful those notifications prove to be in real-world usage, but there will no doubt be many users who welcome these new additions to Cortana's skill set.

Source: @tfwboredom via MSPowerUser

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